Iran Classic Route

The word CLASSIC got more and more popular as Lonely Planet’s travel guide books used it for all of their main destinations and routes around the globe. Most travelers, who had limited time for their holiday, preferred to follow this route to visit the most famous parts of each country. For such a huge country like Iran, the Classic route covers only a fraction of it.  Iran Classic route includes 5 Major Tourist Destinations of Tehran, Kashan, Esfahan, Yazd, and Shiraz which are the most well-known tourist destinations in Iran and are stretched across a straight line from Tehran, in the southern part of the Caspian Sea, toward Shiraz, in the northern part of the Persian Gulf.

Iran best tourist cities for traveling
Tehran, Kashan, Esfahan, Yazd and Shiraz


This ancient Persian travel route passes by 7 of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites out of the 27 which are among the most popular cultural and historical attractions in Iran. The route is the most popular travel itinerary during the spring season and is on the Best Iran Tours list.

Iran’s UNESCO sites


It is possible to explore the Iran Classic route and most of Iran’s highlights in two weeks, but you have to move fast. Most travelers start this route from Tehran but some of them choose to start it from Shiraz. If you have even less time than two weeks to visit Iran, we recommend you fly to Tehran and eventually fly out of Shiraz or vice versa. The best time to follow this route is between March-May which is Iran’s high season when the weather is perfect for all cities. The majority of travelers visit Iran during this period. Moreover, autumn (during September and November) is another ideal season for those who would like to join the Classic route.


For those who would like to have an activity such as trekking, mountain biking, or skiing, there are many different factors to consider. The activity level of your trip or the type of activity will determine your travel season. For example, the best time for mountain biking in Iran is different from the best time for trekking, and it is obviously very different from the skiing or ski touring season. If you would like to combine your adventure trip with a cultural and historical journey or photography through Iran Classic Route, you should have a tailor-made itinerary. In addition, it is possible to mix your activity between mountains and deserts. 


This is the advantage of Iran’s destinations compared to other countries. It will definitely make your trip stand out against all other popular trips. The best traveling time for adventurous travelers is different from the tourist who would like to visit only the Classical Sites. Best Traveling Time for different Activities is the source of information for you if you would like to have an active adventure travel. The posts “Best Time to Visit Iran” and “Iran Weather and Climate” give you more ideas about your ideal season for traveling time to Iran. You should also know about Iranian National Holidays and the Busiest Traveling Time in Iran.

Iran’s tourist cities distance post gives you more ideas about your travelling time between those main Iranian tourist destinations.

7 Iran most famous UNESCO world heritage sites


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