13 days in Iran & Oman Itinerary

13 days in Iran & Oman Itinerary

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Shiraz, Iran
— 1 night
2
Kashan, Iran
— 1 night
3
Yazd, Iran
— 2 nights
4
Khasab, Oman
— 1 day
5
Muscat, Oman
— 2 nights
6
Salalah, Oman
— 3 nights


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Shiraz, Iran

Shiraz ©
An esteemed center of Persian culture, Shiraz boats plentiful artistic, architectural, and religious points of interest.
On the 20th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vakil Mosque, then explore the ancient world of Nagsh-e Rostam, and then steep yourself in history at Ka'ba-ye Zartosht. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Afif-Abad Garden, hunt for treasures at Vakil Bazaar, don't miss a visit to Ali Ibn Hamzeh Holly Shrine, then pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Saadi, then steep yourself in history at Zinat ol Molk House, and finally contemplate the long history of Qavam House.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Shiraz vacation planning website.

Akureyri, Iceland to Shiraz is an approximately 24-hour flight. Traveling from Akureyri to Shiraz, you'll lose 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Akureyri in August, with highs in Shiraz at 43°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kashan.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Nagsh-e Rostam
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Vakil Mosque ©
Vakil Mosque
Qavam House ©
Qavam House
Zinat ol Molk House ©
Zinat ol Molk House

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Kashan, Iran

Kashan ©
A jewel of desert architecture halfway between Tehran and Esfahan, Kashan has somehow remained one of Iran's best-kept tourism secrets.
On the 22nd (Thu), see the interesting displays at Abbasian House, don't miss a visit to Tabatabei House, see the interesting displays at Puppet & Toy Museum, don't miss a visit to Borujerdi House, then admire the landmark architecture of Ameriha House, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agha Bozorg Mosque.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Kashan trip planner.

You can drive from Shiraz to Kashan in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Shiraz in August since evenings lows in Kashan dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Yazd.

Things to do in Kashan

Museums · Historic Sites
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Abbasian House ©
Abbasian House
Agha Bozorg Mosque ©
Agha Bozorg Mosque
Puppet & Toy Museum ©
Puppet & Toy Museum

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Yazd, Iran

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Sar Yazd Castle, explore the ancient world of Kharanagh, and then explore the historical opulence of Narein Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Museum of Zoroastrians History and Culture, stop by Oasis Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jameh Mosque of Yazd, browse for treasures at Silk Road Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at Yazd Art House, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old City.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Yazd trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Kashan to Yazd in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August in Yazd, expect temperatures between 43°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Khasab.

Things to do in Yazd

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Sar Yazd Castle, Narein Castle
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Kharanagh ©
Kharanagh
Sar Yazd Castle ©
Sar Yazd Castle
Museum of Zoroastrians History and Culture ©
Museum of Zoroastrians History and Culture

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Khasab, Oman

Khasab ©
A lively provincial capital, Khasab has been termed the "Norway of Arabia," because of its dramatic coastline, where dramatic inlets resemble the fjords of Scandinavia.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): explore the activities along Khawr Najd and then make a trip to Khasab Fort.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Khasab day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yazd to Khasab. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Yazd to Khasab. Traveling from Yazd in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 38°C in Khasab. On the 25th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Muscat.

Things to do in Khasab

Nature · Parks
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Khawr Najd ©
Khawr Najd
Khasab Fort ©
Khasab Fort

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Muscat, Oman

Muscat ©
The capital and largest city of Oman, the coastal city of Muscat boasts numerous historical sites and pristine modern developments.
On the 26th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Mohammed Al Ameen mosque and then stroll through Wadi Al Arbeieen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Pebble Beach, then have fun and explore at The National Museum of Oman, then see the interesting displays at Amouage, and finally stroll through Daymaniyat Islands Nature Reserve.

Start your trip to Muscat by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Khasab to Muscat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Khasab in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 34°C in Muscat. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can fly to Salalah.

Things to do in Muscat

Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Daymaniyat Islands Nature Reserve
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Wadi Al Arbeieen ©
Wadi Al Arbeieen
Daymaniyat Islands Nature Reserve ©
Daymaniyat Islands Nature Reserve
Amouage ©
Amouage

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Salalah, Oman

Salalah ©
The Sultanate's second city, Salalah has become known as a southerly counterpoint to the capital in the north.
Get some cultural insight at Taqah Castle and Sumhuram Old City. Explore hidden gems such as Al Fizayah Beach and Dhofar Bowlingظفار بولينج. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Al Balid Archeological Site, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Qaboos Mosque, get outside with Wadi Darbat, and enjoy the sand and surf at Al Mughsail Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Salalah trip planning site.

You can fly from Muscat to Salalah in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Muscat in August: high temperatures in Salalah hover around 32°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Salalah

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
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Al Fizayah Beach ©
Al Fizayah Beach
Taqah Castle ©
Taqah Castle
Al Balid Archeological Site ©
Al Balid Archeological Site

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