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Russia in December


Russia in December : Travel budget & tourist seasons.


Budget your trip depending on your departure time.

Beyond the tourist season (low, medium or high season) of the destination country, prices of your flight, hotel or all-inclusive stays may also vary depending on the demand in your country (our rates are evaluated from western Europe).

Thus, from western Europe, a stay will often be more expensive for a start during the school holidays.

In December, here's what you can expect on average:

  • All-inclusive stays: 1447 € / week

  • Round-trip flight: 190 €

  • Tourist season: low



Climate in December, picked destinations



Russia in DecemberIn December, weather conditions in Russia make it a relatively bad trip destination. Among our chosen destinations (see below), the average temperatures you'll face in December would be between -10.8°C and -5.0°C, with exceptional possible peaks as low as -46°C and high as 13°C as observed in previous years.

Depending on your exact destination, you can face more or less rain, the average amount of rain observed during December in Russia is 27 mm and you can have between 3 and 13 rainy days. If you want to avoid rain, your preferred destination could be Vladivostok.

Note that the gap in temperature between the different areas in the country is very high and the number of rainy days can vary, therefore you should pick your destination carefully if you decide to go in Russia in December.

Based on weather conditions, our advice for one of the best destinations in Russia during December is Astrakhan.


Click on the name of a city to read more details about it, have more climate data history and see weather forecasts.


CitySunlight
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Average T
min (°C)
Average T
max (°C)
Record T
min (°C)
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Wet daysRating
Astrakhan2-32-2613165
Irkutsk2-23-15-464144
Moscow0-9-4-2765313
St Petersburg0-7-2-2363912
Vladivostok6-12-6-2612143

Russia: Climate & Weather


The largest country in the world, Russia offers a climate with temperatures that get colder as you go from the South to the North and from the West to East as it turns into a more continental climate.

Winters are very cold; more so in Moscow than St. Petersburg with less snowfall in the latest. In spring, melting snow creates almost permanent mud everywhere in the country. At St. Petersburg, nights in June are clear as in all regions situated in the North because the sun doesn’t really set. So, when planning to visit Russia, avoid the muddy spring and crowded July and August.

Autumn gives you the opportunity to admire a beautiful side of nature with its changing colours, and winter even though very cold has an undeniable charm: The snow is present but the cities are alive and vodka is flowing!
 

Russia: Map


Russia : map





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