Moscow, Russia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Moscow, Russia? If you're planning to go to Moscow, I've got some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Moscow, Russia

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

Important essentials for Moscow, Russia

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection possible.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often become worn. An unreadable vaccination card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry plane-friendly product.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's important to take an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb kit.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

Already know when you're traveling?

January

January here is unbearably cold. Temperatures average in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It rains or snows sometimes.

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February

February in Moscow is biting cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 10s F (10+ below zero 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 70% to 80% range on average.

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March

If you are traveling to Moscow in March, you will notice that it is frigid. Expect it to rain or snow a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 30s F (single digits C).

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April

If you are traveling to Moscow in April, you will notice that it is cold. Expect it to rain or snow 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

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May

If you visit Moscow during May, you might notice that it is relatively cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

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June

If you visit Moscow during June, you are likely to see 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. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

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July

Traveling to Moscow in July, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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August

Traveling to Moscow in August, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

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September

If you visit Moscow during September, you will probably see that it is chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

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October

If you visit Moscow during October, you will probably find that it is brisk. Temperatures tend to hover around the 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain or snow/sleet about half of the time.

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November

November in this region is very cold. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains or snows 5-10 days this month.

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December

If you are traveling to Moscow in December, you will notice that it is unbearably cold. Expect it to rain or snow occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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