Tehran, Iran: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Tehran, Iran? If you're planning to go to Tehran, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Tehran, Iran

Based on the climate and weather in Tehran, the best time to go is September. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Tehran, Iran by month

January

If you go to Tehran in January, you will notice that it can be very chilly. Expect it to rain or snow sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Jacket or coat
  • Fleeces
  • Standard footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Socks
  • Waterproof boots
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof coat

February

February in Tehran is pretty cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 40% to 50% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Jacket or coat
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Waterproof boots
  • Waterproof coat
  • Fleeces
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans

March

Traveling to Tehran in March, you will notice that it is chilly. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses

April

April for Tehran is mild and very dry. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage

May

If you go to Tehran in May, you will notice that it is warm and very dry. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Sandals

June

If you are traveling to Tehran in June, you will notice that it is consistently hot and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Skirts

July

If you go to Tehran in July, you will notice that it is sweltering and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the high 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Light dresses
  • Tank tops
  • Sandals
  • Light shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis

August

August for Tehran is scorchingly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Tank tops
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Light shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Light dresses
  • Skirts

September

If you vacation in Tehran during September, you are likely to find that it is consistently hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 10 and 20% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts

October

If you visit Tehran during October, you are likely to find that it is a perfect temperature and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 20 and 30% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

November

November in Tehran is cool and very dry. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks

December

If you vacation in Tehran during December, you are likely to find that it is pretty cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally around 50 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Fleeces
  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Standard footwear
  • Jacket or coat
  • Umbrella

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Tehran, Iran

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Tehran, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and F
  • A SIM card that works in Tehran
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • Pickpocketing is an issue, so wear a money belt or neck pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear

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