When is the best time to go to Turkey?

When is the best time to go to Turkey? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In Turkey, the weather is good everywhere in June, July, August and September
  • The best months to go to Istanbul are April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November
  • On average, the warmest months in Istanbul are June, July and August, and the coldest month of the year is January
  • The cities with the best climate are Alanya, Antalya, Bodrum, Izmir, Marmaris, Side, Belek, Dalaman, Ephesus and Kuşadası, with good weather at least 9 months a year
  • The best months for swimming in Istanbul are June, July, August and September

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Turkey for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 20°F to 56°F
32%
February 23°F to 58°F
28%
March 31°F to 61°F
29%
April 41°F to 68°F
26%
May 52°F to 81°F
28%
June 61°F to 94°F
21%
July 68°F to 101°F
9%
August 70°F to 101°F
8%
September 63°F to 90°F
13%
October 52°F to 77°F
20%
November 38°F to 68°F
18%
December 27°F to 61°F
28%
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Turkey by cities

Istanbul

Best time to go to Istanbul

The best months to go to Istanbul are april, may, june, july, august, september, october and november.

Alanya

Best time to go to Alanya

The best months to go to Alanya are march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december.

Ankara

Best time to go to Ankara

The best months to go to Ankara are april, may, june, july, august, september and october.

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Temperatures and rainfall in Turkey

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Turkey and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Istanbul, Alanya, Ankara, Antalya and Bodrum, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.


Where to go in Turkey?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Istanbul49°F50°F54°F61°F70°F79°F83°F83°F77°F68°F61°F52°F
Alanya58°F59°F63°F67°F74°F79°F85°F86°F83°F77°F70°F61°F
Ankara40°F45°F52°F63°F72°F79°F86°F86°F79°F67°F56°F45°F
Antalya56°F58°F61°F67°F74°F83°F90°F90°F85°F76°F67°F59°F
Bodrum58°F59°F61°F67°F72°F79°F85°F85°F81°F74°F68°F61°F
Cappadoce38°F43°F50°F61°F70°F77°F83°F85°F77°F67°F54°F43°F
Izmir52°F56°F61°F68°F77°F85°F92°F94°F85°F74°F65°F56°F
Marmaris56°F58°F63°F68°F76°F83°F90°F90°F85°F76°F68°F59°F
Side56°F58°F61°F67°F76°F83°F88°F90°F85°F76°F68°F59°F
Belek56°F59°F63°F70°F77°F86°F94°F94°F88°F79°F70°F61°F
Dalaman56°F58°F61°F68°F76°F83°F88°F90°F85°F76°F68°F59°F
Kemer54°F56°F59°F67°F74°F83°F88°F90°F83°F74°F65°F58°F
Bursa45°F49°F54°F63°F72°F79°F85°F85°F77°F68°F59°F49°F
Ephesus54°F58°F61°F68°F77°F85°F90°F92°F85°F76°F67°F58°F
Erzurum27°F29°F36°F47°F59°F70°F77°F79°F70°F58°F43°F32°F
Kuşadası54°F58°F61°F68°F77°F85°F90°F92°F85°F76°F67°F58°F
Malatya38°F41°F52°F63°F72°F83°F90°F90°F81°F68°F54°F43°F
Trabzon49°F50°F54°F58°F67°F74°F77°F77°F74°F67°F59°F54°F
Van31°F32°F38°F49°F59°F70°F79°F79°F70°F59°F45°F34°F
Adana56°F59°F67°F74°F83°F90°F97°F97°F94°F83°F72°F59°F

Legend:

perfect weather

good weather

tolerable weather

bad weather

very bad weather



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Is this weather information for Turkey reliable?

Climate data for Turkey has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Turkey allows us to determine the average for each month in Istanbul, Alanya, Ankara, Antalya, Bodrum, Cappadoce, Izmir, Marmaris, and 76 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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