The best time to visit Russia is April-June
In summer, temperatures can reach as high 32℃ (89℉) in the middle of the day in Moscow. The temperature at night in the winter can drop to as low as -20℃ (-3℉), although this can differ at other destinations across Russia depending on the geography.
If you’re keen to see the sights of Russia during the day, the sun stays up the longest around June. May sees the most amount of rain in a month if you’re ok with chancing getting drenched, so if you’re looking to stay dry, visit in February instead.Keep reading to read all the info you need (and none of the stuff you don’t) about the best times to go to Russia. By the time you get to the bottom, you’ll have found out all there is to know about when to go, and you’ll be ready to start booking your flights! Who knows, we might even have some surprises waiting for you when you get there!
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Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Russia is in the Northern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:
|Summer||June to August|
|Autumn/fall||September to November|
|Winter||December to February|
|Spring||March to May|
Best time to visit the top destinations in Russia
We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.
|City||Best time to visit||Jan||Feb||Mar||Apr||May||Jun||Jul||Aug||Sep||Oct||Nov||Dec|
Check out these guides for the top must-see destinations in Russia: