Iranians are the most hospitable people and they will cherish their guests at all times. However, visiting Iran in some periods may have some limitations because of natural or religious reasons. Find out when you should plan your travel to Iran.
Iran is a four-season country, meaning that in each month of the year you can visit a specific part of Iran.
If you are going to travel to the south coast of Iran (e.g. Bandar-e Abbas), it is best to go there in the winter months (December to February). Then humidity and heat levels are at their lowest and the temperature is pleasant. Spring (March to mid-May) and autumn (mid-September and October) are the best seasons to travel around central and northern Iran. In general, it is recommended to avoid visiting Iran in the summer months (June to early September), as the temperature can rise to the high 40s (°C). However, it is a dry heat (except for the south coast), so traveling in summer is not impossible. Furthermore, avoid the north-eastern Sistan and Baluchestan Province in summer, as it is the windy season.
If you plan to travel to Iran for skiing, the conditions are best from December till April. Visiting the deserts of Iran is most attractive in October, February or March.
The Iranian New Year (Nowruz) coincides with the beginning of spring (20th March – 3rd April). In these two weeks, a lot of Iranians travel and prices of transport, hotels and residencies will rise, when not already fully booked. Besides, staffing in offices and government departments will be minimal.
Furthermore, avoid traveling during Ramadan (9th month of the lunar year), as restaurants will be closed during the day, and during the first ten days of Muharram (1st month of the lunar year). In these ten days, the Shia Muslims mourn for the murder of Hussein ibn Ali, the 3rd Shia Imam, with its climax on the 9th and 10th day.