28 days in Iran Itinerary

28 days in Iran Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tehran
— 3 nights
2
Shush
— 3 nights
3
Shiraz
— 5 nights
4
Yazd
— 4 nights
5
Kashan
— 4 nights
6
Isfahan
— 4 nights
7
Mashhad
— 2 nights

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes National Museum of Iran, Tehran Bazaar and US Den of Espionage. Do some cultural sightseeing at Golestan Palace and Reza Abbasi Museum. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Darband.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Tehran trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Tehran is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll gain 6.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Tehran due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in January, expect Tehran to be much colder, temps between °C and °C. On the 5th (Tue), you'll travel to Shush.

Things to do in Tehran

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Golestan Palace ©
Golestan Palace
Reza Abbasi Museum ©
Reza Abbasi Museum
US Den of Espionage ©
US Den of Espionage

3
nights
Shush

Shush ©
Shush is a city in and the capital of Shush County, Khuzestan Province, Iran. Visit Tchogha Zanbil and Apadana Castle Shush for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Archaeological Site of Shush and Shush Castle.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Shush journey planner.

You can fly from Tehran to Shush in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Tehran in January; daily highs in Shush reach °C and lows reach °C. On the 8th (Fri), you're off to Shiraz.

Things to do in Shush

Historic Sites
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Tchogha Zanbil ©
Tchogha Zanbil
Shush Castle ©
Shush Castle
Apadana Castle Shush ©
Apadana Castle Shush

5
nights
Shiraz

Shiraz ©
An esteemed center of Persian culture, Shiraz boats plentiful artistic, architectural, and religious points of interest.
Get some historical perspective at Qavam House and Zinat ol Molk House. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tomb of Cyrus and Persepolis. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Shiraz: Pasargad (Royal Road & Pasargad). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, don't miss a visit to Bibi Dokhtaran Mausoleum, walk around Eram Garden (Baq e Eram), and take a stroll through Qalat Village.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Shiraz trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Shush to Shiraz takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Shush in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Shiraz, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yazd.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Pasargad, Persepolis
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Qavam House ©
Qavam House
Vakil Mosque ©
Vakil Mosque
Persepolis ©
Persepolis

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Museum of Zoroastrians History and Culture and Sar Yazd Castle. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Yazd Art House and Old City. Step out of Yazd with an excursion to Mehr Padin Castle in Mehriz--about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amir Chakhmaq Complex, learn more about the world around you at Cambrian Museum, and see the interesting displays at Markar Historical Complex.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Yazd online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Shiraz to Yazd takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January in Yazd, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kashan.

Things to do in Yazd

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Mehr Padin Castle, Sar Yazd Castle
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Sar Yazd Castle ©
Sar Yazd Castle
Museum of Zoroastrians History and Culture ©
Yazd Art House ©
Yazd Art House

4
nights
Kashan

Kashan ©
A jewel of desert architecture halfway between Tehran and Esfahan, Kashan has somehow remained one of Iran's best-kept tourism secrets.
Explore hidden gems such as Agha Bozorg Mosque and Ameriha House. Jamkaran Mosque and Chaar Taaghi Zigurat will appeal to history buffs. Explore Kashan's surroundings by going to Qom (Imam Hasan Askari Mosque & Fatima Masumeh Shrine), Atashkooh Fire Temple (in Mahallat) and Chal-e-Nakhjir Cave (in Delijan). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Borujerdi House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Meydan Mosque, admire the landmark architecture of Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse, and steep yourself in history at Tabatabei House.

To plan Kashan vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Yazd to Kashan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Yazd in January, you will find days in Kashan are little chillier (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Isfahan.

Things to do in Kashan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Qom, Atashkooh Fire Temple, Mohammed Helal Shrine, Chaar Taaghi Zigurat, Chal-e-Nakhjir Cave
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Jamkaran Mosque ©
Jamkaran Mosque
Agha Bozorg Mosque ©
Agha Bozorg Mosque
Abbasian House ©
Abbasian House

4
nights
Isfahan

Isfahan ©
A cultural hub in the center of the country, Esfahan boasts a proud heritage of art, architecture, and craftsmanship.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Royal Mosque (Masjid-i-Shah) and Ali Mosque Minaret. Visit Naqsh-e Jahan Square and Chehel Sotoun for their historical value. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Bedkhem Church, see the interesting displays at Vank Cathedral, shop like a local with Fallahi Miniaturist, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hakim Mosque.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Isfahan trip planner.

You can drive from Kashan to Isfahan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Kashan in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Isfahan, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Mashhad.

Things to do in Isfahan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Royal Mosque (Masjid-i-Shah) ©
Royal Mosque (Masjid-i-Shah)
Naqsh-e Jahan Square ©
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Bedkhem Church ©
Bedkhem Church

2
nights
Mashhad

Mashhad ©
Capital of the Razavi Khorosan Province, Mashhad holds a reputation as one of the holiest cities in Iran.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): admire the striking features of Ghonbad Sabz, steep yourself in history at Harooniyeh, thensteep yourself in history at Nadir Shah Afshar's Tomb, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Imam Reza Holy Shrine. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Mahdi Gholi Beyk historical bath, thenengage your brain at Professor Bazima Science Park, thenget engrossed in the history at Khorasan Great Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Goharshad Mosque.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mashhad trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Isfahan to Mashhad by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Isfahan in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Mashhad, with lows of °C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Mashhad

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Harooniyeh
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Goharshad Mosque ©
Goharshad Mosque
Imam Reza Holy Shrine ©
Imam Reza Holy Shrine
Nadir Shah Afshar's Tomb ©
Nadir Shah Afshar's Tomb

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