27 days in Iran Itinerary

27 days in Iran Itinerary

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Fly
1
Tehran
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Yazd
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Kashan
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Isfahan
— 3 nights
Fly
5
Shiraz
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Qom
— 3 nights
Train to Tehran station, Fly to Bandar Abbas
7
Bandar Abbas
— 1 night
Ferry
8
Qeshm
— 2 nights
Fly
9
Chabahar
— 1 night
Fly

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2
nights
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 20th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Darakeh, hit the slopes at Mount Tochal, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Emamzadeh Saleh, and finally make a trip to Tehran Book Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Milad Tower, then take in the views from Tabiat Bridge, and then get engrossed in the history at Golestan Palace.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tehran road trip app.

Barcelona, Spain to Tehran is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Iran Standard Time (IRST), which is usually a 2.5 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in December; daily highs in Tehran reach 12°C and lows reach 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Yazd.

Things to do in Tehran

Museums · Parks · Nature · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 21:
Highlights from your trip
Golestan Palace ©
Must see
Golestan Palace
4.5
Milad Tower ©
Observation Deck
Milad Tower
4.1
Mount Tochal ©
Ski Area
Mount Tochal
4.6

3
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Shirkooh Mountain and Museum of Zoroastrians History and Culture. Explore Yazd's surroundings by going to Sar Yazd Castle (in Saryazd) and Meybod (Narein Castle & Pigeon Tower). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Zorastrian Towers of Silence, take an unorthodox tour of Kushkno Watermill, get to know the fascinating history of Old City, and don't miss a visit to Jameh Mosque of Yazd.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Yazd travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Tehran to Yazd takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Tehran in December: highs in Yazd hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kashan.

Things to do in Yazd

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 24:
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Old City ©
World heritage site
Old City
4.6

3
nights
Kashan

A jewel of desert architecture halfway between Tehran and Esfahan, Kashan has somehow remained one of Iran's best-kept tourism secrets.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Puppet & Toy Museum and Zhee Showroom. Change things up with a short trip to Chal-e-Nakhjir Cave in Delijan (about 1h 25 min away). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Ameriha House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Meydan Mosque, don't miss a visit to Borujerdi House, and get outside with Dashte Kavir-Salt Desert National Park.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, read our Kashan trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Yazd to Kashan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. While traveling from Yazd, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Kashan, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Isfahan.

Things to do in Kashan

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 28:
Highlights from your trip
Bagh-e Fin Garden
Garden
Bagh-e Fin Garden
4.0
Puppet & Toy Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Puppet & Toy Museum
4.5
Ameriha House ©
Architectural Building
Ameriha House
4.1

3
nights
Isfahan

Half of the World

A cultural hub in the center of the country, Esfahan boasts a proud heritage of art, architecture, and craftsmanship.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Isfahan Seashell Museum and Off-Road Tours. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at SioSe Pol Bridge, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, stop by Fallahi Miniaturist, and admire the masterpieces at Isfahan Music Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Isfahan online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Kashan to Isfahan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Kashan in December, Isfahan is slightly colder at night with lows of -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Shiraz.

Things to do in Isfahan

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:
Highlights from your trip
Khaju Bridge ©
Bridge
Khaju Bridge
4.7

3
nights
Shiraz

City of Poets

An esteemed center of Persian culture, Shiraz boats plentiful artistic, architectural, and religious points of interest.
Explore hidden gems such as Qalat Village and Ali Ibn Hamzeh Holly Shrine. Change things up with a short trip to Persepolis in Persepolis (about 1h 10 min away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Hafez, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and see the interesting displays at Pars Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Shiraz trip itinerary tool.

Fly from Isfahan to Shiraz in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Isfahan in December, with highs in Shiraz at 19°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Qom.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:
Highlights from your trip
Persepolis ©
Must see
Persepolis
4.8
Shah-e-Cheragh Shrine ©
Religious Site
Shah-e-Cheragh Shrine
4.6

3
nights
Qom

Qom, also spelled as Ghom, is the eighth largest city in Iran. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): hike along Khezr Hill, then make a trip to Fatima Masumeh Shrine, then look for gifts at Saadatmand Crafts (Qom Technique), and finally make a trip to Jamkaran Mosque.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Qom trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Shiraz to Qom in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. On the 6th (Mon), you'll travel to Bandar Abbas.

Things to do in Qom

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:
Highlights from your trip
Jamkaran Mosque ©
Religious Site
Jamkaran Mosque
4.3

1
night
Bandar Abbas

Bandar Abbas or Bandar-e ‘Abbās, also romanized as Bandar ‘Abbās and Bandar ‘Abbāsī; formerly known as Cambarão and Porto Comorão to Portuguese traders, as Gombroon to English traders and as Gamrun or Gumrun to Dutch merchants, also Jaroon and Cameron, is a port city and capital of Hormozgān Province on the southern coast of Iran, on the Persian Gulf. You've now added Hormuz Island to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): head off the coast to Hormuz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at BandarAbbas Bird Garden.

For more things to do and tourist information, you can read our Bandar Abbas online route planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Qom to Bandar Abbas takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Bandar Abbas are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Qeshm.

Things to do in Bandar Abbas

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 8:
Highlights from your trip
Hormuz Island ©
Island
Hormuz Island
4.8
BandarAbbas Bird Garden ©
Wildlife Area
BandarAbbas Bird Garden
4.1

2
nights
Qeshm

Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tangeh Chahkooh and Namakdan Salt Cave.

Plan trip to Qeshm with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can ride a ferry from Bandar Abbas to Qeshm in 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Chabahar.

Things to do in Qeshm

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 11:
Highlights from your trip
Hengam Island ©
Island
Hengam Island
4.6

1
night
Chabahar

Chābahār is a city in and capital of Chah Bahar County, Sistan and Baluchestan Province, Iran. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Ramin Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): make a trip to Pink Lagoon.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Chabahar day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Qeshm to Chabahar. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chabahar

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 13:
Highlights from your trip
Ramin Beach ©
Beach
Ramin Beach
4.3

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