Istanbul Atatürk Airport, Turkey: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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

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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 Istanbul Atatürk Airport, Turkey

Based on the climate and weather in Istanbul Atatürk Airport, the best time to go is July. See below for details.

Important essentials for Istanbul Atatürk Airport, Turkey

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

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  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry plane-friendly option.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently get worn. An unreadable card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection available.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some rural areas may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's useful to take an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good kit.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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What to wear/what to pack for Istanbul Atatürk Airport, Turkey by month

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January

January in Istanbul Atatürk Airport is pretty cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

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February

In February, Istanbul Atatürk Airport can be brisk. Temperatures routinely are in the high 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the high 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Istanbul Atatürk Airport, with several of the days of the month having rain. In February, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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March

March in Istanbul Atatürk Airport is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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April

April in Istanbul Atatürk Airport is cool. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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May

Traveling to Istanbul Atatürk Airport in May, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

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June

If you visit Istanbul Atatürk Airport during June, you may 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 60s F (high 10s C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

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July

July for Istanbul Atatürk Airport is hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

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August

If you vacation in Istanbul Atatürk Airport during August, you might see that it is extremely warm and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (high 10s C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

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September

If you visit Istanbul Atatürk Airport during September, you are likely to see that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

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October

If you visit Istanbul Atatürk Airport during October, you are likely to find that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

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November

In November, Istanbul Atatürk Airport can be chilly. Temperatures routinely are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Istanbul Atatürk Airport, with several of the days of the month having rain. In November, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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December

If you are traveling to Istanbul Atatürk Airport in December, you will notice that it is brisk. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (single digits C).

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