The combination of natural charismatic beauty, historical and cultural places, along with tasty food, makes Turkey one of the top tourist destinations in the world. Turkey can be visited round the year but is preferred more for its summer time, it’s beach time.

If you’re someone who enjoys history, monuments with significant stories, and beaches, Turkey is the best combination for your choice.

Let’s have a look at different seasons in Turkey that can help you decide your vacation time in Turkey. The seasons in Turkey are divided into Summer, Winter, Spring, and Autumn. 


The summer in Turkey starts is from June to August, and the temperature ranges from 24 degrees celsius to 48 degrees celsius. The weather can be pleasant to enjoy the Mediterranean coastline but is also scorching hot and dry. The visit during these months may mean carrying more sunscreens, short clothes, hats, sunglasses, shorts, etc. Apart from these, it's also advised to carry some warm clothes as it might get a bit cold in the evenings. The chances of rainfall are really less and thus no raincoat required. 

One of the reasons to visit Turkey in summer is to enjoy the Cappadox festival held in June every year. Other than this, various festivals are celebrated during this time like a Wine festival, a chilled-out festival in Istanbul, etc.

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Autumn is of a great time to visit turkey and it starts from September to November. The temperature lies between 12 degrees celsius to 30 degrees celsius. And the days get cooler and shorter. The start of the season maybe still hot and dry but the evenings get cooler and thus pack accordingly. The Autumn season marks a variety of festivals and cultural programs in Turkey and if you’re an avid festival lover, this time can be perfect for you.

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Snow is common during these months and thus not an ideal time to travel to Turkey. The temperature ranges between 3 degrees celsius and 16 degrees celsius. The winter starts from December to February and December is the coldest month of the year in Turkey. It is advised to carry warm coats, waterproof boots, gloves, scarves, etc. to keep you warm. 

During winters, tourists travel to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s eve and to enjoy the fireworks via cruise.


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March to May are the spring months in Turkey and has a temperature ranging from 10 degrees celsius to 25 degrees celsius. This is the tulip festival season and you can absorb the beauty of Turkey during this time. Along with the Tulip festival, an International film festival is also celebrated in the month of April. As this is the most lovable season of the year, you can expect a lot of footfalls. The hotel accommodations are also expensive around this season and get quickly filled. It is advised to pre-book your flights and accommodations months before travelling to Turkey in the Spring season.

Now that you know which season can be the best to visit Turkey you can plan your vacation accordingly. But if you’re an offbeat traveller then the peak season might upset you. Understand your purpose of visiting Turkey and plan your days accordingly.


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To minimise your research, we have in-built itineraries for Turkey, you can access them here. But if you’d like to go for a customised itinerary for you and your family, do check it here.

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