51 days in Iran Itinerary

51 days in Iran Itinerary

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

— 7 nights

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, see the interesting displays at The National Jewelry Treasury, take in panoramic vistas at Azadi Tower, and hunt for treasures at Tehran Bazaar.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Tehran online trip maker.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Tehran. December in Tehran sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Kashan.

Things to do in Tehran

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 8:

Kashan

— 5 nights
A jewel of desert architecture halfway between Tehran and Esfahan, Kashan has somehow remained one of Iran's best-kept tourism secrets.
Explore Kashan's surroundings by going to Chaar Taaghi Zigurat (in Neyasar) and Walking tours (in Qom). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Bagh-e Fin Garden, hunt for treasures at Bazaar of Kashan, admire the striking features of Tabatabei House, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agha Bozorg Mosque.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kashan online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Tehran to Kashan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Isfahan.

Things to do in Kashan

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 8 — 13:

Isfahan

— 7 nights

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: pause for some photo ops at Naqsh-e Jahan Square, take in the views from Khaju Bridge, examine the collection at Isfahan Seashell Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jameh Mosque of Isfahan.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Isfahan trip planner.

You can drive from Kashan to Isfahan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Kashan in December, expect little chillier with lows of -4°C in Isfahan. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Varzaneh.

Things to do in Isfahan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 20:

Varzaneh

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Varzaneh Salt Lake, explore the fascinating landscape at Varzaneh Desert, and then step into the grandiose world of Ghoortan Citadel.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Varzaneh online trip builder.

You can drive from Isfahan to Varzaneh in 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Varzaneh can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Yazd.

Things to do in Varzaneh

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 21:
Highlights from your trip

Yazd

— 5 nights

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 (Yakhchals, Meybod's Shah Abbasi Caravanserai, &more). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Zorastrian Towers of Silence, take in the spiritual surroundings of Zoroastrian Fire Temple, make a trip to Jameh Mosque of Yazd, and take in nature's colorful creations at Dolat-Abad Garden.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Yazd trip planner.

You can drive from Varzaneh to Yazd in 3.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Varzaneh in December, with highs in Yazd at 19°C and lows at 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Pasargad.

Things to do in Yazd

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 26:

Pasargad

— 2 nights
On the 27th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Nagsh-e Rostam and then explore the ancient world of Persepolis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Royal Road, explore the ancient world of Pasargad, and then steep yourself in history at Tomb of Cyrus.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Pasargad trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Yazd to Pasargad in 3.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Pasargad are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Shiraz.

Things to do in Pasargad

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:

Shiraz

— 6 nights

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, steep yourself in history at Eram Garden (Baq e Eram), appreciate the history behind Tomb of Saadi, and step into the grandiose world of Arg-e Karimkhan.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Shiraz trip planner.

You can 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 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Kerman.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 3:

Kerman

— 4 nights
Kerman is the capital city of Kerman Province, Iran. Get out of town with these interesting Kerman side-trips: Aramgah-e Shah Ne’matollah Vali (in Mahan) and Shahdad (Qajar Twin Water Mill, Shahdad Kalouts, &more). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Shazdeh Garden, admire nature's extreme beauty at Lut Desert, make a trip to Moayedi Ice House, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kerman trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Shiraz to Kerman takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Kerman when traveling from Shiraz in January, with lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Qeshm.

Things to do in Kerman

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 7:

Qeshm

— 3 nights
Qeshm is known for nature, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Tangeh Chahkooh, appreciate the views at Valley of Stars, head off the coast to Hengam Island, and surround yourself with nature on MrQeshm.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Qeshm trip simple and quick.

Traveling by flight from Kerman to Qeshm takes 8 hours. When traveling from Kerman in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Qeshm, with highs around 27°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mashhad.

Things to do in Qeshm

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 10:

Mashhad

— 5 nights
Capital of the Razavi Khorosan Province, Mashhad holds a reputation as one of the holiest cities in Iran.
Venture out of the city with trips to Harooniyeh (in Tus) and Neyshabur (Mausoleum of Omar Khayyam & Wooden Mosque). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Imam Reza Holy Shrine, admire the striking features of Darougheh Historical House, get engrossed in the history at Khorasan Great Museum, and walk around Mellat Park.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mashhad trip builder app.

Getting from Qeshm to Mashhad by flight takes about 5 hours. In January, Mashhad is much colder than Qeshm - with highs of 12°C and lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tabriz.

Things to do in Mashhad

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 10 — 15:

Tabriz

— 5 nights

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.
Tabriz is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kandovan, get engrossed in the history at Iron Age Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Colorful Mountains of Tabriz, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Bazaar of Tabriz.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tabriz trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mashhad to Tabriz takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Mashhad in January, with highs in Tabriz at 5°C and lows at -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tabriz

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 20:

Iran travel guide

4.5
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.