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

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Traveling to Sochi, Russia? If you're planning to go to Sochi, here 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 Sochi, Russia

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

Important essentials for Sochi, Russia

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance

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  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good plane-friendly choice.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can get worn. An unreadable vaccination card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • 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).


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

General health necessities

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Sochi, Russia by month

Already know when you're traveling?

January

January in Sochi can be brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about half of the time and snows once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Loo temple, wear:

If you go to Dendrarium, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Binoculars

    Like these

If you're considering visiting 33 waterfalls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

Going to Vorontsovka Caves? You'll need:

February

In February, Sochi can be brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Sochi, with several of the days of the month having rain. In February, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Loo temple, wear:

If you go to Dendrarium, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Binoculars

    Like these

If you're considering visiting 33 waterfalls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

Going to Vorontsovka Caves? You'll need:

March

March here can be brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Loo temple, wear:

If you go to Dendrarium, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Binoculars

    Like these

If you're considering visiting 33 waterfalls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

Going to Vorontsovka Caves? You'll need:

April

April is cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Loo temple, wear:

If you go to Dendrarium, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Binoculars

    Like these

If you're considering visiting 33 waterfalls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

Going to Vorontsovka Caves? You'll need:

May

In May, Sochi is chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 60s F (high 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Sochi, with several of the days of the month having rain. In May, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Loo temple, wear:

If you go to Dendrarium, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Binoculars

    Like these

If you're considering visiting 33 waterfalls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

Going to Vorontsovka Caves? You'll need:

June

June in Sochi is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) to low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Loo temple, wear:

If you go to Dendrarium, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Binoculars

    Like these

If you're considering visiting 33 waterfalls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

Going to Vorontsovka Caves? You'll need:

July

If you go to Sochi in July, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Loo temple, wear:

If you go to Dendrarium, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Binoculars

    Like these

If you're considering visiting 33 waterfalls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

Going to Vorontsovka Caves? You'll need:

August

If you are traveling to Sochi in August, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Loo temple, wear:

If you go to Dendrarium, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Binoculars

    Like these

If you're considering visiting 33 waterfalls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

Going to Vorontsovka Caves? You'll need:

September

If you are traveling to Sochi in September, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Loo temple, wear:

If you go to Dendrarium, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Binoculars

    Like these

If you're considering visiting 33 waterfalls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

Going to Vorontsovka Caves? You'll need:

October

In October, Sochi is cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 60s F (high 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Sochi, with several of the days of the month having rain. In October, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Loo temple, wear:

If you go to Dendrarium, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Binoculars

    Like these

If you're considering visiting 33 waterfalls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

Going to Vorontsovka Caves? You'll need:

November

November here can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Loo temple, wear:

If you go to Dendrarium, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Binoculars

    Like these

If you're considering visiting 33 waterfalls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

Going to Vorontsovka Caves? You'll need:

December

December in Sochi is brisk and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Loo temple, wear:

If you go to Dendrarium, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Binoculars

    Like these

If you're considering visiting 33 waterfalls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

Going to Vorontsovka Caves? You'll need:

Activities for Sochi, Russia

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Sochi.

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