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

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

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

Important essentials for Smolensk, Russia

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent option.


  • 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 Smolensk, Russia by month

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January

Traveling to Smolensk in January, you will notice that it is beyond freezing and extremely snowy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time and snow most days. Daytime temperatures are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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February

If you go to Smolensk in February, you will notice that it is beyond freezing and very snowy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time and snow most days. Daytime temperatures are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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March

March in Smolensk can be extremely cold, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

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April

April in Smolensk can be brisk and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time. It also snows occasionally.

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May

In May, Smolensk is relatively cool and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 60s F (high 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Smolensk, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

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June

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

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July

July here is warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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August

August for Smolensk is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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September

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

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October

October in Smolensk is pretty cool and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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November

Traveling to Smolensk in November, you will notice that it is very cold, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time and snow about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 30s F (single digits C).

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December

December in Smolensk can be bitter 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 5-10 days this month. It also snows most days.

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