Best time to visit Iran

What is the best time to visit Iran? This has many different answers depending on what you want to do. Iran offers endless opportunities for people who love in-depth cultural, trekking & adventure trips. For sure Iran is a destination to fall in love with: its mesmerizing architecture, deserts, mountains, jungles are fascinating. If you love pampering yourself, Iran is the place to put on your next travel destination.

Iran is one of the countries in the world which has four seasons in one time. While the north is covered with snow, in south you have tropical weather. Therefore Iran’s climate varies greatly due to features of global location. In winter you can go skiing in the north of Tehran, and a day later you can head south to Kashan and to experience the dry heat at Iran’s beautiful deserts such as Maranjab or Mesr Desert. This is Iran natural diversity at its best!

iran 4 seasons

Iran Seasons

Spring Season in Iran

Spring is a good season but between March and May is high season because temperatures are ideal for travelling all across Iran, as it is not too hot or too cold. The prices are higher in this time and you might want to reserve your room/accommodation in Iran way before traveling.

Weather in Iran in March

At March weather becomes better. Temperatures rise to somewhat comfortable range. In coastal areas averages of March are cool, southern regions are bit warmer and in mountainous regions are cooler. However even in highlands temperature doesn’t drop below 10 °C.

Weather in Iran in April

In April temperatures are nicer. If you only want to go hiking in the north the best time is in Spring & Summer when the country is cooler, and less humid. This is the best period for outdoor adventures in the deserts, or by the coast. If you want to go hiking in the north the best time is in Spring & Summer when the country is cooler, and less humid. Also March & April is so good for outdoor adventures in the deserts, or by the coast in north & south.

spring season in iran

Summer Season in Iran

Summer begins with slight decreasing of precipitation. The shoulder season goes from June to October. In this time temperatures increase all across the country and it becomes almost hot to travel to cities like Shiraz, Yazd & Kashan. If you are more an adventure seeker, you can head to North of Iran for hiking & trekking. For a quintessential Iran experience, you can have a trip all around Iran in summer especially in September. This period is the busiest months in Iran, so book your accommodation and tickets well in advance.

summer in iran

Autumn Season in Iran

Iran Weather in October, November, and December

Autumn brings rains to the country. Peak of precipitation is at October. October temperature is still rather comfortable for its range is between 22 and 25 °C (72-77 °F). As November begins the weather starts to get colder. But best time for desert tours is October, November & December, autumn gives you the real time of adventure in desert. This period is a shoulder season, you can expect a dip in accommodation prices and your flight tickets as well. The rush would have worn off, and you can really enjoy the country without irritating crowds. Generally, autumn is great time to visit Iran.

historical places in iran

Winter Season in Iran

Visiting Iran in February and November

Comparably few tourists travel to Iran between November and February when temperatures start to drop again, unless they are going for ski at Tochal & Dizin Ski Resort. This season is the best time to Ski.The south is still warm and pleasant, but Tehran and the northern Iran becomes cold so make sure to bring warm clothes when you come in winter. In winter a lot of hotels and resorts will offer great deals for those who want to visit in summer, so if you are interested in saving money, this would be the best time for you to do so.

ancient persian architecture

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