18 days in Iran Itinerary

18 days in Iran Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iran journey planner

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Bandar Abbas
— 3 nights
Fly
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Yazd
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nain
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kashan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Shiraz
— 4 nights
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Bandar Abbas

— 3 nights
Bandar Abbas or Bandar-e ‘Abbās, also romanized as Bandar ‘Abbās and Bandar ‘Abbāsī; formerly known as Cambarão and Porto Comorão to Portuguese traders, as Gombroon to English traders and as Gamrun or Gumrun to Dutch merchants, also Jaroon and Cameron, is a port city and capital of Hormozgān Province on the southern coast of Iran, on the Persian Gulf. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Valley of Stars and The Museum and Gallery of Dr. Ahmad Nadalian. Get out of town with these interesting Bandar Abbas side-trips: Qeshm (Qeshm Old Bazaar, Tangeh Chahkooh, &more).

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bandar Abbas online trip builder.

Warsaw, Poland to Bandar Abbas is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Warsaw to Bandar Abbas is 2.5 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Warsaw in December, with highs in Bandar Abbas at 30°C and lows at 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Yazd.

Things to do in Bandar Abbas

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Shirkooh Mountain and Narein Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yazd: Meybod (Pigeon Tower, Yakhchals, &more) and Sar Yazd Castle (in Saryazd). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Museum of Zoroastrians History and Culture, explore the ancient world of Kharanagh, steep yourself in history at Alexander's Prison, and don't miss a visit to Sadri Garden.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Yazd online route builder.

You can fly from Bandar Abbas to Yazd in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Bandar Abbas in December, things will get a bit cooler in Yazd: highs are around 19°C and lows about 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Nain.

Things to do in Yazd

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Nain

— 3 nights
Nain is a city in and the capital of Nain County, Isfahan Province, Iran. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Varzaneh Desert and Rigareh Underground Water Mill. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nain: Ghoortan Citadel (in Varzaneh) and Moon Qanat (in Ardestan). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Pirnia Traditional House and Ethnology Museum, admire the striking features of Fatemi House, don't miss a visit to Underground manmade caves, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jame' Mosque of Na'in.

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You can drive from Yazd to Nain in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kashan.

Things to do in Nain

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Maranjab Desert and Ameriha House. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kashan: Qom (Jamkaran Mosque, Fatima Masumeh Shrine, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Puppet & Toy Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mohammed Helal Shrine, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and explore the ancient world of Underground City Of Nooshabad.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kashan trip app.

You can drive from Nain to Kashan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. December in Kashan sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Shiraz.

Things to do in Kashan

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Shiraz

— 4 nights

City of Poets

An esteemed center of Persian culture, Shiraz boats plentiful artistic, architectural, and religious points of interest.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Qalat Village and Zinat ol Molk House. Change things up with a short trip to Bishapur in Kazerun (about 1h 50 min away). The adventure continues: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, pause for some photo ops at Saadi Statue, stroll around Jahan Nama Garden, and examine the collection at Pars Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Shiraz online attractions planner.

Getting from Kashan to Shiraz by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. While traveling from Kashan, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Shiraz, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Shiraz

Tours · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums

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.