22 days in Iran Itinerary

22 days in Iran Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iran itinerary planner

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Mashhad
— 1 night
Fly
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Yazd
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pasargad
— 2 nights
Drive
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Shiraz
— 3 nights
Fly
5
Isfahan
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kashan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hamadan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tehran
— 4 nights

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Mashhad

— 1 night
Capital of the Razavi Khorosan Province, Mashhad holds a reputation as one of the holiest cities in Iran.
On the 8th (Tue), admire the striking features of Ghonbad Sabz, admire the landmark architecture of Darougheh Historical House, then steep yourself in history at Imam Reza Holy Shrine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Goharshad Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): take in the pleasant sights at Kooh Sangi Park, then admire the striking features of Harooniyeh, and then appreciate the history behind Tomb of Ferdowsi.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Mashhad trip itinerary website.

Tehran to Mashhad is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Mashhad are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Yazd.

Things to do in Mashhad

Historic Sites · Parks

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Zorastrian Towers of Silence, take in the spiritual surroundings of Amir Chakhmaq Complex, get a taste of the local shopping with Yazd Art House, and get to know the fascinating history of Old City.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Yazd trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Mashhad to Yazd in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mashhad in June, expect Yazd to be somewhat warmer, temps between 45°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Pasargad.

Things to do in Yazd

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Pasargad

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Nagsh-e Rostam and then explore the ancient world of Persepolis. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Royal Road, delve into the distant past at Pasargad, and then steep yourself in history at Tomb of Cyrus.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Pasargad travel planner.

You can drive from Yazd to Pasargad in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Yazd in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Pasargad, with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Shiraz.

Things to do in Pasargad

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Tomb of Hafez, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shah-e-Cheragh Shrine, admire the striking features of Arg-e Karimkhan, and contemplate the long history of Qavam House.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Shiraz tour website.

Getting from Pasargad to Shiraz by car takes about 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Shiraz are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Isfahan.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours · 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from SioSe Pol Bridge, see the interesting displays at Isfahan Seashell Museum, admire the masterpieces at Isfahan Music Museum, and explore the historical opulence of Ali Qapu Palace.

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You can fly from Shiraz to Isfahan in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. June in Isfahan sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Kashan.

Things to do in Isfahan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Kashan

— 2 nights
A jewel of desert architecture halfway between Tehran and Esfahan, Kashan has somehow remained one of Iran's best-kept tourism secrets.
On the 22nd (Tue), admire the striking features of Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse, then examine the collection at Puppet & Toy Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Tabatabei House, and finally make a trip to Borujerdi House. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Bagh-e Fin Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shahzadeh-ye Ibrahim, then shop like a local with Bazaar of Kashan, and finally see Off-Road Tours.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kashan trip maker tool.

You can drive from Isfahan to Kashan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Isfahan in June, with highs in Kashan at 45°C and lows at 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Hamadan.

Things to do in Kashan

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Hamadan

— 2 nights
Hamadan has served as a summer getaway since the Sasanian Empire ruled this part of the world nearly 2,000 years ago.
On the 24th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Hegmataneh Hill, Head underground at Ali Sadr Cave, and then don't miss a visit to Mausoleum of Baba Taher. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Tomb of Esther and Mordechai, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Alvand, then contemplate the long history of Ibn-e Sina Tomb, and finally make a trip to Ganjnameh Inscriptions.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hamadan trip planning site.

You can drive from Kashan to Hamadan in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. When traveling from Kashan in June, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Hamadan: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tehran.

Things to do in Hamadan

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Golestan Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from Milad Tower, examine the collection at The National Jewelry Treasury, and go all around town with City Tours.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Tehran trip planning tool.

You can drive from Hamadan to Tehran in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Hamadan in June; daily highs in Tehran reach 41°C and lows reach 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tehran

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Iran travel guide

4.5
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.