Russia is located in almost all climatic zones, from arctic to subtropical. Thus, during the high season in Russia, the air temperature in one part of the country can reach + 20 ° C, and in the other it can be over + 30 ° C.
Due to this, the change of seasons is very strongly felt in Russia. Despite the low temperature in winter, there are plenty of ways to organize an interesting vacation at any time of the year.
Summer is considered to be the best time of the year to fly to Russia. The average daily temperature is + 25 ° C. This period is considered ideal to fully enjoy the main natural resources of the country.
In central Russia, the weather in the summer is not very hot. The average daily temperature does not exceed + 26 ° C. Despite this, dry and hot months are rather common. Because of them, there is a large number of forest fires throughout the country. Temperature is traditionally hottest in Sochi, and the coldest in Novosibirsk.
Let us start with the World-Famous White nights in St. Petersburg. In June-July, natural lighting remains high, so during the whole night it feels like a twilight.
Summer is the best time to go on a cruise along the Volga River. Fresh air, the beauty of landscapes and ancient cities, unhurried pastime - a great option for holidays.
Traveling in Altai is one of the most popular routes for those who are not afraid of camping and hiking difficulties. This wonderful region is full of secrets and attracts both lovers of extremely active recreation, as well as silent contemplation of beauty.
Another way to enjoy nature is the Baikal Lake. Sandy and sometimes rocky shores covered with taiga pines, cedars and larch form a special unique landscape of this region.
The weather in Russia in the autumn is considered the most unpredictable. "Indian Summer" throughout the country begins in September - early October. In autumn all around is painted with yellow and red dyes. Unfortunately, drizzle does not allow to fully enjoy the natural beauty of the country.
However even at this time you can have a good time in Russia, staying in Moscow or St. Petersburg. There are many museums, trendy cafes and restaurants and plenty of options to have fun. A fine autumn day is a great time to visit one of the famous estates. By the way, the Moscow parks Tsaritsyno and Kolomenskoye were included into the list of the top ten places to visit in the fall, according to CNN. The channel recommends them for walks and photo shoots.
Winter in Russia is rather cold, snowy and severe. Throughout the country, the average daily temperature is about -15 ° C. Strong snowstorms and winds are characteristic of January and February. In December, the weather conditions may be the most unstable.
Nevertheless, holidays in Russia in winter are perfect for adventure lovers. For this kind of trip is better to choose the central or southern regions of the country, where the weather conditions are not so severe, but snowy.
In winter, Russians celebrate their favorite holiday, the New Year. Therefore, one of the best options for a winter trip is Veliky Ustyug, the estate of Ded Moroz (Russian Santa Claus).
There are also many winter sports you can do in Russia. Krasnaya Polyana, near Sochi is the most popular ski resort in Russia. Moreover, you may visit Sochi itself as well - in this time of the year it is quiet and calm there.
Here is another recommendation: to visit Baikal Lake in winter, which is known for its magical ice. The main delight is caused by its supernatural transparency - everyone who sees it ice for the first time, flops down on the stomach and tries to look down to the very depths of the lake.
Slushy weather continues in Russia until mid-April. In rural areas, due to snow melting, rivers often overflow. Only with the arrival of May, the air warms up to + 20 ° C.
Sufficiently warm weather conditions are established only on the Black Sea coast. When planning a trip to other regions, do not forget to bring warm clothes with you, as it becomes cool enough with the sunset.