45 days in Iran Itinerary

45 days in Iran Itinerary

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Ardabil
— 1 night
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Tabriz
— 4 nights
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Urmia
— 1 night
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Sanandaj
— 1 night
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Hamadan
— 1 night
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Kermanshah
— 1 night
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Khorramabad
— 2 nights
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Isfahan
— 5 nights
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Shiraz
— 4 nights
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Bandar Abbas
— 5 nights
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Kerman
— 3 nights
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Yazd
— 3 nights
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Kashan
— 3 nights
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Qom
— 1 night
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Tehran
— 5 nights
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Rasht
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Ardabil

Ardabil ©
Ardabil is an ancient city in Iranian Azerbaijan. On the 23rd (Tue), don't miss a visit to Ardabil Jame' (Jomeh) Mosque, then contemplate the long history of Sheikh Safi al-din Khanegah and Shrine Ensemble, then make a trip to Mirza Ali Akbar Mosque, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Mount Sabalan Crater Lake.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ardabil visit planner.

Rasht to Ardabil is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Rasht in July, with highs in Ardabil at 28°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Tabriz.

Things to do in Ardabil

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Ardabil Jame' (Jomeh) Mosque ©
Ardabil Jame' (Jomeh) Mosque
Mirza Ali Akbar Mosque ©
Mirza Ali Akbar Mosque

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Tabriz

Tabriz

City of Firsts

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.
Let the collections at Azerbaijan Museum and Qajar Museum ( Amir Nezam House ) capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Saat Square and Goey Mosque. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Colorful Mountains of Tabriz, delve into the distant past at Rab'-e Rashidi, browse the eclectic array of goods at Bazaar of Tabriz, and contemplate the long history of Nobar Bath.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tabriz trip planner.

You can drive from Ardabil to Tabriz in 3 hours. Traveling from Ardabil in July, expect Tabriz to be a bit warmer, temps between 40°C and 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Urmia.

Things to do in Tabriz

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
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Kandovan
Kandovan
Goey Mosque ©
Goey Mosque
Azerbaijan Museum ©
Azerbaijan Museum

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Urmia

Urmia ©
On the 28th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Urmia.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Urmia sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Tabriz to Urmia in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a train. Traveling from Tabriz in July, Urmia is little chillier at night with lows of 19°C. On the 28th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Sanandaj.

Things to do in Urmia

Parks · Nature
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Lake Urmia ©
Lake Urmia

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Sanandaj

Sanandaj ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Khane Kord, then get engrossed in the history at Sanandaj Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Zeribar Lake, and finally steep yourself in history at Khosro Abad Mansion.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sanandaj attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Urmia to Sanandaj takes 6.5 hours. Traveling from Urmia in July, you will find days in Sanandaj are a bit warmer (45°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hamadan.

Things to do in Sanandaj

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Sanandaj Museum ©
Sanandaj Museum
Zeribar Lake ©
Zeribar Lake
Khosro Abad Mansion ©
Khosro Abad Mansion

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Hamadan

Hamadan ©
Hamadan has served as a summer getaway since the Sasanian Empire ruled this part of the world nearly 2,000 years ago.
On the 30th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Tomb of Esther and Mordechai, step into the grandiose world of Hegmataneh Hill, admire the striking features of Gonbad Alavian, then steep yourself in history at Ibn-e Sina Tomb, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Alvand, and finally contemplate the long history of Ganjnameh Inscriptions.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hamadan vacation builder tool.

You can drive from Sanandaj to Hamadan in 3 hours. Traveling from Sanandaj in July, you will find days in Hamadan are little chillier (41°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kermanshah.

