22 days in Iran Itinerary

22 days in Iran Itinerary

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22 days in Iran Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Subway:  12 h 45 min
1
Tehran
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Qom
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Kashan
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Isfahan
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
5
Yazd
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
6
Shiraz
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
7
Mashhad
— 4 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Mumbai

1
day
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.
For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Tehran trip planner .

Mumbai, India to Tehran is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Iran Standard Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Mumbai in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Tehran, with highs around 26°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 15°C. You'll set off for Qom on the 16th (Thu).

Things to do in Tehran

Tours Outdoors Museums
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3
nights
Qom

Qom ©
Qom, also spelled as Ghom, is the eighth largest city in Iran. Get some historical perspective at Jamkaran Mosque and Bagh-e Gonbad-e Sabz. Explore hidden gems such as Fatima Masumeh Shrine and Khezr Hill. It doesn't end there: look for gifts at Saadatmand Crafts (Qom Technique).

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Qom trip planner .

Traveling by car from Tehran to Qom takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. On the 19th (Sun), you're off toKashan.

Things to do in Qom

Trails Outdoors Parks
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Jamkaran Mosque ©
Jamkaran Mosque
Fatima Masumeh Shrine
Fatima Masumeh Shrine

3
nights
Kashan

Kashan ©
A jewel of desert architecture halfway between Tehran and Esfahan, Kashan has somehow remained one of Iran's best-kept tourism secrets.
Take a break from the city and head to Chal-e-Nakhjir Cave and Dashte Kavir-Salt Desert National Park. Abbasian House and Puppet & Toy Museum will appeal to museum buffs. When in Kashan, make a side trip to see Old Natanz Mehdi Tavasolian's Museum in Natanz, approximately 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agha Bozorg Mosque, stop by Zhee Showroom, admire the striking features of Tabatabei House, and don't miss a visit to Shahzadeh-ye Ibrahim.

Before you visit Kashan, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Qom to Kashan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, daytime highs in Kashan are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Isfahan.

Things to do in Kashan

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Chal-e-Nakhjir Cave, Old Natanz Mehdi Tavasolian's Museum
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Shrine of Hilal ibn Ali ©
Shrine of Hilal ibn Ali
Puppet & Toy Museum ©
Puppet & Toy Museum
Ameriha House ©
Ameriha House

3
nights
Isfahan

Isfahan ©
A cultural hub in the center of the country, Esfahan boasts a proud heritage of art, architecture, and craftsmanship.
Vank Cathedral and Fotowat Miniaturist will appeal to museum buffs. Aali Qapu Palace and Royal Mosque (Masjid-i-Shah) will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, step into the grandiose world of Chehel Sotoun, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bedkhem Church, and examine the collection at Isfahan Music Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Isfahan trip maker app .

You can drive from Kashan to Isfahan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, Isfahan is a bit cooler than Kashan - with highs of 28°C and lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Yazd.

Things to do in Isfahan

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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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

3
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.
Old City and Museum of Zoroastrians History and Culture will appeal to history buffs. Yazd Art House and Silk Road Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yazd: Sar Yazd Castle (in Saryazd) and Narein Castle (in Meybod). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Zorastrian Towers of Silence, admire the landmark architecture of Kushkno Watermill, take in the awesome beauty at Shirkooh Mountain, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Jameh Mosque of Yazd.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Yazd travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Isfahan to Yazd takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Isfahan in April; daily highs in Yazd reach 32°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Shiraz.

Things to do in Yazd

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Shiraz

An esteemed center of Persian culture, Shiraz boats plentiful artistic, architectural, and religious points of interest.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, hunt for treasures at Vakil Bazaar, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, then steep yourself in history at Zinat ol Molk House, and finally pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Hafez. Keep things going the next day: walk around Eram Garden (Baq e Eram) and then take a stroll through Qalat Village.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Shiraz trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Yazd to Shiraz takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Yazd in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 11°C in Shiraz. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Mashhad.

Things to do in Shiraz

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Zinat ol Molk House ©
Zinat ol Molk House
Nasir al-Mulk Mosque ©
Nasir al-Mulk Mosque

4
nights
Mashhad

Mashhad ©
Capital of the Razavi Khorosan Province, Mashhad holds a reputation as one of the holiest cities in Iran.
Shop till you drop at Arman Shopping Center and Almas Shargh Mall. Discover out-of-the-way places like Imam Reza Holy Shrine and Goharshad Mosque. When in Mashhad, make a side trip to see Akhlamad in Chenaran, approximately 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: hit the slopes at Shirbad Ski Resort, steep yourself in history at Nadir Shah Afshar's Tomb, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Khaje Aba Salt Shrine, and admire the striking features of Darougheh Historical House.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Mashhad trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Shiraz to Mashhad takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 18°C. On the 5th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mashhad

Parks Historic Sites Winter Sports

Side Trips

Akhlamad, Shirbad Ski Resort
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Goharshad Mosque ©
Goharshad Mosque
Imam Reza Holy Shrine ©
Imam Reza Holy Shrine
Nadir Shah Afshar's Tomb ©
Nadir Shah Afshar's Tomb

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