10 days in Iran Itinerary

10 days in Iran Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iran trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Shiraz
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Yazd
— 1 night
Drive
3
Isfahan
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Kashan
— 1 night
Drive
5
Tehran
— 2 nights
Fly

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Shiraz

— 2 nights

City of Poets

An esteemed center of Persian culture, Shiraz boats plentiful artistic, architectural, and religious points of interest.
Go for a jaunt from Shiraz to Persepolis to see Persepolis about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Tomb of Hafez, don't miss a visit to Qur'an Gate, steep yourself in history at Ka'ba-ye Zartosht, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nasir al-Mulk Mosque.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Shiraz travel tool.

Istanbul, Turkey to Shiraz is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and train; or take a train. Traveling from Istanbul to Shiraz, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Istanbul in June: highs in Shiraz hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Yazd.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Yazd

— 1 night

City of Windcatchers

Step back in time as you explore the ancient UNESCO World Heritage city of Yazd, a desert town known for its distinct Persian architecture style, punctuated by mud-brick buildings, wind towers, domed ice houses, and water reservoirs.
On the 24th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Dolat-Abad Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jameh Mosque of Yazd, examine the collection at Water Museum, then delve into the distant past at Zorastrian Towers of Silence, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zoroastrian Fire Temple.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Yazd trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Shiraz to Yazd by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Traveling from Shiraz in June, Yazd is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Isfahan.

Things to do in Yazd

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Isfahan

— 3 nights

Half of the World

A cultural hub in the center of the country, Esfahan boasts a proud heritage of art, architecture, and craftsmanship.
Isfahan is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from SioSe Pol Bridge, examine the collection at Isfahan Seashell Museum, explore the world behind art at Isfahan Music Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Isfahan route planner.

Traveling by car from Yazd to Isfahan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Yazd in June, things will get a bit cooler in Isfahan: highs are around 41°C and lows about 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kashan.

Things to do in Isfahan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Kashan

— 1 night
A jewel of desert architecture halfway between Tehran and Esfahan, Kashan has somehow remained one of Iran's best-kept tourism secrets.
On the 28th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Bagh-e Fin Garden, then see the interesting displays at Puppet & Toy Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Tabatabei House, and finally make a trip to Borujerdi House.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kashan trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Isfahan to Kashan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Isfahan in June, with highs in Kashan at 45°C and lows at 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Tehran.

Things to do in Kashan

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Tehran

— 2 nights

Teh

Tehran, the capital and one of the largest cities in the Middle East, sits in the foothills of a mountain range and stretches out for miles.
On the 29th (Tue), learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Iran, then take an in-depth tour of Golestan Palace, then take an in-depth tour of The National Jewelry Treasury, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Azadi Tower. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Milad Tower, then look for gifts at ZEEEN, and then take a stroll through Darband.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Tehran trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Kashan to Tehran takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. When traveling from Kashan in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Tehran, with highs around 41°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Tehran

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Iran travel guide

4.5
Sacred & Religious Sites · Ruins · Specialty Museums
Known as Persia for most of its long history, Iran once represented a mighty empire that encompassed everything from modern Turkey in the west to India in the east. Today, visitors on a tour of Iran discover a country of numerous ethnic groups and a culture revealing traces of Arab, Greek, Mongol, and Turkish influences. Sightseeing in Iran allows you to follow in the ancient footsteps of a former world power, nowhere more apparent than at Persepolis, an old Persian capital established long before the birth of Christ and burned down by Alexander of Macedonia. Other highlights on an Iranian itinerary may include visits to cozy teahouses, busy open-air markets, vast deserts dotted with otherworldly oases, and rugged mountains presiding over plains, forests, and meandering rivers.