21 days in Iran Itinerary

21 days in Iran Itinerary

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21 days in Iran Itinerary

Bergerac
Fly:  25​h
Esfahan
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
Kerman Province
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
Kashan
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
Yazd
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
Qeshm
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
Shiraz
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Kish Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
Bergerac

3
days
Esfahan

A cultural hub in the center of the country, Esfahan boasts a proud heritage of art, architecture, and craftsmanship.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hasht Behesht Palace and Offroad Deep Desert. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Mosque (Masjid-i-Shah), take in the views from Shahrestan Bridge, don't miss a visit to Imam Square (Meidan Emam), and look for gifts at Bazaar of Isfahan.

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Bergerac, France to Esfahan is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Iran Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Bergerac in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Esfahan, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kerman Province.

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Offroad Deep Desert
Hasht Behesht Palace
Bazaar of Isfahan

2
days
Kerman Province

Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Sanati Contemporary Arts Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aramgah-e Shah Ne’matollah Vali, and then admire the natural beauty at Shazdeh Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Gonbad-e Jabaliye and then explore the striking landscape at Shahdad Kalouts.

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You can fly from Esfahan to Kerman Province in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in April, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kashan.

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Shazdeh Garden
Shahdad Kalouts
Aramgah-e Shah Ne’matollah Vali

2
days
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 16th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Tabatabei House, then examine the collection at Abbasian House, then admire the landmark architecture of Ameriha House, and finally don't miss a visit to Tepe Sialk. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Agha Bozorg Mosque, look for gifts at Bazaar of Kashan, then examine the collection at Puppet and Toy Museum of Iran, and finally admire nature's extreme beauty at Maranjab Desert.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kerman Province to Kashan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Kashan when traveling from Kerman Province in April, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yazd.

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Maranjab Desert
Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse
Tabatabei House

2
days
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 19th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jame Mosque of Yazd, make a trip to Old Town, then take in the exciting artwork at Yazd Art House, then contemplate the long history of Sar-Yazd Fortress, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Dowlat Abad Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Museum of Zoroastrians History and Culture, delve into the distant past at Shish Badgiri Ab Anbar Silence Tower, then don't miss a visit to Amir Chakhmagh, and finally step into the grandiose world of Narein Castle.

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Getting from Kashan to Yazd by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Qeshm.

Things to do in Yazd

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Sar Yazd Castle, Narein Castle
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Sar Yazd Castle
Yazd Art House
Narein Castle

3
days
Qeshm

You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tangeh Chahkooh and Qeshm City Center Complex.

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Traveling by flight from Yazd to Qeshm takes 5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Yazd in April since evenings lows in Qeshm dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Shiraz.

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Nature Parks Shopping
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Hengam Island
Tangeh Chahkooh
Stars Valley

3
days
Shiraz

An esteemed center of Persian culture, Shiraz boats plentiful artistic, architectural, and religious points of interest.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nagsh-e Rostam and Tomb of Saadi. Go for a jaunt from Shiraz to Marvdasht to see Naqsh-e-Rostam about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Bishapur, admire the striking features of Arge Karim Khan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vakil Mosque, and contemplate the long history of Qavam House.

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Getting from Qeshm to Shiraz by flight takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Qeshm in April, you will find days in Shiraz are little chillier (29°C), and nights are cooler (11°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Kish Island.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Naqsh-e-Rostam, Bishapur, Nagsh-e Rostam
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Nagsh-e Rostam
Naqsh-e-Rostam
Bishapur

3
days
Kish Island

Filled with beach resorts and glittering coastal vistas, Kish Island offers a more laid-back side to life in Iran.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Greek Ship Khoula F and Ladies' Beach. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Kariz Underground, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, steep yourself in history at Harireh - Ancient City, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kish Dolphin Park.

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You can fly from Shiraz to Kish Island in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Shiraz in April, expect nights in Kish Island to be much hotter, around 26°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 35°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kish Island

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Kish Dolphin Park
Kariz Underground
Greek Ship Khoula F

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