Shipka, Bulgaria: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to Shipka, Bulgaria

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

What to wear/what to pack for Shipka, Bulgaria by month

January

January in Shipka is biting cold and somewhat rainy. 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).

It tends to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Fleeces
  • Scarf
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Insulated boots
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Gloves
  • Sweaters
  • Very heavy socks
  • Waterproof footwear

February

February in Shipka is unbearably cold. Temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Very heavy socks
  • Umbrella
  • Scarf
  • Fleeces
  • Sweaters
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Insulated boots
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Gloves
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Rain coat

March

In March, Shipka is biting cold and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C) range.

At night, lows are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C). This is also a rainy time for Shipka, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Fleeces
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Insulated boots
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Gloves
  • Scarf
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Very heavy socks
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Sweaters

April

If you are traveling to Shipka in April, you will notice that it is frigid and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Cold weather footwear
  • Heavy socks
  • Heavy jacket
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Sweaters
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans

May

In May, Shipka is cold and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 30s F (single digits C) range.

At night, lows are in the low 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Shipka, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Jacket or coat
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Standard footwear

June

In June, Shipka can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 40s F (single digits C) range.

At night, lows are in the 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Shipka, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Fleeces
  • Socks
  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Warm pants or jeans

July

If you visit Shipka during July, you are likely to find that it is pretty cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light jacket or fleece

August

August in Shipka is brisk. 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). It tends to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

September

September in Shipka can be very chilly. 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:

  • Rain coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Fleeces
  • Jacket or coat
  • Socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear

October

If you visit Shipka during October, you are likely to find that it can be brisk. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Jacket or coat
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Socks
  • Fleeces

November

Traveling to Shipka in November, you will notice that it is frigid. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Heavy socks
  • Rain coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sweaters
  • Umbrella
  • Heavy jacket
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Cold weather footwear

December

December in Shipka can be dangerously cold and somewhat rainy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C), although night temperatures can dip into the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sweaters
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Insulated boots
  • Gloves
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Scarf
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Fleeces
  • Very heavy socks
  • Umbrella

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Shipka, Bulgaria

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Shipka, 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 Shipka
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing

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