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

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

When to go to Erzurum, Turkey

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

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

January

If you go to Erzurum in January, you will notice that it is beyond freezing. Daytime temperatures are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Fleece for under jacket
  • Neck gaiter
  • Goggles for eye protection
  • Coveralls
  • Extreme cold weather gear
  • Thermal undergarments
  • High performance gloves
  • Insulated boots
  • Thick pajamas
  • Multiple layer jacket shell

February

February here is unbearably cold. Temperatures average in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Insulated boots
  • High performance gloves
  • Neck gaiter
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Coveralls
  • Extreme cold weather gear
  • Goggles for eye protection
  • Thick pajamas
  • Fleece for under jacket

March

March in Erzurum is frigid. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Insulated boots
  • Scarf
  • Fleeces
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Sweaters
  • Very heavy socks
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Gloves
  • Thermal undergarments

April

April in Erzurum can be brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in Erzurum is relatively cool. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in Erzurum is balmy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C). With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 40% to 50% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you visit Erzurum during July, you are likely to find that it is a perfect temperature. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 30 and 40% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you vacation in Erzurum during August, you are likely to find that it is warm and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 30 and 40% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September in Erzurum is mild and very dry. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s 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:

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

October

October here is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

Traveling to Erzurum in November, you will notice that it is brisk. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you go to Erzurum in December, you will notice that it can be extremely cold. Daytime temperatures are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sweaters
  • Scarf
  • Gloves
  • Insulated boots
  • Very heavy socks
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Fleeces

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Erzurum, 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 Erzurum

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