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

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

When to go to Ukraine, Ukraine

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

What to wear/what to pack for Ukraine, Ukraine by month

January

January in Ukraine is frigid. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 5 F (10+ below zero C).

But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Insulated boots
  • Gloves
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Very heavy socks
  • Scarf
  • Sweaters
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Fleeces

February

February here is frigid. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Heavy jacket
  • Sweaters
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Heavy socks

March

March for Ukraine is cold. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Gloves or mittens
  • Heavy jacket
  • Heavy socks
  • Sweaters
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Cold weather footwear

April

Traveling to Ukraine in April, you will notice that it can be chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Socks
  • Fleeces
  • Standard footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Jacket or coat

May

May for Ukraine is mild. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Rain boots
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat

June

June in Ukraine is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Rain boots
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining

July

July in Ukraine is warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C) to 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Rain boots
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

August

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Rain boots
  • Umbrella
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Light footwear

September

September in Ukraine is balmy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C). With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 40% to 50% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks

October

If you are traveling to Ukraine in October, you will notice that it is cold. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Jacket or coat
  • Socks
  • Fleeces

November

November in Ukraine is cold. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Jacket or coat
  • Socks
  • Fleeces
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Light gloves or mittens

December

Traveling to Ukraine in December, you will notice that it is frosty. Daytime temperatures are in the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Heavy jacket
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Sweaters
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Heavy socks
  • Warm pants or jeans

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Ukraine, Ukraine

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Ukraine, 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 Ukraine
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Theft can be a problem, so pack theft protection, including locks for luggage and a money belt or pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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