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, we have 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 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.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some rural areas may have unreliable tap water, so it's important to take an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great choice.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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

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January

If you are traveling to Shymkent in January, you will notice that it is frosty. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. 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 here is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the low 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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March

March in Shymkent 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 about a third of the time.

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April

April for Shymkent is cool. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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May

May in Shymkent is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about a third of the time.

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June

June in this region dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains sometimes.

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July

July for Shymkent dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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August

August in Shymkent very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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September

September here 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 crisp. Expect it to rain occasionally. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost a bit less than half of the time.

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November

If you go to Shymkent in November, you will notice that it is pretty cool. 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

If you go to Shymkent in December, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 30s F (single digits C). There is frost most days.

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