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Best Time to Visit Turkey

Turkey is interesting because it has 7 distinct weather and climatic regions.

Istanbul can be cold in the winter and very hot in the summer as temperatures can be extreme with a certain amount of humidity. The Mediterranean once again can be very hot and humid in the summer but not so cold in the winter. Central Turkey (Ankara, Cappadocia) has the same climate as Istanbul but with less humidity. Overall, spring is the best time to visit Turkey (April to mid-June) when temperatures are moderate. April can be rainy. This is high season in Istanbul and Cappadocia but off-season for the Aegean and Mediterranean coast. Fall (mid-September to October) is also the time for mild weather with some rain in October. Again it is high season in Istanbul and Cappadocia. Temperatures in the Aegean and Mediterranean are mild and it is shoulder season. In the summer, the Aegean and Mediterranean are in a high season whereas Istanbul and Cappadocia are in low season.

Average Temperatures.







Istanbul  8 C/46 F 16 C/61 F 26 C/79 F 28 C/82 F 19 C/68 F
Ankara/Cappadocia 3 C/37 F 16 C/61 F 25 C/77 F 28 C/82 F 18 C/64 F
Antalya 15 C/59 F 21 C/70 F 31 C/88 F 33 C/91 F 26 C/79 F

NOTE – All quoted temperatures are daytime average highs unless otherwise stated and can vary.

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