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When is the best time to visit Iran?

Any travel lover who is thinking about visiting Iran may ask themselves when the best time to visit Iran is. Well, the question can be answered from different points of view. firstly, is the weather and climate in Iran and secondly, are Iran holidays and festivals.

It is really up to travelers who what time are suitable to travel to Iran, because Iran is a four season country to travel to. So, please check the below aspects and decide to visit Iran in your favorite time.

Each chapter has its unique features, for example: when the name of autumn to hear, the first picture that comes in your mind, the role closes planter ornate to yellow leaves and orange. when the winter word comes,  reminds us of The Snowman and snowball can Views, spring is also paved for us, reminiscent of the most beautiful form of nature, growth and vitality have been.

Regarding the first aspect, it should be mentioned that Iran’s climate is curious. Maybe those who do not have enough information about Iran, think that all regions in Iran are the same in a single time of the year. But this is not the point. The truth is that during any time of the year, there is a place to visit in Iran without having any trouble with the weather. The only thing you have to know is which place to visit in which time of the year.

The desert areas lie in the east and the center of country. Great mountains lie in the west and southwest of Iran. Also there are some mountains in the east. Green jungles and the Caspian sea are in the north whereas Iran’s southern shores have a climate similar to the tropics.

Best Time to Visit Iran: Spring (March 21 – June 21)

Spring is one of the seasons chosen by many for visiting Iran. Based on where you go, the weather varies from pleasant warm to mildly cold, and this period usually enjoys much rain.
the two final weeks of March, coincide with Nowrouz (Iranian New Year) holidays. Many Iranians choose this time to travel. So if you are not fond of crowded places, you can wait till the 13-day period of Nowrouz finishes and then come to Iran. But if you like to see the festivals and beautiful traditions of Nowrouz, you may enjoy this time of the year as well.

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How is Spring to Travel to Iran?

however, If we ignore short times, Iran is perfect for a visit in spring. You will be amazed to get to go skiing in Ardabil‘s Alvares, Tehran’s Dizin ski resorts, or Sepidan Ski resorts near Shiraz. theres are some provinces in  southern and southwestern Iran respectively such as Fars and Khuzestan— which are mostly hot during summer, They will be so cool in spring.Besides that, you definitely enjoy their cultural and historical heritage.
cities such as Shiraz, Yazd and Isfahan are the best chosen to travel there in April and May.

May is not only one of the loveliest months to visit in terms of climate, but also it is the time Iran’s landscape blooms. Flowers light up the landscapes, one of the prettiest of which are bell-shaped crown imperials. Do you always associate tulips with the Netherlands?

You may change your mind, because tulips are the national flowers of Iran, and the symbol on Iran’s flag features the name of Allah which resembles a tulip, in memory of those who gave their lives for their country. You can see these pretty flowers during Spring in Iran.

Crown imperial flowers in iran during spring

Crown imperial flowers in iran during spring

Best Time to Visit Iran: Summer (June 22 – September 22)

Summer is usually considered as a hot season, but do not worry. There are still places in Iran which have pleasant weather during summer and you can easily travel through them. The best to choose for traveling in summer are Ardabil and Gilan provinces in northwestern Iran, Kurdistan Province in the west and Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari Province in south-central Iran.

In general, western and northwestern provinces of Iran are popular destinations this time of the year. But if you are a fan of deserts, you should wait till the beautiful season of autumn arrives.

summer in Iran

summer in Iran

Best Time to Visit Iran: Fall (September 23 – December 21)

Fall is a great time to travel to Iran. In fact that trips are a bit more spread out than other popular periods. And also hotels offer better prices during this season.

the weather begins to cool down in many places. The first place for this happening is the northern and western areas of Iran. But, you have a great chance to visit the places everyone wishes to see.

Deserts in Iran are suiatable to visit in fall. such deserts as Kerman, Yazd and South Khorasan are the best deserts to have a clear look at the Milky Way. we suggest you to visit Lut Desert and also Shahdad Desert; the former is a World Heritage Site. Shahdad is the hottest spot on the planet, (known as Kalouts in Iran) can be seen in this place. But being hot in summer, this is the best place to visit in Fall. Don’t miss this unique must-see.

Lut Desert during Fall

Lut Desert during Fall

 

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Also Fall is also one of the best times of the year to visit central Iran, specially Isfahan and Shiraz; two great historical cities having 7 world heritage site! In Isfahan you can see the Jame’ Mosque and Naqsh-e-Jahan Square, and also ancient qanats and Chehel Sotoun Garden, which is in the World Heritage List.

Eram Garden is one of the places to be visited in Shiraz. Pasargadae and Persepolis are also located outside the city of Shiraz which are a must for everyone who want to travel to Iran.

Best Time to Visit Iran: Winter (December 22 – March 20)

Winters in Iran can be pleasantly cool in some great cities and of course very cold in some others.

Southern regions are typically warm in winter! Central provinces may have temperatures near zero from time to time, but it doesn’t necessarily snows during this time in this cities. Western and northwestern areas can have snowfalls during winter. But the good news is you can choose the south as your travel destination because you can even go swimming there in winter!

Temperatures in Hormozgan Province and Bushehr are high enough for swimming. Can you imagine swimming in February?Also, winter is an excellent time to travel to Persian Gulf islands of Kish and Qeshm. Remember these are free trade zones which you can enter without visa as well.

Where are the best skiing places to travel?

Skiing is anotgher choices in winter season, especially in Tehran, Shiraz and Ardabil. As both of them have popular ski resorts (Tochal and Dizin in Tehran, Alvares in Ardabil, pouladkaf in Sepidan, near Shiraz). such provinces such as Alborz and East Azarbaijan also have ski resorts. So you have a fair long list of destinations to visit.

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as you got, in any seasons of the year, there are some great cities in Iran to visit. So before deciding to visit Iran consider your personal preferences, there is a place to visit in any time. As a whole, Spring (mid-April – beginning of June) and fall (end of September – beginning of November) can be the best choice to travel to Iran.

Besides considering the climate, you may also be concerned with the occasions and holidays, as a factor for your travelling. You’d better have some information about Nowrouz, as mentioned before. And also you should consider Ramadan which is a month-long event in the Islamic calendar.

In 2018 it begins on 15th of May and in 2019 on May 5th. During Ramadan, it is forbidden to eat or drink in public between sunrise and sunset – although some restaurants may serve foreign tourists. You can also eat in private or in vehicles. If you want more information about Iran holidays, click here.

As you see there is not a single answer to the question “when is the best time to visit Iran?

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