18 days in Iran Itinerary

18 days in Iran Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iran trip planner

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Fly to Esfahan Shahid Beheshti International Airport, Drive to Nain
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Nain
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yazd
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kerman
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bam
— 1 night
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Taxi to Kerman, Fly to Shiraz, Taxi to Kazerun
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Kazerun
— 1 night
Taxi to Shiraz, Fly to Rasht
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Rasht
— 2 nights
Fly to Ahwaz, Train to Shush
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Shush
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kermanshah
— 2 nights
Fly

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Nain

— 2 nights
Nain is a city in and the capital of Nain County, Isfahan Province, Iran. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pirnia Traditional House and Ethnology Museum and Jame' Mosque of Na'in. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ghoortan Citadel and Pigeon Tower. Explore Nain's surroundings by going to Moon Qanat (in Ardestan) and Varzaneh Desert (in Varzaneh). There's more to do: make a trip to Rigareh Underground Water Mill.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Nain trip itinerary app.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Nain is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Iran Standard Time is 2.5 hours. When traveling from Copenhagen in July, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Nain: temperatures range from 44°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Yazd.

Things to do in Nain

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Narein Castle and Kharanagh. Visit Sar Yazd Castle and Yakhchals for their historical value. Explore Yazd's surroundings by going to Meybod (Pigeon Tower & Meybod's Shah Abbasi Caravanserai). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Museum of Zoroastrians History and Culture, steep yourself in history at Alexander's Prison, take in the awesome beauty at Shirkooh Mountain, and delve into the distant past at Kushkno Watermill.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Yazd road trip app.

You can drive from Nain to Yazd in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Nain in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 30°C in Yazd. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kerman.

Things to do in Yazd

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Kerman

— 2 nights
Kerman is the capital city of Kerman Province, Iran. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Gonbad-e Jabaliye, then get engrossed in the history at Harandi Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jameh Mosque of Kerman, and finally make a trip to Fathabad garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Shazdeh Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aramgah-e Shah Ne’matollah Vali, and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Lut Desert.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kerman itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yazd to Kerman takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Yazd in July, expect Kerman to be a bit cooler, temps between 42°C and 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bam.

Things to do in Kerman

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Bam

— 1 night
Bam is a city in and the capital of Bam County, Kerman Province, Iran. On the 10th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Arg-e Bam.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bam tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Kerman to Bam in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Kerman in July; daily highs in Bam reach 48°C and lows reach 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Kazerun.

Things to do in Bam

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Kazerun

— 1 night
Kazeroon is a city in and the capital of Kazeroon County, Fars Province, Iran. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Tang Chogan and then delve into the distant past at Bishapur.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Kazerun trip itinerary maker website.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Bam to Kazerun in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Rasht.

Things to do in Kazerun

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Rasht

— 2 nights
Rasht is the capital city of Gilan Province, Iran. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): walk around Shahrdari Square, have fun at Ghasrbazi, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lahijan Lake, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Lahijan Waterfall آبشار لاهیجان. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): explore the activities along Saqalaksar Lake and then learn more about the world around you at Gilan rural heritage museum.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rasht route maker app.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kazerun to Rasht takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Rasht sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Shush.

Things to do in Rasht

Parks · Nature · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Shush

— 3 nights
Shush is a city in and the capital of Shush County, Khuzestan Province, Iran. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System and Band-e Kaisar. Popular historic sites such as Tchogha Zanbil and Apadana Castle Shush are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Shush: Band-e Mizan (in Shushtar) and Ahvaz (White Bridge & Ali-ibn-Mahziar bridge). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tomb of Daniel, appreciate the extensive heritage of Archaeological Site of Shush, and steep yourself in history at Haft Tepe.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Shush trip website.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Rasht to Shush takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Rasht, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Shush, ranging from highs of 52°C to lows of 37°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kermanshah.

Things to do in Shush

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Kermanshah

— 2 nights
Kermanshah, the capital of Kermanshah Province, is located 525km from Tehran in the western part of Iran. On the 17th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jummah Mosque, then admire the striking features of Takieh Mo’aven ol-Molk, then explore the ancient world of Taq Bostan, and finally Head underground at Ghoori Ghaleh Cave.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kermanshah trip planner.

Traveling by car from Shush to Kermanshah takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Shush in July; daily highs in Kermanshah reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. On the 18th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Kermanshah

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Iran travel guide

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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.