32 days in Iran Itinerary

32 days in Iran Itinerary

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32 days in Iran Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Tabriz
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Yazd
— 3 nights
3
Gorgan
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Hamadan
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Kashan
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Isfahan
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Qeshm
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
8
Kish Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
9
Shiraz
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

3
nights
Tabriz

Tabriz ©
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Lake Urmia and Colorful Mountains of Tabriz. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kabood (Goey) Mosque and Nickdel House. Next up on the itinerary: browse the eclectic array of goods at Bazaar of Tabriz, see the interesting displays at Azerbaijan Museum, make a trip to Municipality Building, and stroll through Khaqani Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tabriz road trip planning website .

Valletta, Malta to Tabriz is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Valletta to Tabriz due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Valletta in October, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Tabriz: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yazd.

Things to do in Tabriz

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Lake Urmia
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Lake Urmia ©
Lake Urmia
Kabood (Goey) Mosque ©
Kabood (Goey) Mosque
Azerbaijan Museum ©
Azerbaijan Museum

3
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.
Sar Yazd Castle and Narein Castle will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Kharanagh and Kharanaq. Step out of Yazd to go to Meybod and see Shah Abbasi Caravanserai, which is approximately 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the exciting artwork at Yazd Art House, take in the awesome beauty at Shirkooh mountain, enjoy some diversion at Saheb A Zaman Zurkhaneh, and contemplate the long history of Jame Mosque of Yazd.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Yazd trip site .

Traveling by flight from Tabriz to Yazd takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Tabriz in October, expect Yazd to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Gorgan.

Things to do in Yazd

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Meybod, Kharanaq, Sar Yazd Castle
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Kharanagh ©
Kharanagh
Sar Yazd Castle ©
Sar Yazd Castle

3
nights
Gorgan

Gorgan ©
Gorgan NameThe Modern Persian word Gorgān () is derived from Middle Persian Gurgān, itself from Old Persian Varkāna, the Achaemenid satrapy southeast of Caspian Sea (encompassed all of the present day Golestan Province, as well as some eastern parts of the Mazandaran province, and some southern parts of the modern-day Turkmenistan), which is reflected in Greek sources as Hyrcania, Hyrcani or Hyrcana. Get outdoors at Alangdareh Park and Golestan National Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Naahar Khoran and Gorgan museum. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Kaboudwal Waterfall and make a trip to Ziarat Village.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Gorgan online tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Yazd to Gorgan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Yazd in October, expect nights in Gorgan to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hamadan.

Things to do in Gorgan

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Alangdareh Park ©
Alangdareh Park
Golestan National Park ©
Golestan National Park
Kaboudwal Waterfall ©
Kaboudwal Waterfall

1
night
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 21st (Mon), make a trip to Ganjnameh Inscriptions, then don't miss a visit to Gonbad Alavian, then contemplate the long history of Ibn-e Sina Tomb, and finally Head underground at Ali Sadr Cave.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hamadan sightseeing site .

Fly from Gorgan to Hamadan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Gorgan in October, with highs in Hamadan at 25°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kashan.

Things to do in Hamadan

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Ganjnameh Inscriptions ©
Ganjnameh Inscriptions
Ali Sadr Cave ©
Ali Sadr Cave
Ibn-e Sina Tomb ©
Ibn-e Sina Tomb

4
nights
Kashan

Kashan ©
A jewel of desert architecture halfway between Tehran and Esfahan, Kashan has somehow remained one of Iran's best-kept tourism secrets.
Get some historical perspective at Agha Bozorg Mosque and Ameriha House. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Puppet and Toy Museum of Iran and Atashkooh Fire Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Kashan: Shaker Arani Historical Tower and house (in Aran va Bidgol) and Chal-e-Nakhjir Cave (in Delijan). The adventure continues: admire nature's extreme beauty at Maranjab Desert, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shrine of Hilal ibn Ali, make a trip to Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse, and admire the striking features of Tabatabei House.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kashan trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Hamadan to Kashan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Hamadan in October; daily highs in Kashan reach 32°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Isfahan.

Things to do in Kashan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Atashkooh Fire Temple, Shaker Arani Historical Tower and house, Chal-e-Nakhjir Cave
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Maranjab Desert ©
Maranjab Desert
Puppet & Toy Museum ©
Puppet & Toy Museum
Ameriha House ©
Ameriha House

5
nights
Isfahan

Isfahan ©
A cultural hub in the center of the country, Esfahan boasts a proud heritage of art, architecture, and craftsmanship.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Varzaneh Desert and Royal Mosque (Masjid-i-Shah). Your inner history buff will appreciate Bedkhem Church and Hakim Mosque. Change things up with these side-trips from Isfahan: Varzaneh (Varzaneh Salt Lake, Jame Mosque of Varzaneh, & more). Next up on the itinerary: get in touch with nature with Zanditours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Seyyed Mosque, don't miss a visit to Hasht Behesht Palace, and admire the striking features of Ispahan - Mosquee du Vendredi.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Isfahan trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Kashan to Isfahan in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Kashan in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Isfahan, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Qeshm.

Things to do in Isfahan

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Varzaneh
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Zanditours ©
Zanditours
Royal Mosque (Masjid-i-Shah) ©
Royal Mosque (Masjid-i-Shah)
Bedkhem Church ©
Bedkhem Church

3
nights
Qeshm

Qeshm ©
Escape the urban bustle at Stars Valley and Namakdan Salt Cave. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hengam Island and Portuguese Castle.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Qeshm tour planner .

You can fly from Isfahan to Qeshm in 4 hours. When traveling from Isfahan in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Qeshm: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Kish Island.

Things to do in Qeshm

Parks Nature Beaches
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Tangeh Chahkooh ©
Tangeh Chahkooh
Stars Valley ©
Stars Valley
Hengam Island ©
Hengam Island

3
nights
Kish Island

Filled with beach resorts and glittering coastal vistas, Kish Island offers a more laid-back side to life in Iran.
Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Kariz Underground. We've included these beaches for you: Ladies' Beach and Maryam Beach. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Kish Dolphin Park, stroll through Green Tree Complex, steep yourself in history at Harireh - Ancient City, and admire all the interesting features of Greek Ship Khoula F.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kish Island trip planner .

You can fly from Qeshm to Kish Island in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Traveling from Qeshm in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Kish Island, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Shiraz.

Things to do in Kish Island

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kish Dolphin Park ©
Kish Dolphin Park
Kariz Underground ©
Kariz Underground

5
nights
Shiraz

Shiraz ©
An esteemed center of Persian culture, Shiraz boats plentiful artistic, architectural, and religious points of interest.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Qalat Village and Qavam House. Explore hidden gems such as Vakil Mosque and Bishapur. Get out of town with these interesting Shiraz side-trips: Nagsh-e Rostam (in Persepolis) and Naqsh-e-Rostam (in Marvdasht). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Zinat ol Molk House, hunt for treasures at Saraye Moshir, see the interesting displays at Meshkinfam Art Museum, and make a trip to Ali Ibn Hamzeh Holly Shrine.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Shiraz online holiday builder .

You can fly from Kish Island to Shiraz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. Traveling from Kish Island in November, you will find days in Shiraz are little chillier (22°C), and nights are colder (5°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shiraz

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nagsh-e Rostam, Bishapur
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Bishapur ©
Bishapur
Zinat ol Molk House ©
Zinat ol Molk House
Afif-Abad Garden ©
Afif-Abad Garden

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