60 days in Iran Itinerary

60 days in Iran Itinerary

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60 days in Iran Itinerary

Start: Durham
Fly + Drive:  27​h
1
Amol
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Mashhad
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Yazd
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Rafsanjan
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Shahdad
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h
6
Shiraz
— 8 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
7
Isfahan
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Kashan
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
9
Tehran
— 9 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
10
Bandar-e Anzali
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
11
Tabriz
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
12
Kaleybar
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  29​h
End: Durham

3
nights
Amol

Amol ©
Amol is a city in and the administrative center of Amol County, Mazandaran Province, Iran. Step out of the city life by going to Damavand Mountain and Lar National Park. Go for a jaunt from Amol to Izadshahr to see DD Center about 50 minutes away.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Amol trip itinerary tool .

Durham, USA to Amol is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Iran Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. When traveling from Durham in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Amol, with highs around 68°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mashhad.

Things to do in Amol

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Lar National Park, DD Center
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Damavand Mountain ©
Damavand Mountain
Lar National Park ©
Lar National Park

6
nights
Mashhad

Mashhad ©
Capital of the Razavi Khorosan Province, Mashhad holds a reputation as one of the holiest cities in Iran.
Let the collections at Khorasan Great Museum and Professor Bazima Science Park capture your imagination. Imam Reza Holy Shrine and Nadir Shah Afshar's Tomb will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mashhad: Wooden Mosque (in Neyshabur) and Akhlamad (in Chenaran). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goharshad Mosque, admire the landmark architecture of Daroogheh historical house, look for gifts at Seyedi Saffron, and stroll through Shirbad Ski Resort.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Mashhad tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Amol to Mashhad in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In April, daily temperatures in Mashhad can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yazd.

Things to do in Mashhad

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Wooden Mosque, Shirbad Ski Resort, Akhlamad
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Imam Reza Holy Shrine ©
Imam Reza Holy Shrine
Goharshad Mosque ©
Goharshad Mosque
Kang Village ©
Kang Village

6
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Yazd Art House and Silk Road Gallery. Appreciate the collections at Water Museum and Markar Historical Complex. Explore Yazd's surroundings by going to Kharanaq (in Kharanaq) and Sar Yazd Castle (in Saryazd). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Zorastrian Towers of Silence, steep yourself in history at Jameh Mosque of Yazd, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old City, and admire the natural beauty at Dolat-Abad Garden.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Yazd travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Mashhad to Yazd takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mashhad in April, expect Yazd to be a bit warmer, temps between 82°F and 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Rafsanjan.

Things to do in Yazd

Historic Sites Parks Nature

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

1
night
Rafsanjan

Rafsanjan ©
Rafsanjan is a city in and the capital of Rafsanjan County, Kerman Province, Iran. On the 18th (Mon), explore the stunning scenery at Rageh Canyon.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rafsanjan attractions planner.

You can drive from Yazd to Rafsanjan in 3 hours. Traveling from Yazd in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Rafsanjan, with lows of 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Shahdad.

Things to do in Rafsanjan

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Rageh Canyon ©
Rageh Canyon

1
night
Shahdad

Shahdad ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Shahdad Kalouts.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Shahdad tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Rafsanjan to Shahdad by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Rafsanjan in April, plan for colder nights in Shahdad, with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Shiraz.

Things to do in Shahdad

Nature Parks
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Shahdad Kalouts ©
Shahdad Kalouts

8
nights
Shiraz

Shiraz ©
An esteemed center of Persian culture, Shiraz boats plentiful artistic, architectural, and religious points of interest.
Vakil Bazaar and Persepolis will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Nasir al-Mulk Mosque and Shah-e-Cheragh Shrine. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Shiraz: Nagsh-e Rostam (in Persepolis), Pasargad (in Pasargad) and Kazerun (Bishapur, Tang Chogan, & more). Spend the 24th (Sun) wandering around Qalat Village. And it doesn't end there: walk around Eram Garden (Baq e Eram), delve into the distant past at Vakil Bath, contemplate the long history of Qavam House, and make a trip to Ali Ibn Hamzeh Holly Shrine.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Shiraz route app .

