Iran Travel Tips 12 Oct 2019 BY The Authors Group

7 Best Autumn Destinations in Iran

Are you planning to travel to Iran during Autumn? Are you wondering where are the best places to visit in Iran in the fall? Would you like to add some of the most spectacular autumn destinations in Iran to your travel plan? 

If yes, you are lucky today as we are going to reveal the answer to all of these questions in the following lines. While there are several places to visit in Iran during the fall, we have chosen the 7 best autumn destinations in Iran here.



Chabahar is the southernmost city in Iran on the Makran Coast that has a hot desert climate with hot, and humid summers and mild tropical climate in fall and winter. 

There are lots of historical and natural beauty sites in and around Chabahar. So, when planning to travel to Chabahar don’t forget to consider at least a few days to visit as much as possible.

To name a few, Lipar Lagoon, Mud Volcano, Martian or Miniature Mountains, and Hara Forests.

Read more: Chabahar The Forgotten Center Of Iran

Qeshm Island

Qeshm Island

One of the magnificent areas in Iran is Qeshm Island. This beautiful island with a unique GeoPark in the southern part of Iran is located in the Persian Gulf.

Qeshm Island is home to some of the unique and amazing wildlife and monuments. Also, the culture of its residents is a mixture of Iranian and Arabian cultures due to the fact they are living in the middle of two regions.

If you are interested in visiting some less-seen and remote places, Qeshm Island would be an ideal place for you. The island has beautiful landscapes with a great sandy beach, in addition to the number of attractions.

To name some of the attractions, we can name Chahkooh canyon, Harra Forest, Kharbas caves, Salt caves, and Portuguese Castle.

Join us in our Wonders of Persian Gulf Tour to visit all of these beauties at once.

Read more: 13 Reasons Why Everyone Needs to Visit Qeshm Island in Iran



Shushtar is a city in the southwest part of Iran, about 90 Km from Ahvaz. The city is famous due to the historical hydraulic system which dates back to the Achaemenid Period in the 5th century when Darius the Great was the ruler of the Persia Empire. 

The entire system with all the items included in it was registered as a World Heritage Site of UNESCO in 2009 and has been referring to as a “masterpiece of creative genius” by UNESCO. 

The main reason for constructing this amazing system was the efficient use of water and sharing the volume of water into the different areas of Shushtar. Even after centuries, some part of the hydraulic system is still working. 

If you would like to visit this amazing construction, and at the same time interested in photography, our Iran West's Photography Tour is the best choice for you.

Read more: Best Time to Visit Iran: A Season-by-Season Guide

Deserts of Iran

Deserts of Iran

There are two major deserts and some smaller and touristic ones in Iran. Here are the three most visited deserts that you will enjoy visiting in fall.

The Maranjab Desert in Isfahan

Isfahan is one of the most popular cities in Iran for its historical sites. However, there are lots of natural attractions around the city as well. 

For instance, the Maranjab Desert which is near Aran Va Bidgol city of Isfahan Province. 

You can enjoy visiting Shah Abbasi Caravanserai and Dastkan pit at this desert in Iran. 

You will defiantly enjoy walking on the golden sands, or just laying down and gazing at the crystal clear sky of the desert.

By the way, you can stay at the Shah Abbasi Caravanserai or eco-camp in the desert at night.

Read more: Maranjab Desert; One of the Best Places for Trekking in Iran

Mesr Desert

This charming desert is located near the village ‘Mesr’ in Isfahan Province. Known as the Sand Sea of the Desert, it is one of the most popular deserts in Iran.

There are lots of things to do in Mesr Desert, including biking, camel riding, and desert hiking of course. 

At nights, you can stare at the shiny stars in the wide and gorgeous sky. Do not worry about finding accommodation, since there are suitable places in the villages near the desert for overnight stays.

Read more: Things to do in Mesr desert

Kalut Shahdad Desert

Kerman is another city for touring during fall and winter in Iran. It is also home to lots of Iran’s national attractions. 

The outstanding attraction of Kerman is, however, its Kalut Shahdad Desert. These spectacular Kaluts, which are scientifically known as yardangs, are the beautiful strange shapes resulting from water and wind erosion of sands more than 20 thousand years ago in the heart of the Loot Desert. 

You can enjoy staying overnight in one of the camps in Shahdad.

Would you like to visit these amazing deserts in Iran? Please check out Desert Charm Tour for more information.

Abyaneh Village

Abyaneh Village

If you are traveling to Isfahan from Kashan or Tehran by car it would be a great idea to spend a few hours in Abyaneh Village

The most significant point about this village is the color of the building. Because of the red clay used in the material of construction, it is also known as the “Red Village”.

The architecture of the village is interesting too since the roof of a house is used to be the courtyard of the other house which is built on a higher level. In some areas of the village, there are up to four houses on top of each other.

In the local language it is also named “Viuna”, “Vi” means willow tree, and Viuna is the place full of this type of tree. This is because the village used to have lots of willow trees.

Read more: Abyaneh Village, The Red Village

Masuleh Village

Masuleh Village

Masuleh Village is located 55 kilometers from the city of Rasht in the northern part of Iran. The village is located in a mountainous and forest area on a rocky slope. It is one of the most charming parts of Iran, which attracts thousands of tourists every year. 

This historic and tourist city is known for its unique architecture in the world. The enclosures in front of the houses and roofs are both used as sidewalks. The architecture of this place is so dense that there is no place for the construction of broad streets.

Bazaar of Masuleh is one of the tourist attractions in Gilan Province. One of the most prominent features of this market is its formation on four completely separate and independent levels of each other, which has been effective in the construction of shops. 

Tourists can buy Masuleh crafts, souvenirs, and traditional items from this bazaar.

What makes visiting Masuleh more interesting is the great food in this area. If you would like to taste new dishes and at the same time enjoy visiting the magnificent area, join us with our Persian Food Tour.

Badab-e Sort

Badab-e Sort

One of the must-see places in Iran, especially for those who have an interest in geology is the Badab-e Surt, which is located in Mazandaran Province in northern Iran, about 100 kilometers south of the city of Sari

The area consists of golden, orange, and red stepped terraces of sedimentary rock, formed by deposits of minerals carried from nearby hot springs. The two springs of the travertine landscape are said to have medicinal properties, and the glistening flats are amongst the most photogenic sites in Iran. 

To take a wonderful picture of this amazing natural wonder, we highly suggest having a visit to the place early in the morning or at the sunset.

Read more: Badab-e-Sort, a wonderful destination for ecotourism in Iran

Tchogha Zanbil

There are a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Iran

It is believed that the ziggurat of Tchogha Zanbil is the largest and the best-preserved one with this architecture. The complex listed as the first Iranian site in the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1979.

The complex consists of an enormous ziggurat, which is believed to be the home to priests and servants. There are 3 walls around the ziggurat to protect the main building and help you identified the main town. 

The ziggurat has a 105-meter length on each side and about 25-meter height in 5 levels and was crowned with a temple.

To visit some of the most special attractions in Iran, including the Tchogha Zanbil Ziggurat, join our Iranian World Treasures Tour.

If you have enough reasons to visit Iran, you can book any of our tailored Iran tour packages to Travel to Iran or send us an inquiry to customize a package for you.


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