16 days in Iran Itinerary

16 days in Iran Itinerary

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Tehran
— 2 nights
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Qom
— 1 day
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Kashan
— 1 night
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Isfahan
— 3 nights
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Yazd
— 2 nights
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Shiraz
— 2 nights
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Bandar Abbas
— 1 night
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Qeshm
— 1 night

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Tehran

Tehran ©

Teh

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.
On the 20th (Fri), enjoy breathtaking views from Milad Tower, take an in-depth tour of Golestan Palace, and then snap pictures at Tabiat Bridge.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tehran vacation planning website.

Barcelona, Spain to Tehran is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Barcelona to Tehran, you'll lose 2.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Tehran is little chillier than Barcelona - with highs of 12°C and lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Qom.

Things to do in Tehran

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Golestan Palace ©
Golestan Palace
Milad Tower ©
Milad Tower
Tabiat Bridge ©
Tabiat Bridge

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Qom

Qom ©
Qom, also spelled as Ghom, is the eighth largest city in Iran. On the 21st (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Khezr Hill, don't miss a visit to Fatima Masumeh Shrine, then stop by Saadatmand Crafts (Qom Technique), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jamkaran Mosque.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Qom trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tehran to Qom in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Kashan.

Things to do in Qom

Nature · Outdoors · Trails · Parks
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Jamkaran Mosque ©
Jamkaran Mosque
Fatima Masumeh Shrine
Fatima Masumeh Shrine

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Kashan

Kashan ©
A jewel of desert architecture halfway between Tehran and Esfahan, Kashan has somehow remained one of Iran's best-kept tourism secrets.
On the 22nd (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Bagh-e Fin Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Shahzadeh-ye Ibrahim, then admire the landmark architecture of Ameriha House, and finally examine the collection at Puppet & Toy Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kashan route planner.

Traveling by car from Qom to Kashan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daytime highs in Kashan are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Isfahan.

Things to do in Kashan

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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Ameriha House ©
Ameriha House
Puppet & Toy Museum ©
Puppet & Toy Museum
Shahzadeh-ye Ibrahim ©
Shahzadeh-ye Ibrahim

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Isfahan

Half of the World

A cultural hub in the center of the country, Esfahan boasts a proud heritage of art, architecture, and craftsmanship.
Explore hidden gems such as Royal Mosque (Masjid-i-Shah) and Bedkhem Church. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at SioSe Pol Bridge, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Isfahan trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Kashan to Isfahan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Isfahan when traveling from Kashan in December, with lows around -4°C. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yazd.

Things to do in Isfahan

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
SioSe Pol Bridge ©
SioSe Pol Bridge
Royal Mosque (Masjid-i-Shah) ©
Royal Mosque (Masjid-i-Shah)

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Yazd

Yazd ©

City of Windcatchers

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.
On the 26th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Old City. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Narein Castle, explore the ancient world of Zorastrian Towers of Silence, and then steep yourself in history at Sar Yazd Castle.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Yazd trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Isfahan to Yazd takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Isfahan in December: high temperatures in Yazd hover around 19°C and lows are around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Shiraz.

Things to do in Yazd

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Zorastrian Towers of Silence ©
Zorastrian Towers of Silence
Old City ©
Old City
Museum of Zoroastrians History and Culture ©

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Shiraz

Shiraz ©

City of Poets

An esteemed center of Persian culture, Shiraz boats plentiful artistic, architectural, and religious points of interest.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Margoon Waterfall and Zinat ol Molk House. Spend the 29th (Sun) wandering around Qalat Village. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, walk around Eram Garden (Baq e Eram), and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Shiraz online trip builder.

Traveling by train from Yazd to Shiraz takes 17 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a train. In December in Shiraz, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bandar Abbas.

Things to do in Shiraz

Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites
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Nasir al-Mulk Mosque ©
Nasir al-Mulk Mosque
Margoon Waterfall ©
Margoon Waterfall
Qalat Village ©
Qalat Village

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Bandar Abbas

Bandar Abbas ©
Bandar Abbas or Bandar-e ‘Abbās, also romanized as Bandar ‘Abbās and Bandar ‘Abbāsī; formerly known as Cambarão and Porto Comorão to Portuguese traders, as Gombroon to English traders and as Gamrun or Gumrun to Dutch merchants, also Jaroon and Cameron, is a port city and capital of Hormozgān Province on the southern coast of Iran, on the Persian Gulf. On the 1st (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at BandarAbbas Bird Garden.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bandar Abbas journey planning website.

Getting from Shiraz to Bandar Abbas by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. While traveling from Shiraz, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Bandar Abbas, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 14°C. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Qeshm.

Things to do in Bandar Abbas

Wildlife · Parks
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BandarAbbas Bird Garden ©
BandarAbbas Bird Garden

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Qeshm

Qeshm ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with Paradise Art Gallery and then take in breathtaking views at Tangeh Chahkooh.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Qeshm trip planning site.

Getting from Bandar Abbas to Qeshm by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Qeshm

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping
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Tangeh Chahkooh ©
Tangeh Chahkooh
Paradise Art Gallery ©
Paradise Art Gallery

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