13 days in Iran & Oman Itinerary

13 days in Iran & Oman Itinerary

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13 days in Iran & Oman Itinerary

Start: Akureyri, Iceland
Fly:  23​h
1
Shiraz, Iran
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  4​h 45​min
2
Kashan, Iran
— 1 night
train:  4​h 15​min
3
Yazd, Iran
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h 45​min
4
Khasab, Oman
— 1 day
Fly:  1​h 15​min
5
Muscat, Oman
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
6
Salalah, Oman
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Akureyri, Iceland


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1
night
Shiraz, Iran

Shiraz ©
An esteemed center of Persian culture, Shiraz boats plentiful artistic, architectural, and religious points of interest.
Start off your visit 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): see the interesting displays at Afif-Abad Garden, hunt for treasures at Vakil Bazaar, make a trip 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.

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Akureyri, Iceland to Shiraz is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Iran Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Akureyri in August: high temperatures in Shiraz hover around 43°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Kashan.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Nagsh-e Rostam
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Nagsh-e Rostam ©
Nagsh-e Rostam
Vakil Mosque ©
Vakil Mosque
Qavam House ©
Qavam House

1
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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): examine the collection at Abbasian House, admire the landmark architecture of Tabatabei House, examine the collection at Puppet and Toy Museum of Iran, make a trip to Borujerdi House, then admire the striking features of Ameriha House, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agha Bozorg Mosque.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kashan online trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Shiraz to Kashan in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Kashan when traveling from Shiraz in August, with lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel 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

2
nights
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.
On the 23rd (Fri), contemplate the long history of Sar Yazd Castle, then delve into the distant past at Kharanagh, and then step into the grandiose world of Narein Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Zoroastrians History and Culture, stop by Oasis Gallery, steep yourself in history at Jame Mosque of Yazd, browse for treasures at Silk Road Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at Yazd Art House, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Town.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Yazd online trip itinerary maker .

Take a train from Kashan to Yazd in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August in Yazd, expect temperatures between 43°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Khasab.

Things to do in Yazd

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Sar Yazd Castle, Narein Castle
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Kharanagh ©
Kharanagh
Sar Yazd Castle ©
Sar Yazd Castle

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day
Khasab, Oman

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Khawr Najd, don't miss a visit to Khasab Fort, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Khasab tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Yazd to Khasab in 30 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Khasab when traveling from Yazd in August, with lows around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Muscat.

Things to do in Khasab

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Khawr Najd ©
Khawr Najd
Khasab Fort ©
Khasab Fort

2
nights
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 look for all kinds of wild species at Wadi Al Arbeieen. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Pebble Beach, then browse the exhibits of The National Museum, then see the interesting displays at Amouage, and finally identify plant and animal life at Daymaniyat Islands Nature Reserve.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Muscat trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Khasab to Muscat takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Khasab in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Muscat, with lows around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel 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
The National Museum ©
The National Museum

3
nights
Salalah, Oman

Salalah ©
The Sultanate's second city, Salalah has become known as a southerly counterpoint to the capital in the north.
Step off the beaten path and head to Sumhuram Old City and Al Fizayah Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sultan Qaboos Mosque and Taqah Castle. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Wadi Darbat, get engrossed in the history at Museum Salalah, explore the fascinating underground world of Marneef Cave, and enjoy some friendly competition at Dhofar Bowlingظفار بولينج.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Salalah trip planning website .

Getting from Muscat to Salalah by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: 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 your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Salalah

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Al Mughsail Beach ©
Al Mughsail Beach
Sultan Qaboos Mosque ©
Sultan Qaboos Mosque
Museum Salalah ©
Museum Salalah

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