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Spring in Turkey is a great time to visit. It offers mild weather, little rain, plenty of sunny days and nature in full bloom. April and May are the best months to visit Turkey for exploring historical sites and outdoor activities. Let's find out which regions of Turkey are worth visiting in spring and what you can do there.

Spring in Turkey  - when and where to go


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Spring in Turkey: What to expect each month

Spring in Turkey is a delightful time of year, offering a combination of pleasant weather and the beauty of blooming nature.

March in Turkey: The Cusp of Spring

  • Weather: A mix of wintery and warm days, with temperatures ranging from 7-17°C (44-62°F).
  • Activities: Ideal for cultural and historic attractions without the crowds.
  • Prices: discounts for tours, low prices for hotels and apartments.
  • Festivals: Mesir Macunu Festivali in Manisa, 21-24 March.

Best Places in Turkey to Visit in March:

  • Istanbul: Enjoy sightseeing with cooler temperatures
  • Cappadocia: Witness the fairy chimneys and valleys, take a hot air balloon ride.
  • Antalya: Explore the Old Harbor and charming Old Town
Kas is a seaside town on the Mediterranean coast
Kaş is a seaside town on the Mediterranean coast (Antalya Province)

April in Turkey: Warmth and Blossoms

  • Weather: Warm but not hot, perfect for outdoor activities, with average temperatures around 16-20°C (60-68°F).
  • Activities: Ideal time to visit cities and historical sites, sightseeing and hiking in southern and western Turkey.
  • Prices: High prices for accommodation in Istanbul, average prices in other regions of Turkey.
  • Festivals: Tulip Festival in Istanbul

Best Places in Turkey to Visit in April:

  • Istanbul & Cappadocia: Ideal for walking around and admiring cultural attractions.
  • Antalya: Great for exploring coastal towns and cities.
  • Izmir is an excellent starting point for a trip in a rental car to follow in s of ancient cities and the Roman Empire.
Istanbul in April: Emirgan Park
Istanbul in April: Emirgan Park

May in Turkey: The Gateway to Summer

  • Weather: Warm-to-hot throughout the country, with average temperatures around 14-24°C (57-76°F).
  • Activities: one more ideal month to visit main attractions such as the famous Aegean and Ephesus without crowds.
  • Prices: High prices for accommodation in Istanbul, average prices in other regions of Turkey.

Best Places in Turkey to Visit in May:

  • Cappadocia: Ideal for hiking and outdoor exploration.
  • Aegean and Mediterranean sights: explore Turkey's famous historical and cultural attractions.
Cappadocia valley at sunrise
Cappadocia Valley at sunrise

Spring in Turkey: Where to Go

Spring in Turkey means experiencing the country's rich culture and natural beauty at a time when everything is coming back to life after a freezing winter.

Mediterranean and Aegean Coasts in Spring

  • Pleasant Climate: The coasts enjoy warm temperatures, with averages reaching up to 20-23°C in the afternoon.
  • Blooming Nature: The countryside is vibrant with citrus trees, pomegranates, figs, almonds, apricots, and cherries blossoming.
  • Beach Weather: The sea water warms up to around 20°C, inviting for those who prefer milder temperatures for swimming.
Mediterranean sea coastline in Turkey
Mediterranean Sea coastline in Turkey

Central Anatolia and Cappadocia in Spring

  • Mild Weather: Perfect for sightseeing, with comfortable daytime temperatures allowing for light clothing.
  • Cappadocia's Magic: The unique landscapes are less crowded, and the conditions are perfect for hot air balloon rides.

Ephesus, Troy and sightseeing tours of the most interesting places in Turkey

  • Spring is the best time of year for travel to Turkey's cultural and historical attractions.
  • Visit the Viator website for interesting tours in Turkey.
The Library of Celsus is an ancient Roman building in Ephesus, Anatolia
The Library of Celsus is an ancient Roman building in Ephesus, Anatolia

Istanbul in Spring

  • Floral Festivities: Istanbul in spring is a riot of colours with an incredible amount of flowers, especially during the Tulip Festival in April.
  • Nice Weather: The city enjoys pleasant temperatures ranging from 8°C to 20°C, perfect for exploring Istanbul.
  • Cultural Exploration: Spring is the best time for city tours and walks.
Istanbul is full of flowers in the springtime
Istanbul is full of flowers in the springtime

Spring in Turkey offers a diverse experience, from the cool beginnings of March to the warm, lively days of May. It's a time when you can enjoy the country's natural beauty, cultural richness, and festive atmosphere.

Whether you're looking to explore ancient sites or simply soak in the local culture, spring in Turkey provides an array of experiences for every traveller.

Ensure that you pack appropriate clothing for the changeable spring weather and have a wonderful time during your holiday in Turkey!

About the author

The author of AsiaPositive Iryna Rasko

I am a passionate traveller and photography is my greatest love. Asia is a constant source of inspiration for me.

The information I share in my articles is based on personal experience and extensive research. It is my sincere hope that my articles will assist you in planning your travels in Asia and beyond.

Please note that English is not my first language and I apologise for any errors or awkward phrasing.

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