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

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

When to go to Novgorod, Russia

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

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

January

January in Novgorod is beyond freezing. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Novgorod is unbearably cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in this region is very cold. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in Novgorod is cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May here can be chilly. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you vacation in Novgorod during June, 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 low 50s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you are traveling to Novgorod in July, you will notice that it is mild. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts

August

August in Novgorod 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:

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

September

September in Novgorod is relatively cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Novgorod is cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Novgorod is beyond freezing. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Novgorod, 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 Novgorod
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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