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When to Travel to Iran?

There are many tourists and travelers who wonder when is the best time to visit Iran. Iran is an all-season land with a wide variety of climates. Its northern mountains ranges Iran are covered with snow in winters, letting skiers enjoy its ski resorts. At the same time, one may travel to the south of Iran to relish in its spring weather and the beautiful nature of the Persian Gulf.

You need to carefully choose your destination when it comes to visiting Iran. In general, many believe that the best time to visit Iran is between early March and late April and also early autumn. Of course, the most important Iranian holiday, Nowruz, starts from March 20 to April 3, the time when a crowd of travelers explore the tourist attractions.

The most appropriate time for desert tours starts in early spring, ending in early autumn. Cold winter nights and extremely hot summer days would definitely be irritating for visitors. Nevertheless, there are adventurers who want to experience the heat of the desert summer.

Winter is the best time to pay a visit to the southern shores of Iran, while you can spend the summer visiting northern cities like Ardabil, Sareyn, Masal Highlands, and many other northern and mountain towns.

When not to travel to Iran?

The dominant religion in Iran is Shia Islam. Thus, religious ceremonies can affect tourism and travelers’ itineraries. During Ramadan, a month of the Islamic calendar which is very important in Islam, Muslims are not allowed to eat or drink from dawn to dusk. Therefore, most restaurants are closed during daytime and people are obliged to follow this religious regulation.

Furthermore, the first 10 days of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, and especially the days Tasua and Ashura, are also of great importance to Iranians. On these days, Shiites usually wear black and mourn their third Imam, performing religious ceremonies that often take place in groups, mostly in the form of street marches.

Nowruz is the most important ancient Iranian celebration. According to the Iranian calendar, the first day of the year falls on the day of spring equinox in the Northern Hemisphere. The New year holiday lasts 5 days officially and two weeks unofficially. During this period of time, most tourist accommodations and facilities are full of domestic travelers. Therefore, we suggest that you do not visit Iran from March 20 to April 3.

Finally, it should be noted that despite all the above-mentioned information on the best time to visit Iran, Iranians are inviting and hospitable people who will wholeheartedly receive you whenever you visit Iran, in any season of the year. Stay in touch to receive the right travel itinerary according to the weather conditions and religious occasions.

The Tasua and Ashura Days