18 days in Iran Itinerary

18 days in Iran Itinerary

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18 days in Iran Itinerary

Start: Ljubljana
Fly:  10 h 30 min
1
Shiraz
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Yazd
— 3 nights
Train + Taxi:  2 h
3
Nain
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Kashan
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Isfahan
— 5 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  14 h 45 min
End: Ljubljana

3
nights
Shiraz

Shiraz ©
An esteemed center of Persian culture, Shiraz boats plentiful artistic, architectural, and religious points of interest.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Qalat Village and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll explore and learn at Afif-Abad Garden and Pars Museum. Take a break from Shiraz with a short trip to Naqsh-e Rajab in Persepolis, about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Zinat ol Molk House, don't miss a visit to Ali Ibn Hamzeh Holly Shrine, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and pause for some photo ops at Saadi Statue.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia to Shiraz is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Ljubljana to Shiraz is 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Ljubljana in May; daily highs in Shiraz reach 36°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bandar Abbas.

Things to do in Shiraz

Tours Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Naqsh-e Rajab
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Qalat Village ©
Qalat Village
Zinat ol Molk House ©
Zinat ol Molk House
Afif-Abad Garden ©
Afif-Abad Garden

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Narein Castle and Kharanagh. Sar Yazd Castle and Kushkno Watermill will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Yazd with a short trip to Pigeon Tower in Meybod, about 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Museum of Zoroastrians History and Culture, take in nature's colorful creations at Sadri Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hazireh Mosque, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Shirkooh Mountain.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Yazd trip planning site .

Getting from Shiraz to Yazd by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Shiraz in May since evenings lows in Yazd dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Nain.

Things to do in Yazd

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Meybod, Sar Yazd Castle
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Sar Yazd Castle ©
Sar Yazd Castle
Kharanagh ©
Kharanagh

3
nights
Nain

Nain ©
Explore hidden gems such as Pirnia Traditional House and Ethnology Museum and Fatemi House. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Narenj Castle and Great Mosque of Ardestan. Change things up with these side-trips from Nain: Varzaneh (Gavkhooni Wetland, Jame Mosque of Varzaneh, &more).

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Nain tour itinerary app .

Getting from Yazd to Nain by combination of train and taxi takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In May, Nain is slightly colder than Yazd - with highs of 34°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kashan.

Things to do in Nain

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Varzaneh, Great Mosque of Ardestan
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Great Mosque of Ardestan ©
Great Mosque of Ardestan
Narenj Castle ©
Narenj Castle
Gavkhooni Wetland ©
Gavkhooni Wetland

3
nights
Kashan

Kashan ©
A jewel of desert architecture halfway between Tehran and Esfahan, Kashan has somehow remained one of Iran's best-kept tourism secrets.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Puppet & Toy Museum and Jamkaran Mosque. Discover out-of-the-way places like Shrine of Hilal ibn Ali and Chal-e-Nakhjir Cave. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kashan: Old Natanz Mehdi Tavasolian's Museum (in Natanz) and Qom (Bagh-e Gonbad-e Sabz & Saadatmand Crafts (Qom Technique)). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Ameriha House, head outdoors with Dashte Kavir-Salt Desert National Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meydan Mosque, and admire the striking features of Shahzadeh-ye Ibrahim.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kashan visit planner.

Traveling by car from Nain to Kashan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Nain in May, things will get a bit warmer in Kashan: highs are around 39°C and lows about 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Isfahan.

Things to do in Kashan

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Qom, Chal-e-Nakhjir Cave, Old Natanz Mehdi Tavasolian's Museum
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Jamkaran Mosque ©
Jamkaran Mosque
Puppet & Toy Museum ©
Puppet & Toy Museum
Shrine of Hilal ibn Ali ©
Shrine of Hilal ibn Ali

5
nights
Isfahan

Isfahan ©
A cultural hub in the center of the country, Esfahan boasts a proud heritage of art, architecture, and craftsmanship.
Royal Mosque (Masjid-i-Shah) and Bedkhem Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore Fotowat Miniaturist and Ali Gholi Agha Historical Bath. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, steep yourself in history at Atashgah - Zoroastrian Fire Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, and view the masterpieces at Iran art gallery.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Isfahan road trip planning site .

Drive from Kashan to Isfahan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Kashan in May, things will get a bit cooler in Isfahan: highs are around 34°C and lows about 15°C. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Isfahan

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Bedkhem Church ©
Bedkhem Church
Royal Mosque (Masjid-i-Shah) ©
Royal Mosque (Masjid-i-Shah)
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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