When is the best time to fly to Shiraz?
Summers in the south of Iran tend to be very hot and temperatures peak at around 38 degrees Celsius during July, which is the hottest month. Rainfall is also at a minimum during the summer season. The heat can make sightseeing uncomfortable for some but if this doesn’t bother you it can be a great time to visit. Winters in Shiraz can also be quite pleasant climate-wise, as high temperatures sit in the low teens, although it can dip to just below freezing and there is an increase in rain. Travel in December and January to avoid the more expensive peak time and to take advantage of lower hotel rates and cheaper flights to Shiraz.
The peak months are April and May, and September and October, which fall in between summer and winter. Cheap flights to Shiraz will be harder to find but once you land you will reap the benefits of the best weather - lower temperatures than summer and less rainfall than winter.
The capital of the beautiful Fars province, Shiraz is home to one of the most fascinating historical sites in the world: Persepolis. Travellers book flights to Shiraz for this reason alone, but there is much more to see. Persepolis was the mighty city of the Achaemenids, kings of Persia. The ancient ruins of the city of Persepolis are a highlight of any holiday to Shiraz, and there are plenty of guided tours on offer which will give you a great day out here. There are several stunning mosques in this city too, and perhaps the most renowned of these edifices is the Shah-e-Cheragh Shrine. A key cultural site of interest in Shiraz is the tomb of the poet Hafez. The Tomb of Hafez is located within some very elegant and well maintained gardens, and there are some lovely places to eat nearby too, so you can make a day of it if you choose to visit this attraction. Many of the museums and historical exhibits relate to the ancient past of the city, and they are all absolutely fascinating. Make sure to visit the Afif-Abad Garden and the Stone Museum. The Vakil Bath gives you a real insight into the way in which people used to live in the Shiraz region many centuries ago. The bath is located next to the Bazaar Vakil, too, so you can pick up some souvenirs to take home after your visit.