60 days in Iran Itinerary

60 days in Iran Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iran trip planner

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Drive to La Guardia Airport, Fly to Mashhad
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Mashhad
— 4 nights
Fly
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Shahdad
— 1 night
Drive
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Kerman
— 5 nights
Fly
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Shiraz
— 6 nights
Drive
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Pasargad
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yazd
— 5 nights
Drive
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Isfahan
— 6 nights
Drive
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Kashan
— 5 nights
Drive
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Hamadan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Qazvin
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rasht
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ardabil
— 2 nights
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Tabriz
— 5 nights
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Tehran
— 8 nights
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Mashhad

— 4 nights
Capital of the Razavi Khorosan Province, Mashhad holds a reputation as one of the holiest cities in Iran.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tus (Tomb of Ferdowsi & Harooniyeh) and Akhlamad (in Chenaran). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imam Reza Holy Shrine, steep yourself in history at Nadir Shah Afshar's Tomb, admire the striking features of Darougheh Historical House, and take in the pleasant sights at Kooh Sangi Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mashhad visit planning app.

New York City, USA to Mashhad is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Iran Standard Time (IRST), which is usually an 8.5 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in July, expect nights in Mashhad to be about the same, around 70°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 96°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Shahdad.

Things to do in Mashhad

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Shahdad

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Shahdad Kalouts.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Shahdad tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Mashhad to Shahdad in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Mashhad in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Shahdad, with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kerman.

Things to do in Shahdad

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Kerman

— 5 nights
Kerman is the capital city of Kerman Province, Iran. When in Kerman, make a side trip to see Aramgah-e Shah Ne’matollah Vali in Mahan, approximately Mahan away. And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating landscape at Lut Desert, make a trip to Fathabad garden, see the interesting displays at Ganjali Khan Complex, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Vakil Bazaar.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kerman trip planner.

Traveling by car from Shahdad to Kerman takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 97°F in July, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Shiraz.

Things to do in Kerman

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · 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.
Shiraz is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Tomb of Hafez, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and stroll through Eram Garden (Baq e Eram).

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Shiraz trip planner.

Getting from Kerman to Shiraz by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Shiraz are 102°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Pasargad.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Outdoors

Pasargad

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Pasargad and then make a trip to Persepolis. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Cyrus and then steep yourself in history at Royal Road.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Pasargad online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Shiraz to Pasargad in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Pasargad can reach 102°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Yazd.

Things to do in Pasargad

Historic Sites

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.
Yazd is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Jameh Mosque of Yazd, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, examine the collection at Water Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old City.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Yazd sightseeing app.

You can drive from Pasargad to Yazd in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Pasargad in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 79°F in Yazd. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Isfahan.

Things to do in Yazd

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks

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.
Isfahan is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Khaju Bridge, admire the striking features of Chehel Sotoun, see the interesting displays at Isfahan Music Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Isfahan trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Yazd to Isfahan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Yazd in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Isfahan, with lows of 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kashan.

Things to do in Isfahan

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Outdoors

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kashan: Qom (Fatima Masumeh Shrine & Walking tours). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Bagh-e Fin Garden, examine the collection at Puppet & Toy Museum, don't miss a visit to Borujerdi House, and admire the landmark architecture of Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kashan sightseeing planner.

Getting from Isfahan to Kashan by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Isfahan in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Kashan: highs are around 106°F and lows about 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Hamadan.

Things to do in Kashan

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.
Hamadan is known for historic sites and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of Ali Sadr Cave, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Esther and Mordechai, make a trip to Ganjnameh Inscriptions, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Alvand.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hamadan itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kashan to Hamadan in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Kashan in August, things will get slightly colder in Hamadan: highs are around 93°F and lows about 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive 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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Qazvin: Mausoleum of Oljaitu (in Soltaniyeh) and Alam-Kuh (in Kelardasht). The adventure continues: see Off-Road Tours, explore the stunning scenery at Alamut Canyon Walk, don't miss a visit to Aminiha Hosseiniyeh, and admire the striking features of Caravanserai of Sa'd al-Saltaneh.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Qazvin trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Hamadan to Qazvin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Qazvin can reach 96°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rasht.

Things to do in Qazvin

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Rasht

— 2 nights
Rasht is the capital city of Gilan Province, Iran. On the 13th (Fri), walk around Shahrdari Square and then make a trip to Rasht Bazaar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): explore the activities along Saqalaksar Lake and then cruise along Khalkal - Asalem Road.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rasht road trip website.

Traveling by car from Qazvin to Rasht takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Qazvin in August: highs in Rasht hover around 90°F, while lows dip to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ardabil.

Things to do in Rasht

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Ardabil

— 2 nights
Ardabil is an ancient city in Iranian Azerbaijan. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Mount Sabalan Crater Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Sheikh Safi al-din Khanegah and Shrine Ensemble and then contemplate the waterfront views at Shorabil Lake.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ardabil online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Rasht to Ardabil in 3.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Rasht in August, with highs in Ardabil at 78°F and lows at 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Tabriz.

Things to do in Ardabil

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: browse the eclectic array of goods at Bazaar of Tabriz, stroll around Shahgoli Park, admire the masterpieces at Sound & Music Museum, and ponder the world of politics at Municipality Building.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tabriz road trip planner.

Getting from Ardabil to Tabriz by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Ardabil in August, expect Tabriz to be somewhat warmer, temps between 94°F and 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Tehran.

Things to do in Tabriz

Museums · Parks · Nature · Shopping

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Golestan Palace, take in the awesome beauty at Damavand Mountain, examine the collection at The National Jewelry Treasury, and enjoy breathtaking views from Azadi Tower.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tehran vacation site.

You can fly from Tabriz to Tehran in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August in Tehran, expect temperatures between 96°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Tehran

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Iran travel guide

4.5
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.