16 days in Iran Itinerary

16 days in Iran Itinerary

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16 days in Iran Itinerary

Start: Karachi
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Shiraz
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Yazd
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Tehran
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
4
Tabriz
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Talesh
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Hamadan
— 1 day
Taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Isfahan
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Karachi

2
nights
Shiraz

Shiraz ©
An esteemed center of Persian culture, Shiraz boats plentiful artistic, architectural, and religious points of interest.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Vakil Bazaar and Nasir al-Mulk Mosque. Step out of Shiraz to go to Persepolis and see Persepolis, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Eram Garden (Baq e Eram), view the masterpieces at Haan art shop, don't miss a visit to Ali Ibn Hamzeh Holly Shrine, and explore the historical opulence of Arg-e Karimkhan.

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

Karachi, Pakistan to Shiraz is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pakistan Time (PKT) to Iran Standard Time (IRST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Shiraz when traveling from Karachi in June, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yazd.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Persepolis
Highlights from your plan
Vakil Bazaar ©
Vakil Bazaar
Persepolis ©
Persepolis
Nasir al-Mulk Mosque ©
Nasir al-Mulk Mosque

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.
On the 19th (Wed), view the masterpieces at Yazd Art House, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, browse the exhibits of Silk Road Gallery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zoroastrian Fire Temple, and finally explore the ancient world of Zorastrian Towers of Silence. On the next day, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Shirkooh mountain, make a trip to Khan-e Lari House, then contemplate the long history of Jame Mosque of Yazd, then look for gifts at Oasis Gallery, and finally examine the collection at Water Museum.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, use the Yazd travel planning site .

You can fly from Shiraz to Yazd in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Yazd when traveling from Shiraz in June, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Tehran.

Things to do in Yazd

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zorastrian Towers of Silence ©
Zorastrian Towers of Silence
Old City ©
Old City
Zoroastrian Fire Temple ©
Zoroastrian Fire Temple

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Darband and Golestan Palace. The National Jewelry Treasury and Sadabaad Palace will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Tehran Bazaar, view the masterpieces at Golkar Art Gallery, make a trip to Valiasr Street, and explore the world behind art at International Arts Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tehran vacation builder site .

Traveling by flight from Yazd to Tehran takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Yazd in June, things will get slightly colder in Tehran: highs are around 41°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tabriz.

Things to do in Tehran

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

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Colorful Mountains of Tabriz, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Bazaar of Tabriz, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Khaqani Park. Keep things going the next day: browse the different shops at Laleh Park Mall, then take in the awesome beauty at Eynali Mount, then get engrossed in the history at Qajar Museum ( Amir Nezam House ), and finally make a trip to Saat Square.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tabriz tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Tehran to Tabriz takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Tehran in June; daily highs in Tabriz reach 36°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Talesh.

Things to do in Tabriz

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Colorful Mountains of Tabriz ©
Colorful Mountains of Tabriz
Bazaar of Tabriz ©
Bazaar of Tabriz
Qajar Museum ( Amir Nezam House ) ©
Qajar Museum ( Amir Nezam House )

1
night
Talesh

Talesh
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Subatan and then kick back and relax at Gisoom Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Talesh trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Tabriz to Talesh in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Tabriz in June, things will get a bit cooler in Talesh: highs are around 28°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hamadan.

Things to do in Talesh

Beaches Outdoors Parks

1
day
Hamadan

Hamadan ©
Hamadan has served as a summer getaway since the Sasanian Empire ruled this part of the world nearly 2,000 years ago.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Alvand, then Head underground at Ali Sadr Cave, and then contemplate the long history of Tomb of Esther and Mordechai.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Hamadan holiday planner.

Getting from Talesh to Hamadan by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly. When traveling from Talesh in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Hamadan, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Isfahan.

Things to do in Hamadan

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ali Sadr Cave ©
Ali Sadr Cave
Tomb of Esther and Mordechai ©
Tomb of Esther and Mordechai

2
nights
Isfahan

Isfahan ©
A cultural hub in the center of the country, Esfahan boasts a proud heritage of art, architecture, and craftsmanship.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): examine the collection at Vank Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jameh Mosque of Isfahan, then contemplate the long history of Naqshe Jahan Square(Shah Square), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Chehel Sotoun, step into the grandiose world of Aali Qapu Palace, take in the views from Khajou Bridge, then examine the collection at Isfahan Music Museum, and finally take in the views from Siosepol Bridge.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Isfahan holiday planning site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Hamadan to Isfahan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, Isfahan is somewhat warmer than Hamadan - with highs of 41°C and lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Isfahan

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Naqsh-e Jahan Square ©
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Vank Cathedral
Vank Cathedral
Isfahan Music Museum ©
Isfahan Music Museum

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