Yekaterinburg, Russia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Yekaterinburg, Russia? If you're planning to go to Yekaterinburg, below 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 Yekaterinburg, Russia

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

Important essentials for Yekaterinburg, Russia

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Yekaterinburg, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

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

Already know when you're traveling?

January

If you visit Yekaterinburg during January, you are likely to notice that it is biting cold. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 10s F (10+ below zero C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally around 80 during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
Safety + Security
  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a little peace of mind, an anti-theft backpack protects your belongings.

  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Yekaterinburg. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

Comfort
  • Voltage step down adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. Be sure to get the right kind. A lot of adapters currently available are just plug changers and expect your electronics to adjust the voltage themselves. If your electronics can't do that they could burn up. This one should be sufficient for most areas.

  • Travel neck support pillow

    Our fave is this one

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Ultraportable travel stroller

    This stroller weighs only 10 pounds and folds to the size of a big book.

If you see the Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

February in Yekaterinburg can be bitter cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits 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:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
Safety + Security
  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a bit of peace of mind, an anti-theft backpack protects your stuff.

  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Yekaterinburg. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

Comfort
  • Voltage step down adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. Be sure to pick the correct kind. A lot of adapters for sale now are simply plug changers and expect your devices to convert the voltage themselves. If yours can't do that they could burn up. This one works in most areas.

  • Travel pillow

    What we like is this one

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Ultraportable travel stroller

    This stroller weighs just 10 pounds and folds to the size of a big book.

If you see the Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

March in this region is frigid. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
Safety + Security
  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a bit of peace of mind, an anti-theft backpack protects your stuff.

  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Yekaterinburg. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

Comfort
  • Travel pillow

    A good option is this one

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Travel voltage adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. Be careful to find the right kind. Most adapters for sale now are just plugs and require your electronics to change the voltage themselves. If yours can't do that they could burn up. This one works in most countries.

  • Super portable foldable travel stroller

    This stroller weighs just 10 lbs and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

If you see the Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

If you visit Yekaterinburg during April, you are likely to find that it is cold. Temperatures tend to hover around the 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 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 or snow/sleet about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may wear away. An unreadable vaccine card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.

  • Emergency motion sickness relief

  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb option.

  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry plane-friendly product.

  • Virus/bacteria filtering water bottle

    Some areas of this country may have unreliable tap water, so it's important to bring a contaminant filtering water bottle.

  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

Safety + Security
  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Yekaterinburg. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a little protection, an anti-theft backpack protects your stuff.

Comfort
  • Ultraportable travel stroller

    This stroller weighs only 10 pounds and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Travel neck pillow

    A great choice is this one

  • Voltage adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. It's important that you choose the necessary kind. Many adapters available online are just plug changers and expect your electronics to adjust the voltage themselves. If yours can't do that they could burn up. This one should work in most countries.

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

If you see the Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

If you vacation in Yekaterinburg during May, you may see that it is relatively cool. 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 40 and 50% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great option.

  • Emergency motion sickness relief

  • Virus/bacteria filtering water bottle

    Some rural areas may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's useful to have a contaminant filtering water bottle.

  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently wear out. An unreadable vaccine card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.

  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly product.

Safety + Security
  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a bit of peace of mind, an anti-theft backpack protects your things.

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Yekaterinburg. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

Comfort
  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Plug adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. Ensure that you get the necessary type. A lot of adapters currently available are just plugs and expect your electronics to change the voltage themselves. If your devices can't do that they could burn up. This one is sufficent for most countries.

  • Folding travel stroller

    This stroller weighs almost 10 lbs and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Travel neck support pillow

    A good option is this one

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

If you see the Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

In June, Yekaterinburg is balmy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Yekaterinburg, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In June, humidity reaches as high as 50%.

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
Safety + Security
  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a little peace of mind, an anti-theft backpack protects your stuff.

