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Turkey Travel Guide

A riot of colours awaits you in Turkey along with the ancient markets of Istanbul, the surreal landscape of Cappadocia and the staggering travertine terraces of Pamukkale. Straddling two different continents, it’s a place where the East meets West and two civilisations collide. You’re in for an incredible treat.

The Highlights

The Basics

When to Visit

when to visit
  1. Peak Season

    April to May, September to mid-November

    Due to its size and diverse landscape, Turkey’s high season depends on the region. Istanbul and the inland areas are best visited in the spring or autumn months when they’re enjoying the warm weather and clear, blue skies. Unfortunately, as these are the busiest months – the spring months especially is when prices skyrocket and the tourist crowds are thick so it is best to book well in advance. If it’s not within your budget, consider visiting the resort towns along the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts, which enjoys off-season traffic and rates as well as the mild weather during this time. 

  2. Low Season

    November to February

    In the summertime from June to early September, everything switches. The hot weather draws the crowds to the beaches in the Aegean and Mediterranean, taking some of the visitor traffic away from the inland regions. Prices soar at beach resorts, leaving the rest of the country to offer affordable rates and more available to travellers. In the winter months, everything dies down as temperatures drop and the rains come. If you are on a budget, this is the time to score great bargains. You’d have to contend with the rain, but the sun does come out to play every now and then.

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