We will all agree that Iran is not the most attractive travel destination, but also that this is changing more and more over time. Iran is a country that has so much to offer that, no matter what you expect from this trip, you will come back home with very positive impressions. Iran is known for its very interesting attractions and sights, it offers unusual and delicious food, and the people are very kind and will make this trip even more beautiful. In case you are planning a trip to Iran for a week, we have prepared a guide that will help you make the most of the time spent there. Let’s get started.
The best time of year to visit Iran
The first thing you need to think about before embarking on this journey is when you want it to happen. Since you will be spending a week there it is a good idea to find out what time of year is best for traveling. If you do not want to be too hot or too cold on this trip, we suggest you visit Iran in April or October, because these are the months when the daytime temperature is just below thirty degrees, and the nights are also pleasant – neither too hot nor too cold.
The months between these two are hot, so if you decide to visit Iran in June or July you will be very uncomfortable if you are not used to high temperatures. On the other hand, from October to April the temperatures are very low, so this can be a problem. Another reason why April and October are the appropriate months to visit Iran is that there is very little or no rainfall, which will also benefit you during your trip.
Where to stay for a week in Iran
When it comes to finding accommodation in Iran, you need to be prepared for challenges in every sense. First of all, online reservations are almost impossible, so do not expect that you’ll be able to choose accommodation from the comfort of your home, as is the case with most of the world’s traveling destinations. Of course, there are exceptions, such as exclusive five-star hotels, where it is possible to book accommodation online, but for anything less exclusive than that, you will have to invest a little more effort. We suggest that you consult with one of the Iranian travel companies to help you find suitable accommodation, as it is not advisable to go to this country without knowing where you will be staying.
On the other hand, what you need to know about Iranian hotels and accommodation, in general, is that you should not expect top quality. It is good to know this so that you don’t put your hopes up, and then get disappointed when you see your accommodation.
More useful info that will help you prepare
As for the prices in Iran and the money you will have to set aside for this trip, you will be happy to know that this country is more than affordable. About 50 euros a day will be enough for all your needs, which, you will agree, is very little. We suggest that you exchange money for euros if you wish, and then exchange euros for the Iranian rial at the airport and Tehran. This way you will avoid unnecessary monetary costs when exchanging different currencies. Keep in mind that you probably won’t be able to use the cards to pay for things and that it’s best to bring cash.
As for the speed and power of WiFi, you shouldn’t expect too much here either. If you want to have a relatively fast and uninterrupted Internet, we suggest that upon arrival in Iran you buy a SIM card and choose a suitable network to get the most out of the internet there.
What to visit in Iran
Tehran is the capital of Iran and a place where you will have to spend at least one day during your trip, so we suggest you get the most out of it. Why do we say that? Because Tehran is not a mentioned travel destination, nor is it a favorite city among the locals. However, that does not mean that Tehran has nothing to offer.
You can visit the Golestan Palace, a museum in the former US Embassy building, as well as the Azadi Tower. There is also the roof of Tehran – a panorama seen from Baam-e Tehran, where you can see this city in the palm of your hand.
Unlike Tehran, Isfahan will certainly be one of the locations you will like the most in this country. The first thing that makes this city so amazing is its breathtaking architecture. Some of the buildings you should not miss to see are the Shah Mosque, the Jameh Central City Mosque, as well as the Vank Cathedral. Of course, only as you walk through this city will you see other sights that will make it clear to you why architecture is what makes Isfahan recognizable
Also, while you are in this city do not miss to try their delicacies and enjoy the sweet and savory dishes for which Isfahan is well known.
It is certain that the days you spend in this city will be very interesting and that you will remember them forever.
Of course, if you want to get the most out of your trip to Iran, we suggest you choose some of the personalized Iran Tours, such as those offered by Tap Persia and ensure that you will see the most beautiful and interesting parts of Iran as well as find the best accommodation for yourself.
Conclusion: Although Iran is not one of the world’s most attractive destinations, its popularity is growing, and for good reason. Iran has a lot of interesting things to offer, it just needs to be given a chance! If you are planning a trip to Iran for a week, we suggest that you first prepare and gather all the necessary information before your trip. If you are not sure what you want to visit in Iran it is a good idea to choose some of the personalized tours and ensure that you will have the best time there.