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

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Traveling to Shymkent, Kazakhstan? If you're planning to go to Shymkent, this is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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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 Shymkent, Kazakhstan

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

Important essentials for Shymkent, Kazakhstan

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection available.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often get worn. An unreadable vaccination card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Hand sanitizer

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


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Shymkent, Kazakhstan by month

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January

Traveling to Shymkent in January, you will notice that it is frigid. Expect it to rain regularly. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost almost every day.

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February

February can be brisk. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost most days. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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March

March here is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost about half of the time. It rains regularly.

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April

If you are traveling to Shymkent in April, you will notice that it is cool. Expect it to rain regularly. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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May

May is warm. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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June

If you are traveling to Shymkent in June, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Expect it to rain occasionally. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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July

Traveling to Shymkent in July, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 70s F (high 20s C).

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August

If you are traveling to Shymkent in August, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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September

September in Shymkent dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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October

Traveling to Shymkent in October, you will notice that it is chilly. Expect it to rain occasionally. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost about a third of the time.

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November

If you go to Shymkent in November, you will notice that it is brisk. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 40s F (single digits C). There is frost about half of the time.

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December

December for Shymkent is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost most days. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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