When to Go

High Season (Mar–May)

  • Ideal temperatures in most of Iran with generally mild, clear weather.
  • Prices are highest and crowds biggest during No Ruz (21 March to 3 April), especially at Esfahan, Shiraz, Yazd and the Persian Gulf coast.
  • Prices in hotels go up and availability goes down in April.

Shoulder Season (Jun–Oct)

  • Warmer weather in June means fewer travellers.
  • September and especially October temperatures moderate; good for mountain trekking.
  • Prices slightly lower than March to May.

Low Season (Nov–Feb)

  • Extreme cold, especially in the northeast and west, but good for skiing.
  • Some mountain roads can be impassable.
  • Hotel prices are discounted by 10% to 50% and there are fewer crowds.