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

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

When to go to Vladivostok, Russia

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

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

January

January in Vladivostok is biting cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

It snows 5-10 days this month. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • High performance gloves
  • Insulated boots
  • Fleece for under jacket
  • Extreme cold weather gear
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Coveralls
  • Ski jacket
  • Neck gaiter
  • Snow boots
  • Goggles for eye protection
  • If you plan to ski, other ski equipment
  • Thick pajamas

February

February for Vladivostok is biting cold. Temperatures average in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It snows regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you go to Vladivostok in March, you will notice that it is freezing and somewhat snowy. Expect it to snow about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Heavy jacket
  • Sweaters
  • Heavy socks
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Rain coat
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear

April

If you visit Vladivostok during April, you are likely to find that it is brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time and snow once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you are traveling to Vladivostok in May, you will notice that it is crisp and very rainy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in Vladivostok can be chilly and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) to 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you vacation in Vladivostok during July, you are likely to find that it is balmy and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 80 and 90% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September in Vladivostok is mild and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) to high 60s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you vacation in Vladivostok during October, you are likely to find that it is crisp 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 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 regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Vladivostok is pretty cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain once in a while.

It also snows a bit less than half of the time. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sweaters
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Heavy jacket
  • Heavy socks
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Waterproof luggage

December

December in Vladivostok can be dangerously cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C), with several days below 5 F (10+ below zero C).

It snows 5-10 days this month. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Vladivostok, Russia

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Vladivostok, 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 Vladivostok
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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