60 days in Iran Itinerary

60 days in Iran Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iran journey planner

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Tabriz
— 5 nights
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Mashhad
— 3 nights
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Qeshm
— 3 nights
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Kish Island
— 2 nights
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Kerman
— 4 nights
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Shiraz
— 6 nights
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Pasargad
— 2 nights
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Yazd
— 6 nights
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Varzaneh
— 2 nights
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Isfahan
— 7 nights
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Kashan
— 5 nights
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Hamadan
— 2 nights
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Qazvin
— 4 nights
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Tehran
— 8 nights
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Tabriz

— 5 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.
Tabriz is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kandovan, get a new perspective on nature at Iron Age Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Bazaar of Tabriz, and take an in-depth tour of Azerbaijan Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tabriz trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Tabriz is an approximately 7-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3.5 hours traveling from Manchester to Tabriz. While traveling from Manchester, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tabriz, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to fly to Mashhad.

Things to do in Tabriz

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Mashhad

— 3 nights
Capital of the Razavi Khorosan Province, Mashhad holds a reputation as one of the holiest cities in Iran.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mashhad: Tus (Harooniyeh & Tomb of Ferdowsi). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imam Reza Holy Shrine, admire the landmark architecture of Darougheh Historical House, see the interesting displays at Mahdi Gholi Beyk historical bath, and contemplate the long history of Nadir Shah Afshar's Tomb.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Mashhad day trip planning app.

You can fly from Tabriz to Mashhad in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Tabriz in April; daily highs in Mashhad reach 26°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Qeshm.

Things to do in Mashhad

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Qeshm

— 3 nights
Qeshm is known for nature, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Tangeh Chahkooh, step off the mainland to explore Hengam Island, explore the fascinating underground world of Namakdan Salt Cave, and step into the grandiose world of Portuguese Castle.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Qeshm trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Mashhad to Qeshm takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Mashhad in April, you will find days in Qeshm are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are much hotter (26°C). On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Kish Island.

Things to do in Qeshm

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping

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.
On the 3rd (Mon), step aboard Greek Ship Khoula F, then enjoy the sand and surf at Maryam Beach, and then contemplate the long history of Kariz Underground. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Ladies' Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kish Dolphin Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Kish Island trip planner.

You can fly from Qeshm to Kish Island in 7.5 hours. May in Kish Island sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Kerman.

Things to do in Kish Island

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Kerman

— 4 nights
Kerman is the capital city of Kerman Province, Iran. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kerman: Rayen Castle (in Rayen), Shahdad (Qajar Twin Water Mill, Shahdad Kalouts, &more) and Aramgah-e Shah Ne’matollah Vali (in Mahan). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Shazdeh Garden, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vakil Bazaar, contemplate the long history of Gonbad-e Jabaliye, and view the masterpieces at Sanati Contemporary Arts Museum.

Start your trip to Kerman by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can fly from Kish Island to Kerman in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and taxi. While traveling from Kish Island, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Kerman, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to fly to Shiraz.

Things to do in Kerman

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Shiraz

— 6 nights

City of Poets

An esteemed center of Persian culture, Shiraz boats plentiful artistic, architectural, and religious points of interest.
When in Shiraz, make a side trip to see Tang Chogan in Kazerun, approximately Kazerun away. The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Hafez, walk around Eram Garden (Baq e Eram), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shah-e-Cheragh Shrine, and admire the striking features of Arg-e Karimkhan.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Shiraz day trip website.

Fly from Kerman to Shiraz in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. May in Shiraz sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Pasargad.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Pasargad

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Nagsh-e Rostam and then delve into the distant past at Persepolis. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Royal Road, then delve into the distant past at Pasargad, and then steep yourself in history at Tomb of Cyrus.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Pasargad day trip planning site.

Getting from Shiraz to Pasargad by car takes about 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Pasargad are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Yazd.

Things to do in Pasargad

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Yazd

— 6 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yazd: Sar Yazd Castle (in Saryazd) and Meybod (Pigeon Tower, Narein Castle, &more). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Old City, delve into the distant past at Kharanagh, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jameh Mosque of Yazd, and take in the exciting artwork at Yazd Art House.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Yazd trip website.

Traveling by car from Pasargad to Yazd takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Pasargad in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Yazd, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Varzaneh.

Things to do in Yazd

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Varzaneh

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Mosallah Edifice, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jame' Mosque of Na'in, then see the interesting displays at Pirnia Traditional House and Ethnology Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Ghoortan Citadel. On your second day here, admire nature's extreme beauty at Varzaneh Desert, then contemplate the waterfront views at Varzaneh Salt Lake, and then contemplate the long history of Jame Mosque of Varzaneh.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Varzaneh tour website.

Drive from Yazd to Varzaneh in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Yazd in May, expect Varzaneh to be little chillier, temps between 34°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Isfahan.

Things to do in Varzaneh

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Isfahan

— 7 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Khaju Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jameh Mosque of Isfahan, make a trip to Hasht Behesht Palace, and appreciate the history behind Naqsh-e Jahan Square.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Isfahan travel route tool.

Traveling by car from Varzaneh to Isfahan takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kashan.

Things to do in Isfahan

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Kashan

— 5 nights
A jewel of desert architecture halfway between Tehran and Esfahan, Kashan has somehow remained one of Iran's best-kept tourism secrets.
Explore Kashan's surroundings by going to Qom (Jamkaran Mosque, Fatima Masumeh Shrine, &more). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Bagh-e Fin Garden, hunt for treasures at Bazaar of Kashan, admire the landmark architecture of Tabatabei House, and don't miss a visit to Borujerdi House.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kashan trip planning app.

Drive from Isfahan to Kashan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, Kashan is a bit warmer than Isfahan - with highs of 39°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hamadan.

Things to do in Kashan

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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 6th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Hegmataneh Hill, explore the fascinating underground world of Ali Sadr Cave, and then make a trip to Mausoleum of Baba Taher. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Ibn-e Sina Tomb, contemplate the long history of Ganjnameh Inscriptions, then take in the awesome beauty at Alvand, and finally steep yourself in history at Tomb of Esther and Mordechai.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Hamadan travel planner.

You can drive from Kashan to Hamadan in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. When traveling from Kashan in June, plan for little chillier days in Hamadan, with highs around 36°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Qazvin.

Things to do in Hamadan

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Qazvin

— 4 nights
Qazvin is the largest city and capital of the Province of Qazvin in Iran. Step out of Qazvin with an excursion to Alamut Castle in Mo'allem Kalayeh--about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Caravanserai of Sa'd al-Saltaneh, examine the collection at Bist Sotoun, trek along with Hiking & Camping Tours, and make a trip to Aminiha Hosseiniyeh.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Qazvin trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hamadan to Qazvin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Qazvin when traveling from Hamadan in June, with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tehran.

Things to do in Qazvin

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Tehran

— 8 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Golestan Palace, take in panoramic vistas at Azadi Tower, see the interesting displays at The National Jewelry Treasury, and get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Iran.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tehran trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Qazvin to Tehran by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Qazvin in June since evenings lows in Tehran dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Tehran

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Iran travel guide

4.5
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.