Ankara, Turkey: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

Traveling to Ankara, Turkey? If you're planning to go to Ankara, we have some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


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.

Important essentials 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.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


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  • A vaccine card protector

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  • Hand sanitizer

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

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January

January in Ankara is frosty and somewhat snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 5 F (10+ below zero C). It tends to rain about a third of the time. It also snows about half of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you intend to go to the majestic Kocatepe Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter this mosque; it is best to check with the Ankara tourism authority.

If you go to the Ankara Ethnography Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

In February, Ankara is pretty cool and somewhat snowy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 30s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). This is also a rainy time for Ankara, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In February, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you intend to go to the majestic Kocatepe Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter this mosque; it is best to check with the Ankara tourism authority.

If you go to the Ankara Ethnography Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

March in Ankara can be brisk 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 about a third of the time. It also snows sometimes. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you intend to go to the majestic Kocatepe Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter this mosque; it is best to check with the Ankara tourism authority.

If you go to the Ankara Ethnography Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

If you go to Ankara in April, you will notice that it is crisp and very rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you intend to go to the majestic Kocatepe Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter this mosque; it is best to check with the Ankara tourism authority.

If you go to the Ankara Ethnography Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

In May, Ankara is balmy, very rainy and somewhat stormy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 60s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Ankara, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In May, humidity reaches as high as 50%.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you intend to go to the majestic Kocatepe Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter this mosque; it is best to check with the Ankara tourism authority.

If you go to the Ankara Ethnography Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

If you go 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:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you intend to go to the majestic Kocatepe Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter this mosque; it is best to check with the Ankara tourism authority.

If you go to the Ankara Ethnography Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

If you vacation in Ankara during July, you are likely to see that it is extremely warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally between 30 and 40% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you intend to go to the majestic Kocatepe Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter this mosque; it is best to check with the Ankara tourism authority.

If you go to the Ankara Ethnography Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

If you visit Ankara during August, you will probably find that it is pretty consistently hot and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally between 30 and 40% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you intend to go to the majestic Kocatepe Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter this mosque; it is best to check with the Ankara tourism authority.

If you go to the Ankara Ethnography Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

September here is warm and very dry. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you intend to go to the majestic Kocatepe Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter this mosque; it is best to check with the Ankara tourism authority.

If you go to the Ankara Ethnography Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

If you are traveling to Ankara in October, you will notice that it is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you intend to go to the majestic Kocatepe Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter this mosque; it is best to check with the Ankara tourism authority.

If you go to the Ankara Ethnography Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

November is cold and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you intend to go to the majestic Kocatepe Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter this mosque; it is best to check with the Ankara tourism authority.

If you go to the Ankara Ethnography Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

Traveling to Ankara in December, you will notice that it can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time and snow regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you intend to go to the majestic Kocatepe Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter this mosque; it is best to check with the Ankara tourism authority.

If you go to the Ankara Ethnography Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Activities for Ankara, Turkey

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Ankara.

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