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Best time to visit in Turkey

Turkey is a destination that can be visited year-round. Summers are hot and dry and temperatures can be particularly high from June through to September - great for the beach worshiper or an island hopper!

The weather chart shows the average daily min and max temperatures in Celsuis and the average monthly precipitation.

Turkey Seasons

Istanbul and European Turkey experience hot summers and cold winters with snow being a common feature. Spring and autumn, from April to May and from September to mid November respectively, are the ideal times to visit Istanbul and the inland regions when temperatures are pleasant and the skies are clear. Istanbul’s location near the sea means it can be quite a windy city, especially in the winter.

The Aegean and Mediterranean coasts both enjoy a typical Mediterranean climate characterised by mild winters and hot summers, which makes the beach resorts of Marmaris and Kusadasi popular year-round destinations. The majority of rainfall occurs in winter along the coast so the summer months remain hot and dry, perfect for topping up that tan. As you travel further east in Turkey the extremes in climate become more pronounced with very hot and dry summers reaching highs of 40°C and bitterly cold winters with heavy snowfall. Spring, autumn and the shoulder months of summer are the best times to visit the region when temperatures are mild and pleasant and it tends to stay relatively dry.

Turkey Climate | Istanbul

Temp Min °C323712161819161395
Temp Max °C8911162125282824201511
Rainfall (mm)109927246383434305881103119

Turkey Climate | Cappadocia

Temp Min °C-8-7-23710121384-2-5
Temp Max °C451318222731312721136
Rainfall (mm)283151675632323223293546

Turkey Climate | Fethiye

Temp Min °C556913172121171397
Temp Max °C141417192429313128241916
Rainfall (mm)21616096462611772480139233

Turkey Climate | Van

Temp Min °C-8-8-516101414951-6
Temp Max °C12411182428282417113
Rainfall (mm)4536485340167312454831