Minsk, Belarus: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to Minsk, Belarus

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

What to wear/what to pack for Minsk, Belarus by month

January

January in Minsk can be bitter cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 0 F (10+ below zero C).

But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 80% to 90% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

Traveling to Minsk in February, you will notice that it is freezing. Daytime temperatures are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you are traveling to Minsk in March, you will notice that it can be extremely cold. Daytime temperatures are in the 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in Minsk can be very chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the low 50s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you are traveling to Minsk in May, you will notice that it is chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you visit Minsk during June, you are likely to find that it is mild. 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).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

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

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August in Minsk is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September in this region is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Minsk is brisk. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) to 40s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Minsk is very cold. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C) to 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Minsk is frigid. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 80% to 90% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Minsk, Belarus

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Minsk, 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 Minsk
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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