Turkey is the land of diversity and the place where two continents of the world meet together. It has a lot of good things which it offers to its people and that is the reason why so many people are turning towards Turkish citizenship. It has a lot of cities which has the most tourist attractions, however, Istanbul is the one which is the most popular one. Istanbul is the only city of Turkey which would be giving you feels of both Asia and Europe, as it has parts of both colliding. If you are planning to go to Turkey, then Istanbul would be the greatest shot, but one most common questions for people is that when do we go trips for Istanbul.
When it comes to weather, Spring and Fall are two of the best times where you could go sightseeing in the city. The weather in both of these times is extremely pleasant and you would be very comfortable with the temperatures which would be anywhere around 15°C. Spring is a high season in Istanbul, but the crowds don’t even reach to their peak till the very May. The fall time is when the number of the tourist start to get a lot more and then the crowd gets even thinner by the end of October. Autumn is also the time when people just sit around the corner and they love to adore the colors of this season, usually you would find the shades or oranges and yellow. Summer is just so opposite to this weather, as it is worst time and if you like sweating in the heat where a huge crowd of people could be seen, then you can go to this country. You should always check the weather before you visit Turkey.
The Bosphrous Cruise
September is known to be a great time of the year as the weather is typically warm and that is the time when people go for the Bosphorus Cruise. Three of the different kinds of dolphins like bottle nose dolphins, common dolphins and harbour porpoises could be very well seen when you go for the Bosphorus Cruise. It is a year round attraction and you would have to book in advance because at times, there is a full fledge booking going on and you wouldn’t want to miss this at all. If you can, always go for the morning cruise to see the nice sunshine.
Great time for shopping
This city is a very popular destination and it offers a number of high-end and low-end brands where you would find the top fashion apparels from all over the world. There are even a lot of great local brands which are something that you should look for, because they offer some of the most amazing clothes. There aren’t some specific dates for the sales, but the sales usually start from the beginning of July and that is the best time that you could get high fashion clothes at very low prices. You can go to the Grand Bazaar where there wouldn’t be just one but a lot of things which would catch your eye. Morning is the best time for you to check out the Bazaar, as there isn’t that much crowd observed in the morning. Closing time is the messiest of all and you wouldn’t want to go shopping atleast, at this time of the day.
The biggest crowds that you would observe is during the summers and that is known to be the worst time to go travelling in Turkey. Winter is however, the time where you would find very small crowds and be able to see all the attractions closely. By the time of May, the crowds start getting bigger and then it gets smaller by the month of October. If you want to enjoy the best of both worlds then you should always visit the country in April. Blue Mosque shouldn’t be at all visited on a Friday, because you would get huge crowd due to the Friday prayer and that is why you should always visit it during the weekdays.
Just like any other countries in the world, Istanbul also holds the festivities with great joy and among the most renowned events are the New Year’s day, Orthodox Christmas, the film festivals, Valentine’s Day, Nevruz, spring market, Music festival and etc. It is one of the most renowned events in Turkey and people just love to visit the country at this time of the festivities.