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Best Time to Visit Turkey
Written by Dikshya Shaw on December 31, 2021 Share on

Best Time To Visit Turkey

Did you know Turkey is renowned to be the capital country of the world? The reason Turkey is known to be the capital country of the world is because of its beguiling beauty. It has a rich combination of culture and nature. Its location and also the mixture of two cultures of Europe and Asia have made Turkey the destination it is now. Read on to know about the best time to visit Turkey.

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Know The Best Time To Visit Turkey

Summer resides in Turkey almost throughout the year. However, it does not mean it never gets cold. Did you know Turkey is the 37th largest country in the world? Its size also plays a major factor in its varied diverse cultures. Some parts of the country experience cold, while other parts of the country experience summertime. Choose the best time to visit Turkey and act accordingly.

  1. Turkey in Spring (March to May)
  2. The Summer Time (June to August)
  3. Turkey in Autumn (September to November)
  4. The Winter Season (December to February)

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1. Turkey in Spring (March to May)

Turkey in Spring (March to May)
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Temperature – The temperature in Spring ranges from 10 degrees Celsius to 25 degrees Celsius.

Weather – Turkey experiences mild weather during this time. When Spring falls around, April and May are the major months. As you can see in the picture above, the streets of Istanbul are likely to be strolled, and the beauty of Turkey can be easily soaked in. This is one of the best times in Turkey to see the ancient sites. April and May are the ideal seasons for Tulips. Once here, you will find the gardens surrounding Turkey are filled with blooming tulips and multi-coloured flowers. Since it is a popular time, hotels can get full in no time and the price of everything rises rapidly. Nevertheless, if you are staying on the southern side, the weather is perfect for cyclists and hikers alike.

Reasons for your visit – During this time, Canakkale Victory and Martyr’s Day are held on March 18. It marks an important date on the calendar as, during this time, the heroes of Canakkale fought against difficult situations to protect their country. Celebrated in Aegean province, an ancient festival called Mesir Macunu festival is celebrated on 21st March. Also, one of the biggest Tulip Festivals in the world is held in Istanbul in April and May. Moreover, in April, the most prestigious international film festival takes place. This event calls directors, actors and writers from all over the world. Last but not the least, an annual festival known as the Ephesus Festival of Colour and Art is held in the first week of May. Folk dances and shows continue during an entire week of May.

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2. Turkey in Summer (June to August)

Turkey in Summer (June to August)
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Temperature – The temperature in Summer varies from 24 degrees Celsius to 48 degrees Celsius.

Weather – In July and August, Turkey usually experiences hot months. During this time, the weather here is scorching and dry. Nevertheless, it is ideal weather for experiencing the Mediterranean coastline. An added advantage to this season is that there are lesser crowds and hence you will be able to enjoy the weather much more peacefully.

Reasons for your visit – During this time, Cappadox Festival is held every year in June. Did you know it is also the biggest festival in Cappadocia? It houses more than 140 events, including music, culture and food. This time the Bozcaada Island holds an annual wine tasting festival that provides tours of vineyards, wine tasting and live music. Every summer, the Chill-Out Festival takes place at Bodrum, Cesme and Istanbul. It presents music, lounges, workshops, among many other activities. Also, a thrilling competition called the Bosporus Cross-Continental Swim consists of more than 2000 global competitors who swim across the continent. Moreover, there are several Olympic Champions who participate in this event too. In addition, August 30 is a public holiday that is celebrated on the occasion of the win of 1922 against the invading Greek armies.

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3. Turkey in Autumn (September to November)

Turkey in Autumn (September to November)
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Temperature – The temperature in Autumn differs from 12 degrees Celsius to 29 degrees Celsius.

Weather – The temperature in Turkey in Autumn is soothing. During this time, the temperature starts to get cooler and the days shorter even though the sea temperature remains warm. Autumn is a marvellous time if you are here with your bae or family as the crowd gets thinner and prices drop severely. This is because a lot of people do not wish to visit here at this time, but it is ideal weather to tour the turquoise coast and the ancient sites.

Reasons for your visit – In Autumn, a grape festival known as the Bozcaada Vintage Festival takes place on the island of Bozcaada. In this festival, more than four unique sorts of grapes are reaped, and there is a huge sale of grapes and scrumptious wines. Additionally, one of the most prestigious authentic art festivals known to be the International Istanbul Biennal takes place in September. In addition, the Goreme food festival is organised to educate young people about Cappadocian organic farming and food culture.

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4. Turkey in Winter (December to February)

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Temperature – The temperature in Winter fluctuates between 3 degrees Celsius and 16 degrees Celsius.

Weather – During Winter, November and December usually experience very low temperatures. It is likely that you may experience snow. This is another reason for tourists not visiting Turkey in Winter. Moreover, Istanbul remains cold and if you don’t mind the cold too much, you can experience the snowy crust of the landmasses from above the hot air balloons in Cappadocia.

Reasons for your visit – During Winter, November, and December usually experience very low temperatures. You may likely experience snow. This is another reason for tourists not visiting Turkey in Winter. Moreover, Istanbul remains cold and if you don’t mind the cold too much, you can experience the snowy crust of the landmasses from above the hot air balloons in Cappadocia.

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I hope the article ‘Best time to visit Turkey’ has been informative enough to use it as your reference to real travel. Turkey is a country that is overflowing with culture, food and hospitality. Check out the website Pickyourtrail to book a Turkey vacation package. Also, customise your Turkey itinerary according to your likes and wishes.

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