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 May, June, July, August, September and October
  • The best months to go to Ankara are April, May, June, July, August, September and October
  • On average, the warmest months in Ankara are July and August, and the coldest month of the year is January
  • The rainiest months in this city are January, February, May and December
  • The cities with the best climate are Alanya, Antalya, Belek, Bodrum, Dalaman, Marmaris, Side, Didim, Anamur and Andifli, with good weather at least 10 months a year
  • The best months for swimming in Alanya are July, August and September


Annual weather in Turkey

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

January 14°F to 59°F
2 to 11 days*
February 18°F to 61°F
2 to 9 days*
March 22°F to 67°F
2 to 12 days*
April 32°F to 76°F
2 to 13 days*
May 41°F to 85°F
2 to 18 days*
June 47°F to 95°F
0 to 19 days*
July 52°F to 104°F
0 to 15 days*
August 50°F to 104°F
0 to 12 days*
September 43°F to 95°F
0 to 11 days*
October 38°F to 85°F
1 to 9 days*
November 27°F to 72°F
1 to 7 days*
December 20°F to 63°F
1 to 10 days*
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Turkey by cities

Chargement en cours
Ankara

Ankara

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

Alanya

Alanya

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

Antalya

Antalya

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

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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 Ankara, Alanya, Antalya, Belek and Bodrum, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Turkey

Find out when Turkey has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Turkey

The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, February, March, April, November and December. The number of visitors to Turkey is high in: May, June, July, August, September and October.

  • Very low season in Turkey: January, February and March.
  • Low season in Turkey: April, November and December.
  • High season in Turkey: May, June, September and October.
  • Peek season in Turkey: July and August.

Figure: Visitor index for Turkey month by month


Average price for flights to Turkey

A return flight between London and Istanbul is generally cheaper if you go in january ($ 136 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 147 more for your airline ticket to Istanbul if you go in august.

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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.
Ankara41°F49°F54°F65°F76°F83°F90°F90°F83°F70°F59°F47°F
Alanya59°F59°F63°F67°F74°F81°F86°F88°F85°F77°F70°F63°F
Antalya58°F59°F63°F68°F77°F85°F92°F94°F86°F77°F70°F61°F
Belek58°F61°F65°F72°F79°F88°F95°F97°F90°F81°F72°F63°F
Bodrum58°F59°F61°F67°F74°F81°F86°F86°F83°F76°F68°F61°F
Cappadoce38°F43°F50°F61°F70°F77°F83°F85°F77°F67°F54°F43°F
Dalaman58°F59°F63°F70°F77°F85°F92°F92°F86°F77°F70°F61°F
Istanbul50°F52°F56°F61°F72°F81°F85°F85°F79°F70°F63°F54°F
Izmir54°F58°F61°F68°F77°F86°F94°F95°F86°F76°F67°F58°F
Kemer56°F58°F61°F68°F77°F85°F92°F92°F85°F76°F67°F59°F
Marmaris58°F59°F63°F70°F77°F85°F92°F92°F86°F77°F70°F61°F
Side58°F59°F63°F70°F77°F85°F92°F94°F88°F79°F70°F61°F
Didim58°F59°F63°F68°F76°F83°F88°F90°F83°F76°F68°F61°F
Amasra49°F50°F54°F59°F68°F77°F81°F83°F77°F68°F61°F54°F
Anamur59°F59°F63°F67°F74°F81°F86°F88°F85°F77°F70°F63°F
Andifli58°F59°F63°F67°F74°F81°F86°F88°F85°F76°F68°F61°F
Bandırma49°F52°F56°F63°F74°F81°F86°F86°F79°F70°F63°F54°F
Bergama54°F58°F61°F68°F76°F85°F90°F92°F85°F74°F67°F58°F
Boldağ56°F58°F61°F68°F77°F85°F92°F92°F85°F76°F67°F59°F
Bursa49°F52°F58°F65°F72°F79°F85°F86°F81°F70°F63°F52°F

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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 Ankara, Alanya, Antalya, Belek, Bodrum, Cappadoce, Dalaman, Istanbul, and 92 other cities.

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

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