20 days in Iran Itinerary

20 days in Iran Itinerary

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Tehran
— 2 nights
2
Qazvin
— 2 nights
3
Kashan
— 2 nights
4
Isfahan
— 2 nights
5
Yazd
— 2 nights
6
Shahdad
— 1 night
7
Kerman
— 2 nights
8
Shiraz
— 2 nights
9
Tabriz
— 3 nights

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then take in the exciting artwork at Nabshi Center. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Niavaran Historical Cultural Complex and then examine the collection at Sadabaad Palace.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tehran road trip website.

Toronto, Canada to Tehran is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Tehran is 8.5 hours. Traveling from Toronto in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Tehran: highs are around 41°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Qazvin.

Things to do in Tehran

Tours · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 13:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Walking tours
Nabshi Center ©
Nabshi Center

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nights
Qazvin

Qazvin ©
Qazvin is the largest city and capital of the Province of Qazvin in Iran. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Aminiha Hosseiniyeh, then admire the landmark architecture of Caravanserai of Sa'd al-Saltaneh, and then see the interesting displays at Qajar Bathhouse & Anthropology Museum. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jameh Mosque of Qazvin and then see Off-Road Tours.

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You can drive from Tehran to Qazvin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Tehran in August, Qazvin is slightly colder at night with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kashan.

Things to do in Qazvin

Tours · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15:
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Qajar Bathhouse & Anthropology Museum ©
Qajar Bathhouse & Anthropology Museum
Aminiha Hosseiniyeh ©
Aminiha Hosseiniyeh
Jameh Mosque of Qazvin ©
Jameh Mosque of Qazvin

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): make a trip to Borujerdi House, examine the collection at Abbasian House, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agha Bozorg Mosque, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Ameriha House. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's extreme beauty at Maranjab Desert, then see the interesting displays at Puppet & Toy Museum, and then do sightseeing your way with Private Tours.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kashan trip planner.

You can drive from Qazvin to Kashan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Qazvin in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Kashan: highs are around 45°C and lows about 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Isfahan.

Things to do in Kashan

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites
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Abbasian House ©
Abbasian House
Maranjab Desert ©
Maranjab Desert
Off-Road Tours

2
nights
Isfahan

Isfahan ©
A cultural hub in the center of the country, Esfahan boasts a proud heritage of art, architecture, and craftsmanship.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Mosque (Masjid-i-Shah), look for gifts at Bazaar of Isfahan, and then don't miss a visit to Hasht Behesht Palace. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bedkhem Church, then see the interesting displays at Isfahan Seashell Museum, and then get the adrenaline pumping with Iran Host Tour.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Isfahan journey planner.

Drive from Kashan to Isfahan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Kashan in August; daily highs in Isfahan reach 41°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Yazd.

Things to do in Isfahan

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 19:
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Royal Mosque (Masjid-i-Shah) ©
Royal Mosque (Masjid-i-Shah)
Bedkhem Church ©
Bedkhem Church
Bazaar of Isfahan ©
Bazaar of Isfahan

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Narein Castle, then explore the ancient world of Kharanagh, and then don't miss a visit to Pigeon Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): contemplate the long history of Alexander's Prison, view the masterpieces at Yazd Art House, then admire the natural beauty at Dolat-Abad Garden, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Zoroastrians History and Culture.

To find out how to plan a trip to Yazd, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Isfahan to Yazd takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Isfahan in August, Yazd is a bit warmer at night with lows of 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Shahdad.

Things to do in Yazd

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Meybod
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:
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Kharanagh ©
Kharanagh
Narein Castle ©
Narein Castle
Museum of Zoroastrians History and Culture ©

1
night
Shahdad

Shahdad ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Qajar Twin Water Mill, make a trip to Haj Mohammad Taghi Cistern, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Shahdad Kalouts.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Shahdad trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Yazd to Shahdad by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Yazd in August: high temperatures in Shahdad hover around 39°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Kerman.

Things to do in Shahdad

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 22:
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Shahdad Kalouts ©
Shahdad Kalouts
Haj Mohammad Taghi Cistern ©
Haj Mohammad Taghi Cistern

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nights
Kerman

Kerman ©
Kerman is the capital city of Kerman Province, Iran. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): examine the collection at Gonbad-e Jabaliye, then don't miss a visit to Fathabad garden, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jameh Mosque of Kerman, and finally get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Sanati Contemporary Arts Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aramgah-e Shah Ne’matollah Vali, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Shazdeh Garden.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kerman route tool.

You can drive from Shahdad to Kerman in 1.5 hours. August in Kerman sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Shiraz.

Things to do in Kerman

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Aramgah-e Shah Ne’matollah Vali
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Aramgah-e Shah Ne’matollah Vali ©
Aramgah-e Shah Ne’matollah Vali
Fathabad garden ©
Fathabad garden
Gonbad-e Jabaliye ©
Gonbad-e Jabaliye

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Shiraz

An esteemed center of Persian culture, Shiraz boats plentiful artistic, architectural, and religious points of interest.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vakil Mosque, don't miss a visit to Ali Ibn Hamzeh Holly Shrine, then examine the collection at Afif-Abad Garden, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Zinat ol Molk House, and then steep yourself in history at Qavam House.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Shiraz tour planning site.

Fly from Kerman to Shiraz in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kerman in August, Shiraz is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tabriz.

Things to do in Shiraz

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 26:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Walking tours
Afif-Abad Garden ©
Afif-Abad Garden

3
nights
Tabriz

Tabriz ©
The historic city of Tabriz has come to be seen as a summer resort destination, on account of its temperate summers and interesting, attractive city center.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Ali Monsieur’s Museum, hunt for treasures at Bazaar of Tabriz, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goey Mosque, then take an in-depth tour of Azerbaijan Museum, and finally walk around Khaqani Park. Keep things going the next day: ponder the world of politics at Municipality Building, get engrossed in the history at Qajar Museum ( Amir Nezam House ), and then walk around Shahgoli Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Tabriz tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Shiraz to Tabriz takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Tabriz are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tabriz

Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 29:
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Azerbaijan Museum ©
Azerbaijan Museum
Municipality Building ©
Municipality Building
Qajar Museum ( Amir Nezam House ) ©
Qajar Museum ( Amir Nezam House )

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