21 days in Iran Itinerary

21 days in Iran Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iran itinerary planner

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Shiraz
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pasargad
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yazd
— 3 nights
Drive
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Isfahan
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kashan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tehran
— 4 nights
Fly
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Mashhad
— 1 night
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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, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, contemplate the long history of Qavam House, and hunt for treasures at Vakil Bazaar.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Shiraz journey maker tool.

Muscat, Oman to Shiraz is an approximately 7-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Muscat to Shiraz. Traveling from Muscat in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be cooler in Shiraz, with lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Pasargad.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Pasargad

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Nagsh-e Rostam and then don't miss a visit to Persepolis. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Tomb of Cyrus, then explore the ancient world of Pasargad, and then contemplate the long history of Royal Road.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Pasargad trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Shiraz to Pasargad takes 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Pasargad can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) 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: steep yourself in history at Jameh Mosque of Yazd, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amir Chakhmaq Complex, see Off-Road Tours, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Yazd trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pasargad to Yazd takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Pasargad in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 28°C in Yazd. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Isfahan.

Things to do in Yazd

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Outdoors

Isfahan

— 4 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 SioSe Pol Bridge, examine the collection at Vank Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Ali Qapu Palace, and contemplate the long history of Chehel Sotoun.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Isfahan planner.

Drive from Yazd to Isfahan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, Isfahan is slightly colder than Yazd - with highs of 41°C and lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Kashan.

Things to do in Isfahan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Tours

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: admire the natural beauty at Bagh-e Fin Garden, make a trip to Borujerdi House, admire the landmark architecture of Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kashan vacation tool.

Drive from Isfahan to Kashan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Isfahan in June, things will get a bit warmer in Kashan: highs are around 45°C and lows about 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tehran.

Things to do in Kashan

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Tehran

— 4 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 Milad Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Niavaran Historical Cultural Complex, and steep yourself in history at Darband.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tehran trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Kashan to Tehran takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. While traveling from Kashan, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Tehran, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Mashhad.

Things to do in Tehran

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Mashhad

— 1 night
Capital of the Razavi Khorosan Province, Mashhad holds a reputation as one of the holiest cities in Iran.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Goharshad Mosque, steep yourself in history at Imam Reza Holy Shrine, and then admire the striking features of Darougheh Historical House.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Mashhad online journey planner.

You can fly from Tehran to Mashhad in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Mashhad

Historic Sites

Iran travel guide

4.5
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.