16 days in Iran Itinerary

16 days in Iran Itinerary

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Isfahan
— 2 nights
2
Shiraz
— 2 nights
3
Mahan
— 1 night
4
Mashhad
— 1 night
5
Yazd
— 3 nights
6
Kashan
— 2 nights
7
Hamadan
— 1 night
8
Tehran
— 2 nights

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Isfahan

Isfahan ©
A cultural hub in the center of the country, Esfahan boasts a proud heritage of art, architecture, and craftsmanship.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Bedkhem Church and Vank Cathedral. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Royal Mosque (Masjid-i-Shah) and Fallahi Miniaturist. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, take in the views from Khaju Bridge, step into the grandiose world of Chehel Sotoun, and make a trip to Hasht Behesht Palace.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Isfahan trip planner.

Tallinn, Estonia to Isfahan is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Tallinn to Isfahan is 1.5 hours. Traveling from Tallinn in August, you will find days in Isfahan are warmer (41°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Shiraz.

Things to do in Isfahan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Bedkhem Church ©
Bedkhem Church
Royal Mosque (Masjid-i-Shah) ©
Royal Mosque (Masjid-i-Shah)
Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque ©
Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque

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Shiraz

Shiraz ©
An esteemed center of Persian culture, Shiraz boats plentiful artistic, architectural, and religious points of interest.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Vakil Mosque, don't miss a visit to Ali Ibn Hamzeh Holly Shrine, steep yourself in history at Zinat ol Molk House, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, and finally steep yourself in history at Qavam House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): hunt for treasures at Vakil Bazaar, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then contemplate the long history of Eram Garden (Baq e Eram), and finally appreciate the history behind Tomb of Hafez.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Shiraz trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Isfahan to Shiraz takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Isfahan in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Shiraz, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Mahan.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
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Nasir al-Mulk Mosque ©
Nasir al-Mulk Mosque
Zinat ol Molk House ©
Zinat ol Molk House
Eram Garden (Baq e Eram) ©
Eram Garden (Baq e Eram)

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Mahan

Mahan ©
On the 7th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aramgah-e Shah Ne’matollah Vali.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Mahan day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Shiraz to Mahan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In August, Mahan is little chillier than Shiraz - with highs of 39°C and lows of 17°C. On the 7th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mashhad.

Things to do in Mahan

Historic Sites
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Aramgah-e Shah Ne’matollah Vali ©
Aramgah-e Shah Ne’matollah Vali

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Mashhad

Mashhad ©
Capital of the Razavi Khorosan Province, Mashhad holds a reputation as one of the holiest cities in Iran.
On the 8th (Sat), stroll around Kooh Sangi Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imam Reza Holy Shrine, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Goharshad Mosque.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Mashhad trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Mahan to Mashhad takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Mahan in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Mashhad, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yazd.

Things to do in Mashhad

Historic Sites · Parks
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Goharshad Mosque ©
Goharshad Mosque
Imam Reza Holy Shrine ©
Imam Reza Holy Shrine
Kooh Sangi Park ©
Kooh Sangi Park

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sar Yazd Castle and Oasis Gallery. Get some historical perspective at Kharanagh and Museum of Zoroastrians History and Culture. When in Yazd, make a side trip to see Narein Castle in Meybod, approximately Meybod away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Jameh Mosque of Yazd, take in the spiritual surroundings of Zoroastrian Fire Temple, admire the natural beauty at Dolat-Abad Garden, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old City.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Yazd holiday builder.

Fly from Mashhad to Yazd in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mashhad in August: high temperatures in Yazd hover around 43°C and lows are around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kashan.

Things to do in Yazd

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Narein Castle, Sar Yazd Castle
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Kharanagh ©
Kharanagh
Sar Yazd Castle ©
Sar Yazd Castle
Narein Castle ©
Narein Castle

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): make a trip to Borujerdi House, see the interesting displays at Abbasian House, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Agha Bozorg Mosque, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Ameriha House. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Bagh-e Fin Garden, then admire the landmark architecture of Tabatabei House, then see the interesting displays at Puppet & Toy Museum, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Kashan trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Yazd to Kashan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August in Kashan, expect temperatures between 45°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hamadan.

Things to do in Kashan

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours
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Abbasian House ©
Abbasian House
Ameriha House ©
Ameriha House
Agha Bozorg Mosque ©
Agha Bozorg Mosque

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Hamadan

Hamadan ©
Hamadan has served as a summer getaway since the Sasanian Empire ruled this part of the world nearly 2,000 years ago.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Tomb of Esther and Mordechai, steep yourself in history at Ganjnameh Inscriptions, and then Head underground at Ali Sadr Cave.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hamadan trip planning tool.

Getting from Kashan to Hamadan by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Kashan in August, with highs in Hamadan at 39°C and lows at 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tehran.

Things to do in Hamadan

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Ganjnameh Inscriptions ©
Ganjnameh Inscriptions
Tomb of Esther and Mordechai ©
Tomb of Esther and Mordechai
Ali Sadr Cave ©
Ali Sadr Cave

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Iran, then take an in-depth tour of Golestan Palace, then see the interesting displays at The National Jewelry Treasury, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Azadi Tower. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Milad Tower.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Tehran travel planner.

You can drive from Hamadan to Tehran in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Traveling from Hamadan in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Tehran, with lows of 28°C. On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tehran

Museums
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Golestan Palace ©
Golestan Palace
Milad Tower ©
Milad Tower
The National Jewelry Treasury ©
The National Jewelry Treasury

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