32 days in Iran Itinerary

32 days in Iran Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iran trip planner

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Isfahan
— 5 nights
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Kashan
— 4 nights
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Tehran
— 6 nights
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Yazd
— 5 nights
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Mashhad
— 2 nights
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Kerman
— 3 nights
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Shiraz
— 6 nights
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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 Khaju Bridge, make a trip to Hasht Behesht Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, and get to know the fascinating history of Naqsh-e Jahan Square.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Isfahan trip builder website.

Vaxjo, Sweden to Isfahan is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Iran Standard Time, which is usually a 2.5 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Kashan.

Things to do in Isfahan

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Outdoors

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Fatima Masumeh Shrine in Qom (about 1h 25 min away). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Bagh-e Fin Garden, admire the striking features of Tabatabei House, examine the collection at Abbasian House, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kashan route site.

You can drive from Isfahan to Kashan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Isfahan in May, expect Kashan to be a bit warmer, temps between 39°C and 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tehran.

Things to do in Kashan

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · 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, wander the streets of Darband, see the interesting displays at The National Jewelry Treasury, and enjoy breathtaking views from Azadi Tower.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tehran travel planning app.

You can drive from Kashan to Tehran in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Kashan in May, expect nights in Tehran to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are slightly colder, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Yazd.

Things to do in Tehran

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping

Yazd

— 5 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Yazd side-trips: Meybod (Yakhchals, Meybod's Shah Abbasi Caravanserai, &more) and Sar Yazd Castle (in Saryazd). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Old City, 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 more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Yazd itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Tehran to Yazd takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Tehran in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Yazd: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Mashhad.

Things to do in Yazd

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

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 21st (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Mahdi Gholi Beyk historical bath, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Imam Reza Holy Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goharshad Mosque, and finally admire the striking features of Ghonbad Sabz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Darougheh Historical House, then don't miss a visit to Miniature Park, then contemplate the long history of Harooniyeh, and finally pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Ferdowsi.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mashhad online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Yazd to Mashhad in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Yazd in May, with highs in Mashhad at 34°C and lows at 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Kerman.

Things to do in Mashhad

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Kerman

— 3 nights
Kerman is the capital city of Kerman Province, Iran. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kerman: Aramgah-e Shah Ne’matollah Vali (in Mahan) and Shahdad (Qajar Twin Water Mill, Shahdad Kalouts, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Shazdeh Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jameh Mosque of Kerman, admire nature's extreme beauty at Lut Desert, and see the interesting displays at Gonbad-e Jabaliye.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kerman holiday maker site.

Traveling by flight from Mashhad to Kerman takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. May in Kerman sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to fly to Shiraz.

Things to do in Kerman

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Shiraz

— 6 nights

City of Poets

An esteemed center of Persian culture, Shiraz boats plentiful artistic, architectural, and religious points of interest.
Explore Shiraz's surroundings by going to Pasargad (in Pasargad), Estakhr (in Marvdasht) and Persepolis (Persepolis & Nagsh-e Rostam). There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Tomb of Hafez, contemplate the long history of Qavam House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shah-e-Cheragh Shrine, and make a trip to Qur'an Gate.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Shiraz travel route builder website.

Fly from Kerman to Shiraz in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.