15 days in Iran Itinerary

15 days in Iran Itinerary

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Tehran
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kashan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Isfahan
— 3 nights
Fly
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Shiraz
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pasargad
— 1 night
Drive
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Yazd
— 2 nights
Fly
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Mashhad
— 1 night
Fly

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Tehran

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.
Tehran is known for museums, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Milad Tower, take in the views from Tabiat Bridge, get engrossed in the history at The National Jewelry Treasury, and hunt for treasures at Tehran Bazaar.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tehran trip planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Tehran. In December, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kashan.

Things to do in Tehran

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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Kashan

A jewel of desert architecture halfway between Tehran and Esfahan, Kashan has somehow remained one of Iran's best-kept tourism secrets.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): make a trip to Borujerdi House, then admire the landmark architecture of Tabatabei House, then examine the collection at Puppet & Toy Museum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Bagh-e Fin Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agha Bozorg Mosque, hunt for treasures at Bazaar of Kashan, then admire the striking features of Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse, and finally admire the striking features of Ameriha House.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kashan road trip site.

Traveling by car from Tehran to Kashan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In December in Kashan, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Isfahan.

Things to do in Kashan

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

3
nights
Isfahan

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: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vank Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Naqsh-e Jahan Square, explore the historical opulence of Ali Qapu Palace, and snap pictures at SioSe Pol Bridge.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Isfahan road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Kashan to Isfahan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Kashan in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Isfahan, with lows around -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Shiraz.

Things to do in Isfahan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

3
nights
Shiraz

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. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Saadi, explore the historical opulence of Arg-e Karimkhan, and steep yourself in history at Vakil Bazaar.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Shiraz trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Isfahan to Shiraz in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Isfahan in December: high temperatures in Shiraz hover around 19°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Pasargad.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

1
night
Pasargad

Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Royal Road, explore the ancient world of Pasargad, and then steep yourself in history at Tomb of Cyrus.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Pasargad trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Shiraz to Pasargad takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Yazd.

Things to do in Pasargad

Historic Sites

2
nights
Yazd

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 17th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Old City, see the interesting displays at Water Museum, then explore the ancient world of Zorastrian Towers of Silence, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Zoroastrian Fire Temple. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Dolat-Abad Garden, take in the exciting artwork at Yazd Art House, make a trip to Jameh Mosque of Yazd, then stop by Oasis Gallery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Amir Chakhmaq Complex.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Yazd tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Pasargad to Yazd by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mashhad.

Things to do in Yazd

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

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Mashhad

Capital of the Razavi Khorosan Province, Mashhad holds a reputation as one of the holiest cities in Iran.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Darougheh Historical House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Goharshad Mosque, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Imam Reza Holy Shrine, and finally take an in-depth tour of Mahdi Gholi Beyk historical bath.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mashhad visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Yazd to Mashhad takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Yazd in December, with highs in Mashhad at 13°C and lows at 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mashhad

Historic Sites · Museums

Iran travel guide

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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.