Nizhny Novgorod, Russia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2023]

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

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When to go to Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

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

What to wear/what to pack for Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

Already know when you're traveling?

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

What to wear/what to pack for Nizhny Novgorod, Russia by month

January

January in Nizhny Novgorod can be bitter cold and extremely snowy. The snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C) to low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health
Safety + Security
  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a little peace of mind, an anti-theft backpack protects your stuff.

  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Nizhny Novgorod. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

Comfort + Essentials
  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Easy folding travel stroller

    This stroller is only 10 lbs and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Travel pillow

    A top rated pillow is this one

  • Travel adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. Ensure that you pick the correct type. The vast majority of adapters for sale now are simply plugs and require your electronics to adjust the voltage themselves. If your devices can't do that they could get fried. This one works in most countries.

If you are going to go to the lovely Nativity (Stroganov) church, it's suggested to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Museum-house of the writer Maxim Gorky, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

February in Nizhny Novgorod is beyond freezing and very snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C). It snows most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health
Safety + Security
  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Nizhny Novgorod. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a little peace of mind, an anti-theft backpack protects your things.

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

Comfort + Essentials
  • Voltage adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. Ensure that you get the correct type. The vast majority of adapters for sale now are simply plugs and expect your devices to adjust the voltage themselves. If yours can't do that they could get destroyed. This one should be sufficient for most countries.

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Travel neck support pillow

    A top rated pillow is this one

  • Folding travel stroller

    This stroller is only 10 lbs and folds to the size of a big book.

If you are going to go to the lovely Nativity (Stroganov) church, it's suggested to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Museum-house of the writer Maxim Gorky, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

March in Nizhny Novgorod is freezing and somewhat snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain sometimes. It also snows about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health
Safety + Security
  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a bit of peace of mind, an anti-theft backpack protects your belongings.

  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Nizhny Novgorod. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

Comfort + Essentials
  • Plug adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. Make sure to find the correct type. The vast majority of adapters available are simply plugs and require your devices to change the voltage themselves. If yours can't do that they could get destroyed. This one works in most countries.

  • Super portable foldable travel stroller

    This stroller is only 10 pounds and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Travel neck support pillow

    Our fave is this one

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

If you are going to go to the lovely Nativity (Stroganov) church, it's suggested to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Museum-house of the writer Maxim Gorky, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

April in Nizhny Novgorod is brisk and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain a bit less than half of the time. It also snows sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health
Safety + Security
  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a little peace of mind, an anti-theft backpack protects your stuff.

  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Nizhny Novgorod. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

Comfort + Essentials
  • Travel neck support pillow

    Our fave is this one

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Folding travel stroller

    This stroller weighs almost 10 pounds and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Voltage step down adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. Ensure that you get the right kind. A lot of adapters currently sold are just plug changers and expect your devices to convert the voltage themselves. If yours can't do that they could burn up. This one is sufficent for most locations.

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

If you are going to go to the lovely Nativity (Stroganov) church, it's suggested to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Museum-house of the writer Maxim Gorky, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

May in Nizhny Novgorod is mild and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health
Safety + Security
  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a little peace of mind, an anti-theft backpack protects your stuff.

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Nizhny Novgorod. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

Comfort + Essentials
  • Travel neck pillow

    A top rated pillow is this one

  • Voltage adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. Check that you get the necessary type. Most adapters currently available are just plug changers and expect your devices to convert the voltage themselves. If yours can't do that they could get fried. This one should be sufficient for most places.

  • Ultraportable travel stroller

    This stroller is only 10 pounds and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

If you are going to go to the lovely Nativity (Stroganov) church, it's suggested to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Museum-house of the writer Maxim Gorky, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

June here is balmy and very rainy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health
Safety + Security
  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a little peace of mind, an anti-theft backpack protects your stuff.

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Nizhny Novgorod. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

Comfort + Essentials
  • Travel adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. Make sure to find the right type. Most adapters available online are just plugs and expect your devices to adjust the voltage themselves. If yours can't do that they could burn up. This one should be sufficient for most places.

