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

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Traveling to Istanbul Province, Turkey? If you're planning to go to Istanbul Province, I 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 Istanbul Province, Turkey

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

Important essentials for Istanbul Province, Turkey

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection possible.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can become worn. An unreadable vaccination card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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

  • (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


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent TSA-friendly option.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas of this country may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's important to have an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great kit.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

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January

January in Istanbul Province is pretty cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 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

February is brisk. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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March

March in Istanbul Province is pretty cool. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) to low 50s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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April

In April, Istanbul Province can be chilly. Temperatures routinely are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) and about a third of the time jump into the 60s F (high 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Istanbul Province, with several of the days of the month having rain. In April, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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May

If you go to Istanbul Province in May, you will notice that it is mild. 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 Province during June, 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 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 sometimes.

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July

If you go to Istanbul Province in July, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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August

If you go to Istanbul Province in August, you will notice that it is hot and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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September

If you go to Istanbul Province in September, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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October

October in Istanbul Province is balmy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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November

November in Istanbul Province is crisp. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

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December

If you are traveling to Istanbul Province in December, you will notice that it can be 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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