Kizhi, Russia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Kizhi, Russia? If you're planning to go to Kizhi, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Kizhi, Russia

Based on the climate and weather in Kizhi, the best time to go is July. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Kizhi, Russia by month

January

If you go to Kizhi in January, you will notice that it can be bitter cold and extremely snowy. Expect it to rain once in a while and snow most days.

Daytime temperatures are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Thermal undergarments
  • Umbrella
  • Extreme cold weather gear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Coveralls
  • Insulated boots
  • Fleece for under jacket
  • Goggles for eye protection
  • Rain coat
  • High performance gloves
  • Thick pajamas
  • Neck gaiter
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Multiple layer jacket shell

February

February in Kizhi is biting cold and extremely snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C). It tends to rain once in a while. It also snows most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Insulated boots
  • Neck gaiter
  • Coveralls
  • High performance gloves
  • Rain coat
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Extreme cold weather gear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Thick pajamas
  • Umbrella
  • Fleece for under jacket
  • Goggles for eye protection

March

March in Kizhi can be extremely cold and very snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C).

It tends to rain sometimes. It also snows about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sweaters
  • Gloves
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Insulated boots
  • Scarf
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Very heavy socks

April

April here can be brisk, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month and snows 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Heavy socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Heavy jacket
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Sweaters
  • Cold weather footwear

May

May here can be brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Fleeces
  • Jacket or coat
  • Rain coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Light gloves or mittens

June

June in Kizhi can be chilly and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Rain boots

July

If you visit Kizhi during July, you are likely to find that it is balmy and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Rain boots
  • Standard footwear

August

August in Kizhi can be chilly and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 50s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Umbrella
  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Rain boots
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Dresses

September

If you visit Kizhi during September, you are likely to find that it is brisk and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks

October

In October, Kizhi can be brisk and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 40s F (single digits C) range.

At night, lows are in the low 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Kizhi, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Jacket or coat
  • Umbrella

November

November in this region is frigid, very snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains regularly and snows about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Cold weather footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Heavy jacket
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Sweaters
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Heavy socks

December

December for Kizhi is beyond freezing and extremely snowy. Temperatures average in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It rains once in a while and snows most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Fleeces
  • Very heavy socks
  • Insulated boots
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Sweaters
  • Rain coat
  • Gloves
  • Scarf
  • Umbrella
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Kizhi, Russia

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Kizhi, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and F
  • A SIM card that works in Kizhi
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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