26 days in Iran Itinerary

26 days in Iran Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iran trip itinerary planner

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Shiraz
— 3 nights
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Pasargad
— 2 nights
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Kerman
— 3 nights
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Mashhad
— 2 nights
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Yazd
— 3 nights
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Isfahan
— 4 nights
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Kashan
— 3 nights
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Tehran
— 5 nights
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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: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, step into the grandiose world of Arg-e Karimkhan, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and hunt for treasures at Vakil Bazaar.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Shiraz journey app.

Hamburg, Germany to Shiraz is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2.5 hours traveling from Hamburg to Shiraz. Traveling from Hamburg in September, expect nights in Shiraz to be a bit warmer, around 17°C, while days are much hotter, around 39°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Pasargad.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Pasargad

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Tomb of Cyrus, delve into the distant past at Pasargad, and then steep yourself in history at Royal Road. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Persepolis and then explore the ancient world of Nagsh-e Rostam.

Make your Pasargad itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Shiraz to Pasargad in 2 hours. In September in Pasargad, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to fly to Kerman.

Things to do in Pasargad

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kerman

— 3 nights
Kerman is the capital city of Kerman Province, Iran. Explore Kerman's surroundings by going to Shahdad (Qajar Twin Water Mill, Shahdad Kalouts, &more) and Aramgah-e Shah Ne’matollah Vali (in Mahan). The adventure continues: admire nature's extreme beauty at Lut Desert, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, admire the natural beauty at Shazdeh Garden, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jameh Mosque of Kerman.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kerman day trip app.

You can fly from Pasargad to Kerman in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Pasargad in September, Kerman is slightly colder at night with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Mashhad.

Things to do in Kerman

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Mashhad

— 2 nights
Capital of the Razavi Khorosan Province, Mashhad holds a reputation as one of the holiest cities in Iran.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Nadir Shah Afshar's Tomb, then steep yourself in history at Imam Reza Holy Shrine, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goharshad Mosque. On the next day, take in the pleasant sights at Kooh Sangi Park, admire the striking features of Harooniyeh, and then appreciate the history behind Tomb of Ferdowsi.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Mashhad travel route planning app.

Traveling by flight from Kerman to Mashhad takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kerman in October, you will find days in Mashhad are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can catch the flight 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.
Take a break from Yazd with a short trip to Sar Yazd Castle in Saryazd, about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Zorastrian Towers of Silence, stop by Oasis Gallery, get to know the fascinating history of Old City, and examine the collection at Water Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Yazd online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Mashhad to Yazd by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In October, Yazd is somewhat warmer than Mashhad - with highs of 34°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Isfahan.

Things to do in Yazd

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

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: take in the views from SioSe Pol Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, step into the grandiose world of Ali Qapu Palace, and see the interesting displays at Isfahan Seashell Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Isfahan journey planner.

Traveling by car from Yazd to Isfahan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Yazd in October, with highs in Isfahan at 30°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Kashan.

Things to do in Isfahan

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

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: take in nature's colorful creations at Bagh-e Fin Garden, make a trip to Borujerdi House, admire nature's extreme beauty at Maranjab Desert, and do sightseeing your way with Private Tours.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kashan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Isfahan to Kashan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Isfahan in October since evenings lows in Kashan dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Tehran.

Things to do in Kashan

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Tehran

— 5 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, examine the collection at Sadabaad Palace, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and shop like a local with Tehran Bazaar.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tehran trip planner.

Getting from Kashan to Tehran by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Kashan in October, expect nights in Tehran to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Tehran

Museums · Tours · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Iran travel guide

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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.