11 days Iran itinerary from Tehran

The 11 days Iran group tour itinerary with detailed historical description and photo gallery for our Iran Group Tour holiday package. Iran is a fantastic country and full of beautiful places. We list the top Iran tourist attractions for that specific trip on this page. This Iran 11 days itinerary displays the program of our private services to travel from Tehran to Tehran through Shiraz, Persepolis, Naqsh-e Rostam, Pasargadae, Yazd, Meybod, Isfahan, Abyaneh, Kashan, and Qom. Our Iran tours are very well designed and have an excellent selection to offer you the best adventure holidays of your life.

11-Day Travel to Iran – Group Tour – Tehran to Tehran

Number of people4-star hotel
1 person975€
1 child683€
Includes: Iranian visa application and reference nº for VOA. Skip the line at the airport. Iranian travel insurance. Meet and greet at the airport and private transfer to your hotel. All transportation in a 14-seater minibus with a driver. All accommodation in 4-star hotels. Half-board tour package (breakfast and dinner). English-speaking guide. Admission fees to museums and monuments.

Iran 11 days itinerary

Day 1 » Arrival to Tehran – Tehran afternoon visit (depending on your arrival time)

Aiport pick up RJ Travel

Tehran International Airport

At Tehran International airport, you will have to deliver the papers we sent to your Client Area: Iranian visa reference number, the Iranian travel, medical insurance, and our agency voucher.

After paying for your visa and have all been checked, you go to the passport control area to be able to pass into the arrivals gate, where our staff will be waiting for you with a paper with your name written or the RJ Travel logo.

Welcome to Iran!

Meet and Greet – 2-minute walk with a guide to Remis Airport 4-star Hotel (better to choose a flight arriving in Tehran in the afternoon/evening).

Day 2 » Tehran – Abyaneh (red village) – Isfahan evening visit

Abyaneh Iran

Abyaneh

Abyaneh is a spectacular and picturesque small mountain village that surprises visitors due to its intense red color mud-built houses, women dressed in traditional clothes, and the mausoleum of Bibi Zobeideh.

Abyaneah belongs to the list of most beautiful villages in Iran, and for sure you will enjoy it the most and will stay in your travel memories forever.

All the houses in Abyaneh are built with dried earth bricks, assembled with water, straw, and soil.

Along the tiny alleys, there are a few souvenir shops that support the local families in becoming self-sufficient, running some valuable touristic activities.

Day 3 » Isfahan full day visit (UNESCO)

Isfahan Iran

Isfahan

Isfahan is one of the reasons why many people visit Iran. This Persian wonder city attracts visitors due to its variety of monuments, and you will have the chance of having a full day visit or Isfahan.

Although Isfahan is the third-largest city in the country after Tehran and Mashhad, you will visit its most important attractions and feel like you are not stressed since the city maintains an inner spirituality and calmness inherent to its energy and local habitants.

One of Isfahan’s highlights is the magnificent Naqsh-e Jahan Square, the largest historic public square in the world. The square comprises two mosques, a palace, and a bazaar where you can shop for your Iranian souvenirs.

Day 4 » Isfahan – Persepolis (UNESCO) – Naqsh-e Rostam » Shiraz

Persepolis is one of the most fascinating places in Iran and, we dare to say, in the entire world. Grandiose and mysterious at the same time, more than one visitor will be amazed by this symbol of the diversity and the power of the Persian kingdom.

Persepolis

Persepolis is a prime archaeological site and why many people decide to visit Iran.

Persepolis is one of the fascinating places in Iran and, we dare to say, in the entire world. Grandiose and mysterious at the same time, more than one visitor will be amazed by this symbol of the diversity and the power of the Persian kingdom.

Persepolis is the very symbol of the diversity of the Persian kingdom: built by workers from all the provinces of the Empire, we find various architectural and artistic influences. Built during the reign of three kings, Darius 1 st, his son, and his little son, Persepolis is a symbolic place of the power of the Persian Empire.

Naqsh-e Rostam is a wonderful and charming ancient site in Fars province. This rocky tourist attraction is located a few kilometers from Persepolis and near the city of Shiraz.

Naqsh-e Rostam

Naqsh-e Rostam is a beautiful and charming ancient site in Fars province. This rocky tourist attraction is located a few kilometers from Persepolis and near the city of Shiraz. You will visit one of the jewels of the archaeological sites in Iran that was, in reality, a holy place in pre-Islamic times.

The site’s name relates to Rostam, an ancient Persia mythological hero. Naqsh-e Rostam has four ancient tombs sculpted by the Achaemenids in the form of a cross, midway up the rocky hill, facing five magnificent Sassanid bas-reliefs.

Naqsh-e Rostam is one of the most impressive sites in Iran and you will have the chance to explore it.

Day 5 » Shiraz full day visit (UNESCO)

During the morning visit to Shiraz, you will visit Nasir-Ol-Molk Mosque also known as the pink mosque.

Shiraz

Shiraz is one of the most famous cities in Iran and one of the unmissable destinations while on holidays in Iran.

Shiraz is the romantic city par excellence. Here, we are not talking about economics, crisis, or geopolitics. We are talking more about poetry, flowers, and soft songs.

In Shiraz, mosques are covered in pink and blue windows, and parks and gardens are perfumed with the fragrance of orange trees and roses. Not to mention religion, Shiraz naturally calls for meditation and inner reflection.

