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

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

When to go to Cappadocia, Turkey

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

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

January

If you are traveling to Cappadocia in January, you will notice that it can be brisk. Daytime temperatures are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Heavy jacket
  • Heavy socks
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Sweaters
  • Gloves or mittens

February

February for Cappadocia is cold. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Cold weather footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Heavy jacket
  • Sweaters
  • Heavy socks

March

March in Cappadocia can be very chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C). With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

Traveling to Cappadocia in April, you will notice that it is crisp. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Jacket or coat
  • Rain boots
  • Rain coat
  • Fleeces
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Standard footwear

May

Traveling to Cappadocia in May, you will notice that it is balmy. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks
  • Rain boots
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Light jacket or fleece

June

June in Cappadocia is warm. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C). With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 30% to 40% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Rain boots
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Umbrella
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

July

July is hot and very dry. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses

August

August is pretty consistently hot and very dry. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals

September

September in Cappadocia is a perfect temperature and very dry. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 30% to 40% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion

October

October for Cappadocia is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you visit Cappadocia during November, you are likely to find that it can be very chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Cappadocia is pretty cool. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Heavy socks
  • Sweaters
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Heavy jacket

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Cappadocia, 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 Cappadocia
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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