Best Time to Visit Turkey


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Wondering what the best time to visit Turkey is? There is plenty to see and do in the multifaceted destination throughout the year! Read more about it here and decide when is the best time of the year to travel to Turkey for you on your next adventure.

Traveling in Winter

Winter is usually not the most popular time for a trip to Turkey; however, it does not mean that there is no reason for a visit, especially on a fully customizable private tour to Turkey, as you can choose your favorite activities and alter the itinerary according to your wishes. Winter is the perfect time to enjoy an unparalleled experience off the beaten path or visit the iconic sights without having to make your way through crowds of tourists.


During the peaceful winter months, you can tour the landmarks of Istanbul and other bustling cities, go for hot air balloon rides over Cappadocia, which are available during the colder season as well, or even go skiing in one of the resorts in the country! It is also the perfect time for visiting museums and enjoying authentic shows, such as performances of the whirling dervishes.

Whirling Dervishes

Quick Turkey Facts:

  • Capital: Ankara
  • Currency: Turkish lira
  • Size: 783,562 sq km (302,535 sq mi)
  • Population: 85,060,273

Traveling in Spring

Spring is arguably the best time to go to Turkey as the temperature is already pleasant, yet visitors have not yet flooded the destination. With nature coming to life and the sun providing enough warmth to enjoy sightseeing in the bustling cities and in the great outdoors, it allows each visitor to choose from a great list of activities to enjoy.

Spring is also the best time to visit Cappadocia - the awe-inspiring destination best known for its fairy chimneys. The warm weather combined with spectacular views surely adds to an unforgettable experience, especially if you take a hot air balloon ride.

Cappadocia, Turkey

Traveling in Summer

Traveling to Turkey in the summertime is a good idea if you enjoy sunny weather. It is usually the peak season not only in terms of the number of visitors but in heat as well, with temperatures reaching up to 30°C (86°F) and even more!

However, if you don't mind the warmth or plan a trip to enjoy some of the wonderful beaches and scenic coastline, June might be the best month to visit Turkey. You will enjoy the perfect conditions to go swimming and sunbathing during the day and exploring the bustling cities in the afternoons or the pleasantly warm summer evenings.

Beaches in Turkey

Places to visit in Turkey:

  • Mineral-rich formations of Pamukkale
  • Caves in Göreme
  • Awe-inspiring Cappadocia
  • Sights of Istanbul
  • Coastline in Bodrum
  • Seljuk architecture in Konya
  • Ancient metropolis of Ephesus

Traveling in Fall

Fall is without a doubt one of the most popular times to visit Turkey - it attracts visitors with lower off-season prices, warm and sunny weather still, and a smaller amount of visitors roaming the streets.


It provides the perfect conditions to fulfill everyone's wishes, from those eager to explore the lively lifestyle of locals or those who enjoy touring museums and sites of great historical importance to those longing for sunshine and a good nap on the beach. You can have it all during one trip in the fall!


There is no wrong time for a trip to Turkey as some months provide better weather conditions, and others ensure more freedom to choose the activities and enjoy more of the multifaceted destination to yourself. Either way, whenever you decide to come, Turkey always greets its visitors with open arms, as it is a country with a well-developed infrastructure, making it easy to travel by buses or trains in Turkey, and plenty of authentic activities and sights to enjoy.

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