32 days in Iran Itinerary

32 days in Iran Itinerary

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32 days in Iran Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Tehran
— 5 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
2
Kashan
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
Mashhad
— 4 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
— 6 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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.
Tehran is known for museums, shopping, parks, historic sites, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Golestan Palace, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Iran, and examine the collection at Sadabaad Palace.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tehran trip itinerary planning site .

Sydney, Australia to Tehran is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of train, flight, and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Sydney to Tehran. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in November, with highs in Tehran at 17°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kashan.

Things to do in Tehran

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Golestan Palace ©
Golestan Palace
The National Jewelry Treasury ©
The National Jewelry Treasury
Milad Tower ©
Milad Tower

4
nights
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 a short trip to Fatima Masumeh Shrine in Qom (about 1h 20 min away). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Bagh-e Fin Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Agha Bozorg Mosque, see Off-Road Tours, and don't miss a visit to Borujerdi House.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kashan travel route planning app .

Traveling by train from Tehran to Kashan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mashhad.

Things to do in Kashan

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Fatima Masumeh Shrine
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Off-Road Tours
Bagh-e Fin Garden
Bagh-e Fin Garden
Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse ©
Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse

4
nights
Mashhad

Mashhad ©
Capital of the Razavi Khorosan Province, Mashhad holds a reputation as one of the holiest cities in Iran.
Step out of Mashhad with an excursion to Tomb of Ferdowsi in Tus--about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Imam Reza Holy Shrine, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kang Village, walk around Kooh Sangi Park, and get curious at Professor Bazima Science Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Mashhad travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Kashan to Mashhad takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Mashhad can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yazd.

Things to do in Mashhad

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Shirbad Ski Resort, Tomb of Ferdowsi
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 13:
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Kooh Sangi Park ©
Kooh Sangi Park
Imam Reza Holy Shrine ©
Imam Reza Holy Shrine
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: Narein Castle (in Meybod) and Sar Yazd Castle (in Saryazd). There's lots more 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 the spiritual surroundings of Zoroastrian Fire Temple, and examine the collection at Water Museum.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Yazd driving holiday planning app .

Getting from Mashhad to Yazd by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Mashhad in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Yazd, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Shiraz.

Things to do in Yazd

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sar Yazd Castle, Narein 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
Shiraz

Shiraz ©
An esteemed center of Persian culture, Shiraz boats plentiful artistic, architectural, and religious points of interest.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pasargad (in Pasargad) and Persepolis (Persepolis & Nagsh-e Rostam). The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Hafez, stroll around Eram Garden (Baq e Eram), take in the spiritual surroundings of Shah-e-Cheragh Shrine, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Vakil Bazaar.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Shiraz travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Yazd to Shiraz by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Kerman.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Persepolis, Pasargad
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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. Venture out of the city with trips to Shahdad Kalouts (in Shahdad) and Aramgah-e Shah Ne’matollah Vali (in Mahan). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Shazdeh Garden, see the interesting displays at Gonbad-e Jabaliye, admire nature's extreme beauty at Lut Desert, and hunt for treasures at Vakil Bazaar.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kerman vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Shiraz to Kerman takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Shiraz in December, expect slightly colder with lows of -3°C in Kerman. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Isfahan.

Things to do in Kerman

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Shahdad Kalouts, Lut Desert, Aramgah-e Shah Ne’matollah Vali
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Shahdad Kalouts ©
Shahdad Kalouts
Aramgah-e Shah Ne’matollah Vali ©
Aramgah-e Shah Ne’matollah Vali
Vakil Bazaar ©
Vakil Bazaar

6
nights
Isfahan

Isfahan ©
A cultural hub in the center of the country, Esfahan boasts a proud heritage of art, architecture, and craftsmanship.
Get out of town with these interesting Isfahan side-trips: Abyaneh Village (in Natanz) and Varzaneh Desert (in Varzaneh). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Naqsh-e Jahan Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jameh Mosque of Isfahan, explore the historical opulence of Chehel Sotoun, and snap pictures at Khaju Bridge.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Isfahan vacation builder tool .

Fly from Kerman to Isfahan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kerman in December, you will find days in Isfahan are slightly colder (15°C), and nights are about the same (-4°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Isfahan

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

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

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