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

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Traveling to Russia, Russia? If you're planning to go to Russia, this is 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 Russia, Russia

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

Important essentials for Russia, Russia

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Russia, 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


  • Hand sanitizer

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


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection you can have.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can wear away. An unreadable vaccination card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

  • (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


  • 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.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great option.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

Already know when you're traveling?

January

January here is biting cold. Temperatures average in the 20+ below zero F (30+ below zero C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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February

If you are traveling to Russia in February, you will notice that it is beyond freezing. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 10+ below zero F (20+ below zero C).

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March

If you are traveling to Russia in March, you will notice that it can be bitter cold. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

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April

If you are traveling to Russia in April, you will notice that it can be dangerously cold. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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May

May can be brisk. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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June

June is crisp. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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July

July is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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August

August can be chilly. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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September

September in this region is cold. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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October

October in Russia is beyond freezing. Temperatures average in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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November

If you go to Russia in November, you will notice that it can be dangerously cold. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the single digits below 0 F (20+ below zero C).

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December

December can be dangerously cold. Temperatures average in the 20+ below zero F (20+ below zero C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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