39 days in Iran Itinerary

39 days in Iran Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iran visit planner

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Shiraz
— 5 nights
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Kish Island
— 2 nights
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Mashhad
— 4 nights
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Yazd
— 5 nights
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Isfahan
— 5 nights
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Kashan
— 3 nights
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Hamadan
— 3 nights
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Tabriz
— 3 nights
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Talesh
— 1 night
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Izadshahr
— 1 night
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Tehran
— 6 nights
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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.
For shopping fun, head to Vakil Bazaar or Geram Gallery. Get some historical perspective at Persepolis and Eram Garden (Baq e Eram). Spend the 14th (Wed) wandering around Qalat Village. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Hafez, admire the landmark architecture of Arg-e Karimkhan, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Shiraz is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Iran Standard Time is 2.5 hours. When traveling from Amsterdam in July, plan for much warmer days in Shiraz, with highs around 45°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Kish Island.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trip

Kish Island

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Persian Gulf

Filled with beach resorts and glittering coastal vistas, Kish Island offers a more laid-back side to life in Iran.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): browse the different shops at Roya Mall and then kick back and relax at Maryam Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at Damoon shopping center and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ladies' Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kish Island trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Shiraz to Kish Island in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Shiraz in July since evenings lows in Kish Island dip to 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Mashhad.

Things to do in Kish Island

Outdoors · Parks · Shopping · Beaches

Mashhad

— 4 nights
Capital of the Razavi Khorosan Province, Mashhad holds a reputation as one of the holiest cities in Iran.
For shopping fun, head to Arman Shopping Center or Seyedi Saffron. Visit Imam Reza Holy Shrine and Kang Village for their historical value. Step out of Mashhad to go to Tus and see Harooniyeh, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Goharshad Mosque, steep yourself in history at Nadir Shah Afshar's Tomb, and shop like a local with Armitaj Golshan Tower.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Mashhad trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from Kish Island to Mashhad in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Kish Island in July since evenings lows in Mashhad dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Yazd.

Things to do in Mashhad

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Jameh Mosque of Yazd and Zorastrian Towers of Silence. Do your shopping at Oasis Gallery and Silk Road Gallery. When in Yazd, make a side trip to see Sar Yazd Castle in Saryazd, approximately Saryazd away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amir Chakhmaq Complex, get a taste of the local shopping with Yazd Art House, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old City, and steep yourself in history at Alexander's Prison.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Yazd travel route planner.

Getting from Mashhad to Yazd by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mashhad in July: high temperatures in Yazd hover around 47°C and lows are around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Isfahan.

Things to do in Yazd

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

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.
Do your shopping at Bazaar of Isfahan and Iran art gallery. Visit Naqsh-e Jahan Square and Vank Cathedral for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, explore the world behind art at Isfahan Music Museum, step into the grandiose world of Ali Qapu Palace, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Isfahan online tour planner.

You can drive from Yazd to Isfahan in 4 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Yazd in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Isfahan, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kashan.

Things to do in Isfahan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Tabatabei House and Agha Bozorg Mosque. Head to Bazaar of Kashan and Zhee Showroomfor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Bagh-e Fin Garden and don't miss a visit to Borujerdi House.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kashan trip maker tool.

Drive from Isfahan to Kashan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Isfahan in July: high temperatures in Kashan hover around 48°C and lows are around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Hamadan.

Things to do in Kashan

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Hamadan

— 3 nights
Hamadan has served as a summer getaway since the Sasanian Empire ruled this part of the world nearly 2,000 years ago.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ganjnameh Inscriptions and Ibn-e Sina Tomb. There's still lots to do: Head underground at Ali Sadr Cave, take in the awesome beauty at Alvand, make a trip to Mausoleum of Baba Taher, and contemplate the long history of Tomb of Esther and Mordechai.

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You can drive from Kashan to Hamadan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Kashan in August, expect Hamadan to be a bit cooler, temps between 39°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tabriz.

Things to do in Hamadan

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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.
Do your shopping at Bazaar of Tabriz and Laleh Park Mall. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Kandovan, make a trip to Saat Square, explore the galleries of Qajar Museum ( Amir Nezam House ), and examine the collection at Azerbaijan Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Tabriz road trip app.

Drive from Hamadan to Tabriz in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Hamadan in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Tabriz, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Talesh.

Things to do in Tabriz

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Talesh

— 1 night
On the 10th (Tue), make a trip to Subatan and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Gisoom Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Talesh trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Tabriz to Talesh in 6.5 hours. In August, Talesh is little chillier than Tabriz - with highs of 30°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Izadshahr.

Things to do in Talesh

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Highlights from your trip

Izadshahr

— 1 night
Izadshahr is a city in the Central District of Nur County, located on the Caspian Sea in Mazandaran Province of northern Iran.At the 2006 census, its population was 6,882, in 1,923 families. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at DD Center.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Izadshahr online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Talesh to Izadshahr in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Talesh in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Izadshahr, with highs around 35°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 27°C. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tehran.

Things to do in Izadshahr

Shopping · 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.
For shopping fun, head to Valiasr Street or Tehran Bazaar. And it doesn't end there: stop by Darband, take an in-depth tour of The National Jewelry Treasury, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Damavand Mountain, and take in the views from Tabiat Bridge.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tehran online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Izadshahr to Tehran in 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Izadshahr in August: highs in Tehran hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Tehran

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.