What is the best time of year to travel to Iran?
Best Time to Visit Iran: Deciding on the best time for traveling to Iran depends on many personal or local items including your taste about seasons and your trip intentions. For instance, some people prefer to travel in Iran when it is not very hot or when places are not too crowded and some prefer the local and traditional events.
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Iran is a vast country ranking 18th in size among the countries of the world and has a variable climate. You can travel to this country all year round. Each season has its own attractions. Due to geographical variations, you can experience all types of weather at each season in Iran.
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When Would Be the Best Time to Travel to Iran?
Generally, the seasons of spring and autumn are the best time to visit Iran although the weather may lead towards the coldness of the winter and the hot weather of summer. The exact time would be from the middle of April to the beginning of June and from the last days of September to the early days of November.
You can also experience stunning weather at the coast of Persian Gulf during January and February. These months would be the best time for visiting Iran.
At the other months of the year, some regions would be too cold or too hot for those who are not familiar with these vast weather conditions. Therefore, according to the season and the regions you want to visit, you need to have a special plan prepared.
Cold weather simultaneously with hot weather!
Since Iran has a vast area, in a specific time there are different regions with various climates. In fact, there are kinds of climates and conditions in Iran. The weather could be humid, dry, cold or hot according to the region. For example:
- In the north, at the coast of Caspian Sea, the weather is mild and humid.
- The southern areas of Iran and the Persian Gulf region are always hotter than the central area of Iran but along with more pleasant winters.
- The weather at northwest of Iran is cooler than the other parts of Iran with a difference of about 10 to 15 degrees.
Have you ever experienced a summer vacation in the winter?
July is the hottest month in Iran. During winter, you may see remarkable snowfall in specific areas. Summer is usually hot but the temperature in winter especially in mountains is almost minus zero.
According to the variety of climate, one can experience swimming in the hot water of Persian Gulf meanwhile he or she is enjoying the sports of the winter simultaneously and only through a short travel.
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Decide on best time of year to travel to Iran
best time of year to travel to Iran: Depending on your taste for each weather or condition, you can decide on the best time for travel to Iran:
Late November to February (Low Season)
Through late November to February, the weather gets subfreezing in west and the northwest and cold in the plateau of the country where most tourist cities are located. The rain and snow are probable.
Experience Iran in November by skiing. In case you are interested in skiing, you should plan your travel through November to March.
During fall and winter, people usually choose to travel to the coasts of the southern islands since they have a pleasant climate. These seasons are the low seasons of domestic travels and tourist sites are not crowded. The prices are low and discounts for hotels and domestic flights are applied.
Tourist sites are not crowded and you can book hotels easily, which are available with cheap prices. Heavy rainfall is rare. The weather slowly gets warmer and the nights are still cold but the days have a pleasant temperature.
The Isfahan’s maximum temperature was 13 °C in the first day of the March 2016 and reached 18 °C in the middle of the March. These are great temperatures.
Late March to June, Spring Season in Iran as the Best Time to Travel to Iran
The holidays of the New Persian year (Nowruz) and the beginning of spring are in late June. The weather gets extremely pleasant. Prices rise highly and tourist cities and attractions are crowded.
After Nowruz, domestic travelling decreases and tourism sites are not very crowded. The southern part of Iran is going to get hot but in the other parts the weather would be pleasant for the next two months.
July to August
It is summer and the weather gets very hot except the northwest of Iran and the coast of Caspian Sea, which are the destinations for domestic travels. Prices are low but walking and sightseeing could be exhausting if you cannot tolerate the hot weather.
September to Early November, the Best Time to Visit Iran
The weather gets cooler due to temperature drop and rainfall is rare. Sites are not crowded from the end of September. The prices are lower than what is in April and May.
Events in Iran:
A few of Iranian events, which attract tourists, are:
- The ancient festival of Nowruz from 20th March for two weeks: The biggest event of the Iranian calendar is the celebration of the Persian new year called Nowruz along with the beginning of the spring.
- Yalda or Shab-e Chelleh: Friends and Families gather together to celebrate this Iranian festival of winter solstice in late December.
- There is a festival of rose flower and rose-water (Golab) through April to June.
- Although the hunting season of foreign countries coincides January holidays, in Iran this event occurs from 23rd October to 19th February.
When is not the good Time to Visit Iran?
We suggest you to avoid traveling during religious events including Ramadan and Muharram unless you want to experience these events. Ramadan is the ninth month of Islamic calendar and Muharram is the first month of Islamic calendar. These months shift forward each year since they are not a part of Persian calendar.