15 days in Iran Itinerary

15 days in Iran Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iran planner

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Tehran
— 2 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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Kashan
— 1 night
Drive
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Isfahan
— 4 nights
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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.
Tehran is known for museums, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Golestan Palace, snap pictures at Tabiat Bridge, take a stroll through Darband, and shop like a local with Valiasr Street.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tehran trip maker tool.

Istanbul, Turkey to Tehran is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Iran Standard Time (IRST), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. In June, Tehran is somewhat warmer than Istanbul - with highs of 41°C and lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Shiraz.

Things to do in Tehran

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Shiraz

— 3 nights

City of Poets

An esteemed center of Persian culture, Shiraz boats plentiful artistic, architectural, and religious points of interest.
Change things up with a short trip to Persepolis in Persepolis (about 1h 10 min away). There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Hafez, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shah-e-Cheragh Shrine, contemplate the long history of Qavam House, and delve into the distant past at Vakil Bath.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Shiraz trip app.

Traveling by flight from Tehran to Shiraz takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Traveling from Tehran in June, Shiraz is a bit cooler at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Pasargad.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Pasargad

— 1 night
On the 17th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Royal Road, then delve into the distant past at Pasargad, and then steep yourself in history at Tomb of Cyrus.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Pasargad trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Shiraz to Pasargad takes 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Pasargad are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Yazd.

Things to do in Pasargad

Historic Sites

Yazd

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zoroastrian Fire Temple, delve into the distant past at Zorastrian Towers of Silence, then look for gifts at Oasis Gallery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Amir Chakhmaq Complex. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at Dolat-Abad Garden, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Zoroastrians History and Culture, see the interesting displays at Water Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jameh Mosque of Yazd, then take in the exciting artwork at Silk Road Gallery, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Yazd trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Pasargad to Yazd in 3.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Pasargad in June since evenings lows in Yazd dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Mashhad.

Things to do in Yazd

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Mashhad

— 1 night
Capital of the Razavi Khorosan Province, Mashhad holds a reputation as one of the holiest cities in Iran.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Darougheh Historical House, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Goharshad Mosque, then steep yourself in history at Imam Reza Holy Shrine, and finally take an in-depth tour of Mahdi Gholi Beyk historical bath.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Mashhad online day trip planner.

Getting from Yazd to Mashhad by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Yazd in June, things will get slightly colder in Mashhad: highs are around 40°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can fly to Kashan.

Things to do in Mashhad

Historic Sites · Museums

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Bagh-e Fin Garden, examine the collection at Puppet & Toy Museum, then don't miss a visit to Tabatabei House, and finally don't miss a visit to Borujerdi House.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kashan trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Mashhad to Kashan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, Kashan is a bit warmer than Mashhad - with highs of 45°C and lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Isfahan.

Things to do in Kashan

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Isfahan

— 4 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, appreciate the extensive heritage of Naqsh-e Jahan Square, and explore the galleries of Vank Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Isfahan trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Kashan to Isfahan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Kashan in June, things will get little chillier in Isfahan: highs are around 41°C and lows about 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Isfahan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Tours

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.