If we want to answer this question in general, we must say that Generally, the best time to visit Iran is during the spring and autumn, but the truth is that To find the best time to travel to Iran, you must first determine what is the purpose of your trip and what are your favorite leisure activities.
Iran is famed for being a country with four very different seasons all being present at once! And if you choose your travel time according to your taste and purpose, any season can become the best time for your trip.
Let’s take a closer look at Iran’s climate in different seasons:
Spring, from March to late May
Spring is the most popular season for traveling to Iran. The main reason for this popularity is that the climate in Iran is temperate and warm almost everywhere in the spring and is suitable for any activity. March 21st is the first day of Iranian New Year(Nowruz) and the start of a two-week New Year holiday in Iran So keep in mind that if you plan to travel to Iran on this date, you should book your tickets and hotel for at least two months in advance.
During this time, prices will rise(Of course, if you have this card, you don’t have to worry about running out of money) and the streets and tourist attractions will be crowded.
July to August: Hot Hot Summer
Well actually, we recommend you avoid summer in Iran. Most parts of Iran are too hot to travel to. You should remember that the hottest spot on earth is a desert in Kerman, one of the provinces in Iran. And the most historical places to visit, like Isfahan, Yazd, and Shiraz are hot. But if you like the sun shining on your skin there are some places that we recommend to you. As we told earlier, Iran is four seasons. In northern parts of Iran and in the high mountains in the west of Iran, you can still have a nice trip. If you like to see the amazing nature of these places, it’s the right time for you. Because in one month it will be too snowy to even travel safely to some of these places.
In these months the prices are slightly lower than in the spring. But you should love the sun and remember to put a good sunscreen in your bags.
July to August: Hot Hot Summer
You don’t like crowded places in spring? Fall is the perfect season for your travel. The weather gets cooler every day and you can visit every place that’s on your list. The closer you get to November you should bring your warm clothes with you. It doesn’t rain a lot in the fall of Iran but it will be really cold at night. The flights and trains tickets can be easily found because of the start of the schools. Traveling with trains could be something you will remember for your life because of the pure nature along the railways. And the turning colors of leaves will catch your eyes.
Late November to February: Winter is Coming
Do you remember the scenes of last season of Game of Thrones(I know, that’s painful to remember)? And the need to put something on because it feels so cold? Iran’s winter in most of the cities are just cold weather. There will be no glowing snow in cities. You are so lucky if you could see it. There will be mountains and skiing is available to you. And for the cities in the middle of Iran, like Isfahan, Yazd, and Shiraz it’s so much better than the summer.
There is a festival you could see in Iran. It’s called Yalda. Yalda’s night is the longest night of the year and it’s a tradition for families and friends to gather around and spend the night together to make it pass easier. (Batman is our special guest and he will come to rescue us too, sorry Gotham. It’s only one night.)
But there are some places you could visit and enjoy the weather too. The southern beaches and islands of Iran Kish and Qeshm is one of the best places you could see. Even domestic travelers choose these destinations for the winter holidays.
But the low temperature or rainfall isn’t the worst thing you could experience in Iran. The air pollution is something happens in metropolises in Iran. Cities like Isfahan, Mashhad, and Tehran are hard to even breathe.
The prices are lower than ever and some hotels will have discounts for you too.