15 days in Iran Itinerary

15 days in Iran Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iran trip planner

Make it your trip
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Shiraz
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yazd
— 3 nights
Drive
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Isfahan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kashan
— 1 night
Drive
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Qom
— 1 night
Drive
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Tehran
— 3 nights
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Shiraz

— 3 nights

City of Poets

An esteemed center of Persian culture, Shiraz boats plentiful artistic, architectural, and religious points of interest.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Naqsh-e Rajab. When in Shiraz, make a side trip to see Persepolis in Persepolis, approximately Persepolis away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Tomb of Hafez, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, steep yourself in history at Qavam House, and don't miss a visit to Ali Ibn Hamzeh Holly Shrine.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Shiraz online vacation planner.

Porto, Portugal to Shiraz is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Iran Standard Time (IRST), which is usually a 3.5 hour difference. When traveling from Porto in June, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Shiraz: temperatures range from 43°C by day to 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Yazd.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Yazd

— 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Off-Road Tours and Khan-e Lari House. Step out of Yazd to go to Meybod and see Narein Castle, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Zorastrian Towers of Silence, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Silk Road Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Zoroastrian Fire Temple, and browse the exhibits of Museum of Zoroastrians History and Culture.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Yazd trip planner.

Drive from Shiraz to Yazd in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Shiraz in June since evenings lows in Yazd dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Isfahan.

Things to do in Yazd

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bedkhem Church and Bazaar of Isfahan. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Naqsh-e Jahan Square, step into the grandiose world of Chehel Sotoun, see the interesting displays at Isfahan Music Museum, and take in the views from Khaju Bridge.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Isfahan trip planner.

You can drive from Yazd to Isfahan in 4 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Yazd in June, expect Isfahan to be a bit cooler, temps between 41°C and 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then see the interesting displays at Puppet & Toy Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Tabatabei House, and finally admire the natural beauty at Bagh-e Fin Garden.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kashan online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Isfahan to Kashan by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: 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 your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Qom.

Things to do in Kashan

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Qom

— 1 night
Qom, also spelled as Ghom, is the eighth largest city in Iran. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to Fatima Masumeh Shrine, then contemplate the long history of Haus von Iman Khomeini, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jamkaran Mosque.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Qom online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kashan to Qom in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Tehran.

Things to do in Qom

Tours · Historic Sites

Tehran

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iran, then get engrossed in the history at 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: examine the collection at Omidvar Brothers Museum, then examine the collection at Sadabaad Palace, and then snap pictures at Tabiat Bridge.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tehran online tour planner.

Getting from Qom to Tehran by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Tehran

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.