16 days in Iran Itinerary

16 days in Iran Itinerary

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16 days in Iran Itinerary

Start: Shiraz
1
Shiraz
— 4 nights
2
Yazd
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Isfahan
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Kashan
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Tehran
— 3 nights
End: Tehran

4
nights
Shiraz

Shiraz ©
An esteemed center of Persian culture, Shiraz boats plentiful artistic, architectural, and religious points of interest.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Atigh Jame Mosque, Manteghi Nezhad Historical House, Pars Museum, and other attractions you added. Change things up with these side-trips from Shiraz: Pasargad (in Pasargad) and Persepolis (Persepolis & Nagsh-e Rostam). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Tomb of Hafez, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vakil Bazaar, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vakil Mosque, and contemplate the long history of Qavam House.

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If you are flying in from New Zealand, the closest major airport is Shiraz Shahid Dastghaib International Airport. In July, daily temperatures in Shiraz can reach 45°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Yazd.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Persepolis, Pasargad
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Persepolis ©
Persepolis
Tomb of Hafez ©
Tomb of Hafez
Nasir al-Mulk Mosque ©
Nasir al-Mulk 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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Meybod's Shah Abbasi Caravanserai as well as Pir-e Sabz Chak Chak. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Zorastrian Towers of Silence, make a trip to Amir Chakhmagh, take in the spiritual surroundings of Zoroastrian Fire Temple, and examine the collection at Water Museum.

For photos and tourist information, you can read our Yazd attractions planner .

Getting from Shiraz to Yazd by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Yazd when traveling from Shiraz in July, with lows around 30°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Isfahan.

Things to do in Yazd

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Pir-e Sabz Chak Chak, Meybod's Shah Abbasi Caravanserai
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Zorastrian Towers of Silence ©
Zorastrian Towers of Silence
Old City ©
Old City
Zoroastrian Fire Temple ©
Zoroastrian Fire Temple

3
nights
Isfahan

Isfahan ©
A cultural hub in the center of the country, Esfahan boasts a proud heritage of art, architecture, and craftsmanship.
Isfahan is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, parks, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Naqsh-e Jahan Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, snap pictures at SioSe Pol Bridge, and examine the collection at Vank Cathedral.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Isfahan itinerary builder .

You can drive from Yazd to Isfahan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Yazd in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Isfahan, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kashan.

Things to do in Isfahan

Historic Sites Museums
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Naqsh-e Jahan Square ©
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
SioSe Pol Bridge ©
SioSe Pol Bridge
Khaju Bridge ©
Khaju Bridge

1
night
Kashan

Kashan ©
A jewel of desert architecture halfway between Tehran and Esfahan, Kashan has somehow remained one of Iran's best-kept tourism secrets.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Bazaar of Kashan, Abbasian House, Tepe Sialk, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): browse the eclectic array of goods at Bazaar of Kashan and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Agha Bozorg Mosque.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kashan online vacation planner .

You can drive from Isfahan to Kashan in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Isfahan in July, expect Kashan to be a bit warmer, temps between 48°C and 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tehran.

Things to do in Kashan

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Tabatabei House ©
Tabatabei House
Bagh-e Fin Garden
Bagh-e Fin Garden
Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse ©
Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse

3
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.
You've added Museum of the Islamic Revolution and the Holy Defense, Tajrish Bazaar, US Den of Espionage, and other attractions to your itinerary. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Golestan Palace, hunt for treasures at Tehran Bazaar, then contemplate the long history of US Den of Espionage, and finally take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iran.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tehran day trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Kashan to Tehran takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Kashan in July: highs in Tehran hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 28°C. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Tehran

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Golestan Palace ©
Golestan Palace
Darband ©
Darband
Tehran Bazaar ©
Tehran Bazaar

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