33 days in Iran Itinerary

33 days in Iran Itinerary

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33 days in Iran Itinerary

Start: Billund
Fly:  17 h
1
Mashhad
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
2
Yazd
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Shiraz
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
4
Kerman
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
5
Isfahan
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Kashan
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
7
Tehran
— 5 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
8
Tabriz
— 5 nights
Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Billund

2
nights
Mashhad

Mashhad ©
Capital of the Razavi Khorosan Province, Mashhad holds a reputation as one of the holiest cities in Iran.
Mashhad is known for historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imam Reza Holy Shrine, engage your brain at Professor Bazima Science Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kang Village, and examine the collection at Mahdi Gholi Beyk historical bath.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Mashhad trip maker app .

Billund, Denmark to Mashhad is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Billund to Mashhad due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Billund in July, expect nights in Mashhad to be somewhat warmer, around 24°C, while days are much hotter, around 41°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yazd.

Things to do in Mashhad

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Imam Reza Holy Shrine ©
Imam Reza Holy Shrine
Goharshad Mosque ©
Goharshad Mosque
Kang Village ©
Kang Village

4
nights
Yazd

Yazd ©
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 Meybod to see Narein Castle about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Zorastrian Towers of Silence, make a trip to Amir Chakhmagh, take in the exciting artwork at Yazd Art House, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Jameh Mosque of Yazd.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Yazd trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from Mashhad to Yazd takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, Yazd is a bit warmer than Mashhad - with highs of 47°C and lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Shiraz.

Things to do in Yazd

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Narein Castle
Highlights from your plan
Zorastrian Towers of Silence ©
Zorastrian Towers of Silence
Old City ©
Old City
Zoroastrian Fire Temple ©
Zoroastrian Fire Temple

4
nights
Shiraz

Shiraz ©
An esteemed center of Persian culture, Shiraz boats plentiful artistic, architectural, and religious points of interest.
Change things up with these side-trips from Shiraz: Persepolis (in Persepolis) and Estakhr (in Marvdasht). There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Hafez, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shah-e-Cheragh Shrine, stroll around Eram Garden (Baq e Eram), and contemplate the long history of Qavam House.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Shiraz road trip app .

Fly from Yazd to Shiraz in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Yazd in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Shiraz, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Kerman.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Persepolis, Estakhr
Highlights from your plan
Persepolis ©
Persepolis
Tomb of Hafez ©
Tomb of Hafez
Nasir al-Mulk Mosque ©
Nasir al-Mulk Mosque

3
nights
Kerman

Kerman ©
Kerman is the capital city of Kerman Province, Iran. Get out of town with these interesting Kerman side-trips: Aramgah-e Shah Ne’matollah Vali (in Mahan) and Shahdad Kalouts (in Shahdad). There's much more to do: admire nature's extreme beauty at Lut Desert, take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjed-e Jamea of Kerman, examine the collection at Harandi Museum, and don't miss a visit to Fathabad garden.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Kerman vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Shiraz to Kerman in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Shiraz in July: high temperatures in Kerman hover around 42°C and lows are around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Isfahan.

Things to do in Kerman

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Shahdad Kalouts, Aramgah-e Shah Ne’matollah Vali, Lut Desert
Highlights from your plan
Shahdad Kalouts ©
Shahdad Kalouts
Aramgah-e Shah Ne’matollah Vali ©
Aramgah-e Shah Ne’matollah Vali
Fathabad garden ©
Fathabad garden

4
nights
Isfahan

Isfahan ©
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 plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Naqsh-e Jahan Square, see the interesting displays at Isfahan Music Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vank Cathedral, and snap pictures at Khaju Bridge.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Isfahan sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Kerman to Isfahan in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Isfahan are 44°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kashan.

Things to do in Isfahan

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Naqsh-e Jahan Square ©
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
SioSe Pol Bridge ©
SioSe Pol Bridge
Khaju Bridge ©
Khaju Bridge

4
nights
Kashan

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 (Khezr Hill, Fatima Masumeh Shrine, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Bagh-e Fin Garden, make a trip to Borujerdi House, see the interesting displays at Abbasian House, and steep yourself in history at Ameriha House.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kashan online tour planner .

Drive from Isfahan to Kashan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Isfahan in July, expect Kashan to be somewhat warmer, temps between 48°C and 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Tehran.

Things to do in Kashan

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Qom
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Bagh-e Fin Garden
Bagh-e Fin Garden
Tabatabei House ©
Tabatabei House

5
nights
Tehran

Tehran ©
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 plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Golestan Palace, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, admire the landmark architecture of Niavaran Historical Cultural Complex, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Tehran Bazaar.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tehran tour planning app .

You can take a train from Kashan to Tehran in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kashan in July: highs in Tehran hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tabriz.

Things to do in Tehran

Museums Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golestan Palace ©
Golestan Palace
Milad Tower ©
Milad Tower
The National Jewelry Treasury ©
The National Jewelry Treasury

5
nights
Tabriz

Tabriz ©
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 plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kandovan, take an in-depth tour of Azerbaijan Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Heidarzade House, and take in the awesome beauty at Colorful Mountains of Tabriz.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tabriz trip planner.

Getting from Tehran to Tabriz by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Tehran in July, with highs in Tabriz at 40°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tabriz

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Colorful Mountains of Tabriz ©
Colorful Mountains of Tabriz
Kandovan
Kandovan
Bazaar of Tabriz ©
Bazaar of Tabriz

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