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).

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.

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Climate guide for Turkey

Destination Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Bodrum 10°C 476mm 11°C 77mm 13°C 87mm 15°C 120mm 20°C 7mm 26°C 37mm 27°C 17mm 28°C 0mm 24°C 71mm 21°C 68mm 17°C 148mm 11°C 162mm
Cappadocia 0°C 133mm 5°C 88mm 7°C 20mm 8°C 95mm 10°C 151mm 21°C 0mm 23°C 18mm 24°C 56mm 17°C 55mm 14°C 50mm 7°C 354mm 5°C 103mm
Ephesus 6°C 0mm 11°C 0mm 11°C 0mm 17°C 0mm 22°C 0mm 23°C 0mm 25°C 0mm 25°C 0mm 25°C 0mm 18°C 0mm 9°C 0mm 9°C 0mm
Istanbul 7°C 133mm 7°C 120mm 10°C 35mm 12°C 37mm 19°C 74mm 24°C 31mm 24°C 117mm 25°C 40mm 22°C 25mm 18°C 83mm 16°C 67mm 10°C 120mm
Pamukkale 6°C 158mm 8°C 30mm 10°C 25mm 14°C 66mm 21°C 36mm 24°C 112mm 27°C 16mm 28°C 2mm 22°C 39mm 19°C 15mm 13°C 19mm 8°C 163mm
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