13 days in Iran Itinerary

13 days in Iran Itinerary

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13 days in Iran Itinerary

Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  18​h 15​min
Shiraz
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
Kerman Province
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
Esfahan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Kashan
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Hamadan
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Tehran
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
Kuala Lumpur

3
days
Shiraz

An esteemed center of Persian culture, Shiraz boats plentiful artistic, architectural, and religious points of interest.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Shiraz: Persepolis (in Persepolis) and Pasargad (in Pasargad). The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Tomb of Hafez, steep yourself in history at Eram Garden (Baq e Eram), step into the grandiose world of Arge Karim Khan, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nasir al-Mulk Mosque.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Shiraz travel planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Shiraz is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Shiraz. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in August, you will find days in Shiraz are somewhat warmer (43°C), and nights are slightly colder (22°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Kerman Province.

Things to do in Shiraz

Sightseeing Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Persepolis, Pasargad
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Persepolis
Tomb of Hafez
Nasir al-Mulk Mosque

1
day
Kerman Province

On the 3rd (Sun), see the interesting displays at Gonbad-e Jabaliye and then take in the dramatic natural features at Shahdad Kalouts.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kerman Province holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Shiraz to Kerman Province takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Shiraz in September since evenings lows in Kerman Province dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Esfahan.

Things to do in Kerman Province

Nature Parks Museums
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Shahdad Kalouts
Gonbad-e Jabaliye

3
days
Esfahan

A cultural hub in the center of the country, Esfahan boasts a proud heritage of art, architecture, and craftsmanship.
Spend the 5th (Tue) exploring the stark beauty of Offroad Deep Desert. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Naqshe Jahan Square(Shah Square), take in the views from Khajou Bridge, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at jame Mosque of Isfahan.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Esfahan trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Kerman Province to Esfahan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Esfahan sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kashan.

Things to do in Esfahan

Sightseeing Outdoors Tours
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Offroad Deep Desert
Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque

1
day
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 7th (Thu): admire nature's extreme beauty at Maranjab Desert.

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You can drive from Esfahan to Kashan in 2.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Esfahan in September since evenings lows in Kashan dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Hamadan.

Things to do in Kashan

Nature Parks
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Maranjab Desert

1
day
Hamadan

Hamadan has served as a summer getaway since the Sasanian Empire ruled this part of the world nearly 2,000 years ago.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): make a trip to Mausoleum of Baba Taher and then explore the fascinating underground world of Ali Sadr Cave.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hamadan sightseeing planner.

Getting from Kashan to Hamadan by car takes about 4.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Kashan in September: high temperatures in Hamadan hover around 34°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Tehran.

Things to do in Hamadan

Nature Parks Sightseeing
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Ali Sadr Cave

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): fly down the slopes at Dizin. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Golestan Palace, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iran, then enjoy breathtaking views from Milad Tower, and finally appreciate the history behind Azadi Tower.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tehran online itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Hamadan to Tehran takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. Traveling from Hamadan in September, Tehran is a bit warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tehran

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Dizin
Golestan Palace
Milad Tower