29 days in Iran Itinerary

29 days in Iran Itinerary

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29 days in Iran Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  22 h 45 min
1
Shiraz
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h
2
Isfahan
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Kashan
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
4
Tehran
— 5 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
5
Yazd
— 5 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
6
Mashhad
— 4 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Melbourne

4
nights
Shiraz

Shiraz ©
An esteemed center of Persian culture, Shiraz boats plentiful artistic, architectural, and religious points of interest.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Shiraz: Estakhr (in Marvdasht), Persepolis (in Persepolis) and Pasargad (Pasargad & Royal Road). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, appreciate the history behind Tomb of Saadi, stroll around Eram Garden (Baq e Eram), and hunt for treasures at Vakil Bazaar.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Shiraz online trip maker .

Melbourne, Australia to Shiraz is an approximately 23-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Melbourne to Shiraz due to the time zone difference. In February, Shiraz is much colder than Melbourne - with highs of 19°C and lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Isfahan.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Pasargad, Persepolis, Estakhr
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Persepolis ©
Persepolis
Nasir al-Mulk Mosque ©
Nasir al-Mulk Mosque
Tomb of Hafez ©
Tomb of Hafez

4
nights
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: don't miss a visit to Naqsh-e Jahan Square, examine the collection at Isfahan Seashell Museum, explore the historical opulence of Ali Qapu Palace, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Isfahan tour itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Shiraz to Isfahan in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Shiraz in February since evenings lows in Isfahan dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kashan.

Things to do in Isfahan

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Naqsh-e Jahan Square ©
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
SioSe Pol Bridge ©
SioSe Pol Bridge
Isfahan Music Museum ©
Isfahan Music Museum

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Natanz (Old Natanz Mehdi Tavasolian's Museum & Sheikh Abdolsamad Mosque) and Qom (Bagh-e Gonbad-e Sabz, Jamkaran Mosque, &more). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Bagh-e Fin Garden, make a trip to Borujerdi House, see Off-Road Tours, and examine the collection at Abbasian House.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kashan online attractions planner .

You can drive from Isfahan to Kashan in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Isfahan in February since evenings lows in Kashan dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Tehran.

Things to do in Kashan

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Qom, Natanz
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Tabatabei House ©
Tabatabei House
Bagh-e Fin Garden
Bagh-e Fin Garden
Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse ©
Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse

5
nights
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: take an in-depth tour of Golestan Palace, browse the eclectic array of goods at Tehran Bazaar, take in panoramic vistas at Azadi Tower, and snap pictures at Tabiat Bridge.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Tehran tour planner.

You can take a train from Kashan to Tehran in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Kashan in February, you will find days in Tehran are slightly colder (13°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Yazd.

Things to do in Tehran

Museums Outdoors Shopping
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Golestan Palace ©
Golestan Palace
Milad Tower ©
Milad Tower
The National Jewelry Treasury ©
The National Jewelry Treasury

5
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.
Explore Yazd's surroundings by going to Meybod (Meybod's Shah Abbasi Caravanserai, Narein Castle, &more) and Sar Yazd Castle (in Saryazd). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Zorastrian Towers of Silence, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Zoroastrians History and Culture, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old City, and make a trip to Amir Chakhmagh.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Yazd online vacation planner .

You can fly from Tehran to Yazd in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Tehran in February, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Yazd: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mashhad.

Things to do in Yazd

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Meybod, Sar Yazd Castle
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Zorastrian Towers of Silence ©
Zorastrian Towers of Silence
Old City ©
Old City
Zoroastrian Fire Temple ©
Zoroastrian Fire Temple

4
nights
Mashhad

Mashhad ©
Capital of the Razavi Khorosan Province, Mashhad holds a reputation as one of the holiest cities in Iran.
Take a break from Mashhad with a short trip to Tomb of Ferdowsi in Tus, about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Imam Reza Holy Shrine, stroll around Mellat Park, get curious at Professor Bazima Science Park, and admire the landmark architecture of Ghonbad Sabz.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Mashhad journey planner.

You can fly from Yazd to Mashhad in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Yazd in February, things will get little chillier in Mashhad: highs are around 13°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Mashhad

Historic Sites Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Tomb of Ferdowsi
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Imam Reza Holy Shrine ©
Imam Reza Holy Shrine
Goharshad Mosque ©
Goharshad Mosque
Kang Village ©
Kang Village

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