47 days in Iran Itinerary

47 days in Iran Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iran vacation planner

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Isfahan
— 6 nights
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Kashan
— 4 nights
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Hamadan
— 2 nights
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Qazvin
— 3 nights
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Tehran
— 7 nights
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Qeshm
— 3 nights
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Yazd
— 5 nights
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Pasargad
— 2 nights
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Shiraz
— 6 nights
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Kerman
— 3 nights
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Shahdad
— 1 night
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Mashhad
— 4 nights
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Isfahan

— 6 nights

Half of the World

A cultural hub in the center of the country, Esfahan boasts a proud heritage of art, architecture, and craftsmanship.
Bring the kids along to Naqsh-e Jahan Square and Khaju Bridge. Explore Isfahan's surroundings by going to Varzaneh (Varzaneh Salt Lake & Varzaneh Desert). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Isfahan Music Museum, explore the historical opulence of Chehel Sotoun, take in the views from SioSe Pol Bridge, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Isfahan holiday planner.

Findon, UK to Isfahan is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3.5 hours traveling from Findon to Isfahan. While traveling from Findon, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Isfahan, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kashan.

Things to do in Isfahan

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kashan side-trips: Qom (Imam Hasan Askari Mosque, Fatima Masumeh Shrine, &more). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Bagh-e Fin Garden, don't miss a visit to Borujerdi House, admire the landmark architecture of Tabatabei House, and see the interesting displays at Abbasian House.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kashan attractions planner.

You can drive from Isfahan to Kashan in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Isfahan in May: high temperatures in Kashan hover around 39°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hamadan.

Things to do in Kashan

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Ibn-e Sina Tomb, then explore the fascinating underground world of Ali Sadr Cave, and then don't miss a visit to Mausoleum of Baba Taher. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Ganjnameh Inscriptions, explore the historical opulence of Hegmataneh Hill, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Alvand, and finally steep yourself in history at Tomb of Esther and Mordechai.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hamadan road trip planning site.

Getting from Kashan to Hamadan by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Kashan in May, things will get little chillier in Hamadan: highs are around 28°C and lows about 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Qazvin.

Things to do in Hamadan

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Qazvin

— 3 nights
Qazvin is the largest city and capital of the Province of Qazvin in Iran. When in Qazvin, make a side trip to see Alamut Castle in Mo'allem Kalayeh, approximately Mo'allem Kalayeh away. There's lots more to do: trek along with Hiking & Camping Tours, explore the stunning scenery at Alamut Canyon Walk, admire the landmark architecture of Caravanserai of Sa'd al-Saltaneh, and don't miss a visit to Aminiha Hosseiniyeh.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Qazvin road trip website.

Traveling by car from Hamadan to Qazvin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. When traveling from Hamadan in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Qazvin: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tehran.

Things to do in Qazvin

Historic Sites · Tours · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Tehran

— 7 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.
Kids will enjoy Golestan Palace and The National Jewelry Treasury. There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Azadi Tower, snap pictures at Tabiat Bridge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Damavand Mountain, and examine the collection at Sadabaad Palace.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tehran trip planner.

You can drive from Qazvin to Tehran in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Qazvin in May, Tehran is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Qeshm.

Things to do in Tehran

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours

Side Trip

Qeshm

— 3 nights
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Tangeh Chahkooh and Naz.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Qeshm road trip planning tool.

Getting from Tehran to Qeshm by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Tehran in June, Qeshm is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can fly to Yazd.

Things to do in Qeshm

Nature · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Yazd: Meybod (Pigeon Tower, Narein Castle, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Zorastrian Towers of Silence, see the interesting displays at Water Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zoroastrian Fire Temple, and view the masterpieces at Yazd Art House.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Yazd online day trip planner.

Getting from Qeshm to Yazd by flight takes about 6 hours. Traveling from Qeshm in June, expect little chillier with lows of 28°C in Yazd. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Pasargad.

Things to do in Yazd

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Pasargad

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Nagsh-e Rostam and then make a trip to Persepolis. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Royal Road, delve into the distant past at Pasargad, and then contemplate the long history of Tomb of Cyrus.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Pasargad online attractions planner.

Drive from Yazd to Pasargad in 3.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Pasargad when traveling from Yazd in June, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Shiraz.

Things to do in Pasargad

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Shiraz

— 6 nights

City of Poets

An esteemed center of Persian culture, Shiraz boats plentiful artistic, architectural, and religious points of interest.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Tomb of Hafez and Nasir al-Mulk Mosque. Go for a jaunt from Shiraz to Kazerun to see Shahpour Cave about 1h 45 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Eram Garden (Baq e Eram), hunt for treasures at Vakil Bazaar, examine the collection at Afif-Abad Garden, and pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Saadi.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Shiraz route planner.

Drive from Pasargad to Shiraz in 2 hours. June in Shiraz sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to fly to Kerman.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Kerman

— 3 nights
Kerman is the capital city of Kerman Province, Iran. Take a break from Kerman with a short trip to Aramgah-e Shah Ne’matollah Vali in Mahan, about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating landscape at Lut Desert, don't miss a visit to Jameh Mosque of Kerman, see the interesting displays at Gonbad-e Jabaliye, and admire the natural beauty at Shazdeh Garden.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kerman trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Shiraz to Kerman takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 42°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Shahdad.

Things to do in Kerman

Parks · Tours · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Shahdad

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Shahdad Kalouts, make a trip to Haj Mohammad Taghi Cistern, and then steep yourself in history at Qajar Twin Water Mill.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, use the Shahdad trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Kerman to Shahdad in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Shahdad can reach 42°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can fly to Mashhad.

Things to do in Shahdad

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Mashhad

— 4 nights
Capital of the Razavi Khorosan Province, Mashhad holds a reputation as one of the holiest cities in Iran.
Attractions like Imam Reza Holy Shrine and Water Waves Land make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Mashhad side-trips: Tus (Harooniyeh & Tomb of Ferdowsi) and Akhlamad (in Chenaran). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Goharshad Mosque, engage your brain at Professor Bazima Science Park, admire the striking features of Darougheh Historical House, and get engrossed in the history at Mahdi Gholi Beyk historical bath.

Discover how to plan a Mashhad trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Shahdad to Mashhad takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. June in Mashhad sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Mashhad

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.