32 days in Iran Itinerary

32 days in Iran Itinerary

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Isfahan
— 4 nights
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Kashan
— 3 nights
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Mashhad
— 3 nights
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Yazd
— 4 nights
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Shiraz
— 4 nights
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Pasargad
— 1 night
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Kermanshah
— 1 night
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Hamadan
— 1 night
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Qazvin
— 2 nights
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Tehran
— 4 nights
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Tabriz
— 2 nights
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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 trip 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 steep yourself in history at Chehel Sotoun.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Isfahan trip itinerary planning tool.

Sept Iles, Canada to Isfahan is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Iran Standard Time (IRST) is 7.5 hours. When traveling from Sept Iles in July, plan for much warmer days in Isfahan, with highs around 44°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kashan.

Things to do in Isfahan

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Qom (Fatima Masumeh Shrine & Walking tours). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Bagh-e Fin Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Shahzadeh-ye Ibrahim, make a trip to Borujerdi House, and steep yourself in history at Tabatabei House.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Kashan trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Isfahan to Kashan by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Isfahan in July; daily highs in Kashan reach 48°C and lows reach 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to fly to Mashhad.

Things to do in Kashan

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Mashhad

— 3 nights
Capital of the Razavi Khorosan Province, Mashhad holds a reputation as one of the holiest cities in Iran.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mashhad: Akhlamad (in Chenaran) and Tus (Tomb of Ferdowsi & Harooniyeh). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Imam Reza Holy Shrine, take in the pleasant sights at Kooh Sangi Park, admire the landmark architecture of Darougheh Historical House, and see the interesting displays at Mahdi Gholi Beyk historical bath.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Mashhad trip planner.

You can fly from Kashan to Mashhad in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Kashan in July: high temperatures in Mashhad hover around 41°C and lows are around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Yazd.

Things to do in Mashhad

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yazd: Meybod (Narein Castle & Meybod's Shah Abbasi Caravanserai) and Sar Yazd Castle (in Saryazd). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Jameh Mosque of Yazd, admire the natural beauty at Dolat-Abad Garden, delve into the distant past at Zorastrian Towers of Silence, and shop like a local with Yazd Art House.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Yazd route builder app.

Traveling by flight from Mashhad to Yazd takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mashhad in July: high temperatures in Yazd hover around 47°C and lows are around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Shiraz.

Things to do in Yazd

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Shiraz

— 4 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 Estakhr (in Marvdasht) and Persepolis (in Persepolis). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Hafez, steep yourself in history at Eram Garden (Baq e Eram), take in the spiritual surroundings of Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Vakil Bazaar.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Shiraz day trip tool.

Getting from Yazd to Shiraz by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Traveling from Yazd in July, expect little chillier with lows of 24°C in Shiraz. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Pasargad.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Pasargad

— 1 night
On the 20th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Tomb of Cyrus, explore the ancient world of Pasargad, and then steep yourself in history at Royal Road.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Pasargad day trip 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to fly to Kermanshah.

Things to do in Pasargad

Historic Sites

Kermanshah

— 1 night
Kermanshah, the capital of Kermanshah Province, is located 525km from Tehran in the western part of Iran. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): stroll around Kuhestan Park, explore the ancient world of Taq Bostan, admire the landmark architecture of Takieh Mo’aven ol-Molk, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shafei Mosque, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Emad O Dolah Mosque.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kermanshah itinerary planner.

You can fly from Pasargad to Kermanshah in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Pasargad in July, plan for colder days in Kermanshah, with highs around 30°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Hamadan.

Things to do in Kermanshah

Historic Sites · Parks

Hamadan

— 1 night
Hamadan has served as a summer getaway since the Sasanian Empire ruled this part of the world nearly 2,000 years ago.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Alvand, then don't miss a visit to Mausoleum of Baba Taher, and then Head underground at Ali Sadr Cave.

Plan trip to Hamadan with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Kermanshah to Hamadan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. When traveling from Kermanshah in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Hamadan: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Qazvin.

Things to do in Hamadan

Nature · Parks

Qazvin

— 2 nights
Qazvin is the largest city and capital of the Province of Qazvin in Iran. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Aminiha Hosseiniyeh and then see Off-Road Tours. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jameh Mosque of Qazvin, then explore the stunning scenery at Alamut Canyon Walk, and then admire the landmark architecture of Caravanserai of Sa'd al-Saltaneh.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Qazvin day trip planner.

Drive from Hamadan to Qazvin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daytime highs in Qazvin are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tehran.

Things to do in Qazvin

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks

Tehran

— 4 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: get engrossed in the history at Golestan Palace, take in panoramic vistas at Azadi Tower, take in the views from Tabiat Bridge, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tehran trip planner.

Traveling by car from Qazvin to Tehran takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Qazvin in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Tehran, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to fly to Tabriz.

Things to do in Tehran

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Tabriz

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): browse the eclectic array of goods at Bazaar of Tabriz, admire the striking features of Nickdel House, and then steep yourself in history at Kandovan. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Qajar Museum ( Amir Nezam House ), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Goey Mosque, and then take an in-depth tour of Azerbaijan Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Tabriz sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Tehran to Tabriz in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tehran in July, with highs in Tabriz at 40°C and lows at 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tabriz

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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.