  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Yekaterinburg. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

Comfort
  • Travel neck support pillow

    A good option is this one

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Voltage adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. Check that you pick the correct type. A lot of adapters available are simply plug changers and require your electronics to convert the voltage themselves. If yours can't do that they could get fried. This one should be sufficient for most places.

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Folding travel stroller

    This stroller weighs only 10 lbs and folds to the size of a big book.

If you see the Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

If you go to Yekaterinburg in July, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
Safety + Security
  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a little protection, an anti-theft backpack protects your things.

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Yekaterinburg. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

Comfort
  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Easy folding travel stroller

    This stroller weighs only 10 lbs and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Travel neck support pillow

    A great choice is this one

  • Voltage step down adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. It's important that you find the right kind. The vast majority of adapters on sale are just plugs and expect your electronics to change the voltage themselves. If your devices can't do that they could get destroyed. This one should be sufficient for most locations.

If you see the Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

If you vacation in Yekaterinburg during August, you might see that it is mild. 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 (single digits C). Humidity is generally around 60 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
Safety + Security
  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a little protection, an anti-theft backpack protects your stuff.

  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Yekaterinburg. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

Comfort
  • Travel neck pillow

    What we like is this one

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Voltage step down adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. Be sure to find the correct type. Many adapters on sale are just plugs and require your devices to adjust the voltage themselves. If yours can't do that they could get fried. This one works in most countries.

  • Ultralightweight travel stroller

    This stroller is only 10 pounds and folds to the size of a big book.

If you see the Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

September in Yekaterinburg can be chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C), with a few days below 32 F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
Safety + Security
  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a little protection, an anti-theft backpack protects your belongings.

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Yekaterinburg. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

Comfort
  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Travel voltage adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. Check that you pick the right kind. Most adapters that you can buy are just plug changers and require your electronics to convert the voltage themselves. If your devices can't do that they could get fried. This one should be appropriate for most places.

  • Ultralightweight travel stroller

    This stroller is only 10 pounds and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Travel neck support pillow

    A good option is this one

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

If you see the Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

In October, Yekaterinburg is brisk. Temperatures routinely are in the high 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 Yekaterinburg, with several of the days of the month having rain. In October, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
Safety + Security
  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a bit of peace of mind, an anti-theft backpack protects your stuff.

  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Yekaterinburg. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

Comfort
  • Easy folding travel stroller

    This stroller is only 10 lbs and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Voltage adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. Ensure that you find the correct type. The vast majority of adapters that you can buy are simply plug changers and require your electronics to adjust the voltage themselves. If your electronics can't do that they could get fried. This one should work in most areas.

  • Travel neck pillow

    An excellent option is this one

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

If you see the Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

If you go to Yekaterinburg in November, you will notice that it is biting cold. Expect it to rain or snow once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
Safety + Security
  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a little protection, an anti-theft backpack protects your things.

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Yekaterinburg. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

Comfort
  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Folding travel stroller

    This stroller weighs just 10 pounds and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Travel pillow

    A top rated pillow is this one

  • Travel adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. Be sure to get the correct kind. Many adapters currently available are just plugs and require your electronics to change the voltage themselves. If yours can't do that they could burn up. This one is sufficent for most countries.

If you see the Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

December in this region is beyond freezing. Temperatures average in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly product.

  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often wear out. An unreadable vaccination card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.

  • Emergency motion sickness relief

  • Virus/bacteria filtering water bottle

    Some areas of this country may have unreliable tap water, so it's important to bring a contaminant filtering water bottle.

  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb one.

Safety + Security
  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Yekaterinburg. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a little protection, an anti-theft backpack protects your stuff.

  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

Comfort
  • Voltage step down adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. Make sure to pick the correct type. Most adapters currently sold are just plug changers and expect your electronics to adjust the voltage themselves. If yours can't do that they could get fried. This one should be sufficient for most places.

  • Travel pillow

    A versatile choice is this one

  • Easy folding travel stroller

    This stroller is only 10 lbs and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

If you see the Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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