Getting from Shahdad to Shiraz by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In April, daily temperatures in Shiraz can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Isfahan.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kazerun, Persepolis, Pasargad
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Persepolis ©
Persepolis
Nasir al-Mulk Mosque ©
Nasir al-Mulk Mosque
Pasargad ©
Pasargad

8
nights
Isfahan

Isfahan ©
A cultural hub in the center of the country, Esfahan boasts a proud heritage of art, architecture, and craftsmanship.
Get in touch with nature at Varzaneh Desert and Khara Desert. Appreciate the collections at Vank Cathedral and Iran art gallery. Step out of Isfahan to go to Varzaneh and see Varzaneh Salt Lake, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Naqsh-e Jahan Square, snap pictures at Khaju Bridge, view the masterpieces at Fotowat Miniaturist, and examine the collection at Isfahan Music Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Isfahan trip app .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Shiraz to Isfahan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Shiraz in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Isfahan, with lows around 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kashan.

Things to do in Isfahan

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Varzaneh
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Naqsh-e Jahan Square ©
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Vank Cathedral
Vank Cathedral
Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque ©
Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque

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.
Visit Tabatabei House and Underground City Of Nooshabad for their historical value. Agha Bozorg Mosque and Shrine of Hilal ibn Ali are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Kashan to go to Delijan and see Chal-e-Nakhjir Cave, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Bagh-e Fin Garden, explore the fascinating landscape at Maranjab Desert, admire the striking features of Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse, and examine the collection at Abbasian House.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kashan trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Isfahan to Kashan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, Kashan is somewhat warmer than Isfahan - with highs of 92°F and lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Tehran.

Things to do in Kashan

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Chal-e-Nakhjir Cave
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Bagh-e Fin Garden
Bagh-e Fin Garden
Tabatabei House ©
Tabatabei House
Agha Bozorg Mosque ©
Agha Bozorg Mosque

9
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.
Get some cultural insight at Darband and Golestan Palace. Museum-lovers will appreciate The National Jewelry Treasury and Glassware and Ceramic Museum of Iran. Change things up with these side-trips from Tehran: Kelardasht (Abbas Abad Jungle & Alam-Kuh). There's still lots to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Tehran Bazaar, pause for some photo ops at Azadi Tower, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iran, and contemplate the long history of Niavaran Historical Cultural Complex.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Tehran trip planner.

Getting from Kashan to Tehran by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Kashan in May, expect nights in Tehran to be about the same, around 65°F, while days are little chillier, around 85°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bandar-e Anzali.

Things to do in Tehran

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Kelardasht
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Golestan Palace ©
Golestan Palace
The National Jewelry Treasury ©
The National Jewelry Treasury
Sadabaad Palace ©
Sadabaad Palace

2
nights
Bandar-e Anzali

Bandar-e Anzali ©
Bandar-e Anzali is a city in Guilan Province, Iran. On the 19th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Rasht Museum and then take a memorable drive along Khalkal - Asalem Road. On the next day, kick back and relax at Caspian coastline and then head outdoors with Anzali Lagoon.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bandar-e Anzali tour itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Tehran to Bandar-e Anzali in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Tehran, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Bandar-e Anzali, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tabriz.

Things to do in Bandar-e Anzali

Outdoors Scenic Drive Beaches

Side Trips

Rasht Museum, Khalkal - Asalem Road
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Anzali Lagoon ©
Anzali Lagoon
Caspian coastline ©
Caspian coastline
Rasht Museum ©
Rasht Museum

7
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Colorful Mountains of Tabriz and Sahand Mountain. Head to Bazaar of Tabriz and Laleh Park Mallfor plenty of shopping. Go for a jaunt from Tabriz to Urmia to see Lake Urmia about 1h 50 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Saat Square, contemplate the long history of Kandovan, explore the ancient world of Ark Mosque (Ark-e-alishah), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kabood (Goey) Mosque.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tabriz attractions website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Bandar-e Anzali to Tabriz in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Tabriz when traveling from Bandar-e Anzali in May, with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kaleybar.

Things to do in Tabriz

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Lake Urmia
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Colorful Mountains of Tabriz ©
Colorful Mountains of Tabriz
Kandovan
Kandovan
Bazaar of Tabriz ©
Bazaar of Tabriz

2
nights
Kaleybar

Kaleybar ©
Kaleybar ; also Romanized as Kalībar, Kalipar, Keleibar, and Keleivar) is a city in and the capital of Kaleybar County, East Azerbaijan Province, Iran. On the 28th (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Arasbaran Protected Area. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Babak Fort.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kaleybar travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Tabriz to Kaleybar by car takes about 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kaleybar

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Babak Fort ©
Babak Fort

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