31 days in Iran Itinerary

31 days in Iran Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tehran
— 4 nights
2
Tabriz
— 3 nights
3
Mashhad
— 2 nights
4
Yazd
— 4 nights
5
Shiraz
— 4 nights
6
Kerman
— 3 nights
7
Isfahan
— 5 nights
8
Kashan
— 5 nights

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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Golestan Palace, wander the streets of Darband, enjoy breathtaking views from Azadi Tower, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Tehran route maker site.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Tehran. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough 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
Milad Tower ©
Milad Tower
Sadabaad Palace ©
Sadabaad Palace

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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kandovan, buy something for everyone on your list at Laleh Park Mall, gain interesting insight with a heritage tour, and hunt for treasures at Bazaar of Tabriz.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Tabriz online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Tehran to Tabriz takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Tehran in December; daily highs in Tabriz reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mashhad.

Things to do in Tabriz

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

2
nights
Mashhad

Mashhad ©
Capital of the Razavi Khorosan Province, Mashhad holds a reputation as one of the holiest cities in Iran.
On the 9th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Ghonbad Sabz, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kang Village, thenadmire the striking features of Darougheh Historical House, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Imam Reza Holy Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: go for a walk through Kooh Sangi Park, thensteep yourself in history at Nadir Shah Afshar's Tomb, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goharshad Mosque.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Mashhad itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Tabriz to Mashhad by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Tabriz in December, with highs in Mashhad at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yazd.

Things to do in Mashhad

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

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Yazd: Sar Yazd Castle (in Saryazd) and Narein Castle (in Meybod). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Zorastrian Towers of Silence, get to know the fascinating history of Old City, take in nature's colorful creations at Dolat-Abad Garden, and stop by Oasis Gallery.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Yazd trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Mashhad to Yazd in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mashhad in December, expect nights in Yazd to be about the same, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Shiraz.

Things to do in Yazd

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sar Yazd Castle, Narein Castle
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Shiraz side-trips: Persepolis (Persepolis & Nagsh-e Rostam) and Pasargad (in Pasargad). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vakil Bazaar, pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Hafez, and contemplate the long history of Qavam House.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Shiraz day trip site.

Getting from Yazd to Shiraz by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In December in Shiraz, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kerman.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

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

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). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Shazdeh Garden, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vakil Bazaar, shop like a local with Sanati Contemporary Arts Museum, and make a trip to Jameh Mosque of Kerman.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kerman trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Shiraz to Kerman takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Shiraz in December, Kerman is slightly colder at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Isfahan.

Things to do in Kerman

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

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

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). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Naqsh-e Jahan Square, snap pictures at Khaju Bridge, admire the masterpieces at Isfahan Music Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Isfahan trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Kerman to Isfahan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Kerman in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Isfahan, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kashan.

Things to do in Isfahan

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Abyaneh Village
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Naqsh-e Jahan Square ©
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Khaju Bridge ©
Khaju Bridge
Vank Cathedral
Vank Cathedral

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.
Explore Kashan's surroundings by going to Qom (Bagh-e Gonbad-e Sabz, Fatima Masumeh Shrine, &more). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Bagh-e Fin Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse, make a trip to Borujerdi House, and examine the collection at Puppet & Toy Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kashan trip planner.

Getting from Isfahan to Kashan by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Kashan when traveling from Isfahan in December, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car 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
Abbasian House ©
Abbasian House

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