60 days in Iran Itinerary

60 days in Iran Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iran travel planner

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Isfahan
— 8 nights
Fly to Ahwaz, Train to Shush
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Shush
— 3 nights
Train to Ahvaz, Fly to Rasht
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Rasht
— 4 nights
Drive
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Qazvin
— 5 nights
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Kashan
— 6 nights
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Nain
— 5 nights
Drive
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Yazd
— 6 nights
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Kerman
— 5 nights
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Shiraz
— 6 nights
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Kazerun
— 2 nights
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Kish Island
— 4 nights
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Bandar Abbas
— 4 nights
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Isfahan

— 8 nights

Half of the World

A cultural hub in the center of the country, Esfahan boasts a proud heritage of art, architecture, and craftsmanship.
Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Mount Sofeh. Do some cultural sightseeing at Isfahan Seashell Museum and Fotowat Miniaturist. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Mosque (Masjid-i-Shah), steep yourself in history at Amin's House, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and buy something for everyone on your list at Isfahan City Center.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Isfahan trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Isfahan is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Iran Standard Time (IRST), which is usually a -6.5 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in March, you will find days in Isfahan are little chillier (21°C), and nights are colder (1°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Shush.

Things to do in Isfahan

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Shush

— 3 nights
Shush is a city in and the capital of Shush County, Khuzestan Province, Iran. Step off the beaten path and head to Apadana Castle Shush and Karun River. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tomb of Daniel and Archaeological Site of Shush. Change things up with these side-trips from Shush: White Bridge (in Ahvaz) and Band-e Kaisar (in Shushtar). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Shush Castle and delve into the distant past at Haft Tepe.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Shush day trip website.

Getting from Isfahan to Shush by combination of flight and train takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Isfahan in April, with highs in Shush at 36°C and lows at 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rasht.

Things to do in Shush

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Rasht

— 4 nights
Rasht is the capital city of Gilan Province, Iran. Visit Gisoom Beach and Caspian coastline for some beach relaxation. Step off the beaten path and head to Ramsar Museum of Anthropology and Rasht Museum. Explore Rasht's surroundings by going to Olesbelangah (in Tanian), Markooh Castle (in Ramsar) and Lahijan Waterfall آبشار لاهیجان (in Lahijan). It doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Khalkal - Asalem Road and make a trip to Mellat-Park Sundial.

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Traveling by combination of train and flight from Shush to Rasht takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Shush in April, expect nights in Rasht to be little chillier, around 11°C, while days are much colder, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Qazvin.

Things to do in Rasht

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Qazvin

— 5 nights
Qazvin is the largest city and capital of the Province of Qazvin in Iran. Get some cultural insight at Moghadam Museum and Reza Abbasi Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Negarestan Garden and Jameh Mosque of Qazvin. Venture out of the city with trips to Alamut Castle (in Mo'allem Kalayeh) and Dome of Soltaniyeh (Soltaniyeh Cupola) (in Soltaniyeh). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Qajar Bathhouse & Anthropology Museum, admire the striking features of Caravanserai of Sa'd al-Saltaneh, and see Off-Road Tours.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Qazvin vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Rasht to Qazvin takes 2 hours. Traveling from Rasht in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 7°C in Qazvin. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kashan.

Things to do in Qazvin

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Kashan

— 6 nights
A jewel of desert architecture halfway between Tehran and Esfahan, Kashan has somehow remained one of Iran's best-kept tourism secrets.
Escape the urban bustle at Off-Road Tours and Niasar Waterfall. Museum-lovers will get to explore Puppet & Toy Museum and Old Natanz Mehdi Tavasolian's Museum. Explore Kashan's surroundings by going to Sheikh Abdolsamad Mosque (in Natanz), Chal-e-Nakhjir Cave (in Delijan) and Qom (Saadatmand Crafts (Qom Technique) & Jamkaran Mosque). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mohammed Helal Shrine, contemplate the long history of Tajaddin Shrine, admire the landmark architecture of Shahzadeh-ye Ibrahim, and make a trip to Ameriha House.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kashan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Qazvin to Kashan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Qazvin in April: high temperatures in Kashan hover around 31°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Nain.

