31 days in Iran Itinerary

31 days in Iran Itinerary

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31 days in Iran Itinerary

Start: Tehran
1
Tehran
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Tabriz
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Mashhad
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Yazd
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Shiraz
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
6
Kerman
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
7
Isfahan
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Kashan
— 5 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
End: Tehran

4
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.
Tehran is known for museums, shopping, parks, historic sites, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Golestan Palace, examine the collection at Sadabaad Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from Milad Tower, and learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Iran.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tehran trip planner .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Tehran. In December, daytime highs in Tehran are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Tabriz.

Things to do in Tehran

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 5:
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Golestan Palace ©
Golestan Palace
The National Jewelry Treasury ©
The National Jewelry Treasury
Milad Tower ©
Milad Tower

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: contemplate the long history of Kandovan, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Colorful Mountains of Tabriz, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and take an in-depth tour of Azerbaijan Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Tabriz tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Tehran to Tabriz takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Tehran in December; daily highs in Tabriz reach 3°C and lows reach -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Mashhad.

Things to do in Tabriz

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 8:
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Kandovan
Kandovan
Bazaar of Tabriz ©
Bazaar of Tabriz
Colorful Mountains of Tabriz ©
Colorful Mountains of Tabriz

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 9th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Ghonbad Sabz, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Kang Village, then admire the striking features of Darougheh Historical House, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imam Reza Holy Shrine. Keep things going the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Kooh Sangi Park, then contemplate the long history of Nadir Shah Afshar's Tomb, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Goharshad Mosque.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Mashhad trip planner .

You can fly from Tabriz to Mashhad in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Tabriz in December; daily highs in Mashhad reach 13°C and lows reach 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yazd.

Things to do in Mashhad

Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 10:
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Imam Reza Holy Shrine ©
Imam Reza Holy Shrine
Kang Village ©
Kang Village
Goharshad Mosque ©
Goharshad Mosque

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yazd: Narein Castle (in Meybod) and Sar Yazd Castle (in Saryazd). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Zorastrian Towers of Silence, take in the spiritual surroundings of Zoroastrian Fire Temple, examine the collection at Water Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Old City.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Yazd online trip itinerary maker .

Fly from Mashhad to Yazd in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Mashhad, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Yazd, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Shiraz.

Things to do in Yazd

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Narein Castle, Sar Yazd Castle
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 14:
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Zorastrian Towers of Silence ©
Zorastrian Towers of Silence
Old City ©
Old City
Zoroastrian Fire Temple ©
Zoroastrian Fire Temple

4
nights
Shiraz

Shiraz ©
An esteemed center of Persian culture, Shiraz boats plentiful artistic, architectural, and religious points of interest.
Change things up with these side-trips from Shiraz: Persepolis (Persepolis & Nagsh-e Rostam) and Pasargad (in Pasargad). And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Hafez, explore the ancient world of Vakil Bath, don't miss a visit to Arg-e Karimkhan, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Eram Garden (Baq e Eram).

Plan trip to Shiraz with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Yazd to Shiraz in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Shiraz can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Kerman.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Persepolis, Pasargad
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Tomb of Hafez ©
Tomb of Hafez
Persepolis ©
Persepolis
Nasir al-Mulk Mosque ©
Nasir al-Mulk Mosque

3
nights
Kerman

Kerman ©
Kerman is the capital city of Kerman Province, Iran. Get out of town with these interesting Kerman side-trips: Aramgah-e Shah Ne’matollah Vali (in Mahan) and Shahdad Kalouts (in Shahdad). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Shazdeh Garden, view the masterpieces at Sanati Contemporary Arts Museum, don't miss a visit to Fathabad Garden, and see the interesting displays at Gonbad-e Jabaliye.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kerman trip builder tool .

Getting from Shiraz to Kerman by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Shiraz in December, plan for little chillier nights in Kerman, with lows around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Isfahan.

Things to do in Kerman

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Shahdad Kalouts, Aramgah-e Shah Ne’matollah Vali, Lut Desert
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Shahdad Kalouts ©
Shahdad Kalouts
Aramgah-e Shah Ne’matollah Vali ©
Aramgah-e Shah Ne’matollah Vali
Vakil Bazaar ©
Vakil Bazaar

5
nights
Isfahan

Isfahan ©
A cultural hub in the center of the country, Esfahan boasts a proud heritage of art, architecture, and craftsmanship.
Change things up with a short trip to Abyaneh Village in Natanz (about 1h 50 min away). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Naqsh-e Jahan Square, see the interesting displays at Vank Cathedral, take in the views from SioSe Pol Bridge, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Isfahan trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Kerman to Isfahan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Kerman in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Isfahan: temperatures range from 15°C by day to -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kashan.

Things to do in Isfahan

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Abyaneh Village
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 26:
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Naqsh-e Jahan Square ©
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
SioSe Pol Bridge ©
SioSe Pol Bridge
Khaju Bridge ©
Khaju Bridge

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kashan: Qom (Bagh-e Gonbad-e Sabz, Fatima Masumeh Shrine, & more). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Bagh-e Fin Garden, see Off-Road Tours, make a trip to Borujerdi House, and admire the landmark architecture of Tabatabei House.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kashan itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Isfahan to Kashan in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Isfahan in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 0°C in Kashan. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kashan

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Qom
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Tabatabei House ©
Tabatabei House
Bagh-e Fin Garden
Bagh-e Fin Garden
Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse ©
Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse

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