Best Time to Travel to Turkey

Four seasons can be experienced at the same time, favorable period to visit Turkey with its unique and incomparable geography varies depending on the area to be visited. Palandöken, Uludağ, and Erciyes, which are preferred for winter sports, reach the most suitable snow levels in January and February.
Black Sea Region is rainy most of the year. It is suitable to visit during the transitional periods such as the end of spring and the beginning of autumn. The season on the Aegean coast is short, this region is suitable for visits in summer, especially in July and August. However, in Antalya, which is known as the “Pearl of the Mediterranean”, the season is spread between May and November for sea tourism. Located at the crossroads of Mediterranean and Aegean Mugla, Turkey, it is the most preferred place by both domestic and foreign tourists.

Each month the different place of the country becomes the tourism region. Different places should be visited every month and every season.

January

January is one of the best months for winter vacationers. In January, at the beginning of the ski resorts in Turkey Uludag, Kartalkaya and Kartepe come. Kars Sarikamis may be preferred if you prefer a little more quiet and long runways.

February

Palandöken

In this month, which we approach towards the end of the winter season, although the snow in the lowlands begins to soften, the winter sports in the high segments continue at full speed. In particular, Erzurum Palandöken is at the service of ski lovers with 22 pistes.

March

Izmir Clock Tower

In March, Abant Lake can be a weekend getaway in spectacular atmospheres.  Spend the first days of spring in Izmir. You can take a city tour that includes Izmir Clock Tower, Velvet Castle, House of the Virgin Mary, Culturepark, Ephesus-Pergamon Ancient Cities. You can plan a cultural tour starting from Çanakkale and continuing with Gallipoli, Troy, Assos, Behramkale, Bozcaada and Zeus Altar.

April

Ida Mountains

Agva, Polenezkoy and Ida Mountains can offer you a peaceful holiday this month when the spring begins to feel good. In the family-friendly small pension or in the tree houses you will find accommodation in the Ida Mountains, where you will have a thousand tons of green.

May

Cappadocia

In May, Cappadocia, Masukiye and West Black Sea are the places to visit. If your route is Cappadocia, you should see Göreme, Ürgüp, Deep Well, Ihlara Valley, Haji Bektash, Uchisar.

June

İztuzu Beach

You can enjoy a boat tour in Dalyan and Iztuzu Beach, where Caretta-Carettas leave their eggs. Tombs of King Kaunos, seen from the reeds, are worth seeing. For sea, sun and sand lovers, Kaş will be an ideal choice.

July

Marmaris

In the middle of summer, you can leave yourself in the unique beauty of the Aegean. Marmaris, Gocek, Bodrum, Çeşme, Alaçatı, Fethiye are the places that you should visit in July. You can also paraglide in Fethiye.

August

Fethiye

You can make a blue voyage including Fethiye, Oludeniz, Soğuksu, Gemiler Island, Yeşilköy, Kaş, Kekova, Tersane, Ucagiz, Simena, Gökkaya, Bayindir Harbor, Kalkan, Çamlıburun, Batıkkaya.

September

Blacksea Rays

You will have a chance to store oxygen in your lungs, and the Black Sea Plants will revive you. You will get lost in the narrow streets and you will love the houses arranged in rows in Bozcaada.

October

Olympos

You can see Istanbul in October especially for exploring the islands or for a wonderful trekking tour. Olympos, Çıralı, Adrasan are the main trekking tour routes. The best month to explore Prince Islands is October.

November

Abant

Gönen, Yalova, Abant. There are a lot of places to see in Bursa from Green Tomb to Ulu Mosque, Cumalıkızık Village to Cekirge-Oylat Thermal Spring.

December

Hagia Sophia

In the last month of the year, the cold weather starts to feel good. Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Suleymaniye Mosque, Basilica Cistern, Grand Bazaar, Spice Bazaar, Dolmabahce Palace, Çırağan Palace, Galata Tower, Sultanahmet Square, Eyup Sultan are the main points you need to add your trip route.