Sochi, Russia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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:

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.

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

January

January for Sochi can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about half of the time and snows sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Jacket or coat
  • Socks
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Rain coat
  • Fleeces
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear

February

February in Sochi can be brisk and somewhat 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).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Fleeces
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof luggage

March

If you visit Sochi during March, you are likely to find that it is brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Jacket or coat
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Fleeces

April

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella

May

May here is cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks
  • Long skirts

June

June for Sochi is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Light footwear

July

July in Sochi is warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) to high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

August

If you go to Sochi in August, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Light footwear

September

If you visit Sochi during September, you are likely to find that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear

October

If you visit Sochi during October, you are likely to find that it is crisp and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Rain coat
  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts

November

November in Sochi is cool and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s 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:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Rain coat

December

December can be very chilly and very rainy. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Light gloves or mittens

Year-round what to wear/what to pack 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.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and F
  • A SIM card that works in Sochi
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • If you plan to visit a synagogue, take appropriate clothing
  • Pickpocketing is an issue, so wear a money belt or neck pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear

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