31 days in Iran Itinerary

31 days in Iran Itinerary

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Pasargad
— 2 nights
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Shiraz
— 5 nights
Fly
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Kerman
— 3 nights
Fly
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Mashhad
— 1 night
Fly
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Yazd
— 4 nights
Fly
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Tehran
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kashan
— 4 nights
Drive
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Isfahan
— 6 nights
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Pasargad

Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): delve into the distant past at Nagsh-e Rostam and then delve into the distant past at Persepolis. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Royal Road, then delve into the distant past at Pasargad, and then contemplate the long history of Tomb of Cyrus.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Pasargad driving holiday planner.

Nasiriyah, Iraq to Pasargad is an approximately 13.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Iran Standard Time is 0.5 hours. December in Pasargad sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Shiraz.

Things to do in Pasargad

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 1 — 3:

5
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Shiraz

City of Poets

An esteemed center of Persian culture, Shiraz boats plentiful artistic, architectural, and religious points of interest.
Shiraz is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Saadi, step into the grandiose world of Arg-e Karimkhan, and make a trip to Qur'an Gate.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Shiraz road trip planning website.

Drive from Pasargad to Shiraz in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kerman.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 8:

3
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Kerman

Kerman is the capital city of Kerman Province, Iran. Get out of town with these interesting Kerman side-trips: Shahdad (Qajar Twin Water Mill, Shahdad Kalouts, &more) and Aramgah-e Shah Ne’matollah Vali (in Mahan). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Shazdeh Garden, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, make a trip to Jameh Mosque of Kerman, and explore the fascinating landscape at Lut Desert.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kerman trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Shiraz to Kerman in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Shiraz in December, Kerman is little chillier at night with lows of -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Mashhad.

Things to do in Kerman

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 8 — 11:

1
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Mashhad

Capital of the Razavi Khorosan Province, Mashhad holds a reputation as one of the holiest cities in Iran.
On the 12th (Sat), admire the striking features of Darougheh Historical House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goharshad Mosque, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Imam Reza Holy Shrine, and finally see the interesting displays at Mahdi Gholi Beyk historical bath.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mashhad online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kerman to Mashhad takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Kerman in December: highs in Mashhad hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Yazd.

Things to do in Mashhad

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 12:

4
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 Yazd's surroundings by going to Sar Yazd Castle (in Saryazd) and Meybod (Narein Castle & Meybod's Shah Abbasi Caravanserai). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Zorastrian Towers of Silence, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amir Chakhmaq Complex, look for gifts at Oasis Gallery, and examine the collection at Water Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Yazd driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Mashhad to Yazd in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mashhad in December, expect nights in Yazd to be about the same, around 2°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Tehran.

Things to do in Yazd

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 12 — 16:

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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.
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 in panoramic vistas at Azadi Tower, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Tehran Bazaar.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Tehran trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Yazd to Tehran takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Yazd in December: highs in Tehran hover around 12°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kashan.

Things to do in Tehran

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 21:

4
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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, head outdoors with Dashte Kavir-Salt Desert National Park, don't miss a visit to Underground City Of Nooshabad, and examine the collection at Abbasian House.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Kashan online vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Tehran to Kashan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In December in Kashan, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Isfahan.

Things to do in Kashan

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 25:

6
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Isfahan

Half of the World

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: contemplate the long history of Naqsh-e Jahan Square, snap pictures at SioSe Pol Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, and explore the historical opulence of Chehel Sotoun.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Isfahan travel route planning website.

Drive from Kashan to Isfahan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Isfahan when traveling from Kashan in December, with lows around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Isfahan

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 31:

Iran travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Ruins · Specialty Museums
Known as Persia for most of its long history, Iran once represented a mighty empire that encompassed everything from modern Turkey in the west to India in the east. Today, visitors on a tour of Iran discover a country of numerous ethnic groups and a culture revealing traces of Arab, Greek, Mongol, and Turkish influences. Sightseeing in Iran allows you to follow in the ancient footsteps of a former world power, nowhere more apparent than at Persepolis, an old Persian capital established long before the birth of Christ and burned down by Alexander of Macedonia. Other highlights on an Iranian itinerary may include visits to cozy teahouses, busy open-air markets, vast deserts dotted with otherworldly oases, and rugged mountains presiding over plains, forests, and meandering rivers.