18 days in Iran Itinerary

18 days in Iran Itinerary

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18 days in Iran Itinerary

Ljubljana
Fly:  17​h 45​min
Kashan
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
Kerman Province
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
Esfahan
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Kish Island
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Shiraz
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
Qeshm
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Khuzestan Province
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
Yazd
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
Tabriz
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 30​min
Ljubljana

2
days
Kashan

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 4th (Sun), admire nature's extreme beauty at Maranjab Desert, browse the eclectic array of goods at Bazaar of Kashan, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agha Bozorg Mosque, and finally don't miss a visit to Borujerdi House. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Abbasian House, see the interesting displays at Puppet and Toy Museum of Iran, don't miss a visit to Tabatabei House, then admire the landmark architecture of Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Ameriha House.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia to Kashan is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Ljubljana to Kashan due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ljubljana in February, expect Kashan to be a bit warmer, temps between 17°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kerman Province.

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Abbasian House ©
Abbasian House
Tabatabei House
Tabatabei House
Agha Bozorg Mosque ©
Agha Bozorg Mosque

2
days
Kerman Province

Kerman Province ©
On the 6th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Gonbad-e Jabaliye, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aramgah-e Shah Ne’matollah Vali, and then admire the natural beauty at Shazdeh Garden. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Shahdad Kalouts.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kerman Province trip maker app

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kashan to Kerman Province in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, daily temperatures in Kerman Province can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Esfahan.

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Shahdad Kalouts ©
Shahdad Kalouts
Aramgah-e Shah Ne’matollah Vali ©
Gonbad-e Jabaliye ©
Gonbad-e Jabaliye

2
days
Esfahan

Esfahan ©
A cultural hub in the center of the country, Esfahan boasts a proud heritage of art, architecture, and craftsmanship.
On the 8th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Chehel Sotoun, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bedkhem Church, then steep yourself in history at Atashgah - Zoroastrian Fire Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Mosque (Masjid-i-Shah). On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Hasht Behesht Palace, then steep yourself in history at Naqshe Jahan Square(Shah Square), and then make a trip to Jolfa Square.

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You can fly from Kerman Province to Esfahan in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Kerman Province in February since evenings lows in Esfahan dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kish Island.

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Bedkhem Church ©
Bedkhem Church
Atashgah - Zoroastrian Fire Temple ©
Jolfa Square ©
Jolfa Square

2
days
Kish Island

Kish Island ©
Filled with beach resorts and glittering coastal vistas, Kish Island offers a more laid-back side to life in Iran.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Kish Dolphin Park, then admire all the interesting features of Greek Ship Khoula F, and then explore the ancient world of Kariz Underground. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Maryam Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ladies' Beach.

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Fly from Esfahan to Kish Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Esfahan in February: highs in Kish Island hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Shiraz.

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Kish Dolphin Park ©
Kish Dolphin Park
Kariz Underground ©
Kariz Underground
Greek Ship Khoula F ©
Greek Ship Khoula F

3
days
Shiraz

Shiraz ©
An esteemed center of Persian culture, Shiraz boats plentiful artistic, architectural, and religious points of interest.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nagsh-e Rostam and Bishapur. Get some cultural insight at Qavam House and Vakil Bath. When in Shiraz, make a side trip to see Naqsh-e-Rostam in Marvdasht, approximately 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Afif-Abad Garden, don't miss a visit to Ali Ibn Hamzeh Holly Shrine, contemplate the long history of Zinat ol Molk House, and appreciate the history behind Tomb of Saadi.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Shiraz trip itinerary planning tool

Traveling by flight from Kish Island to Shiraz takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Kish Island in February, you will find days in Shiraz are a bit cooler (18°C), and nights are colder (1°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Qeshm.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Bishapur, Naqsh-e-Rostam, Nagsh-e Rostam
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Nagsh-e Rostam ©
Nagsh-e Rostam
Bishapur ©
Bishapur
Qavam House ©
Qavam House

2
days
Qeshm

Qeshm ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take a peaceful walk through Mangrove forests of Qeshm, then make a trip to Tangeh Chahkooh, and then appreciate the views at Stars Valley. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Hengam Island.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Qeshm trip planner

Fly from Shiraz to Qeshm in 2 hours. Traveling from Shiraz in February, you will find days in Qeshm are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are much hotter (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Khuzestan Province.

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Stars Valley ©
Stars Valley
Hengam Island ©
Hengam Island
Tangeh Chahkooh ©
Tangeh Chahkooh

1
day
Khuzestan Province

Khuzestan Province ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in the views from Ali-ibn-Mahziar bridge and then delve into the distant past at Tchogha Zanbil.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Khuzestan Province day trip planning tool

Fly from Qeshm to Khuzestan Province in 3.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Qeshm in February: high temperatures in Khuzestan Province hover around 25°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yazd.

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Tchogha Zanbil ©
Tchogha Zanbil

1
day
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 18th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Sar Yazd Castle, contemplate the long history of Alexander's Prison, view the masterpieces at Yazd Art House, don't miss a visit to Jame Mosque of Yazd, then delve into the distant past at Shish Badgiri Ab Anbar Silence Tower, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Zoroastrians History and Culture.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Yazd trip planner

You can fly from Khuzestan Province to Yazd in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Khuzestan Province in February, things will get slightly colder in Yazd: highs are around 19°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Tabriz.

Things to do in Yazd

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Sar Yazd Castle
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Sar Yazd Castle ©
Sar Yazd Castle
Yazd Art House ©
Yazd Art House

1
day
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.
On the 19th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Azerbaijan Museum and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Bazaar of Tabriz.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Tabriz road trip app

Traveling by flight from Yazd to Tabriz takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Yazd in February: high temperatures in Tabriz hover around 9°C and lows are around -3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

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Azerbaijan Museum
Azerbaijan Museum
Bazaar of Tabriz ©
Bazaar of Tabriz
Kabood (Goey) Mosque ©
Kabood (Goey) Mosque

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