17 days in Iran Itinerary

17 days in Iran Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iran holiday planner

Make it your trip
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Isfahan
— 3 nights
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Yazd
— 4 nights
Drive
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Pasargad
— 2 nights
Drive
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Shiraz
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kazerun
— 1 night
Fly
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Shushtar
— 1 night
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Kermanshah
— 1 night
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Tehran
— 2 nights
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Bedkhem Church and Royal Mosque (Masjid-i-Shah). Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ali Qapu Palace and Jameh Mosque of Isfahan. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ali Mosque Minaret, admire the landmark architecture of Chehel Sotoun, examine the collection at Isfahan Music Museum, and explore the galleries of Vank Cathedral.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Isfahan route builder tool.

Tallinn, Estonia to Isfahan is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Tallinn to Isfahan is 1.5 hours. Traveling from Tallinn in April, expect nights in Isfahan to be a bit warmer, around 8°C, while days are much hotter, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Yazd.

Things to do in Isfahan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Yazd

— 4 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kharanagh and Sar Yazd Castle. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museum of Zoroastrians History and Culture and Off-Road Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Yazd side-trips: Mehr Padin Castle (in Mehriz) and Meybod (Narein Castle & Meybod's Shah Abbasi Caravanserai). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Zorastrian Towers of Silence, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zoroastrian Fire Temple, examine the collection at Water Museum, and steep yourself in history at Alexander's Prison.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Yazd trip itinerary website.

Getting from Isfahan to Yazd by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train. In April, Yazd is somewhat warmer than Isfahan - with highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Pasargad.

Things to do in Yazd

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Pasargad

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Nagsh-e Rostam and then explore the ancient world of Persepolis. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Royal Road, explore the ancient world of Pasargad, and then contemplate the long history of Tomb of Cyrus.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Pasargad road trip planner.

Drive from Yazd to Pasargad in 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Yazd in April since evenings lows in Pasargad dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Shiraz.

Things to do in Pasargad

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Shiraz

— 2 nights

City of Poets

An esteemed center of Persian culture, Shiraz boats plentiful artistic, architectural, and religious points of interest.
On the 11th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Arg-e Karimkhan, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Eram Garden (Baq e Eram), then browse the eclectic array of goods at Vakil Bazaar, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vakil Mosque. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Tomb of Hafez, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shah-e-Cheragh Shrine, then contemplate the long history of Zinat ol Molk House, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, and finally steep yourself in history at Qavam House.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Shiraz trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Pasargad to Shiraz takes 2 hours. April in Shiraz sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kazerun.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Kazerun

— 1 night
Kazeroon is a city in and the capital of Kazeroon County, Fars Province, Iran. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Tang Chogan and then delve into the distant past at Bishapur.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Kazerun route planning website.

Drive from Shiraz to Kazerun in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Shushtar.

Things to do in Kazerun

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Shushtar

— 1 night
Shushtar is a city in and the capital of Shushtar County, Khuzestan Province, Iran. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): snap pictures at Band-e Kaisar and then contemplate the long history of Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Shushtar online travel route planner.

You can fly from Kazerun to Shushtar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. April in Shushtar sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Kermanshah.

Things to do in Shushtar

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Kermanshah

— 1 night
Kermanshah, the capital of Kermanshah Province, is located 525km from Tehran in the western part of Iran. On the 15th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shafei Mosque, admire the landmark architecture of Takieh Mo’aven ol-Molk, appreciate the extensive heritage of Emad O Dolah Mosque, then explore the ancient world of Taq Bostan, and finally stroll around Kuhestan Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kermanshah trip planner.

Getting from Shushtar to Kermanshah by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Shushtar in April, with highs in Kermanshah at 15°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can fly to Tehran.

Things to do in Kermanshah

Historic Sites · Parks

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.
On the 16th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Golestan Palace, then snap pictures at Tabiat Bridge, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Milad Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iran and then enjoy breathtaking views from Azadi Tower.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tehran road trip planner.

Getting from Kermanshah to Tehran by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Kermanshah in April, with highs in Tehran at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Tehran

Museums

Iran travel guide

4.5
Sacred & Religious Sites · Ruins · History 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.