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
exhibition begins on 16 September and
continues through October to 12 November in 2017 in Istanbul. More...
The Islamic minor
festivals of Aşure falls
in October in 2016. 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
first Turkish Grand National
Assembly building, Ankara,
Turkey, on Republic Day.