17 days in Iran Itinerary

17 days in Iran Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iran itinerary planner

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Shiraz
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Pasargad
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Yazd
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Isfahan
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Kashan
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Tehran
— 4 nights

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Shiraz

— 2 nights

City of Poets

An esteemed center of Persian culture, Shiraz boats plentiful artistic, architectural, and religious points of interest.
Shiraz is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Hafez, don't miss a visit to Qur'an Gate, contemplate the long history of Qavam House, and explore the historical opulence of Arg-e Karimkhan.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Shiraz online road trip planner.

Tehran to Shiraz is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. When traveling from Tehran in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Shiraz: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Pasargad.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Pasargad

— 2 nights
On the 17th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Nagsh-e Rostam and then delve into the distant past at Persepolis. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Royal Road, then delve into the distant past at Pasargad, and then contemplate the long history of Tomb of Cyrus.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Pasargad day trip app.

Drive from Shiraz to Pasargad in 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Yazd.

Things to do in Pasargad

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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 19th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zoroastrian Fire Temple, delve into the distant past at Zorastrian Towers of Silence, then browse for treasures at Silk Road Gallery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jameh Mosque of Yazd, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old City. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amir Chakhmaq Complex, examine the collection at Water Museum, then view the masterpieces at Yazd Art House, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Dolat-Abad Garden.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Yazd online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Pasargad to Yazd takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Pasargad in April, Yazd is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Isfahan.

Things to do in Yazd

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

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.
Isfahan is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Khaju Bridge, examine the collection at Vank Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, and appreciate the history behind Naqsh-e Jahan Square.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Isfahan trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Yazd to Isfahan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Yazd in April, expect Isfahan to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Kashan.

Things to do in Isfahan

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Kashan

— 3 nights
A jewel of desert architecture halfway between Tehran and Esfahan, Kashan has somehow remained one of Iran's best-kept tourism secrets.
Kashan is known for parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Bagh-e Fin Garden, admire nature's extreme beauty at Maranjab Desert, take in the spiritual surroundings of Agha Bozorg Mosque, and see the interesting displays at Abbasian House.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kashan road trip planning app.

Drive from Isfahan to Kashan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Isfahan in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Kashan, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Tehran.

Things to do in Kashan

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Tehran

— 4 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: take an in-depth tour of Golestan Palace, examine the collection at Sadabaad Palace, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Iran, and enjoy breathtaking views from Azadi Tower.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tehran trip builder.

Getting from Kashan to Tehran by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Kashan in April: highs in Tehran hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tehran

Museums · Shopping · Tours · Historic Sites

Iran travel guide

4.5
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.