Ankara, Turkey: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Ankara, Turkey? If you're planning to go to Ankara, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Ankara, Turkey

Based on the climate and weather in Ankara, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Ankara, Turkey by month

January

January in Ankara can be extremely cold and somewhat snowy. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time and snows about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Gloves or mittens
  • Heavy jacket
  • Waterproof coat
  • Waterproof boots
  • Heavy socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Sweaters

February

Traveling to Ankara in February, you will notice that it is pretty cool and somewhat snowy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month and snow 5-10 days this month.

Daytime temperatures are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sweaters
  • Umbrella
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Heavy socks
  • Waterproof boots
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Heavy jacket
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof coat

March

March in Ankara is pretty cool and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain a bit less than half of the time.

It also snows once in a while. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Jacket or coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof coat
  • Fleeces
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof boots
  • Socks

April

April for Ankara is relatively cool and very rainy. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Jacket or coat
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Standard footwear

May

If you go to Ankara in May, you will notice that it is mild, very rainy and somewhat stormy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans
  • Rain coat
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Umbrella
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof luggage

June

If you are traveling to Ankara in June, you will notice that it is warm and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals

July

July is hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear

August

August in Ankara is hot and very dry. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear

September

September for Ankara is a perfect temperature and very dry. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Dresses

October

October in Ankara is cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Standard footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Jacket or coat
  • Umbrella

November

If you vacation in Ankara during November, you are likely to find that it is brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof boots
  • Waterproof coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Jacket or coat
  • Socks
  • Fleeces
  • Warm pants or jeans

December

If you go to Ankara in December, you will notice that it is cold and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time and snow regularly.

Daytime temperatures are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sweaters
  • Umbrella
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Waterproof boots
  • Heavy socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Heavy jacket
  • Waterproof coat

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Ankara, Turkey

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Ankara, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and F
  • A SIM card that works in Ankara
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Pickpocketing is an issue, so wear a money belt or neck pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear

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