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

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

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.

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

January

January in Samsun is pretty cool. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) to high 40s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses

February

February in this region can be brisk. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks
  • Long skirts

March

If you vacation in Samsun during March, you are likely to find that it can be very chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece

April

April in Samsun is chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear

May

If you are traveling to Samsun in May, you will notice that it can be chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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:

  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Rain boots
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Umbrella

July

If you vacation in Samsun 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 60s F (high 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Sandals

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:

  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain boots
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts

September

If you visit Samsun during September, you are likely to find that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Light footwear
  • Rain boots
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals

October

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear

November

If you vacation in Samsun during November, you are likely to find that it can be chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

December

December is cold. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses
  • Long skirts

Year-round what to wear/what to pack 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.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and F
  • A SIM card that works in Samsun
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • Appropriate museum wear

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