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

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Traveling to Izmir, Turkey? If you're planning to go to Izmir, 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 Izmir, Turkey

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

Important essentials for Izmir, Turkey

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Izmir, 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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  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection available.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

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


  • 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 easy-to-carry plane-friendly choice.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas 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 superb one.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

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January

January here can be very chilly, somewhat rainy and extremely hazy. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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February

February in this region can be very chilly, somewhat rainy and very hazy. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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March

In March, Izmir is relatively cool, somewhat rainy and extremely hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) and sometimes jump into the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Izmir, with several of the days of the month having rain. In March, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

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April

Traveling to Izmir in April, you will notice that it is mild, somewhat rainy and extremely hazy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

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May

If you visit Izmir during May, you will probably see that it is warm and extremely hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

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June

If you visit Izmir during June, you will probably see that it is consistently hot, extremely hazy and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C). Humidity is generally between 30 and 40% during the day.

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July

If you go to Izmir in July, you will notice that it is consistently hot, extremely hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

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August

If you go to Izmir in August, you will notice that it is consistently hot, extremely hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

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September

September for Izmir is extremely warm, extremely hazy and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

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October

If you visit Izmir during October, you may notice that it is a perfect temperature and extremely hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally around 50 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

November here is relatively cool, somewhat rainy and extremely hazy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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December

December here can be very chilly, somewhat rainy and extremely hazy. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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Activities for Izmir, Turkey

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

If you go to the İzmir Archaeological Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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