Rostov-on-Don, Russia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to Rostov-on-Don, Russia

Based on the climate and weather in Rostov-on-Don, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Rostov-on-Don, Russia by month

January

January in Rostov-on-Don is frosty. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 5 F (10+ below zero C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February here is frosty. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you go to Rostov-on-Don in March, you will notice that it can be brisk. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in Rostov-on-Don is cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C), with a few days below 32 F (single digits C).

But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in Rostov-on-Don is balmy. 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 skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Rain boots
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

June

June in Rostov-on-Don is warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Light footwear
  • Rain boots
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants

July

If you visit Rostov-on-Don during July, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

Humidity is generally around 50 during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Rain boots
  • Skirts

August

August is warm. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Rain boots
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion

September

September in this region is mild. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Rostov-on-Don is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

Traveling to Rostov-on-Don in November, you will notice that it is cold. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Rostov-on-Don is very cold. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Rostov-on-Don, Russia

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Rostov-on-Don, 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 Rostov-on-Don
  • Appropriate museum wear

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