18 days in Iran Itinerary

18 days in Iran Itinerary

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Isfahan
— 4 nights
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Shushtar
— 2 nights
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Shiraz
— 2 nights
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Pasargad
— 2 nights
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Yazd
— 4 nights
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Qeshm
— 2 nights
7
Tehran
— 1 night

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Isfahan

Isfahan

Half of the World

A cultural hub in the center of the country, Esfahan boasts a proud heritage of art, architecture, and craftsmanship.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Royal Mosque (Masjid-i-Shah) and Millimeter Gallery. Your inner history buff will appreciate Naqsh-e Jahan Square and Chehel Sotoun. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bedkhem Church, snap pictures at Khaju Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, and examine the collection at Vank Cathedral.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Isfahan trip itinerary maker tool.

Tallinn, Estonia to Isfahan is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Iran Standard Time, which is usually a 1.5 hour difference. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Tallinn in March: highs in Isfahan hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Shushtar.

Things to do in Isfahan

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Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Royal Mosque (Masjid-i-Shah) ©
Royal Mosque (Masjid-i-Shah)
Bedkhem Church ©
Bedkhem Church

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Shushtar

Shushtar ©
Shushtar is a city in and the capital of Shushtar County, Khuzestan Province, Iran. On the 6th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System, contemplate the long history of Band-e Kaisar, and then explore the ancient world of Tchogha Zanbil.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Shushtar journey maker website.

You can fly from Isfahan to Shushtar in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. When traveling from Isfahan in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Shushtar: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 15°C at night. On the 7th (Sun), you're off to Shiraz.

Things to do in Shushtar

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System ©
Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System
Tchogha Zanbil ©
Tchogha Zanbil

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Vakil Bath, hunt for treasures at Vakil Bazaar, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, then steep yourself in history at Zinat ol Molk House, and finally appreciate the history behind Tomb of Hafez. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Ali Ibn Hamzeh Holly Shrine, then walk around Eram Garden (Baq e Eram), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shah-e-Cheragh Shrine, and finally step into the grandiose world of Arg-e Karimkhan.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Shiraz driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Shushtar to Shiraz takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Shushtar in March, things will get slightly colder in Shiraz: highs are around 23°C and lows about 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Pasargad.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
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Nasir al-Mulk Mosque ©
Nasir al-Mulk Mosque
Zinat ol Molk House ©
Zinat ol Molk House
Shah-e-Cheragh Shrine ©
Shah-e-Cheragh Shrine

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Pasargad

Pasargad ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Royal Road and then delve into the distant past at Persepolis. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Cyrus and then explore the ancient world of Pasargad.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Pasargad travel route builder tool.

Drive from Shiraz to Pasargad in 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Yazd.

Things to do in Pasargad

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Persepolis ©
Persepolis
Tomb of Cyrus ©
Tomb of Cyrus
Pasargad ©
Pasargad

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Kharanagh and Sar Yazd Castle. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Narein Castle and Museum of Zoroastrians History and Culture. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Old City, make a trip to Jameh Mosque of Yazd, take in nature's colorful creations at Dolat-Abad Garden, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Silk Road Gallery.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Yazd vacation planner.

You can drive from Pasargad to Yazd in 3.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Yazd when traveling from Pasargad in March, with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Qeshm.

Things to do in Yazd

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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

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Qeshm

Qeshm ©
On the 16th (Tue), admire the verdant scenery at Valley of Stars, then shop like a local with Paradise Art Gallery, and then take in breathtaking views at Tangeh Chahkooh. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Hengam Island and then take a peaceful walk through Mangrove Forests of Qeshm.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Qeshm trip planner.

You can fly from Yazd to Qeshm in 7 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yazd in March: high temperatures in Qeshm hover around 30°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Tehran.

Things to do in Qeshm

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Museums
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Tangeh Chahkooh ©
Tangeh Chahkooh
Valley of Stars ©
Valley of Stars
Mangrove Forests of Qeshm ©
Mangrove Forests of Qeshm

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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 18th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Golestan Palace.

To see maps and other tourist information, read Tehran vacation planner.

Getting from Qeshm to Tehran by flight takes about 4.5 hours. When traveling from Qeshm in March, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Tehran: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 8°C at night. On the 18th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tehran

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Golestan Palace ©
Golestan Palace

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