Iran is a vast country in the Middle East (ranked in eighteenth in size) with a variable climate in comparison with other countries in this area. It changes from freezing winters...
Iran is a vast country in the Middle East (ranked in eighteenth in size) with a variable climate in comparison with other countries in this area. It changes from freezing winters in the west and North West to hot summers in the south and center of Iran (read more in Geography, nature, and climate). Thus you can travel to this fantastic historic country all year around. But our suggestions to travelers Iran are March, April, and May. Due to these months are high seasons in Iran tourism, with gorgeous temperatures for sightseeing especially in the cities of southern Iran such as Shiraz, Ahvaz, Yazd, Kerman – but also higher prices in April because the late days of March and several first days of April belongs to the ancient festival of Nowruz which people celebrates the Persian New Year. It is the biggest event in Iranian calendar (It usually runs from 20th March) and there are 13 days off to students of schools and universities. You might be able to get a better deal in early June. Although September and October are also pleasant months to travel in Iran and prices may well be slightly lower than in the spring.
If you are intended to explore north and northwest of Iran and the cities such as Tabriz, Ardabil, Urmia, Kermanshah or Zanjan, note that late November, December, January and February are bitterly cold. On the other hand, July and August are boiling, with temperatures often into the 40s. Yazd, Kerman, Shiraz are in the center of Iran with the mentioned climate. This is doubly unpleasant as shorts and t-shirts are a no-no, and women must wear headscarves.
During the spring and autumn is the best time to pleasure Iran whether you are in the deserts of Yazd and Kerman or in the colorful mountains of Tabriz. You would enjoy the city highlights too. There are ideal temperatures across most of Iran from March until May and then again from late September to early November. Meanwhile, winter is best avoided because temperatures can become very cold. However, you could snorkel in Kish Island in the winter too (read more about Tour to Kish).
Ramadan is a month-long event in the Islamic calendar which shifts around slightly each year. In addition to taking special care to avoid certain sins mentioned in the Quran, Muslim must abstain from food or drink of any kind during the daylight hours of Ramadan. Non-Muslim will be expected to respect and adhere to the local culture and should be aware to follow certain rules and regulations. Tourists should provide themselves launch in their rooms or have snacks from markets till the evening and prepare for feasting.
Travel to Iran during the Remembrance of Muharram is also not recommended. In the first 10-day of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, people usually participate in the anniversary of this religion mourning event. Muharram also shifts forward each year.
Be aware that Friday is the Islamic day of rest, and that Thursday and Friday are the weekends in Iran. Saturday and Sunday are normal working days.