12 days in Iran Itinerary

12 days in Iran Itinerary

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Start: Istanbul
Fly:  4 h 30 min
1
Isfahan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Kashan
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Tehran
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
4
Yazd
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
5
Mashhad
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h
6
Shiraz
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Istanbul

2
nights
Isfahan

Isfahan ©
A cultural hub in the center of the country, Esfahan boasts a proud heritage of art, architecture, and craftsmanship.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Chehel Sotoun. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, contemplate the long history of Naqsh-e Jahan Square, thensnap pictures at Khaju Bridge, and finally snap pictures at SioSe Pol Bridge.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Isfahan tour planning site.

Istanbul, Turkey to Isfahan is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Istanbul to Isfahan. Traveling from Istanbul in June, expect nights in Isfahan to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 41°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kashan.

Things to do in Isfahan

Historic Sites Museums
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Naqsh-e Jahan Square ©
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Isfahan Seashell Museum ©
Isfahan Seashell Museum
Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque ©
Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque

1
night
Kashan

Kashan
A jewel of desert architecture halfway between Tehran and Esfahan, Kashan has somehow remained one of Iran's best-kept tourism secrets.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Bagh-e Fin Garden, thenadmire the striking features of Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse, thenadmire the striking features of Tabatabei House, and finally make a trip to Borujerdi House.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kashan trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Isfahan to Kashan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Isfahan in June, with highs in Kashan at 45°C and lows at 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Tehran.

Things to do in Kashan

Parks Historic Sites
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Bagh-e Fin Garden
Bagh-e Fin Garden
Borujerdi House ©
Borujerdi House
Tabatabei House ©
Tabatabei House

2
nights
Tehran

Tehran ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Niavaran Historical Cultural Complex, snap pictures at Tabiat Bridge, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Milad Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iran, thenget engrossed in the history at Golestan Palace, thenget engrossed in the history at The National Jewelry Treasury, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Azadi Tower.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tehran tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kashan to Tehran takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. When traveling from Kashan in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Tehran: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yazd.

Things to do in Tehran

Museums Historic Sites
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Golestan Palace ©
Golestan Palace
Milad Tower ©
Milad Tower
Azadi Tower ©
Azadi Tower

2
nights
Yazd

Yazd ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Dolat-Abad Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zoroastrian Fire Temple, thendelve into the distant past at Zorastrian Towers of Silence, thenexamine the collection at Water Museum, and finally stop by Oasis Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, get to know the fascinating history of Old City, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jameh Mosque of Yazd, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Silk Road Gallery.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Yazd trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Tehran to Yazd takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Tehran in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yazd, with highs around 45°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mashhad.

Things to do in Yazd

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Zorastrian Towers of Silence ©
Zorastrian Towers of Silence
Jameh Mosque of Yazd ©
Jameh Mosque of Yazd
Off-Road Tours

1
night
Mashhad

Mashhad ©
Capital of the Razavi Khorosan Province, Mashhad holds a reputation as one of the holiest cities in Iran.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goharshad Mosque, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Imam Reza Holy Shrine, thencontemplate the long history of Harooniyeh, and finally admire the striking features of Ghonbad Sabz.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mashhad online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Yazd to Mashhad in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Yazd in June: high temperatures in Mashhad hover around 40°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Shiraz.

Things to do in Mashhad

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Harooniyeh
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Imam Reza Holy Shrine ©
Imam Reza Holy Shrine
Harooniyeh ©
Harooniyeh
Goharshad Mosque ©
Goharshad Mosque

3
nights
Shiraz

Shiraz ©
An esteemed center of Persian culture, Shiraz boats plentiful artistic, architectural, and religious points of interest.
Change things up with a short trip to Persepolis in Persepolis (about 1h 10 min away). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, step into the grandiose world of Arg-e Karimkhan, appreciate the history behind Tomb of Saadi, and stroll around Eram Garden (Baq e Eram).

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Shiraz trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Mashhad to Shiraz in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Shiraz can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Persepolis
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Persepolis ©
Persepolis
Nasir al-Mulk Mosque ©
Nasir al-Mulk Mosque
Tomb of Hafez ©
Tomb of Hafez

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