What is the best time to visit Istanbul, Turkey?
Istanbul in northwestern Turkey, Roman, Byzantine and was the capital of the Ottoman Empire, so grand mosques, palaces, Roman ruins, and there are many more in the form of fascinating history. The best time to visit is usually between May and September, but the month you choose depends on what you want from the trip.
Istanbul, Turkey is the best time to visit? The most pleasant times for the weather are spring (April-May) and autumn (September-October). This is the best time if you want to avoid the tourist crowds, and you can expect temperatures to be moderate (12-25 ° C) with sunlight and occasional light rain. It is said to be a good time for a honeymoon and we offer romantic tours such as the Bosphorus Dinner Cruise so you can see the city lights and gaze at the stars from the boat, taste Turkish cuisine and enjoy a Turkish night show.
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We have half-day trips where you can witness the unique history of this amazing city. You will feel the heat of the sun and a gentle breeze across the water while listening to the tour guide and watch the beautiful Ottoman-style mansions and important historical sites on the shores. Dolmabahçe Palace, which was the main administrative center during the Ottoman period, the Maiden’s Tower, which was used as a lighthouse, the Rumeli Fortress built by the Ottoman sultan Fatih Sultan Mehmed and other impressive structures can be seen from the boat. You can always ask questions if you want to know more about the history of the region. September is recommended for Bosphorus tours as it is still hot but less crowded than in the summer months. May is a good month to see dolphins living in the strait.
In addition to being the cultural and historical capital, Istanbul has also become a place for shopping. There are many large shopping centers with a wide variety of international chain stores selling designer labels. If you don’t mind crowded shops, Istanbul Shopping Fest is held every summer, and there are bargains at quieter times from mid-December to early January. Here you will find everything you are looking for, from clothes to shoes, perfumes, and jewelry. The Bosphorus Tour (Half Day) includes a visit to the traditional Spice Bazaar or Spice Bazaar, an Aladdin cave made up of Aladdin’s bright ornamental objects, with intricate designs and colorful spices, dried fruits, and desserts that fill the air with aromas.
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The summer months of June, July, and August are hot and humid, and the peak season for tourism is very crowded, so April, May, and mid-September to mid-October are recommended for sightseeing. This is the perfect time to join the Istanbul City Tour (Full Day) and explore the city on foot with a guide who will show you the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Sultan Tombs, and more. You will return home with special memories and a deeper understanding of this wonderful city and its historical significance.