15 days in Iran Itinerary

15 days in Iran Itinerary

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Tehran
— 1 night
2
Isfahan
— 3 nights
3
Mashhad
— 1 night
4
Yazd
— 2 nights
5
Pasargad
— 1 night
6
Shiraz
— 4 nights

1
night
Tehran

Tehran ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Iran, then get engrossed in the history at Golestan Palace, then take an in-depth tour of The National Jewelry Treasury, and finally see the interesting displays at Carpet Museum of Iran. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Milad Tower, then see the interesting displays at Sadabaad Palace, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Golkar Art Gallery.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tehran trip planner.

Reykjavik, Iceland to Tehran is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Iran Standard Time, which is usually a 3.5 hour difference. Traveling from Reykjavik in September, expect Tehran to be much hotter, temps between 37°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Isfahan.

Things to do in Tehran

Museums · Shopping
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Golestan Palace ©
Golestan Palace
The National Jewelry Treasury ©
The National Jewelry Treasury
Sadabaad Palace ©
Sadabaad Palace

3
nights
Isfahan

Isfahan ©
A cultural hub in the center of the country, Esfahan boasts a proud heritage of art, architecture, and craftsmanship.
Popular historic sites such as Ali Qapu Palace and Chehel Sotoun are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Vank Cathedral and Fallahi Miniaturist. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Isfahan Music Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bedkhem Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jameh Mosque of Isfahan, and don't miss a visit to Atashgah - Zoroastrian Fire Temple.

For photos and tourist information, read our Isfahan trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Tehran to Isfahan in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tehran in September, plan for little chillier nights in Isfahan, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mashhad.

Things to do in Isfahan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Isfahan Music Museum ©
Isfahan Music Museum
Vank Cathedral
Vank Cathedral
Ali Qapu Palace ©
Ali Qapu Palace

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night
Mashhad

Mashhad ©
Capital of the Razavi Khorosan Province, Mashhad holds a reputation as one of the holiest cities in Iran.
On the 19th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goharshad Mosque, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Imam Reza Holy Shrine, then contemplate the long history of Nadir Shah Afshar's Tomb, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Arman Shopping Center.

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Fly from Isfahan to Mashhad in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Isfahan in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 18°C in Mashhad. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yazd.

Things to do in Mashhad

Historic Sites · Shopping
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Imam Reza Holy Shrine ©
Imam Reza Holy Shrine
Goharshad Mosque ©
Goharshad Mosque
Nadir Shah Afshar's Tomb ©
Nadir Shah Afshar's Tomb

2
nights
Yazd

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 20th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Zoroastrian Fire Temple, explore the world behind art at Museum of Zoroastrians History and Culture, then explore the ancient world of Zorastrian Towers of Silence, then see the interesting displays at Water Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Yazd Art House. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Saheb A Zaman Zurkhaneh, contemplate the long history of Alexander's Prison, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old City, view the masterpieces at Silk Road Gallery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jameh Mosque of Yazd, and finally admire the natural beauty at Dolat-Abad Garden.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Yazd road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mashhad to Yazd takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mashhad in September, expect Yazd to be a bit warmer, temps between 41°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Pasargad.

Things to do in Yazd

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 21:
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Zorastrian Towers of Silence ©
Zorastrian Towers of Silence
Old City ©
Old City
Zoroastrian Fire Temple ©
Zoroastrian Fire Temple

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Pasargad

Pasargad ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Tomb of Cyrus and then delve into the distant past at Pasargad.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Pasargad tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Yazd to Pasargad in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Yazd in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Pasargad, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Shiraz.

Things to do in Pasargad

Historic Sites
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Pasargad ©
Pasargad
Tomb of Cyrus ©
Tomb of Cyrus

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Shiraz

Shiraz ©
An esteemed center of Persian culture, Shiraz boats plentiful artistic, architectural, and religious points of interest.
Natural History and Technology Museum of Shiraz and Manteghi Nezhad Historical House will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nasir al-Mulk Mosque and Eram Garden (Baq e Eram). Go for a jaunt from Shiraz to Persepolis to see Persepolis about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shah-e-Cheragh Shrine, delve into the distant past at Vakil Bath, explore the historical opulence of Arg-e Karimkhan, and make a trip to Ali Ibn Hamzeh Holly Shrine.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Shiraz trip builder tool.

Drive from Pasargad to Shiraz in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Persepolis
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Nasir al-Mulk Mosque ©
Nasir al-Mulk Mosque
Persepolis ©
Persepolis
Shah-e-Cheragh Shrine ©
Shah-e-Cheragh Shrine

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