Weather Averages for Istanbul in October
Averages for Istanbul in October
Istanbul begins to cool down in October as winter is just around the corner. The days are still pleasantly mild and can reach up to 19⁰C during the hottest point of the day but the evenings are a bit chilly – temperatures can drop as low as 13⁰C after sunset.
If you’re travelling with children, a trip to the aquarium in Florya is a must. Here you’ll find fish and aquatic creatures from all over the world. There’s also a shopping mall next door with loads of great restaurants and cafes where you can stop for lunch.
You’ll find many religious sites to visit in Istanbul and Suleymaniye is one of the most outstanding. Both the exterior and interior of this mosque are exquisite and there are stunning stained glass windows speckled throughout. Next to the mosque you’ll find Sinan’s Tomb which is also worth a visit. If you’re not into history or art you’ll be pleased to hear that the area is also packed with shops selling everything from souvenirs to designer clothes.
During your stay, try and make time for the Basilica Cistern located just across from the Haghia Sophia. The unassuming entrance gives way to an impressive underground chamber with marble pillars supporting the roof. The bottom is filled with water and everything is lit by red lights. There are two giant Medusa heads in the back corner.
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