Tartu, Estonia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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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.

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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 Tartu, Estonia

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

Important essentials 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.

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

  • (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.


  • N95 masks

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


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly choice.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently wear out. An unreadable vaccination card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks aren't sold for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good value.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

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January

In January, Tartu is biting 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%.

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February

If you are traveling to Tartu in February, you will notice that it is biting cold and somewhat snowy. Expect it to rain sometimes and snow about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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March

March for Tartu is freezing and somewhat snowy. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains regularly and snows 5-10 days this month.

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April

April here can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time and snows occasionally.

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May

If you vacation in Tartu during May, you will probably see that it can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

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June

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

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July

July in this region is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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August

In August, Tartu is mild 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 Tartu, with several of the days of the month having rain. In August, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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September

September in Tartu is cool and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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October

October in Tartu is brisk and somewhat 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 70% to 80% range on average.

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November

If you are traveling to Tartu 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 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the 30s F (single digits C).

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December

Traveling to Tartu in December, you will notice that it is frosty and very snowy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month and snow about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C).

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Activities for Tartu, Estonia

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

If you are planning to see the heavenly St. John's Church, it's important to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Botanic Garden of the University of Tartu, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

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


  • Good hiking shoes

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


  • Binoculars

    Like these

If you go to the Estonian National Museum (ERM), wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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