Best Time to Visit Istanbul
Istanbul is hot all year round, but particularly so in the summer months from May to September. Many people find the city too hot in the summer, so the best time to visit with regards to weather is spring or autumn, although flights can be cheaper in summer. Even in winter, the city enjoys blue skies and warm weather, so Istanbul is a popular choice for Brits hoping to get away from the wind and rain at home.
There are events taking place throughout the year in Istanbul that you could time your holiday to enjoy. These include the Istanbul Shopping Festival in January, Istanbul Summer Surprises (another shopping event) from July to September, the International Film Festival in December, the Jazz Festival in February and the Islamic New Year in November.