16 days in Iran Itinerary

16 days in Iran Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tabriz
— 1 day
2
Tehran
— 3 nights
3
Mashhad
— 1 night
4
Yazd
— 2 nights
5
Pasargad
— 2 nights
6
Shiraz
— 2 nights
7
Isfahan
— 4 nights

1
day
Tabriz

Tabriz ©
The historic city of Tabriz has come to be seen as a summer resort destination, on account of its temperate summers and interesting, attractive city center.
On the 16th (Wed), hunt for treasures at Bazaar of Tabriz, thencontemplate the long history of Kandovan, and then walk around Khaqani Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tabriz trip builder.

Gaziantep, Turkey to Tabriz is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Gaziantep to Tabriz. While traveling from Gaziantep, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Tabriz, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tehran.

Things to do in Tabriz

Shopping Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bazaar of Tabriz ©
Bazaar of Tabriz
Kandovan
Kandovan
Khaqani Park ©
Khaqani Park

3
nights
Tehran

Tehran ©
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, admire the striking features of Niavaran Historical Cultural Complex, take a stroll through Darband, and look for gifts at ZEEEN.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Tehran vacation maker website.

Fly from Tabriz to Tehran in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Tabriz in September since evenings lows in Tehran dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Mashhad.

Things to do in Tehran

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Golestan Palace ©
Golestan Palace
The National Jewelry Treasury ©
The National Jewelry Treasury
Sadabaad Palace ©
Sadabaad Palace

1
night
Mashhad

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 20th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Nadir Shah Afshar's Tomb, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imam Reza Holy Shrine, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Goharshad Mosque.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mashhad trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Tehran to Mashhad takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Tehran in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Mashhad, with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Yazd.

Things to do in Mashhad

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Imam Reza Holy Shrine ©
Imam Reza Holy Shrine
Goharshad Mosque ©
Goharshad Mosque
Nadir Shah Afshar's Tomb ©
Nadir Shah Afshar's Tomb

2
nights
Yazd

Yazd ©
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 21st (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Old City, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jameh Mosque of Yazd, thenview the masterpieces at Silk Road Gallery, thenexplore the ancient world of Zorastrian Towers of Silence, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zoroastrian Fire Temple. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Khan-e Lari House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amir Chakhmaq Complex, thenlook for gifts at Oasis Gallery, thenexamine the collection at Water Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Dolat-Abad Garden.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Yazd itinerary tool.

Getting from Mashhad to Yazd by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Mashhad in September; daily highs in Yazd reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Pasargad.

Things to do in Yazd

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Zorastrian Towers of Silence ©
Zorastrian Towers of Silence
Zoroastrian Fire Temple ©
Zoroastrian Fire Temple
Water Museum ©
Water Museum

2
nights
Pasargad

Pasargad ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the ancient world of Nagsh-e Rostam and then make a trip to Persepolis. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Pasargad, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Cyrus, and then contemplate the long history of Royal Road.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Pasargad trip builder tool.

You can drive from Yazd to Pasargad in 3.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Yazd in September since evenings lows in Pasargad dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Shiraz.

Things to do in Pasargad

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Persepolis
Highlights from your plan
Persepolis ©
Persepolis
Pasargad ©
Pasargad
Nagsh-e Rostam ©
Nagsh-e Rostam

2
nights
Shiraz

Shiraz ©
An esteemed center of Persian culture, Shiraz boats plentiful artistic, architectural, and religious points of interest.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): make a trip to Khwaju Kermani Tomb, pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Hafez, thenstroll around Eram Garden (Baq e Eram), thenbrowse the eclectic array of goods at Vakil Bazaar, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vakil Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Tomb of Saadi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shah-e-Cheragh Shrine, explore the ancient world of Vakil Bath, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, and finally steep yourself in history at Qavam House.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Shiraz visit planner.

Getting from Pasargad to Shiraz by car takes about 2 hours. September in Shiraz sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Isfahan.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Nasir al-Mulk Mosque ©
Nasir al-Mulk Mosque
Tomb of Hafez ©
Tomb of Hafez
Eram Garden (Baq e Eram) ©
Eram Garden (Baq e Eram)

4
nights
Isfahan

Isfahan ©
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: steep yourself in history at Naqsh-e Jahan Square, examine the collection at Isfahan Seashell Museum, take in the views from SioSe Pol Bridge, and admire the masterpieces at Isfahan Music Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Isfahan day trip planning tool.

Fly from Shiraz to Isfahan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Shiraz in September, Isfahan is little chillier at night with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Isfahan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Naqsh-e Jahan Square ©
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
SioSe Pol Bridge ©
SioSe Pol Bridge
Khaju Bridge ©
Khaju Bridge

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