51 days in Iran Itinerary

51 days in Iran Itinerary

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51 days in Iran Itinerary

Singapore
Fly:  13​h 45​min
Shiraz
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h
Qeshm
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Gilan Province
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
Mashhad
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
Yazd
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
Khuzestan Province
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
Kish Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Esfahan
— 7 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
Kerman Province
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
Kashan
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
Tabriz
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Tehran
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  13​h 45​min
Singapore

5
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: Pasargad (in Pasargad), Persepolis (Persepolis & Nagsh-e Rostam) and Naqsh-e-Rostam (in Marvdasht). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Hafez, contemplate the long history of Qavam House, and explore the historical opulence of Arg-e Karimkhan.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Shiraz travel itinerary creator.

Singapore, Singapore to Shiraz is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Shiraz is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Singapore in November, things will get much colder in Shiraz: highs are around 21°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Qeshm.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites Museums Parks

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

2
days
Qeshm

Qeshm ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take a peaceful walk through Mangrove forests of Qeshm, then head off the coast to Naaz Island, and then don't miss a visit to Tangeh Chahkooh. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the verdant scenery at Stars Valley, buy something for everyone on your list at Qeshm City Center Complex, and then explore the historical opulence of Portuguese Castle.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Qeshm vacation planner.

Getting from Shiraz to Qeshm by flight takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Shiraz in November, you will find days in Qeshm are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are much hotter (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Gilan Province.

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Nature Parks Shopping
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Hengam Island ©
Hengam Island
Tangeh Chahkooh ©
Tangeh Chahkooh
Naz ©
Naz

3
days
Gilan Province

Gilan Province ©
Gilan Province is known for historic sites, outdoors, nature, fun & games, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Rudkhan Castle, take in the dramatic scenery at Visadar Waterfall, see the interesting displays at Rasht Museum, and head outdoors with Soostan Lagoon.

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Traveling by flight from Qeshm to Gilan Province takes 4 hours. Traveling from Qeshm in November, you will find days in Gilan Province are colder (18°C), and nights are slightly colder (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mashhad.

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Anzali Lagoon ©
Anzali Lagoon
Rudkhan Castle ©
Rudkhan Castle
Masouleh Village ©
Masouleh Village

3
days
Mashhad

Mashhad
Capital of the Razavi Khorosan Province, Mashhad holds a reputation as one of the holiest cities in Iran.
Take a break from Mashhad with a short trip to Tomb of Ferdowsi in Tus, about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Imam Reza Holy Shrine, make a splash at Water Waves Land, take in the spiritual surroundings of Goharshad Mosque, and don't miss a visit to Bazehoor Fire Temple.

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Getting from Gilan Province to Mashhad by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Gilan Province in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Mashhad, with lows of 3°C. You'll set off for Yazd on the 17th (Fri).

Things to do in Mashhad

Historic Sites Theme Parks Shopping

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Tomb of Ferdowsi
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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

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Yazd side-trips: Meybod (Shah Abbasi Caravanserai, Pigeon Tower, & more). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Shish Badgiri Ab Anbar Silence Tower, take in the exciting artwork at Yazd Art House, make a trip to Old Town, and steep yourself in history at Jame Mosque of Yazd.

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Traveling by flight from Mashhad to Yazd takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Mashhad in November, things will get a bit warmer in Yazd: highs are around 22°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Khuzestan Province.

Things to do in Yazd

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Meybod, 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
Khuzestan Province

Khuzestan Province ©
Khuzestan Province is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Tchogha Zanbil, make a trip to Ali-ibn-Mahziar bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tomb of Daniel, and steep yourself in history at Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Khuzestan Province vacation planner.

You can fly from Yazd to Khuzestan Province in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Yazd in November, things will get a bit warmer in Khuzestan Province: highs are around 29°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kish Island.

Things to do in Khuzestan Province

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Tchogha Zanbil ©
Tchogha Zanbil
Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System ©
Tomb of Daniel ©
Tomb of Daniel

3
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.
Kish Island is known for historic sites, wildlife, beaches, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Kish Dolphin Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Green Tree Complex, buy something for everyone on your list at Damoon shopping center, and delve into the distant past at Kariz Underground.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kish Island trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Khuzestan Province to Kish Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Khuzestan Province in November, things will get a bit warmer in Kish Island: highs are around 33°C and lows about 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Esfahan.

Things to do in Kish Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Kish Dolphin Park ©
Kish Dolphin Park
Kariz Underground ©
Kariz Underground
Greek Ship Khoula F ©
Greek Ship Khoula F

6
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, museums, shopping, parks, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Naqshe Jahan Square(Shah Square), explore the world behind art at Isfahan Music Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, and don't miss a visit to Hasht Behesht Palace.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Esfahan trip generator.

Fly from Kish Island to Esfahan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Kish Island in November, things will get colder in Esfahan: highs are around 18°C and lows about 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Kerman Province.

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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
Kerman Province

Kerman Province ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): 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. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Shahdad Kalouts.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kerman Province trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Esfahan to Kerman Province in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Esfahan in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kerman Province: temperatures range from 17°C by day to -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kashan.

Things to do in Kerman Province

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

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Natanz (Sheikh Abdolsamad Mosque & Abyaneh Village) and Mausoleo di Fatima el Masuma (in Qom). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Bagh-e Fin Garden, examine the collection at Abbasian House, don't miss a visit to Borujerdi House, and admire the landmark architecture of Tabatabei House.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kashan trip builder.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Kerman Province to Kashan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Kerman Province in December, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Kashan: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 0°C at night. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tabriz.

Things to do in Kashan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Natanz, Mausoleo di Fatima el Masuma
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Bagh-e Fin Garden
Bagh-e Fin Garden
Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse ©
Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse
Tabatabei House
Tabatabei House

6
days
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Tabriz side-trips: Lake Urmia (in Takab) and Asiab Kharabeh Waterfall (in Jolfa). On the 12th (Tue), enjoy a day of scenic exploration at Sahand Mountain. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Kandovan, take a stroll through Saat Square, delve into the distant past at Rab'-e Rashidi, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kabood (Goey) Mosque.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tabriz online itinerary creator.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kashan to Tabriz in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Kashan in December; daily highs in Tabriz reach 3°C and lows reach -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Tehran.

Things to do in Tabriz

Nature Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Asiab Kharabeh Waterfall, Lake Urmia
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Sahand Mountain ©
Sahand Mountain
Kandovan
Kandovan
Bazaar of Tabriz ©
Bazaar of Tabriz

6
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, shopping, parks, historic sites, and winter sports. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Golestan Palace, see the interesting displays at The National Jewelry Treasury, appreciate the history behind Azadi Tower, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jamshidieh Stone Garden.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tehran itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Tabriz to Tehran takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tabriz in December: high temperatures in Tehran hover around 11°C and lows are around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tehran

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Golestan Palace ©
Golestan Palace
Milad Tower ©
Milad Tower
The National Jewelry Treasury ©
The National Jewelry Treasury

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