Here in the four season land of Iran you can experience all seasons right on time in most cities of Iran, and May is the best time of year to enjoy mid-spring weather from north to south of Iran. All gardens and streets are full of colourful flowers and trees are covered with young green leafs and sprouts. As a result of pleasant weather and its beauty, month of May is the peak season of tourism in Iran and prices for Iran tours, hotels, cars, etc. are higher so visiting Iran during May is more expensive than the rest of the year.
In main touristic cities of Iran including Tehran, Isfahan, Shiraz, and Yazd the weather is very mild and pleasant. Daily high temperature in Tehran is about 87° F (30° C), and it is about 89° F (31° C). The daily high temperature in Shiraz and Yazd (known for its bright sunshine), with warmer climates is about 93° F (33° C). In north and northwest of Iran like the beautiful city of Tabriz the weather is lower about 79° F (26° C). In May, the weather in south of Iran, including Khuzestan, Bushehr Port and the Persian Gulf Islands like Qeshm Island and Kish Island is warmer with more humidity, and the daily high temperature reaches 98° F (36° C), however it is a nice weather for swimming and enjoying warm sunshine.
Top places to visit in Iran during May
Cultural highlights of Iran
Iran is best known for its cultural and historical attractions including ancient heritages, Islamic mosques, and lush gardens many of which are UNESCO World Heritages, and are located in top touristic cities of Iran like Isfahan, Shiraz, Yazd, and Tehran. May is the best time of year for visiting the stunning Garden of Eram in Shiraz and enjoying the verity of plants, flowers and high cypress trees and also other gardens of Shiraz where you will be mesmerized by the scent of orange blossoms. And also walking through the Golestan Palace and Saad Abad complex of Tehran to explore its royal palaces.
Naranjestan-e Ghavam - Shiraz, Iran
Zagros Mountain Range
Zagros is the longest mountain range of Iran stretching from northwest to south of Iran the most beautiful part of Zagros, with many over 4000-meter peaks is located in west of Iran (Kohgiluye o Boyrahmad Province) known as Dena Mountain chain, a sub-range of Zagros. Dena mountain range passes its most beautiful days during May. The weather is fresh and pleasant, plains are covered with colourful wild flowers like red fritillaries, and water fountains and rivers revive withh fresh melted snow. Dena is one of the best places in Iran for trekking, camping and professional mountain climbing, and also other nature based activities like bird watching.
Zagros Mountain Range - Iran
Deserts of Iran
Ranging from hot vast deserts to subtropical islands, and also from snowy mountains to lush foggy forests, nature and climate in Iran is so diverse, and it has led to various nature activities. More than half of Iran, covering an area about 130000 km2, has arid and semi-arid climate which is divided into two main parts Dasht-e Kavir and Dasht-e Lut. These two vast deserts are counted as top nature tourism potentials of Iran, especially during the month of day, known as one of the best times of year for desert tours, because of the mild weather. The best deserts of Iran for a fantastic desert tour during May are the UNESCO listed Lut Desert, which is known for its surreally beautiful yardangs (rock formations) and starry night sky that attracts many astronomers for stargazing, the scenic Maranjab Desert known for its sand dunes, the Varzaneh Desert, etc.
Deserts of Iran