Things to do in Hamadan

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Ganjnameh Inscriptions ©
Ganjnameh Inscriptions
Tomb of Esther and Mordechai ©
Tomb of Esther and Mordechai
Ibn-e Sina Tomb ©
Ibn-e Sina Tomb

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Kermanshah

Kermanshah ©
Kermanshah, the capital of Kermanshah Province, is located 525km from Tehran in the western part of Iran. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jummah Mosque, then Head underground at Ghoori Ghaleh Cave, then admire the striking features of Takieh Mo’aven ol-Molk, and finally make a trip to Taq Bostan.

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Traveling by car from Hamadan to Kermanshah takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Hamadan in July, you will find days in Kermanshah are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). On the 31st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Khorramabad.

Things to do in Kermanshah

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Taq Bostan ©
Taq Bostan
Takieh Mo’aven ol-Molk ©
Takieh Mo’aven ol-Molk
Jummah Mosque ©
Jummah Mosque

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Khorramabad

Khorramabad ©
Khorramabad is a city in and capital of Lorestan Province, Iran. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Falak-ol-Aflak Castle and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bisheh Water Fall.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Khorramabad trip site.

Traveling by car from Kermanshah to Khorramabad takes 3 hours. Traveling from Kermanshah in July, expect nights in Khorramabad to be somewhat warmer, around 23°C, while days are much warmer, around 47°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Isfahan.

Things to do in Khorramabad

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Bisheh Water Fall ©
Bisheh Water Fall

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Isfahan

Isfahan ©

Half of the World

A cultural hub in the center of the country, Esfahan boasts a proud heritage of art, architecture, and craftsmanship.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bedkhem Church and Ghoortan Citadel. Get a sense of the local culture at Isfahan Seashell Museum and Fotowat Miniaturist. Explore Isfahan's surroundings by going to Varzaneh (Varzaneh Desert & Varzaneh Salt Lake). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Vank Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Isfahan Music Museum, explore the historical opulence of Ali Qapu Palace, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Mosque (Masjid-i-Shah).

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Isfahan trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Khorramabad to Isfahan by combination of taxi, train, and bus takes about 16.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In August, Isfahan is little chillier than Khorramabad - with highs of 41°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Shiraz.

Things to do in Isfahan

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Isfahan Seashell Museum ©
Isfahan Seashell Museum
Royal Mosque (Masjid-i-Shah) ©
Royal Mosque (Masjid-i-Shah)
Bedkhem Church ©
Bedkhem Church

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Shiraz

Shiraz ©

City of Poets

An esteemed center of Persian culture, Shiraz boats plentiful artistic, architectural, and religious points of interest.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Tang Chogan and Nasir al-Mulk Mosque. Do some cultural sightseeing at Qalat Village and Vakil Bazaar. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Shiraz: Pasargad (in Pasargad), Persepolis (in Persepolis) and Bishapur (in Kazerun). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Afif-Abad Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Beheshte Gomshode, and walk around Eram Garden (Baq e Eram).

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Shiraz trip itinerary maker app.

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Isfahan to Shiraz in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Shiraz when traveling from Isfahan in August, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Bandar Abbas.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Persepolis ©
Persepolis
Tang Chogan ©
Tang Chogan
Bishapur ©
Bishapur

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Bandar Abbas

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. Head to Qeshm City Center Complex and Qeshm Old Bazaarfor plenty of shopping. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Museum and Gallery of Dr. Ahmad Nadalian and Valley of Stars. Explore Bandar Abbas' surroundings by going to Qeshm (Portuguese Castle, Khourbas Cave, &more). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at BandarAbbas Bird Garden and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hindu Temple.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Bandar Abbas attractions planner.

You can take a train from Shiraz to Bandar Abbas in 32 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. Traveling from Shiraz in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Bandar Abbas, with lows of 35°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kerman.

Things to do in Bandar Abbas

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

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BandarAbbas Bird Garden ©
BandarAbbas Bird Garden
The Museum and Gallery of Dr. Ahmad Nadalian ©
Valley of Stars ©
Valley of Stars

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Kerman

Kerman ©
Kerman is the capital city of Kerman Province, Iran. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Aramgah-e Shah Ne’matollah Vali and Gonbad-e Jabaliye. Take a break from the city and head to Lut Desert and Shahdad Kalouts. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Ganjali Khan Complex, take in nature's colorful creations at Shazdeh Garden, hunt for treasures at Vakil Bazaar, and get engrossed in the history at Harandi Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kerman trip planner.

