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

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

When to go to Kuril Islands, Russia

Based on the climate and weather in Kuril Islands, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Kuril Islands, Russia by month

January

January in Kuril Islands can be dangerously cold. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C) to high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Very heavy socks
  • Scarf
  • Sweaters
  • Insulated boots
  • Gloves
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Fleeces
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Pajamas, such as sweats

February

February in Kuril Islands can be bitter cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Insulated boots
  • Scarf
  • Gloves
  • Fleeces
  • Very heavy socks
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Sweaters
  • Multiple layer jacket shell

March

March in Kuril Islands is very cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Heavy socks
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Heavy jacket
  • Sweaters
  • Warm pants or jeans

April

If you are traveling to Kuril Islands in April, you will notice that it is brisk. Daytime temperatures are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Heavy jacket
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Sweaters
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Heavy socks

May

Traveling to Kuril Islands in May, you will notice that it can be very chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Jacket or coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Fleeces

June

If you visit Kuril Islands during June, you are likely to find that it can be brisk.

Temperatures tend to hover around the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Standard footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Jacket or coat
  • Socks
  • Fleeces

July

If you vacation in Kuril Islands during July, you are likely to find that it can be brisk.

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).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

August

August in Kuril Islands is crisp. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

September

September in Kuril Islands is relatively cool. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

October

October in Kuril Islands is brisk. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) to low 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Jacket or coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Socks

November

Traveling to Kuril Islands in November, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Jacket or coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Fleeces

December

December in Kuril Islands is freezing. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Heavy socks
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Heavy jacket
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Sweaters

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Kuril Islands, Russia

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Kuril Islands, 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 Kuril Islands

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