15 days in Iran Itinerary

15 days in Iran Itinerary

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15 days in Iran Itinerary

Zurich
Fly:  15​h 15​min
Shiraz
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Esfahan
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
Tehran
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Yazd
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
Mashhad
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
Zurich

3
days
Shiraz

Shiraz ©
An esteemed center of Persian culture, Shiraz boats plentiful artistic, architectural, and religious points of interest.
Get out of town with these interesting Shiraz side-trips: Naqsh-e-Rostam (in Marvdasht) and Persepolis (Persepolis & Nagsh-e Rostam). And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Hafez, contemplate the long history of Eram Garden (Baq e Eram), take in the spiritual surroundings of Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, and don't miss a visit to Ali Ibn Hamzeh Holly Shrine.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Shiraz trip itinerary builder.

Zurich, Switzerland to Shiraz is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Zurich to Shiraz. When traveling from Zurich in September, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Shiraz: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Esfahan.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Persepolis, Naqsh-e-Rostam
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Persepolis ©
Persepolis
Tomb of Hafez
Tomb of Hafez
Nasir al-Mulk Mosque ©
Nasir al-Mulk Mosque

3
days
Esfahan

Esfahan ©
A cultural hub in the center of the country, Esfahan boasts a proud heritage of art, architecture, and craftsmanship.
Esfahan is known for historic sites, sightseeing, museums, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Naqshe Jahan Square(Shah Square), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at jame Mosque of Isfahan, don't miss a visit to Hasht Behesht Palace, and step into the grandiose world of Chehel Sotoun.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Shiraz to Esfahan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Shiraz in September, plan for little chillier nights in Esfahan, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Tehran.

Things to do in Esfahan

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Naqshe Jahan Square(Shah Square) ©
Naqshe Jahan Square(Shah Square)
Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque ©
Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque
Vank Cathedral
Vank Cathedral

4
days
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.
Tehran is known for museums, sightseeing, shopping, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Golestan Palace, take in panoramic vistas at Milad Tower, stroll through Mellat Park, and take a stroll through Darband.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tehran holiday planner.

Fly from Esfahan to Tehran in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Esfahan in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Tehran, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yazd.

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Niavaran Palace Complex ©
Niavaran Palace Complex
Golestan Palace ©
Golestan Palace
Milad Tower ©
Milad Tower

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Alexander's Prison, make a trip to Old Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jame Mosque of Yazd, then explore the ancient world of Shish Badgiri Ab Anbar Silence Tower, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Zoroastrian Fire Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Sar Yazd Castle, see the interesting displays at Water Museum, then make a trip to Amir Chakhmagh, and finally admire the natural beauty at Dolat-Abad Garden.

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Traveling by flight from Tehran to Yazd takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Tehran in September, expect nights in Yazd to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 41°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mashhad.

Things to do in Yazd

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Sar Yazd Castle
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Shish Badgiri Ab Anbar Silence Tower ©
Old Town ©
Old Town
Zoroastrian Fire Temple ©
Zoroastrian Fire Temple

1
day
Mashhad

Mashhad
Capital of the Razavi Khorosan Province, Mashhad holds a reputation as one of the holiest cities in Iran.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Imam Reza Holy Shrine, contemplate the long history of Nadir Shah Afshar's Tomb, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Goharshad Mosque, and finally don't miss a visit to Bazehoor Fire Temple.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Mashhad sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Yazd to Mashhad takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Yazd in September, things will get little chillier in Mashhad: highs are around 35°C and lows about 17°C. On the 17th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Mashhad

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Imam Reza Holy Shrine
Imam Reza Holy Shrine
Nadir Shah Afshar's Tomb ©
Nadir Shah Afshar's Tomb
Goharshad Mosque ©
Goharshad Mosque

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