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Best time to visit Turkey
Written by Rahul on September 15, 2020 Share on

Best Time to Visit Turkey – Understanding Weather across all Seasons

One country that has its cultural roots strongly attached to it is the beautiful European Nation, Turkey. It is a transcontinental country which is between Asia and Europe. Mostly seen in western Asia than in Europe, Turkey is most famous for its world-famous cuisine. Visit some of the most culturally rooted monuments and architectural sites to get amazed. Also, relish your taste buds with the world’s most exquisite cuisine and savour the flavours of the country. Wonderful historical locations, extraordinary scenic locations, cultural sites are what drives many travellers to this god blessed country. So this has its own best and not so best times to visit. Planning a holiday to Turkey? So read on to know about the best time to visit Turkey.

Buildings in Turkey.
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Best time to visit Turkey

Mainly visited for its cultural heritage and its historical legacies, Turkey is a place that has the best seasons. The best seasons to visit Turkey is the Spring season. Although Turkey is around the year destination, this is the season when it can be best enjoyed. April to May is the best time to do fun outdoor activities like trekking, exploring archaeological sites, cycling and many more. So to sum up April, May, September and October are the best months to visit and explore the ruins of Turkey. November to March, the destination falls to 0 degrees and below. Thus, it will not be the ideal vacation month.

Seasons of Turkey

High Season

For a country like Turkey, the high season for it will be the spring and the fall season as you can enjoy the clear skies. The surroundings will glimmer in the sunlight and will present you the picturesque landscape. Also do note that the temperature during this period is moderate. Mid-June through mid-September is the peak season and it attracts a lot of tourists.

Low Season

Winter months are extremely harsh in Turkey. The temperature falls less than 0 degrees celsius and it will be too cold. From November to march the climate will stay cold and towards the end of October, Turkey gets cooler. December through February are the coldest months in Turkey. But you can choose this time to visit the land if you want peace while exploring the ruins.

Sunset at Istanbul, Turkey
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Shoulder Season

April to May and September till October are the shoulder seasons in Turkey. The warm weather during this period is the ideal and the perfect time for the travellers to enjoy many festivals happening there. This is the best time to explore the place to the fullest, get to know the locals and do more fun things. Visit turkey during the shoulder season as it is equally one of the best times to visit Turkey.

Spring in Turkey

Many wildflowers bloom during the spring season adding to the beauty of the landscape. The temperature is moderate and Turkey is very beautiful. It will be a crime to miss out on this beauty. You can walk around the historical sites and archaeological ruins. Also, visit the Gardens and the Parks in your Istanbul holiday packages. Flowers will be in full bloom with vibrant colours which will be really attractive. The April-May season is the time for Tulips to bloom. The Istanbul film festival is a festival that everyone looks forward to. It is a 10 day-long festival which is very famous amongst filmmakers and tourists. One other famous festival during this season is the Hidrellez Festival, which includes several performances from the traditional gipsy bands.

Pirincci Mahallesi, Amasya, Turkey.
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Summer in Turkey

June, July and August are some of the warmer months in Turkey. These are the months when you can swim in the Mediterranian sea. Hiking the Cappadocia is one of the best things that you would do during this period as it is blooming with colourful wildflowers. The temperature during this period reaches up to 40 degrees celsius. So exploring the ruins and the major archaeological artefacts will be bit hard and even exhausting as they all need a lot of walking. Cruise tours are the best sellers during this period as they cover major places like Ephesus and coastal resorts. The festivals happening during this season will be Aspendos International Opera and Ballet Festivals, where you will see international opera and ballet groups performing.

Autumn in Turkey

It is a season with shorter days and there will be bright blue clear skies. Autumn is a great time for you to explore the ruins, the archaeological sites and beautiful landscapes. It is the perfect month for you to explore it to the fullest. The wine festival held in Cappadocia is a major festival celebrated here. Visit during this period for a very unique holiday experience.

Halfeti, Turkey
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Winter in Turkey

November and December are the colder months in Turkey. Some places in Turkey will experience up to -45 Degrees Celsius which will be very hard to even survive. January to March are the major winter months in Turkey. Mevlana and Whirling Dervish Festival is a 10 day-long festival in Konya.

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