Things to do in Kashan

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Nain

— 5 nights
Nain is a city in and the capital of Nain County, Isfahan Province, Iran. Take a break from the city and head to Varzaneh Desert and Zayanderud River. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pirnia Traditional House and Ethnology Museum and Narenj Castle. Explore Nain's surroundings by going to Varzaneh (Jame Mosque of Varzaneh & Gavkhooni Wetland) and Great Mosque of Ardestan (in Ardestan). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jame' Mosque of Na'in, make a trip to Old Bazar, and admire the landmark architecture of Fatemi House.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Nain day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kashan to Nain takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Yazd.

Things to do in Nain

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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 hidden gems such as Narein Castle and Sar Yazd Castle. Get outdoors at Shirkooh Mountain and Bafgh Desert. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yazd: Bricked ice storage of AbarKuh (in Abarkuh), Meybod (Yakhchals & Pigeon Tower) and Pir-e Sabz Chak Chak (in Chak Chak). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Kharanagh, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Zoroastrians History and Culture, admire the natural beauty at Sadri Garden, and look for gifts at Oasis Gallery.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Yazd day trip planning app.

Drive from Nain to Yazd in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Nain in May, with highs in Yazd at 39°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Kerman.

Things to do in Yazd

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Kerman

— 5 nights
Kerman is the capital city of Kerman Province, Iran. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Aramgah-e Shah Ne’matollah Vali and Jameh Mosque of Kerman. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rayen Castle and Harandi Museum. Step out of Kerman to go to Rafsanjan and see Rageh Canyon, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. There's much more to do: admire nature's extreme beauty at Lut Desert, contemplate the long history of Gonbad-e Jabaliye, get a taste of the local shopping with Sanati Contemporary Arts Museum, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Vakil Bazaar.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kerman online day trip planner.

You can drive from Yazd to Kerman in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Yazd in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Kerman, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Shiraz.

Things to do in Kerman

Nature · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Shiraz

— 6 nights

City of Poets

An esteemed center of Persian culture, Shiraz boats plentiful artistic, architectural, and religious points of interest.
Get in touch with nature at Beheshte Gomshode and Mount Derak. Get some cultural insight at Zinat ol Molk House and Tomb of Cyrus. When in Shiraz, make a side trip to see Estakhr in Marvdasht, approximately Marvdasht away. The adventure continues: visit Qalat Village, contemplate the long history of Bibi Dokhtaran Mausoleum, see the interesting displays at Meshkinfam Art Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Rabizadeh synagogue.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Shiraz trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Kerman to Shiraz in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Shiraz are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kazerun.

Things to do in Shiraz

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Kazerun

— 2 nights
Kazeroon is a city in and the capital of Kazeroon County, Fars Province, Iran. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): Head underground at Shahpour Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Tang Chogan and then explore the ancient world of Bishapur.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kazerun day trip planning tool.

Getting from Shiraz to Kazerun by car takes about 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Kazerun are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Kish Island.

Things to do in Kazerun

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Kish Island

— 4 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kariz Underground and Harireh - Ancient City. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ladies' Beach and Green Tree Complex. There's lots more to do: stroll through Maryam Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Roya Mall, and get in on the family fun at Ocean Water Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kish Island vacation planner.

Fly from Kazerun to Kish Island in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. When traveling from Kazerun in May, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Kish Island: temperatures range from 40°C by day to 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Bandar Abbas.

Things to do in Kish Island

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Bandar Abbas

— 4 nights
Bandar Abbas or Bandar-e ‘Abbās, also romanized as Bandar ‘Abbās and Bandar ‘Abbāsī; formerly known as Cambarão and Porto Comorão to Portuguese traders, as Gombroon to English traders and as Gamrun or Gumrun to Dutch merchants, also Jaroon and Cameron, is a port city and capital of Hormozgān Province on the southern coast of Iran, on the Persian Gulf. Get in touch with nature at Zeytoon Park and BandarAbbas Bird Garden. Get some cultural insight at The Museum and Gallery of Dr. Ahmad Nadalian and Portuguese Castle. Explore Bandar Abbas' surroundings by going to Qeshm (Qeshm Old Bazaar & Khourbas Cave). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hindu Temple.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bandar Abbas online vacation planner.

You can fly from Kish Island to Bandar Abbas in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and taxi. May in Bandar Abbas sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bandar Abbas

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.