Best Time to Visit Turkey

Turkey has a comfortable year-round climate. Spring and autumn, from March to May and September to November respectively, are marked by mild to warm days and cool nights. The summer months from June through August provide warm to hot days and pleasant evenings. Winter falls from December through February and days are crisp and evenings can be cold. The year-round temperature range is 6°C to 15°C (January), 11°C to 21°C (April), 22°C to 34°C (July), 15°C to 27°C (October).

Best time to visit

The best times to visit Istanbul are in spring (April to May) and autumn (September to October), when skies are clear and temperatures are moderate. During July and August it is hot and steamy; a lot of Istanbullus head for the west and south coasts over these months and some businesses close. Biting winter winds and snow are common in winter.

Climate guide for Turkey

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50°F 476mm
52°F 77mm
55°F 87mm
60°F 120mm
68°F 7mm
79°F 37mm
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69°F 68mm
63°F 148mm
52°F 162mm
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84°F 7mm
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65°F 11mm
64°F 9mm
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73°F 14mm
84°F 7mm
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102°F 0mm
96°F 1mm
87°F 3mm
77°F 3mm
65°F 11mm
61°F 8mm
65°F 5mm
69°F 8mm
77°F 4mm
84°F 3mm
91°F 3mm
91°F 1mm
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72°F 5mm
63°F 9mm
43°F 158mm
47°F 30mm
51°F 25mm
58°F 66mm
69°F 36mm
75°F 112mm
80°F 16mm
83°F 2mm
72°F 39mm
66°F 15mm
55°F 19mm
46°F 163mm