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

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

When to go to Van, Turkey

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

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

January

January in Van is frigid. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Fleeces
  • Rain boots
  • Rain coat
  • Insulated boots
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Very heavy socks
  • Umbrella
  • Scarf
  • Sweaters
  • Gloves
  • Multiple layer jacket shell

February

February in Van is freezing. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 10 F (10+ below zero C).

But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Cold weather footwear
  • Sweaters
  • Heavy socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Rain boots
  • Heavy jacket
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat

March

March in Van is brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 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:

  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Rain boots
  • Rain coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Heavy jacket
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Sweaters
  • Heavy socks
  • Umbrella
  • Cold weather footwear

April

If you go to Van in April, you will notice that it can be very chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Fleeces
  • Jacket or coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks

May

If you are traveling to Van in May, you will notice that it is cool. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June here is mild. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts

July

If you visit Van during July, you are likely to find that it is hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

August

If you visit Van during August, 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 high 50s F (mid 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses

September

September for Van is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals

October

October can be chilly. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November can be brisk. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Fleeces
  • Jacket or coat

December

December in Van can be very chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 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:

  • Gloves or mittens
  • Rain coat
  • Rain boots
  • Heavy jacket
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Heavy socks
  • Sweaters
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Umbrella

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Van, Turkey

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Van, 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 Van
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders

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