31 days in Iran Itinerary

31 days in Iran Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iran trip planner

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Shiraz
— 3 nights
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Pasargad
— 2 nights
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Yazd
— 4 nights
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Mashhad
— 2 nights
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Tabriz
— 3 nights
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Tehran
— 6 nights
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Hamadan
— 2 nights
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Kashan
— 3 nights
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Isfahan
— 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Hafez, explore the historical opulence of Arg-e Karimkhan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vakil Mosque, and stroll around Eram Garden (Baq e Eram).

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Shiraz road trip site.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Shiraz is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Kuwait City to Shiraz, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuwait City in July, expect nights in Shiraz to be much colder, around 24°C, while days are slightly colder, around 45°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Pasargad.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Pasargad

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Nagsh-e Rostam and then delve into the distant past at Persepolis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Tomb of Cyrus, delve into the distant past at Pasargad, and then contemplate the long history of Royal Road.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Pasargad travel planning app.

Traveling by car from Shiraz to Pasargad takes 2 hours. July in Pasargad sees daily highs of 45°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to 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.
Go for a jaunt from Yazd to Saryazd to see Sar Yazd Castle about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Jameh Mosque of Yazd, get to know the fascinating history of Old City, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amir Chakhmaq Complex.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Yazd trip planner.

You can drive from Pasargad to Yazd in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Pasargad in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 30°C in Yazd. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can fly to Mashhad.

Things to do in Yazd

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

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 11th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Darougheh Historical House, then get engrossed in the history at Mahdi Gholi Beyk historical bath, then contemplate the long history of Imam Reza Holy Shrine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Goharshad Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Kooh Sangi Park, admire the striking features of Harooniyeh, and then pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Ferdowsi.

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Traveling by flight from Yazd to Mashhad takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Yazd in July; daily highs in Mashhad reach 41°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Tabriz.

Things to do in Mashhad

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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.
Tabriz is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: browse the eclectic array of goods at Bazaar of Tabriz, contemplate the long history of Kandovan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goey Mosque, and admire the striking features of Heidarzade House.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Tabriz travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Mashhad to Tabriz takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Tabriz are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Tehran.

Things to do in Tabriz

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

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, enjoy breathtaking views from Azadi Tower, shop like a local with Tehran Bazaar, and see the interesting displays at The National Jewelry Treasury.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tehran trip planner.

You can fly from Tabriz to Tehran in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Tabriz in July, Tehran is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Hamadan.

Things to do in Tehran

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Hegmataneh Hill, Head underground at Ali Sadr Cave, and then make a trip to Mausoleum of Baba Taher. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Esther and Mordechai, take in the awesome beauty at Alvand, then steep yourself in history at Ibn-e Sina Tomb, and finally steep yourself in history at Ganjnameh Inscriptions.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hamadan driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Tehran to Hamadan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Tehran in July since evenings lows in Hamadan dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kashan.

Things to do in Hamadan

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kashan: Qom (Walking tours & Fatima Masumeh Shrine). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Bagh-e Fin Garden, see the interesting displays at Puppet & Toy Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mohammed Helal Shrine, and don't miss a visit to Borujerdi House.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kashan online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Hamadan to Kashan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Hamadan in July; daily highs in Kashan reach 48°C and lows reach 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Isfahan.

Things to do in Kashan

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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: snap pictures at SioSe Pol Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, examine the collection at Isfahan Seashell Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Chehel Sotoun.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Isfahan day trip tool.

Getting from Kashan to Isfahan by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Kashan in July, things will get little chillier in Isfahan: highs are around 44°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Isfahan

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours

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.