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

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Traveling to Samsun, Turkey? If you're planning to go to Samsun, I've got 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 Samsun, Turkey

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

Important essentials for Samsun, Turkey

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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  • Travel disinfecting wipes

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  • Hand sanitizer

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  • Kids' KN95 masks

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  • Travel insurance

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General health necessities

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

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January

January in Samsun can be brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C), with a few days below 32 F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you want to see the majestic Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who can enter this mosque; it is best to check with the Samsun tourism authority.

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

February

If you visit Samsun during February, you may see that it is pretty cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you want to see the majestic Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who can enter this mosque; it is best to check with the Samsun tourism authority.

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

March

March in Samsun can be brisk. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) to low 50s F (low 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you want to see the majestic Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who can enter this mosque; it is best to check with the Samsun tourism authority.

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

April

If you go to Samsun in April, you will notice that it is crisp. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you want to see the majestic Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who can enter this mosque; it is best to check with the Samsun tourism authority.

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

May

May in Samsun is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you want to see the majestic Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who can enter this mosque; it is best to check with the Samsun tourism authority.

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

June

June in Samsun is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you want to see the majestic Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who can enter this mosque; it is best to check with the Samsun tourism authority.

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

July

If you vacation in Samsun during July, you might see 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 60s F (high 10s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you want to see the majestic Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who can enter this mosque; it is best to check with the Samsun tourism authority.

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

August

If you go to Samsun in August, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you want to see the majestic Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who can enter this mosque; it is best to check with the Samsun tourism authority.

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

September

Traveling to Samsun in September, you will notice that it is mild. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you want to see the majestic Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who can enter this mosque; it is best to check with the Samsun tourism authority.

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

October

If you are traveling to Samsun in October, you will notice that it is balmy. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you want to see the majestic Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who can enter this mosque; it is best to check with the Samsun tourism authority.

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

November

If you go to Samsun in November, you will notice that it is chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you want to see the majestic Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who can enter this mosque; it is best to check with the Samsun tourism authority.

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

December

December in Samsun is brisk. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you want to see the majestic Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who can enter this mosque; it is best to check with the Samsun tourism authority.

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

Activities for Samsun, Turkey

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

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