When to go?

Spring (April, May, through mid-June) is prime because the weather is moderate throughout the country, the days are long, and the tourist rush hasn't begun. April can be rainy, though.

Autumn (mid-September through October) is second best with mostly mild weather, but the days are shorter, and rain may begin again in October.

Summers (mid-June, July, August, through mid-September) is quite hot in five of Turkey’s seven distinct climatic regions, though usually rainless, and cool inland in the evenings.

Winter (November, December, January, February, March) is chill and rainy everywhere except the southeast, but with lower prices and fewer tourists.