20 days in Iran Itinerary

20 days in Iran Itinerary

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Tehran
— 3 nights
2
Hamadan
— 2 nights
3
Kashan
— 3 nights
4
Isfahan
— 3 nights
5
Shiraz
— 3 nights
6
Yazd
— 3 nights
7
Mashhad
— 2 nights

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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.
Tehran is known for museums, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Golestan Palace, examine the collection at The National Jewelry Treasury, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Damavand Mountain, and get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Iran.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tehran vacation app.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Tehran. In August, daily temperatures in Tehran can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hamadan.

Things to do in Tehran

Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Damavand Mountain
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Golestan Palace ©
Golestan Palace
Damavand Mountain
Damavand Mountain
Milad Tower ©
Milad Tower

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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.
On the 5th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Hegmataneh Hill, then don't miss a visit to Mausoleum of Baba Taher, and then Head underground at Ali Sadr Cave. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Tomb of Esther and Mordechai, contemplate the long history of Ibn-e Sina Tomb, steep yourself in history at Ganjnameh Inscriptions, then admire the landmark architecture of Gonbad Alavian, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Alvand.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hamadan trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Tehran to Hamadan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Traveling from Tehran in August, Hamadan is a bit cooler at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kashan.

Things to do in Hamadan

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Ganjnameh Inscriptions ©
Ganjnameh Inscriptions
Ali Sadr Cave ©
Ali Sadr Cave
Ibn-e Sina Tomb ©
Ibn-e Sina Tomb

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Kashan

A jewel of desert architecture halfway between Tehran and Esfahan, Kashan has somehow remained one of Iran's best-kept tourism secrets.
Kashan is known for parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Bagh-e Fin Garden, hit the best photo ops around with Alians Tours, admire the striking features of Tabatabei House, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kashan travel tool.

Getting from Hamadan to Kashan by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Hamadan in August; daily highs in Kashan reach 45°C and lows reach 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Isfahan.

Things to do in Kashan

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mohammed Helal Shrine
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Off-Road Tours
Bagh-e Fin Garden
Bagh-e Fin Garden
Borujerdi House ©
Borujerdi House

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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.
Isfahan is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Khaju Bridge, make a trip to Hasht Behesht Palace, examine the collection at Vank Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Isfahan sightseeing planner.

Drive from Kashan to Isfahan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Kashan in August, things will get slightly colder in Isfahan: highs are around 41°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Shiraz.

Things to do in Isfahan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Isfahan Seashell Museum ©
Isfahan Seashell Museum
Khaju Bridge ©
Khaju Bridge
SioSe Pol Bridge ©
SioSe Pol Bridge

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Shiraz

Shiraz ©
An esteemed center of Persian culture, Shiraz boats plentiful artistic, architectural, and religious points of interest.
Go for a jaunt from Shiraz to Persepolis to see Persepolis about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Hafez, contemplate the long history of Qavam House, test your problem-solving skills at Razemaz Escape rooms & Board Games @ Cafe, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Shiraz journey planner.

You can fly from Isfahan to Shiraz in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Shiraz when traveling from Isfahan in August, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Yazd.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Persepolis
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Persepolis ©
Persepolis
Tomb of Hafez ©
Tomb of Hafez
Nasir al-Mulk Mosque ©
Nasir al-Mulk Mosque

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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.
Yazd is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Jameh Mosque of Yazd, browse the exhibits of Museum of Zoroastrians History and Culture, admire the natural beauty at Dolat-Abad Garden, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Amir Chakhmaq Complex.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, go to the Yazd trip builder tool.

You can drive from Shiraz to Yazd in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Shiraz in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Yazd, with lows of 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mashhad.

Things to do in Yazd

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Zorastrian Towers of Silence ©
Zorastrian Towers of Silence
Jameh Mosque of Yazd ©
Jameh Mosque of Yazd
Amir Chakhmaq Complex ©
Amir Chakhmaq Complex

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Mashhad

Mashhad ©
Capital of the Razavi Khorosan Province, Mashhad holds a reputation as one of the holiest cities in Iran.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): admire the striking features of Darougheh Historical House, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Goharshad Mosque, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imam Reza Holy Shrine, and finally get engrossed in the history at Mahdi Gholi Beyk historical bath. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): go for a walk through Kooh Sangi Park, contemplate the long history of Harooniyeh, and then appreciate the history behind Tomb of Ferdowsi.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Mashhad trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Yazd to Mashhad by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August, Mashhad is slightly colder than Yazd - with highs of 39°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mashhad

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Tus
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Imam Reza Holy Shrine ©
Imam Reza Holy Shrine
Goharshad Mosque ©
Goharshad Mosque
Harooniyeh ©
Harooniyeh

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