Surely, you have heard a lot about the best time for travel to Iran in different points of views and if you couldn’t make a decision yet, we are here to clarify this subject for you before booking your trip to Iran.
If you want to hear that just a specific time is suitable for travel to Iran, honestly there is not any right answer! As you know Iran is a four seasons country with each bringing different attractions which make this country pleasant at any time.
But we are going to help you find your most suitable time in Iran! And it completely depends on your interests, the nature of your body , your free time, your budget and the most important is your itinerary. So let’s see what is going on in each month of Iran.
Winter (January, February, and March) in Iran
Although winter is an avoided season because of the cold temperature if you are interested in skiing and snowy mountains you will enjoy it. This time is low season for domestic travels so you can have a budget tour away from the bustle. Also, the weather of southern cities such as Ahvaz, Bushehr, Kish island, Qeshm island and Kerman is completely pleasant. We offer you have a look at Mysterious island tour that takes the edge off in this season. In the other hand, In the winter, there would be air pollution trapped by a temperature inversion in the metropolis cities such as Isfahan and Tehran.
It goes without saying that, In the March the weather slowly going to get warm and more pleasant for travel to major tourist destinations such as Isfahan, Shiraz, Yazd so the Golden triangle tour should start from this month.
Spring (April, May, and June) in Iran
April, with wonderful temperature, sounds one of the best months for traveling to Iran but reconsider that April is a high season so the prices hike more than the usual, tourist attractions are crowded, and it is hard to find proper hotels even if you’ve booked 2 months in advance. So April doesn’t seem to be the best choice.
In June, you can get slightly more reasonable deals, ideal temperature, and no crowd. So if I were in your shoes, would not miss this month to travel to Iran.
Summer (July, August, and September) in Iran
Remind that July and August with their searing heat are not so suitable for traveling to Iran. Also according to Iran dress code that doesn’t let you wear shorts and if you are a woman must wear scarfs too, the sightseeing could be annoying. With all this, July and August could be the best season for travel to west cities such as Kermanshah, Kordestan, Hamedan, and Lorestan with a great nature and cool weather. But we advise you not to travel to the south of Iran during the summer because the intensity of heat and humidity can even make you sick.
In September, the temperature gets cooler, not so crowded, but the price of the hotels is a little higher than the July and August.
Autumn (October, November, and December) in Iran
Trees with yellow, red or even green leaves, Gentle breeze and rarely rainfalls are expected scenes in the Autumn of Iran. In October, the temperature starts to drop and be pleasant throughout the country. Furthermore, there is not any crowd because the summer holiday finished and hotel prices are on the downside. In November and December, the weather is going to get cold and it is better to avoid traveling to the west of Iran if you are cold-sensitive.
Needless to say that, the fall is the best season for desert adventures in Iran, so do not miss our desert discovery tour in this season.
Some specific times which you should notice before traveling to Iran:
Travel to Iran during Nowruz ancient festival (Iranian New Year, two weeks starting March 21 in 2019) because of the booked hotels, higher prices and a huge number of travelers in tourist sites does not seem such a good idea unless you desire to celebrate it too or visit your family or friends!
Ramadan month (May6-June4 in 2019) in Islamic societies such as Iran, eating, drinking and smoking is not permitted in the public from sunrise until sunset. Although shopping centers and tourist sites are open, most of the restaurants are closed until evening. But on the other hand, you can enjoy the nightlife of Iran which you cannot experience that in any other time.
In the Mourning of the Muharram (Agust1-Agust 29 in 2019), Shia Muslims usually take part in this religion remembrance event. Traveling in the Muharram could be a different experience for you just if you are interested to know more about other cultures and religions.