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

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Traveling to Smolensk Oblast, Russia? If you're planning to go to Smolensk Oblast, the following 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 Smolensk Oblast, Russia

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

Important essentials for Smolensk Oblast, Russia

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Smolensk Oblast, 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


  • 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).


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good plane-friendly option.


  • N95 masks

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


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • A vaccine card protector

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


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some rural areas may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's useful to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent value.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

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January

January in this region can be bitter cold and extremely snowy. Temperatures average in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month and snows most days.

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February

If you are traveling to Smolensk Oblast in February, you will notice that it can be dangerously cold and very snowy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time and snow most days. Daytime temperatures are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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March

March for Smolensk Oblast is frigid, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month and snows about half of the time.

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April

April in Smolensk Oblast can be brisk and somewhat rainy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C).

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May

May in Smolensk Oblast is crisp and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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June

June in Smolensk Oblast is mild and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

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July

July in Smolensk Oblast is balmy and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) to low 70s F (low 20s C).

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August

In August, Smolensk Oblast is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 60s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Smolensk Oblast, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

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September

If you are traveling to Smolensk Oblast in September, you will notice that it is cool and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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October

If you visit Smolensk Oblast during October, you will probably find that it can be brisk and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time and snow occasionally.

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November

November in Smolensk Oblast is freezing, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain about half of the time. It also snows about half of the time.

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December

December in Smolensk Oblast is biting cold, extremely snowy and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 0 F (10+ below zero C). It tends to rain regularly. It also snows most days.

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