When is the best time to go to Russia?

When is the best time to go to Russia? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In July, the weather is beautiful everywhere in Russia
  • The best months to go to Moscow are May, June, July, August and September
  • On average, the warmest months in Moscow are July and August, and the coldest month of the year is January
  • The rainiest months in this city are May, June and July
  • The cities with the best climate are Sochi and Krasnodar, with good weather at least 7 months a year
  • The best months for swimming in Saint Petersburg are July and August


Where and when to go based on the weather?

Central Federal District
Moscow, Kostroma, Smolensk...

May, June, July, August and September
59°F to 81°F°C
2 to 9 days
January, February, March, April, October, November and December
20°F to 58°F°C
3 to 7 days

Far Eastern Federal District
Vladivostok, Verkhoyansk (Sakha), Yakutsk...

June, July and August
41°F to 81°F°C
0 to 11 days
31°F to 68°F
January, February, March, April, May, September, October, November and December
-29°F to 68°F°C
0 to 11 days
31°F to 67°F

North Caucasian Federal District
Derbent, Makhachkala, Izberbash...

May, June and September
67°F to 83°F°C
2 to 14 days
July, August and October
59°F to 88°F°C
2 to 11 days
April
58°F to 61°F°C
2 to 7 days
January, February, March, November and December
34°F to 54°F°C
1 to 6 days

Northwestern Federal District of Russia
Saint Petersburg, Mourmansk, Kaliningrad...

June, July and August
49°F to 76°F°C
4 to 10 days
47°F to 70°F
January, February, March, April, May, September, October, November and December
2°F to 65°F°C
1 to 9 days
34°F to 65°F

Siberian Federal District
Norilsk, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk...

June, July and August
54°F to 81°F°C
2 to 9 days
May and September
31°F to 68°F°C
2 to 9 days
January, February, March, April, October, November and December
-13°F to 54°F°C
0 to 9 days

Southern Federal District of Russia
Sochi, Volgograd, Astrakhan...

August and September
74°F to 92°F°C
1 to 6 days
76°F to 81°F
May, June, July and October
58°F to 94°F°C
1 to 10 days
63°F to 81°F
April
58°F to 65°F°C
1 to 6 days
52°F
January, February, March, November and December
27°F to 61°F°C
1 to 10 days
47°F to 59°F

Ural Federal District
Magnitogorsk (Tcheliabinsk), Nizhnevartovsk, Nefteyugansk...

May, June, July and August
40°F to 79°F°C
3 to 7 days
September
50°F to 63°F°C
2 to 6 days
January, February, March, April, October, November and December
-0°F to 49°F°C
0 to 6 days

Volga Federal District
Izhevsk, Samara, Saransk (Mordovia)...

May, June, July and August
61°F to 85°F°C
2 to 9 days
September
56°F to 68°F°C
2 to 6 days
January, February, March, April, October, November and December
13°F to 54°F°C
2 to 9 days

To get all the information about the climate and weather in Russia for a specific month, click on the corresponding link below:

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Best time to travel to Russia by cities

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Temperatures and rainfall in Russia

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Russia and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Vladivostok, Mourmansk and Norilsk, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Russia

Find out when Russia has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Russia

The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, February, March, April, May, November and December. The number of visitors to Russia is high in: June, July, August, September and October.

  • Very low season in Russia: January, February, March, April and November.
  • Low season in Russia: May and December.
  • High season in Russia: June, September and October.
  • Peak season in Russia: July and August.

Figure: Visitor index for Russia month by month



Average price for flights to Russia

A return flight between London and Saint Petersburg is generally cheaper if you go in november ($ 133 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 74 more for your airline ticket to Saint Petersburg if you go in july.

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Where to go in Russia?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Moscow22°F25°F34°F50°F68°F74°F79°F76°F63°F49°F38°F29°F
Saint Petersburg25°F27°F34°F45°F59°F67°F74°F70°F61°F47°F40°F31°F
Vladivostok20°F25°F36°F47°F56°F63°F72°F74°F68°F58°F40°F23°F
Mourmansk16°F20°F27°F36°F49°F58°F67°F61°F52°F38°F29°F23°F
Norilsk-7°F-5°F9°F22°F32°F54°F65°F58°F45°F23°F2°F-4°F
Novosibirsk7°F13°F27°F49°F63°F76°F77°F76°F61°F45°F25°F13°F
Sochi49°F50°F52°F59°F70°F77°F83°F83°F77°F70°F61°F52°F
Verkhoyansk (Sakha)-29°F-23°F2°F25°F45°F70°F74°F67°F47°F18°F-13°F-29°F
Bilibino-16°F-13°F-2°F18°F34°F59°F65°F58°F41°F16°F-2°F-11°F
Irkutsk9°F14°F29°F49°F63°F76°F79°F74°F59°F45°F25°F13°F
Izhevsk14°F18°F29°F45°F67°F74°F77°F74°F61°F45°F31°F20°F
Kaliningrad32°F34°F43°F54°F61°F68°F74°F74°F65°F56°F47°F38°F
Khabarovsk2°F11°F29°F50°F67°F76°F81°F77°F67°F49°F25°F5°F
Khatanga-11°F-13°F-0°F20°F31°F58°F65°F59°F45°F20°F-2°F-13°F
Kostroma20°F22°F31°F47°F65°F70°F76°F74°F59°F45°F34°F25°F
Kuybyshev7°F11°F27°F47°F61°F72°F76°F72°F59°F45°F25°F13°F
Lavrentia9°F9°F11°F22°F32°F41°F49°F49°F45°F40°F31°F20°F
Leningradsky-7°F-5°F4°F16°F31°F52°F59°F52°F41°F25°F9°F-0°F
Magnitogorsk (Tcheliabinsk)13°F18°F29°F49°F68°F76°F79°F77°F63°F47°F31°F18°F
Nosovaya9°F13°F20°F29°F38°F49°F59°F56°F49°F38°F25°F18°F

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Is this weather information for Russia reliable?

Climate data for Russia has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Russia allows us to determine the average for each month in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Vladivostok, Mourmansk, Norilsk, Novosibirsk, Sochi, Verkhoyansk (Sakha), and 109 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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