The answer to this really depends on where you plan to travel to for your holiday, and what you intend to do. Holiday makers visiting coastal areas then June through to September is best, when these areas are in high season, for vising sights or cities then spring or autumn is best when the weather is much cooler.

Spring (April, May, June) This is a good time to visit the cities, which can often be crowded, the cooler weather is better for sightseeing, but be aware April and May tend to see some rainy days. The coastal regions are in low season and tend to get busier in June.

Summer (mid June, July, August, mid-September) This is high season for Aegean and Mediterranean regions, where many coastal areas are bustling with tourists, the weather can be very hot, especially in July with temperatures soaring to 43º C and above. Turkey is fully equipped for the hot weather, with many hotels, restaurants, shops etc air conditioned.

Autumn (mid September,October) has a mostly mild weather, but the days are shorter, and rain may begin again in October. This, too, is high season for Istanbul and Cappadocia, with many boutique hotels heavily booked at their highest prices. At beach resorts, the water is still warm, crowds are smaller, and prices lower.

Winter (November, December, January, February, March) The south west areas of Turkey see very mild winters the Aegean and the Mediterranean coasts being one of them, with areas such as Antalya still open for tourists due to its many pleasant sunny days. It tends to get colder during January and February, seeing a lot of rain and sometimes even snow. Generally most of the tourism ends during these months.

In Istanbul the winters are chilly with rain and a mild shower of snow. The Anatolian plateau is usually quite cold in winter. The Black Sea Coast is chilly and rainy in winter. The mountainous Eastern Turkey is very cold and snowy in winter,. The southeastern area is dry and mild in winter. Some mountainous areas see road closers due to the dangerous snowy conditions

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