month begins with very good weather,
but the autumn rains may
begin sometime in mid- or late October.
Beach vacations are still easily possible, particularly along the Mediterranean shore in the first half of October, and perhaps even through October, though the chance of rain increases as the month goes on.
may also be freak snowstorms in Central
Anatolia, but overall this is
not too bad a month to travel in
Even so, and even though the days
are shorter, this is high season for
individual travelers wanting to stay
in Istanbul and Cappadocia,
so expect higher prices, and reserve
your rooms early!
Istanbul Biennial art
exhibitions usually begin in early September and
continues through October into November in 2015 in Istanbul.
The Islamic minor
festivals of Aşure falls
in October in 2015 and 2016. More...
The Vodaphone Istanbul Marathon, somtimes called the Eurasia Marathon (Avrasya
Maratonu) is the big event
mid-month in Turkey's largest city, roiling transport as thousands of runners race across the Bosphorus Bridge. In 2015, the marathon date is Sunday, October 15th. More...
Day (Cumhuriyet Bayramı,
October 29), is
important patriotic national holiday,
commemorating the proclamation
of the Turkish
Republic by Atatürk in
1923. Lots of parades and speeches. There's
a half-day holiday on October
28 in anticipation.
Autumn colors in Cappadocia...
Use this handy hotel search
box to check room
rates and availability anywhere
in Turkey in October:
—by Tom Brosnahan