18 days in Iran Itinerary

18 days in Iran Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iran trip maker

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Tehran
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kashan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Isfahan
— 3 nights
Fly
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Kerman
— 1 night
Fly
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Shiraz
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pasargad
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yazd
— 3 nights
Fly

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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.
Tehran is known for museums, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Golestan Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from Azadi Tower, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Iran, and admire the masterpieces at Negarestan Garden.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tehran trip itinerary tool.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Tehran. April in Tehran sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kashan.

Things to do in Tehran

Museums · Shopping · Tours · Historic Sites

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, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mohammed Helal Shrine, don't miss a visit to Borujerdi House, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Bazaar of Kashan.

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

You can drive from Tehran to Kashan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. While traveling from Tehran, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kashan, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Isfahan.

Things to do in Kashan

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

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.
Isfahan is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Khaju Bridge, contemplate the long history of Chehel Sotoun, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jameh Mosque of Isfahan, and examine the collection at Vank Cathedral.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Isfahan trip planner.

Drive from Kashan to Isfahan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kashan in April: high temperatures in Isfahan hover around 28°C and lows are around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Kerman.

Things to do in Isfahan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Kerman

— 1 night
Kerman is the capital city of Kerman Province, Iran. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): make a trip to Jameh Mosque of Kerman, then admire nature's extreme beauty at Lut Desert, then examine the collection at Gonbad-e Jabaliye, and finally admire the natural beauty at Shazdeh Garden.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kerman travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Isfahan to Kerman in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Shiraz.

Things to do in Kerman

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Shiraz

— 3 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: appreciate the history behind Tomb of Hafez, contemplate the long history of Qavam House, make a trip to Qur'an Gate, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vakil Mosque.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Shiraz trip planning tool.

Getting from Kerman to Shiraz by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Shiraz can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Pasargad.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Pasargad

— 2 nights
On the 18th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Nagsh-e Rostam and then delve into the distant past at Persepolis. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Royal Road, delve into the distant past at Pasargad, and then steep yourself in history at Tomb of Cyrus.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Pasargad trip planning tool.

You can drive from Shiraz to Pasargad in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Yazd.

Things to do in Pasargad

Historic Sites

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.
Yazd is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Old City, get a taste of the local shopping with Heyrani House, take in the exciting artwork at Yazd Art House, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zoroastrian Fire Temple.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Yazd trip planning website.

Drive from Pasargad to Yazd in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Pasargad in April, Yazd is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Yazd

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Tours

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.