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

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

When to go to Western Ukraine, Ukraine

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

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

January

January in Western Ukraine is unbearably cold and somewhat rainy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C) to high 20s 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:

  • Fleeces
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Umbrella
  • Scarf
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Very heavy socks
  • Rain coat
  • Insulated boots
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Gloves
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Sweaters

February

February in Western Ukraine is very cold and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 0 F (10+ below zero C).

It tends to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

In March, Western Ukraine can be brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 30s F (single digits C) range.

At night, lows are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). This is also a rainy time for Western Ukraine, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in Western Ukraine is cool. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May here can be chilly. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

Traveling to Western Ukraine in June, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion

July

If you go to Western Ukraine in July, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts or short pants

August

If you are traveling to Western Ukraine in August, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear

September

If you are traveling to Western Ukraine in September, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in this region is crisp. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November for Western Ukraine can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Western Ukraine is freezing and somewhat rainy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

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

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