26 days in Iran Itinerary

26 days in Iran Itinerary

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London
Fly:
16​h 30​min
Shiraz
— 6 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:
1​h 30​min
Esfahan
— 4 nights
Drive:
2​h 15​min
Kashan
— 4 nights
Drive:
2​h 30​min
Tehran
— 7 nights
Fly:
1​h 30​min
Yazd
— 2 nights
Fly:
1​h 45​min
Mashhad
— 2 nights
Fly:
17​h
London

5
days
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 (Nagsh-e Rostam & Persepolis), Naqsh-e-Rostam (in Marvdasht) and Pasargad (in Pasargad). There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Hafez, steep yourself in history at Qavam House, delve into the distant past at Vakil Bath, and stroll through Eram Garden (Baq e Eram).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Shiraz vacation planner.

London, UK to Shiraz is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Iran Standard Time (IRST) is 3 hours. Traveling from London in May, you will find days in Shiraz are much warmer (36°C), and nights are a bit warmer (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Esfahan.

Things to do in Shiraz

Sightseeing Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Persepolis, Bishapur, Pasargad, Naqsh-e-Rostam
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Persepolis
Tomb of Hafez
Nasir al-Mulk Mosque

5
days
Esfahan

A cultural hub in the center of the country, Esfahan boasts a proud heritage of art, architecture, and craftsmanship.
Spend the 10th (Wed) exploring the stark beauty of Offroad Deep Desert. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Imam Square (Meidan Emam), explore the historical opulence of Aali Qapu Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at jame Mosque of Isfahan, and examine the collection at Isfahan Music Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Esfahan online itinerary creator.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Shiraz to Esfahan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. May in Esfahan sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kashan.

Things to do in Esfahan

Sightseeing Parks Historic Sites
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Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque
Khajou Bridge

3
days
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 sightseeing, parks, museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Bagh-e Fin Garden, admire nature's extreme beauty at Maranjab Desert, see the interesting displays at Puppet and Toy Museum of Iran, and make a trip to Tepe Sialk.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kashan holiday planner.

You can drive from Esfahan to Kashan in 2.5 hours. In May, Kashan is a bit warmer than Esfahan - with highs of 38°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tehran.

Things to do in Kashan

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Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse
Bagh-e Fin Garden
Tabatabei House

7
days
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.
Tehran is known for museums, sightseeing, shopping, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Golestan Palace, don't miss a visit to Tehran Bazaar, snap pictures at Tabiat Bridge, and stroll through Mellat Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tehran trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kashan to Tehran in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. Traveling from Kashan in May, you will find days in Tehran are a bit cooler (34°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yazd.

Things to do in Tehran

Sightseeing Museums Parks
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Milad Tower
Golestan Palace
Azadi Tower

2
days
Yazd

Step back in time as you explore the ancient 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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): view the masterpieces at Yazd Art House, make a trip to Old Town, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Zoroastrian Fire Temple, and finally explore the ancient world of Shish Badgiri Ab Anbar Silence Tower. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Dowlat Abad Garden, contemplate the long history of Sar-Yazd Fortress, then examine the collection at Water Museum, then make a trip to Amir Chakhmagh, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jame Mosque of Yazd.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Yazd sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Tehran to Yazd takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Tehran in May: highs in Yazd hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Mashhad.

Things to do in Yazd

Sightseeing Historic Sites Museums
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Old Town
Dowlat Abad Garden

2
days
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 24th (Wed): make a trip to Bazehoor Fire Temple, then contemplate the long history of Nadir Shah Afshar's Tomb, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Goharshad Mosque, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Imam Reza Holy Shrine. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Almas Shargh Mall, appreciate the history behind Tomb of Ferdowsi, and then make a splash at Water Waves Land.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Mashhad vacation planner.

Getting from Yazd to Mashhad by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In May, Mashhad is slightly colder than Yazd - with highs of 34°C and lows of 17°C. On the 26th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Mashhad

Sightseeing Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Tomb of Ferdowsi
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Imam Reza Holy Shrine
Nadir Shah Afshar's Tomb
Goharshad Mosque

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