21 days in Iran Itinerary

21 days in Iran Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Isfahan
— 2 nights
2
Kashan
— 2 nights
3
Tehran
— 3 nights
4
Yazd
— 2 nights
5
Mashhad
— 2 nights
6
Shahdad
— 1 night
7
Kerman
— 2 nights
8
Shiraz
— 5 nights

2
nights
Isfahan

Isfahan ©
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: steep yourself in history at Naqsh-e Jahan Square, take in the views from SioSe Pol Bridge, admire the landmark architecture of Chehel Sotoun, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jameh Mosque of Isfahan.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Isfahan holiday planner.

Gaziantep, Turkey to Isfahan is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Gaziantep to Isfahan, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Gaziantep in October, expect slightly colder with lows of °C in Isfahan. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kashan.

Things to do in Isfahan

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Naqsh-e Jahan Square ©
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
SioSe Pol Bridge ©
SioSe Pol Bridge
Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque ©
Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Ameriha House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Agha Bozorg Mosque, admire the landmark architecture of Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse, admire the striking features of Tabatabei House, thendon't miss a visit to Borujerdi House, and finally make a trip to Bazaar of Kashan. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Bagh-e Fin Garden, examine the collection at Abbasian House, thensee Off-Road Tours, and finally delve into the distant past at Underground City Of Nooshabad.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kashan trip planner.

Drive from Isfahan to Kashan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Isfahan in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °C in Kashan. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tehran.

Things to do in Kashan

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Tabatabei House ©
Tabatabei House
Bagh-e Fin Garden
Bagh-e Fin Garden
Borujerdi House ©
Borujerdi House

3
nights
Tehran

Tehran ©
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: take an in-depth tour of Golestan Palace, take in panoramic vistas at Azadi Tower, browse the eclectic array of goods at Tehran Bazaar, and examine the collection at The National Jewelry Treasury.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tehran online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kashan to Tehran in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Kashan in October, expect nights in Tehran to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit cooler, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yazd.

Things to do in Tehran

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golestan Palace ©
Golestan Palace
The National Jewelry Treasury ©
The National Jewelry Treasury
Azadi Tower ©
Azadi Tower

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zoroastrian Fire Temple, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old City, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Jameh Mosque of Yazd, thensee the interesting displays at Water Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Amir Chakhmaq Complex. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Dolat-Abad Garden, explore the ancient world of Zorastrian Towers of Silence, explore the world behind art at Museum of Zoroastrians History and Culture, thenlook for gifts at Oasis Gallery, thensee Off-Road Tours, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Yazd Art House.

Before you visit Yazd, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Tehran to Yazd by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tehran in October: highs in Yazd hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mashhad.

Things to do in Yazd

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zorastrian Towers of Silence ©
Zorastrian Towers of Silence
Old City ©
Old City
Zoroastrian Fire Temple ©
Zoroastrian Fire Temple

2
nights
Mashhad

Mashhad ©
Capital of the Razavi Khorosan Province, Mashhad holds a reputation as one of the holiest cities in Iran.
On the 15th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goharshad Mosque, contemplate the long history of Imam Reza Holy Shrine, take an in-depth tour of Mahdi Gholi Beyk historical bath, thenadmire the striking features of Darougheh Historical House, and finally go for a walk through Kooh Sangi Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Mellat Park, get to know the fascinating history of Kang Village, thenget your game on at Karaland, and finally admire the striking features of Harooniyeh.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Mashhad road trip planner.

You can fly from Yazd to Mashhad in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Yazd in October; daily highs in Mashhad reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Shahdad.

Things to do in Mashhad

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Harooniyeh
Highlights from your plan
Imam Reza Holy Shrine ©
Imam Reza Holy Shrine
Harooniyeh ©
Harooniyeh
Goharshad Mosque ©
Goharshad Mosque

1
night
Shahdad

Shahdad ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Qajar Twin Water Mill, make a trip to Haj Mohammad Taghi Cistern, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Shahdad Kalouts.

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Fly from Mashhad to Shahdad in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. When traveling from Mashhad in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Shahdad: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kerman.

Things to do in Shahdad

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Shahdad Kalouts ©
Shahdad Kalouts
Haj Mohammad Taghi Cistern ©
Haj Mohammad Taghi Cistern

2
nights
Kerman

Kerman ©
Kerman is the capital city of Kerman Province, Iran. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): examine the collection at Ganjali Khan Complex, don't miss a visit to Jameh Mosque of Kerman, thenadmire the natural beauty at Shazdeh Garden, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Aramgah-e Shah Ne’matollah Vali. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, explore the fascinating landscape at Lut Desert, examine the collection at Gonbad-e Jabaliye, thenhunt for treasures at Vakil Bazaar, and finally don't miss a visit to Fathabad garden.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kerman trip planner.

You can drive from Shahdad to Kerman in 1.5 hours. October in Kerman sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Shiraz.

Things to do in Kerman

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aramgah-e Shah Ne’matollah Vali, Lut Desert
Highlights from your plan
Ganjali Khan Complex ©
Ganjali Khan Complex
Shazdeh Garden ©
Shazdeh Garden
Off-Road Tours

5
nights
Shiraz

Shiraz ©
An esteemed center of Persian culture, Shiraz boats plentiful artistic, architectural, and religious points of interest.
Change things up with these side-trips from Shiraz: Pasargad (Royal Road, Pasargad, &more) and Persepolis (Nagsh-e Rostam, Persepolis, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vakil Bazaar, stroll around Eram Garden (Baq e Eram), and pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Saadi.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Shiraz trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Kerman to Shiraz by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Pasargad, Persepolis
Highlights from your plan
Persepolis ©
Persepolis
Nasir al-Mulk Mosque ©
Nasir al-Mulk Mosque
Tomb of Hafez ©
Tomb of Hafez

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