30 days in Iran Itinerary

30 days in Iran Itinerary

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30 days in Iran Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Shiraz
— 3 nights
2
Kerman
— 3 nights
3
Mashhad
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Yazd
— 3 nights
5
Isfahan
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Kashan
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Hamadan
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
8
Tabriz
— 3 nights
9
Tehran
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h
End: London

3
nights
Shiraz

Shiraz ©
An esteemed center of Persian culture, Shiraz boats plentiful artistic, architectural, and religious points of interest.
Get out of town with these interesting Shiraz side-trips: Persepolis (Persepolis & Nagsh-e Rostam) and Pasargad (in Pasargad). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Hafez, stroll through Eram Garden (Baq e Eram), don't miss a visit to Qur'an Gate, and hunt for treasures at Vakil Bazaar.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Shiraz trip itinerary planner .

London, UK to Shiraz is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Shiraz is 3 hours. While traveling from London, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Shiraz, ranging from highs of 43°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Kerman.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Kerman

Kerman ©
Kerman is the capital city of Kerman Province, Iran. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kerman: Aramgah-e Shah Ne’matollah Vali (in Mahan) and Shahdad Kalouts (in Shahdad). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Shazdeh Garden, take an in-depth tour of Harandi Museum, admire nature's extreme beauty at Lut Desert, and pause for some photo ops at Fathabad Garden.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Kerman trip website .

Traveling by flight from Shiraz to Kerman takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, Kerman is little chillier than Shiraz - with highs of 39°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mashhad.

Things to do in Kerman

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lut Desert, Aramgah-e Shah Ne’matollah Vali, Shahdad Kalouts
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Shahdad Kalouts ©
Shahdad Kalouts
Shazdeh Garden ©
Shazdeh Garden
Aramgah-e Shah Ne’matollah Vali ©

2
nights
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 8th (Thu): go for a walk through Kooh Sangi Park, then admire the landmark architecture of Daroogheh historical house, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imam Reza Holy Shrine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Goharshad Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Nadir Shah Afshar's Tomb, then admire the landmark architecture of Ghonbad Sabz, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Kang Village, and finally pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Ferdowsi.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Mashhad trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Kerman to Mashhad takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kerman in August, Mashhad is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yazd.

Things to do in Mashhad

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Tomb of Ferdowsi
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Imam Reza Holy Shrine ©
Imam Reza Holy Shrine
Goharshad Mosque ©
Goharshad Mosque
Kang Village ©
Kang Village

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kharanaq (in Kharanaq) and Sar Yazd Castle (in Saryazd). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Zorastrian Towers of Silence, explore the world behind art at Museum of Zoroastrians History and Culture, take in nature's colorful creations at Dolat-Abad Garden, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zoroastrian Fire Temple.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Yazd vacation planning site .

Fly from Mashhad to Yazd in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Mashhad in August, with highs in Yazd at 43°C and lows at 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Isfahan.

Things to do in Yazd

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Kharanaq, Sar Yazd Castle
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Zorastrian Towers of Silence ©
Zorastrian Towers of Silence
Old City ©
Old City
Zoroastrian Fire Temple ©
Zoroastrian Fire Temple

4
nights
Isfahan

Isfahan ©
A cultural hub in the center of the country, Esfahan boasts a proud heritage of art, architecture, and craftsmanship.
When in Isfahan, make a side trip to see Abyaneh Village in Natanz, approximately 1h 50 min away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Naqsh-e Jahan Square, take in the views from Khaju Bridge, explore the world behind art at Isfahan Music Museum, and step into the grandiose world of Aali Qapu Palace.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Isfahan road trip planner .

You can drive from Yazd to Isfahan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Yazd in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 19°C in Isfahan. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kashan.

Things to do in Isfahan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Abyaneh Village
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Naqsh-e Jahan Square ©
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
SioSe Pol Bridge ©
SioSe Pol Bridge
Khaju Bridge ©
Khaju Bridge

3
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.
Kashan is known for parks, historic sites, shopping, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Bagh-e Fin Garden, don't miss a visit to Tabatabei House, get a taste of the local shopping with Bazaar of Kashan, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Agha Bozorg Mosque.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kashan itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Isfahan to Kashan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, Kashan is a bit warmer than Isfahan - with highs of 45°C and lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Hamadan.

Things to do in Kashan

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Bagh-e Fin Garden
Bagh-e Fin Garden
Tabatabei House ©
Tabatabei House
Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse ©
Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse

2
nights
Hamadan

Hamadan ©
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 20th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Alvand, Head underground at Ali Sadr Cave, and then contemplate the long history of Tomb of Esther and Mordechai. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Hegmataneh Hill, then don't miss a visit to Mausoleum of Baba Taher, then contemplate the long history of Ganjnameh Inscriptions, and finally steep yourself in history at Ibn-e Sina Tomb.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hamadan visit planning tool .

You can drive from Kashan to Hamadan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Kashan in August, with highs in Hamadan at 39°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Tabriz.

Things to do in Hamadan

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Ali Sadr Cave ©
Ali Sadr Cave
Ganjnameh Inscriptions ©
Ganjnameh Inscriptions
Ibn-e Sina Tomb ©
Ibn-e Sina Tomb

3
nights
Tabriz

Tabriz ©
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, museums, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hunt for treasures at Bazaar of Tabriz, contemplate the long history of Kandovan, get a new perspective on nature at Iron Age Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kabood (Goey) Mosque.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Tabriz road trip website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Hamadan to Tabriz in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Hamadan in August, Tabriz is a bit warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tehran.

Things to do in Tabriz

Museums Parks Nature
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Azerbaijan Museum ©
Azerbaijan Museum
Bazaar of Tabriz ©
Bazaar of Tabriz
Kandovan
Kandovan

5
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.
When in Tehran, make a side trip to see Damavand Mountain in Amol, approximately 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Golestan Palace, take in panoramic vistas at Milad Tower, appreciate the history behind Azadi Tower, and see the interesting displays at The National Jewelry Treasury.

Discover how to plan a Tehran trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Tabriz to Tehran takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August in Tehran, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tehran

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Damavand Mountain
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 29:
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Golestan Palace ©
Golestan Palace
Milad Tower ©
Milad Tower
The National Jewelry Treasury ©
The National Jewelry Treasury

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