30 days in Iran Itinerary

30 days in Iran Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iran trip itinerary planner

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Mashhad
— 1 night
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Shahdad
— 1 night
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Kerman
— 2 nights
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Shiraz
— 4 nights
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Pasargad
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yazd
— 4 nights
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Isfahan
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kashan
— 4 nights
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Tehran
— 6 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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): admire the striking features of Ghonbad Sabz, admire the striking features of Darougheh Historical House, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Imam Reza Holy Shrine, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goharshad Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: go for a walk through Kooh Sangi Park, then admire the striking features of Harooniyeh, and then pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Ferdowsi.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mashhad road trip planning site.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Shahdad.

Things to do in Mashhad

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Shahdad

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Haj Mohammad Taghi Cistern, contemplate the long history of Qajar Twin Water Mill, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Shahdad Kalouts.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Shahdad online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mashhad to Shahdad takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 42°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kerman.

Things to do in Shahdad

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Kerman

— 2 nights
Kerman is the capital city of Kerman Province, Iran. On the 4th (Fri), make a trip to Fathabad garden, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Aramgah-e Shah Ne’matollah Vali, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Shazdeh Garden. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jameh Mosque of Kerman, explore the fascinating landscape at Lut Desert, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Kerman online holiday planner.

You can drive from Shahdad to Kerman in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 42°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Shiraz.

Things to do in Kerman

Parks · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Shiraz

— 4 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, make a trip to Arg-e Karimkhan, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vakil Bazaar, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Shiraz travel planner.

You can fly from Kerman to Shiraz in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Pasargad.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Pasargad

— 2 nights
On the 10th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Nagsh-e Rostam and then delve into the distant past at Persepolis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Royal Road, explore the ancient world of Pasargad, and then steep yourself in history at Tomb of Cyrus.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Pasargad holiday tool.

Drive from Shiraz to Pasargad in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Pasargad can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Yazd.

Things to do in Pasargad

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Yazd

— 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Meybod (Pigeon Tower, Narein Castle, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Zorastrian Towers of Silence, examine the collection at Water Museum, view the masterpieces at Yazd Art House, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jameh Mosque of Yazd.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Yazd day trip planning website.

You can drive from Pasargad to Yazd in 3.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Yazd when traveling from Pasargad in June, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Isfahan.

Things to do in Yazd

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

Isfahan

— 5 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: get to know the fascinating history of Naqsh-e Jahan Square, make a trip to Hasht Behesht Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jameh Mosque of Isfahan, and step into the grandiose world of Ali Qapu Palace.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Isfahan online tour itinerary maker.

Getting from Yazd to Isfahan by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Yazd in June, with highs in Isfahan at 41°C and lows at 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kashan.

Things to do in Isfahan

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Wildlife

Kashan

— 4 nights
A jewel of desert architecture halfway between Tehran and Esfahan, Kashan has somehow remained one of Iran's best-kept tourism secrets.
Venture out of the city with trips to Qom (Fatima Masumeh Shrine & Walking tours). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Bagh-e Fin Garden, admire the striking features of Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse, take in the spiritual surroundings of Agha Bozorg Mosque, and make a trip to Tabatabei House.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Kashan online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Isfahan to Kashan takes 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tehran.

Things to do in Kashan

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Tehran

— 6 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, don't miss a visit to Tehran Bazaar, see the interesting displays at The National Jewelry Treasury, and take in panoramic vistas at Azadi Tower.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tehran trip planner.

You can drive from Kashan to Tehran in 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tehran

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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.