  • Super portable foldable travel stroller

    This stroller weighs almost 10 pounds and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Travel neck pillow

    What we like is this one

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

If you are going to go to the lovely Nativity (Stroganov) church, it's suggested to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Museum-house of the writer Maxim Gorky, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

In July, Nizhny Novgorod is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 70s F (mid 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Nizhny Novgorod, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health
Safety + Security
  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Nizhny Novgorod. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a bit of protection, an anti-theft backpack protects your stuff.

Comfort + Essentials
  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Travel neck pillow

    A good option is this one

  • Ultralightweight travel stroller

    This stroller weighs just 10 lbs and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Plug adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. Check that you pick the correct type. The vast majority of adapters for sale now are just plug changers and expect your electronics to convert the voltage themselves. If your electronics can't do that they could get fried. This one should work in most areas.

If you are going to go to the lovely Nativity (Stroganov) church, it's suggested to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Museum-house of the writer Maxim Gorky, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

In August, Nizhny Novgorod is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Nizhny Novgorod, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health
Safety + Security
  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Nizhny Novgorod. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a bit of protection, an anti-theft backpack protects your things.

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

Comfort + Essentials
  • Travel neck pillow

    Our favorite is this one

  • Travel voltage adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. Be careful to choose the correct type. Many adapters on sale are just plugs and require your devices to change the voltage themselves. If yours can't do that they could burn up. This one should work in most locations.

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Super portable foldable travel stroller

    This stroller weighs almost 10 lbs and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

If you are going to go to the lovely Nativity (Stroganov) church, it's suggested to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Museum-house of the writer Maxim Gorky, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

September in Nizhny Novgorod is crisp and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health
Safety + Security
  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Nizhny Novgorod. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a little peace of mind, an anti-theft backpack protects your things.

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

Comfort + Essentials
  • Folding travel stroller

    This stroller weighs just 10 pounds and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Voltage step down adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. Be sure to choose the right kind. The majority of adapters on sale are simply plug changers and require your electronics to adjust the voltage themselves. If your electronics can't do that they could burn up. This one should work in most locations.

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Travel pillow

    Our fave is this one

If you are going to go to the lovely Nativity (Stroganov) church, it's suggested to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Museum-house of the writer Maxim Gorky, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

October in Nizhny Novgorod can be brisk and very rainy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) to 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health
Safety + Security
  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a bit of peace of mind, an anti-theft backpack protects your things.

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Nizhny Novgorod. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

Comfort + Essentials
  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Voltage adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. Be sure to choose the necessary kind. Many adapters on sale are just plugs and require your devices to change the voltage themselves. If your devices can't do that they could get destroyed. This one should be sufficient for most locations.

  • Travel neck support pillow

    Our fave is this one

  • Ultralightweight travel stroller

    This stroller is only 10 lbs and folds to the size of a big book.

If you are going to go to the lovely Nativity (Stroganov) church, it's suggested to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Museum-house of the writer Maxim Gorky, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

November in Nizhny Novgorod is frigid, very snowy and somewhat rainy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health
Safety + Security
  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Nizhny Novgorod. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a bit of peace of mind, an anti-theft backpack protects your stuff.

Comfort + Essentials
  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Travel neck support pillow

    An excellent option is this one

  • Travel adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. It's important that you find the right kind. A lot of adapters available are simply plug changers and require your devices to adjust the voltage themselves. If yours can't do that they could get fried. This one is sufficent for most places.

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Super portable foldable travel stroller

    This stroller is only 10 pounds and folds to the size of a big book.

If you are going to go to the lovely Nativity (Stroganov) church, it's suggested to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Museum-house of the writer Maxim Gorky, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

December in Nizhny Novgorod is unbearably cold and extremely snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain once in a while. It also snows most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health
Safety + Security
  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Nizhny Novgorod. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a little peace of mind, an anti-theft backpack protects your belongings.

Comfort + Essentials
  • Travel neck pillow

    A versatile choice is this one

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Voltage adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. Ensure that you choose the right kind. The majority of adapters on sale are just plug changers and require your devices to adjust the voltage themselves. If yours can't do that they could burn up. This one works in most places.

  • Folding travel stroller

    This stroller weighs only 10 pounds and folds to the size of a big book.

If you are going to go to the lovely Nativity (Stroganov) church, it's suggested to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Museum-house of the writer Maxim Gorky, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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