Super useful and totally free travel guides to Iran

Colorful view from the interior of Nasir Al Mulk Mosque in Iran
Nasir Al Mulk Mosque (photo: Mazur Travel / Shutterstock)

Why We Love Iran – Iran is a complicated and often-misunderstood country. But travelers who visit almost universally love it and its people, and they aren’t afraid to share the news with others. If you are an adventurer willing to get off the beaten path, you’re sure to find unique experiences in Iran.

Best of Iran

🏙️ Destinations

View of the Golestan Palace from the outside with trees around it
Golestan Palace

Popular destinations and places to visit in Iran include:

  • Esfahan
  • Shiraz
  • Tehran
  • Mashhad
  • Tabriz

✨ Things to Do

Iran offers a greater diversity of things to do than you might think. Some of the most popular things to do in Iran include:

  • Golestan Palace
  • Imam Reza Holy Shrine
  • Bagh-e Fin Garden
  • National Museum of Iran
  • Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse
View of Muslims in the largest mosque in the world
Imam Reza Holy Shrine (photo: Atosan / Shutterstock)

Iran Travel Advice

🗓️ Best Time to Visit

Temperatures during the summer months in Iran can get extremely hot and humid. So it’s definitely best to visit during Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November).

⚠️ Safety

Despite what most of what the Western media says and despite the recent tensions between the USA and Iran, Iran is actually a pretty safe place to visit for tourists, though there are certain areas of course that should be avoided (e.g. areas that border Iraq and Afghanistan). It is important to note that due to sanctions, some travel insurers do not provide coverage for Iran.

🤓 Facts & Info

  • Population – 84 million
  • Capital – Tehran
  • Currency – Iranian Rial ($1 = ~42,105 rial)
  • Language – Persian
  • Plugs – Type C or F, 230V / 50Hz.

💵 Budgeting & Money

Foreign credit cards are not accepted in Iran. However, you can purchase a local credit card instead of having to bring a wad of cash with you while you travel around. Interestingly, even street stalls and stores in rural areas accept credit card payments. ATM is not an option as only Iranian ATM cards can be used.

📰 Iran Travel Guides

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