Traveling by train from Bandar Abbas to Kerman takes 17 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Bandar Abbas in August: highs in Kerman hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Yazd.

Things to do in Kerman

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Aramgah-e Shah Ne’matollah Vali ©
Aramgah-e Shah Ne’matollah Vali
Ganjali Khan Complex ©
Ganjali Khan Complex
Harandi Museum ©
Harandi Museum

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Yazd

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.
Visit Museum of Zoroastrians History and Culture and Sar Yazd Castle for their historical value. Silk Road Gallery and Water Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Kharanagh, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hazireh Mosque, contemplate the long history of Alexander's Prison, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Shirkooh Mountain.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Yazd road trip planner.

You can take a train from Kerman to Yazd in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kerman in August: high temperatures in Yazd hover around 43°C and lows are around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Kashan.

Things to do in Yazd

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Zorastrian Towers of Silence ©
Zorastrian Towers of Silence
Sar Yazd Castle ©
Sar Yazd Castle
Kharanagh ©
Kharanagh

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Chal-e-Nakhjir Cave and Dashte Kavir-Salt Desert National Park. Museum-lovers will appreciate Puppet & Toy Museum and Old Natanz Mehdi Tavasolian's Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Chaar Taaghi Zigurat (in Neyasar) and Sheikh Abdolsamad Mosque (in Natanz). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mohammed Helal Shrine, steep yourself in history at Tajaddin Shrine, admire the striking features of Ameriha House, and admire the natural beauty at Bagh-e Fin Garden.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kashan route planner.

Traveling by car from Yazd to Kashan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Kashan can reach 45°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Qom.

Things to do in Kashan

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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Mohammed Helal Shrine ©
Mohammed Helal Shrine
Puppet & Toy Museum ©
Puppet & Toy Museum
Ameriha House ©
Ameriha House

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Qom

Qom ©
Qom, also spelled as Ghom, is the eighth largest city in Iran. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): make a trip to Jamkaran Mosque, stop by Saadatmand Crafts (Qom Technique), then make a trip to Fatima Masumeh Shrine, and finally trek along Khezr Hill.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Qom online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Kashan to Qom takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Tehran.

Things to do in Qom

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

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Tehran

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Damavand Mountain and Dizin Ski Resort. Moghadam Museum and Museum of the Islamic Revolution and the Holy Defense are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Tehran, make a side trip to see Abbas Abad Jungle in Kelardasht, approximately Kelardasht away. There's lots more to do: hit the slopes at Mount Tochal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shah Abdul Azim Shrine, take an in-depth tour of Golestan Palace, and wander the streets of Darband.

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You can take a train from Qom to Tehran in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Tehran are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rasht.

Things to do in Tehran

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Damavand Mountain
Damavand Mountain
Moghadam Museum ©
Moghadam Museum
Golestan Palace ©
Golestan Palace

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Rasht

Rasht ©
Rasht is the capital city of Gilan Province, Iran. Let the collections at Gilan rural heritage museum and Rasht Museum capture your imagination. We've included these beaches for you: Gisoom Beach and Caspian coastline. Explore Rasht's surroundings by going to Rudkhan Castle (in Fuman), Olesbelangah (in Tanian) and Masouleh Village (in Masuleh). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Saqalaksar Lake and walk around Shahrdari Square.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rasht trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Tehran to Rasht takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Tehran in September, you will find days in Rasht are slightly colder (32°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rasht

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Rudkhan Castle ©
Rudkhan Castle
Gilan rural heritage museum ©
Gilan rural heritage museum
Olesbelangah ©
Olesbelangah

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