Tartu, Estonia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Tartu, Estonia? If you're planning to go to Tartu, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Tartu, Estonia

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

What to wear/what to pack for Tartu, Estonia by month

January

In January, Tartu is unbearably cold and very snowy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C) range. At night, lows are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C).

This is also a rainy time for Tartu, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In January, humidity reaches as high as 90%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sweaters
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Gloves
  • Waterproof coat
  • Fleeces
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Umbrella
  • Scarf
  • Insulated boots
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Waterproof boots
  • Very heavy socks

February

February here can be dangerously cold and somewhat snowy. Temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It rains once in a while and snows about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof boots
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Waterproof coat
  • Scarf
  • Umbrella
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Sweaters
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Fleeces
  • Very heavy socks
  • Gloves
  • Insulated boots

March

In March, Tartu is frosty and somewhat snowy. Temperatures routinely are in the 30s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

This is also a rainy time for Tartu, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In March, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Cold weather footwear
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof boots
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Sweaters
  • Heavy socks
  • Umbrella
  • Heavy jacket
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof coat

April

If you are traveling to Tartu in April, you will notice that it can be very chilly. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month and snow occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof coat
  • Socks
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Standard footwear
  • Jacket or coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof boots
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Umbrella

May

In May, Tartu is crisp and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) and about a third of the time jump into the 60s F (high 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Tartu, with several of the days of the month having rain. In May, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June for Tartu is mild 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:

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

July

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you visit Tartu during August, you are likely to find that it is balmy 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 half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you visit Tartu during September, you are likely to find that it can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

In October, Tartu is cold and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Tartu, with several of the days of the month having rain. In October, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

In November, Tartu is frosty, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 30s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C).

This is also a rainy time for Tartu, with several of the days of the month having rain. In November, humidity reaches as high as 90%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Jacket or coat
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Umbrella
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof boots
  • Socks
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans

December

December in Tartu is frigid and very snowy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C) to low 30s F (single digits below 0 C), although night temperatures can dip into the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Waterproof coat
  • Sweaters
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Heavy socks
  • Umbrella
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof boots
  • Heavy jacket

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Tartu, Estonia

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Tartu, 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 Tartu
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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