23 days in Iran & Doha Itinerary

23 days in Iran & Doha Itinerary

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23 days in Iran & Doha Itinerary

Singapore, Singapore
Fly + bus:  19​h 30​min
Tehran, Iran
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Qom, Iran
— 2 nights
train + taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
Shiraz, Iran
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
Yazd, Iran
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Esfahan, Iran
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Kashan, Iran
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
Tabriz, Iran
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Tehran, Iran
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
Doha, Qatar
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 15​min
Singapore, Singapore

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Tehran, Iran

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.
To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tehran online tour itinerary planner

Singapore, Singapore to Tehran is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Singapore Time to Iran Standard Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Traveling from Singapore in December, things will get cooler in Tehran: highs are around 11°C and lows about 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Qom.

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2
days
Qom, Iran

Qom ©
Qom, also spelled as Ghom, is the 8th largest city in Iran. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Jamkaran Mosque, then look for gifts at Qom Technique, and then don't miss a visit to Mausoleo di Fatima el Masuma.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Qom vacation builder.

You can drive from Tehran to Qom in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daytime highs in Qom are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. On the 6th (Wed), you're off toShiraz.

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Jamkaran Mosque ©
Jamkaran Mosque
Mausoleo di Fatima el Masuma
Mausoleo di Fatima el Masuma

3
days
Shiraz, Iran

Shiraz ©
An esteemed center of Persian culture, Shiraz boats plentiful artistic, architectural, and religious points of interest.
Pasargad has been added to your itinerary. Popular historic sites such as Persepolis and Nasir al-Mulk Mosque are in your itinerary. Shah-e-Cheragh Shrine and Vakil Bazaar are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Shiraz with a short trip to Nagsh-e Rostam in Persepolis, about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Eram Garden (Baq e Eram), make a trip to Ali Ibn Hamzeh Holly Shrine, examine the collection at Afif-Abad Garden, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vakil Mosque.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Shiraz itinerary builder.

Getting from Qom to Shiraz by combination of train and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. When traveling from Qom in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Shiraz: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yazd.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites Parks Museums

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Persepolis, Pasargad
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Vakil Bazaar ©
Vakil Bazaar
Persepolis ©
Persepolis
Nasir al-Mulk Mosque ©
Nasir al-Mulk Mosque

3
days
Yazd, Iran

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Shish Badgiri Ab Anbar Silence Tower and Sar Yazd Castle. Your inner history buff will appreciate Zoroastrian Fire Temple and Jame Mosque of Yazd. Get out of town with these interesting Yazd side-trips: Pir-e Sabz Chak Chak (in Chak Chak) and Meybod (Narein Castle & Pigeon Tower). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Old Town, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Zoroastrians History and Culture, take in nature's colorful creations at Dolat-Abad Garden, and examine the collection at Water Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Yazd vacation builder.

You can fly from Shiraz to Yazd in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Esfahan.

Things to do in Yazd

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Meybod, Pir-e Sabz Chak Chak, Sar Yazd Castle
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Shish Badgiri Ab Anbar Silence Tower ©
Old Town ©
Old Town
Zoroastrian Fire Temple ©
Zoroastrian Fire Temple

3
days
Esfahan, Iran

Esfahan ©
A cultural hub in the center of the country, Esfahan boasts a proud heritage of art, architecture, and craftsmanship.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Naqshe Jahan Square(Shah Square) and jame Mosque of Isfahan. Get some historical perspective at Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque and Vank Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Isfahan Music Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Bedkhem Church, take in the views from Siosepol Bridge, and contemplate the long history of Atashgah - Zoroastrian Fire Temple.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Esfahan itinerary planner.

Getting from Yazd to Esfahan by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Yazd in December, with highs in Esfahan at 13°C and lows at -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kashan.

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

2
days
Kashan, Iran

Kashan ©
A jewel of desert architecture halfway between Tehran and Esfahan, Kashan has somehow remained one of Iran's best-kept tourism secrets.
Abyaneh Village has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Tabatabei House, then see the interesting displays at Abbasian House, then don't miss a visit to Abyaneh Village, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Ameriha House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Agha Bozorg Mosque, then admire nature's extreme beauty at Maranjab Desert, and finally hunt for treasures at Bazaar of Kashan.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kashan tour planner.

Drive from Esfahan to Kashan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Esfahan in December, Kashan is a bit warmer at night with lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tabriz.

Things to do in Kashan

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Abyaneh Village
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Maranjab Desert ©
Maranjab Desert
Tabatabei House
Tabatabei House
Agha Bozorg Mosque ©
Agha Bozorg Mosque

4
days
Tabriz, Iran

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.
Kandovan and Bazaar of Tabriz are good opportunities to explore the local culture. On the 18th (Mon), enjoy a day of scenic exploration at Sahand Mountain. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Colorful Mountains of Tabriz, take in the views from Qari Bridges, delve into the distant past at Ark Mosque (Ark-e-alishah), and stroll the grounds of Poets Tomb (Maqbaratol Shoara).

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tabriz holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kashan to Tabriz takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Kashan in December, with highs in Tabriz at 3°C and lows at -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Tehran.

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Sahand Mountain ©
Sahand Mountain
Kandovan
Kandovan
Bazaar of Tabriz ©
Bazaar of Tabriz

2
days
Tehran, Iran

Tehran ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Golestan Palace, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iran, and then hunt for treasures at Tehran Bazaar. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Imam Jaafar Sadegh Mosque.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Tehran trip maker app

Fly from Tabriz to Tehran in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Tabriz in December, expect Tehran to be a bit warmer, temps between 11°C and 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Doha.

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Golestan Palace ©
Golestan Palace
National Museum of Iran ©
National Museum of Iran

1
day
Doha, Qatar

Doha ©
Doha, Qatar's capital city, draws visitors with its constant development and expansion, making it a destination on the rise.
On the 23rd (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Museum of Islamic Art and then get a taste of the local shopping with Souq Waqif.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Doha vacation builder.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Tehran to Doha in 6.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Tehran in December, things will get much warmer in Doha: highs are around 28°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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State Grand Mosque ©
State Grand Mosque
Museum of Islamic Art
Museum of Islamic Art
Souq Waqif ©
Souq Waqif

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