Best time to visit Iran
Iran is a beautiful country and has regions with different temperatures even at a specific period of time. Spring and autumn usually are the best time to visit Iran. March-May and September-October are ideal temperature across most of Iran.
March – May (spring), June – August (summer), September – October (fall) November – February (winter)
- High season: March – May
- Low season: November – February
When is the Best Time to Visit Iran
Spring in Iran (March through May)
Spring is one of the best times to visit Iran. Means Best holidays, best weather and best activities. The nights might be slightly cold and the weather in Iran during the day is rather pleasant and also the whole country starts blossoming during spring.
Summer in Iran (June through August)
Summer in Iran can get rather warm. Western and northwestern provinces are popular destinations this time of the year. Remember it won’t be possible for you to do a lot of outdoor sightseeing, without facing the heat. . Moreover, this is a good time to visit the mountains and you can enjoy high discounts, as this is a low season in Iran.
Fall in Iran (September through November)
If you want to enjoy good weather, fall is a good time to visit Iran. You will be able to get to cities on the low, and you won’t have to fight off a crowd to do the same. Furthermore, Public transportation including flight and train are easily found because there are almost a few non-business domestic travels in this period. Fall is probably the best time to visit central Iran, particularly Shiraz and Isfahan.
Winter in Iran (December through February)
Winter is a low season because lots of cities in Iran have cold weather. There are a few exciting things you can do in winter and it’s a perfect time to explore southern coastal line and it’s stunning unspoiled island like Qeshm, Hormoz, Hengam, Lavan. Winter is a great time for skiing, particularly in Tehran and Ardabil, as both have popular ski resorts (Tochal and Dizin in Tehran, Alvares in Ardabil) that are in line with strict international standards.
Holidays and Festivals in Iran
Nowruz: 1st Farvardin- 14th Farvardin
The first day of spring that celebrates the rebirth of nature (21th March). The country will be really busy during Nowruz, and some shops might be shut for celebrations. It is a best time to visit famous places in Iran like Persepolis, Isfahan, or the Yazd province, where you will be able to sight see, without having to struggle through the heat.
Yalda Festival (shab e Cheleh)
Yalda is one of the most ancient Persian festivals, which Iranians celebrate the arrival of winter, the renewal of the sun and the victory of light over darkness. In Yalda, family members get together and stay awake all night long.
Chahar shanbe suri
Chaharshanbe suri is a celebration dating back to ancient Persia and the Zoroastrian religion, It falls on the very last Wednesday (or Tuesday evening) of the year in the Iranian calendar during the run up to Nowruz (Iranian new-year), marking the beginning of spring. The tradition is to leap over the fire whilst shouting the following:
(Sorkhi-e to az man) Give me your beautiful red color!
(Zardi-e man az to) And take back my sickly yellow colour.
So don’t miss out Charshanbe-Souri and pre_Nowrouz if you are in Iran in late May.
Bahman 22nd: the revolution of1979
Iranians are celebrate day of the revolution that changed Iran and it’s everything to this day.
Muharram 10th: Ashura
Visiting Iran during Ashura and Muharram can be a truly extraordinary experience, as it allows particular insights into the Shia Muslims and hospitable disposition of the Iranian people. You can see various traditions such as Ta’ziyeh – a kind of street theater.
Best Time to Visit Shiraz
Shiraz is known as the city of love, literature, Persian gardens and center of Persian culture. Shiraz was the Iranian capital throughout the Zand dynasty’s era and also the celebrated birthplace of the great Persian poets Hafiz and Saadi. Some famous places in Shiraz:
The most important pilgrimage centre of the city of Shiraz is the Mausoleum of Mir Sayyed Ahmad, the son of the seventh Emam known as Shah-e-Cheragh (the Shrine of the lord of the light). The site was built in the 12th century.
Quran Gate is a historic gate in the north of Shiraz and because of the Quran book (Muslims Holy Book) on top of the gate, the name is chosen.
It considers several sightseeing includes citadel, bath, mosque and traditional Bazaar, which is located in the center of Shiraz in Zand Street.
- Spring and autumn are the best time to visit Iran, especially Shiraz.
Best Time to Visit Yazd
Yazd is a desert city and the capital of Yazd province and it is an ancient city dating back to the Sasanian period. It is the nicknamed the “City of Windcatchers “. Some famous places in Yazd:
Jaame mosque dating back to the12th century, is well worth a visit and it is an example of finest Persian mosaics and excellent architecture.
Amir Chakhmagh complex
The mosque is located on a square of the same name, named after Amir Jalaleddin Chakhmaq, a governor of Yazd during the Timurid dynasty. Amir Chakhmagh is one of the largest hussainia in Iran.
- March 5th to May 13th and September 24th to November 11th are the best time to visit Yazd.
Best Time to Visit Isfahan
Isfahan is one of the oldest cities of Iran. Isfahan is renowned not only for the abundance of great historical monuments, but also for its Life-Giving River, The Zayandeh-Rood, which has given the city an original beauty and a fertile land. Some famous places in Isfahan:
Naqsh e jahan square
Naqsh e jahan square, known as Meidan Emam, is a square situated at the center of Isfaahn.
Si-o-se pol (33 Bridge)
Si-o-se pole is the largest of the eleven historical bridges on the Zaanderud.
- April 9th to June 10th and August 27th to October 28th are the best time to visit Isfahan.
Spring is the best time to visit Iran if you want to save on discounted accommodation and enjoy less crowded tourist sites (if you want to experience Nowruz, March is the best time to visit Iran). If you want to experience milder temperatures (July – September) is the best time to visit Iran. Western and northwestern provinces are popular destinations in summer. Autumn is a fantastic time to visit Iran because rainfall is rare and if you want to escape the heat. Fall is probably the best time to visit central Iran. Winter is an excellent time to travel to Persian Gulf islands of Kish and Qeshm islands. Iran Travel Agency will give honest advice to help you plan your next holiday.