Iran is often misunderstood and disregarded by the outside world as a dry, desolate land in the Middle East. Those who have traveled to Iran, however, know that nothing could be further from the truth. While Iran is home to two of the driest deserts on Earth, its friendly people and diverse cultural and physical landscapes are anything but desolate. You will be pleasantly surprised by the warmth of the local Irani people, the stunning archaeological and historic sites and the overwhelming amount of outdoor activities. From the Caspian Sea to snow-capped peaks, active volcanoes, caves, and yes, deserts, the possibilities for adventure in Iran are truly endless.
The weather varies throughout Iran, but temperatures are usually cold during the winter months and very hot and dry during the summer. Spring and fall are the most pleasant seasons to be out and about in Iran.
Most international flights arrive to the capital city of Tehran. This is actually a very convenient place to land since many of Iran’s top destinations are located in and around Tehran and the surrounding Alborz.
Unless you plan to go skiing, spring and fall are typically the best time to visit Iran. The summers months tend to be very hot and dry, so it’s best to avoid visiting between June and August, unless you really like the heat.
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