month begins with very good weather,
but the autumn rains may
begin sometime in mid- or late October.
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 Biennale art
exhibitions usually begin in mid-September and
may last through October into November in 2013 in Istanbul.
The Eurasia Marathon (Avrasya
Maratonu) in Istanbul is the big event
major religious holiday, shuts
down the country during a week
in October in 2013
and 2014 (dates). 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. In 2013 Istanbul's Marmaray project is expected to be inaugurated along with the high-speed train line to Ankara. 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