During the morning visit to Shiraz, you will visit Nasir-Ol-Molk Mosque, also known as the pink mosque.

You will also explore the bazaar Pasargadae of Shiraz, the Regent’s Mosque, and the fantastic 17th-century Citadel of Karim Khan.

You will visit the Mausoleum of Hafez, a famous 14th-century Iranian poet: This calm mausoleum was designed by the Frenchman André Godard.

Shiraz

In the afternoon, you will have the chance to visit a site that represents the soul of the Shirazi people, and the mood of many Iranians as well. You will visit the Mausoleum of Hafez, a famous 14th-century Iranian poet.

The Frenchman André Godard designed this calm mausoleum. The park and garden complex are also very pleasant, and Iranians meet there in the evening.

Day 6 » Shiraz – Pasargadae (UNESCO) – Abarkuh – Yadz

Pasargadae archaeological complex dates back to the 6th century BC, at the time of Cyrus II the Great, the creator of the Achaemenids dynasty.

Pasargadae

Pasargadae’s archaeological complex dates back to the 6th century BC, at the time of Cyrus II the Great, the creator of the Achaemenids dynasty.

Apart from the ancient city ruins and the fortress on the nearby hill, you can admire the massive mausoleum of Cyrus II the Great.

When Alexander the Great captured Persia, he visited Pasargadae and in respect for the king, he commanded its renovation.

Day 7 » Yazd morning visit (UNESCO) – Shabahang Desert safari (4WD, caravanserai dinner) – Yazd

Yazd Iran

Yazd

Yazd is the heart of Zoroastrianism in the country and is home to several religious and historically significant places.

The most beautiful Iranian desert town city dated from the 5th-century CE was described as the “noble city of Yazd” by Marco Polo.

To visit Yazd is an authentic journey back in time, where you will have the chance to explore its old and charming streets within the walls of the ancient city.

Adjacent to the Spice and Silk Roads, the City of Yazd is one of the highlights of your travel to Iran.

Day 8 » Yazd – Meybod – Naein – Kashan

Meybod Iran

Meybod

Meybod is a city located near Yazd, and you will have the chance to visit the Narin Castle, the Meybod Chapar Khaneh, and the exciting pigeon tower.

Meybod is a sprawling mud-brick town that is at least 1800 years old. You will love your brief passage in this place as you can have a different perspective of Yazd Province.

Day 9 » Kashan morning visit (UNESCO) » 1,500-year-old Nushabad Underground City » Qom holy city » Tehran

Kashan Iran

Kashan

Kashan is one of those unmissable Iranian destinations that somehow get out of the main tourist route.

Full of exciting features, Kashan’s most famous attractions are its famous noble houses, the Bazaar of Kashan, the amazing Aminoddole caravanserai, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Fin garden (one of the historical Persian gardens of Iran), and the Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse.

You will also have the chance to visit the impressive large ancient archeological site of Tepe Sialk.

Nushabad underground city Iran

Nushabad

As Iran can’t get more spectacular, you will visit the fantastic underground city of Nushabad. You will explore the 3 stories of rooms, secret chambres, thru a huge labyrinth network of staircases and canals.

A 1,500-year-old, 3-story subterranean city where ancient Persians took refuge in times of war.In Atlas Obscura.

Nushabad Underground City is the known biggest underground city in the world, directly competing with those in Cappadocia, Turkey.

Qom Iran

Qom

After Mashhad, the holy city of Qom is the second most religious city in Iran, where you will have the opportunity to visit the shrine of Fatimah bint Musa, the sister of Imam Ali ibn Musa Rida.

The incredible architecture of this religious complex is astonishing, and no one gets indifferent to visiting an Iranian holy site to deepen their knowledge about the Iranian religious doctrine and beliefs.

Qom is the largest center for Shi’a scholarship in the world and is a significant destination of pilgrimage, with around twenty million pilgrims visiting the city every year.

While on the streets of Qom, taste the traditional confectionery called sohan, which is a tasty and sweet Persian saffron brittle toffee.

Day 10 » Tehran full-day visit (UNESCO)

Tehran Iran

Tehran

Tehran is the capital of Iran and a metropolis with almost 20 million people. Although Tehran’s massive size tends to scare most tourists in Iran, the fact is that its historical center does indeed deserve a visit.

You will spend an entire day visiting the most famous Tehran attractions, such as the Khanat Caravanserai, Tehran Grand Bazar, Golestan Palace (UNESCO site), and the impressive Treasury of National Jewels.

Not to be missed, Tehran sightseeing sites are Saint Thaddeus Church, Malek Historical House, Imam Jomeh Historic House, Bob Homayoun Traditional Bath, Sardar é Bagh Melli Gate, and the National Museum of Iran.

Day 11 » Departure with transfer to Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA)

Tehran International Airport

Tehran International Airport

Departure from Tehran (depending on your time of departure there will be 3 available transfer times) – better choose a morning flight, or at least before 12 pm.

Transfers out of the fixed scheduled times will have a price supplement of 25€.

Depending on your flight time, you will have a transfer to Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA). End of our services.

If your flight is due to leave late, we advise you to pay the $15 USD entrance to the private airport lounge, where you have a skip the line passport check, unlimited food and drinks, and a comfortable couch where you can rest and wait until the departure time.

The lounge is near the check-in area, aside from the normal passport control facilities.