30 days in Iran Itinerary

30 days in Iran Itinerary

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Tabriz
— 3 nights
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Tehran
— 6 nights
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Kermanshah
— 1 night
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Kazerun
— 1 night
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Shiraz
— 5 nights
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Isfahan
— 6 nights
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Yazd
— 4 nights
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Tabriz

— 3 nights

City of Firsts

The historic city of Tabriz has come to be seen as a summer resort destination, on account of its temperate summers and interesting, attractive city center.
Shop till you drop at Saat Square and Bazaar of Tabriz. Appreciate the collections at Qajar Museum ( Amir Nezam House ) and Azerbaijan Museum. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goey Mosque, buy something for everyone on your list at Laleh Park Mall, steep yourself in history at Heidarzade House, and get a new perspective on nature at Iron Age Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tabriz travel route builder.

Kelowna, Canada to Tabriz is an approximately 29-hour flight. Traveling from Kelowna to Tabriz, you'll lose 11.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Tehran.

Things to do in Tabriz

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Valiasr Street and Master Behzad Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Glassware and Ceramic Museum of Iran and St. Nicholas Church. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Golestan Palace, see the interesting displays at Sadabaad Palace, browse the exhibits of Negarestan Garden, and stop by Darband.

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You can fly from Tabriz to Tehran in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Tehran when traveling from Tabriz in September, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Kermanshah.

Things to do in Tehran

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Kermanshah

— 1 night
Kermanshah, the capital of Kermanshah Province, is located 525km from Tehran in the western part of Iran. On the 12th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Shafei Mosque, admire the landmark architecture of Takieh Mo’aven ol-Molk, then delve into the distant past at Taq Bostan, and finally stroll around Kuhestan Park.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kermanshah journey planner.

Getting from Tehran to Kermanshah by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, Kermanshah is little chillier than Tehran - with highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to fly to Kazerun.

Things to do in Kermanshah

Historic Sites · Parks

Kazerun

— 1 night
Kazeroon is a city in and the capital of Kazeroon County, Fars Province, Iran. On the 13th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Teymour inscription and then explore the ancient world of Bishapur.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kazerun travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Kermanshah to Kazerun takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Kermanshah in September, things will get a bit warmer in Kazerun: highs are around 39°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Shiraz.

Things to do in Kazerun

Historic Sites
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Shiraz

— 5 nights

City of Poets

An esteemed center of Persian culture, Shiraz boats plentiful artistic, architectural, and religious points of interest.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Vakil Bazaar and Haan Art Shop. Zinat ol Molk House and Nasir al-Mulk Mosque will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Shiraz side-trips: Estakhr (in Marvdasht), Persepolis (in Persepolis) and Pasargad (Tomb of Cyrus & Pasargad). Spend the 17th (Fri) wandering around Qalat Village. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Afif-Abad Garden, stroll around Eram Garden (Baq e Eram), pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Hafez, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shah-e-Cheragh Shrine.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Shiraz road trip site.

Traveling by car from Kazerun to Shiraz takes 2.5 hours. September in Shiraz sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Isfahan.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Isfahan

— 6 nights

Half of the World

A cultural hub in the center of the country, Esfahan boasts a proud heritage of art, architecture, and craftsmanship.
Naqsh-e Jahan Square and Ali Mosque Minaret will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Isfahan Seashell Museum and Fotowat Miniaturist. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Ali Qapu Palace, explore the world behind art at Isfahan Music Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Mosque (Masjid-i-Shah), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bedkhem Church.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Isfahan route planner.

Traveling by flight from Shiraz to Isfahan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Shiraz in September, Isfahan is little chillier at night with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Yazd.

Things to do in Isfahan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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.
Appreciate the collections at Museum of Zoroastrians History and Culture and Cambrian Museum. Do your shopping at Silk Road Gallery and Heyrani House. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yazd: Mehr Padin Castle (in Mehriz), Narein Castle (in Meybod) and Sar Yazd Castle (in Saryazd). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Zorastrian Towers of Silence, see the interesting displays at Water Museum, look for gifts at Oasis Gallery, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zoroastrian Fire Temple.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Yazd trip planner.

Traveling by car from Isfahan to Yazd takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Isfahan in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Yazd, with lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Mashhad.

Things to do in Yazd

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Mashhad

— 1 night
Capital of the Razavi Khorosan Province, Mashhad holds a reputation as one of the holiest cities in Iran.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Darougheh Historical House, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Imam Reza Holy Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Goharshad Mosque, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Ghonbad Sabz.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mashhad itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Yazd to Mashhad by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Yazd in September: high temperatures in Mashhad hover around 36°C and lows are around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mashhad

Historic Sites

Iran travel guide

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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.