When to travel in Turkey?

Discussion in 'Turkey' started by hasan29, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. hasan29

    hasan29 New Member

    Spring is best, autumn next, then summer, last winter.


    Spring (April, May, through mid-June) is prime because the weather is moderate throughout the country and the days are long. (April can be rainy, though.) This is high season for Istanbul and Cappadocia, with many boutique hotels fully booked, and prices at their highest. It's off-season for Aegean and Mediterranean beach resorts.


    Autumn (mid-September through October) is second best with mostly mild weather, but the days are shorter, and rain may begin again in October. This, too, is high season for Istanbul and Cappadocia, with many boutique hotels heavily booked at their highest prices. At beach resorts, the water is still warm, crowds are smaller, and prices lower.


    Summer (mid-June, July, August, through mid-September) is quite hot in five of Turkey's seven distinct climatic regions, though usually rainless, and cool inland in the evenings. Seaside resorts are crowded and prices are at their peak, but the cities are less so—Istanbul is a bargain, with smaller crowds and shorter lines for admission to sights. Cappadocia is cheaper and more comfortable as well.


    Winter (November, December, January, February, March) can be chill and rainy, with occasional cold but sunny days, everywhere except the southeast, which remains temperate, but lower prices and fewer tourists are compensations. I often travel to Turkey in March and November to benefit from the lower prices, better availability of hotel rooms, and lack of crowds.
  2. marino

    marino New Member

    when to go to Turkey

    anyone going to turkey in summer should be aware that it's crazy hot, and seaside resorts are packed with tourists. I don't think summer is the best time to be in Turkey to appreciate the country. IF you don't mind huge crowds, by all means visit in summer, but I would avoid august since locals also take their holidays, so it's even more packed! Saying this, flights to Turkey's cities are cheaper in summer because of the heat...Istanbul is a bargain, while Cappadocia is cheaper and more comfortable as well.
  3. metropolitanPOL

    metropolitanPOL New Member

    traveling to Turkey in 2012

    this is true about Turkey's summers (lol). Definitley travel to Turkey outside of the tourist season because it does get very crowded in July/ August. Saying this, I'd monitor the situation in Turkey right now since there's unrest the closer you get to the border with Syria. I'd travel and stay on the western side of Turkey..ankara, istanbul, etc are great bets.

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