Best time to visit Turkey

Best time to visit Turkey

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Cappadocia, Turkey

Best season to visit Turkey

Turkey tourism has seen an upsurge in the last few years. As the land of mighty mountain ranges, charming villages, tranquil beaches, cosmopolitan cities, rich valleys and a potpourri of cultures and landscapes, it’s diversity is hard to match.

Ankara, Turkey
Dikmen Vadisi Park, Ankara

What makes it an even more attractive destination to visit is the fact that there are umpteen things to do in Turkey. Right from checking out its remarkable historic and archaeological sites, beautiful churches and mosques, to sampling its heavenly Turkish cuisine with culinary traditions dating back thousands of years to enjoying winter sports at Turkey’s numerous ski resorts, you will be spoilt for choice.

Hagia Sofia
Sunset at the beautiful Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey

Turkey has a temperate Mediterranean climate characterized by hot, dry summers, and cool, wet winters. The average temperature remains amiable, making it an ideal country to visit all around the year. However, if you are wondering when the best time to visit turkey is, the answer will not be easy. The best times of visiting any country, boils down to personal preference and what do you intend to do (explore, laze around, or mix of both) there.

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Check out our guide on the best time to visit Turkey and decide for yourself when you will pay visit to this extremely beautiful country.

Turkey in Spring

Bodrum, Turkey
Colorful Street, Bodrum, Turkey

For an outdoorsy person, spring is possibly the best time to visit Turkey; the climate is amiable and days are long. Spring in fact is a high season for Cappadocia and Istanbul, all the hotels are booked well in advance. However, if you plan to visit the Mediterranean and Aegean beach resorts, you might be able to steal a deal.

Turkey in Autumn

Antalya, Turkey
Beaches of Antalya in autumn are a bliss!

If occasional showers do not bother you, autumn or the months of September and October are the second best months to visit Turkey. The winter starts setting in yet the climate is mild and pleasant enough to venture out. Even if cities like Istanbul are choc-a-bloc with tourists, the beach resorts see smaller crowds and lower prices.

Turkey in Summer

Cappadocia, Turkey
Hot Air Balloons in a sunny day, Cappadocia; the magnificent stallions are a bonus!

The months of June, July, August are comparatively hotter than the rest of the year and hence, the beach resorts see maximum of tourists as well as locals visiting them.

Turkey in Winter

Hagia Sofia, Turkey
Snow blanket over Hagia Sophia, Istanbul

The winter months i.e. November, December, January, February, and March can be chilly and rainy. The sunny days are less and far in between. The prices are low and tourists are few. If you are a budget traveler, you might want to travel to Turkey in the season of winter.

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Winter holidays in Turkey are gaining popularity owing to an array of amazing ski resorts dotted along the Turkish mountains. Uludag, located in Bursa, is the oldest and most popular winter holiday resort of Turkey, accompanied by a vibrant nightlife. Kartepe, in Izmit, is ideal for those looking for weekend getaways from Istanbul. This is where one can enjoy skiing amid tranquil surroundings.

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