8 days in Iran Itinerary

8 days in Iran Itinerary

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8 days in Iran Itinerary

Start: Tehran
1
Tehran
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Kashan
— 1 night
train:  4​h 30​min
3
Yazd
— 1 night
4
Persepolis
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Shiraz
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  2​h
6
Isfahan
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
End: Tehran

2
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Walking tours and Mount Tochal. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Golestan Palace, stroll around Mellat Park, examine the collection at The National Jewelry Treasury, and admire the natural beauty at Jamshidieh Stone Garden.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tehran trip itinerary website .

If you are flying in from Turkey, the closest major airports are Mehrabad International Airport and Imam Khomeini International Airport. In May in Tehran, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kashan.

Things to do in Tehran

Museums Parks Tours
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Golestan Palace ©
Golestan Palace
Mount Tochal ©
Mount Tochal
Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art ©
Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art

1
night
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 22nd (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Ameriha House, examine the collection at Puppet & Toy Museum, admire nature's extreme beauty at Maranjab Desert, take in nature's colorful creations at Bagh-e Fin Garden, then admire the landmark architecture of Shahzadeh-ye Ibrahim, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shrine of Hilal ibn Ali.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kashan trip planner .

Getting from Tehran to Kashan by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Tehran in May, you will find days in Kashan are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Yazd.

Things to do in Kashan

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Maranjab Desert ©
Maranjab Desert
Puppet & Toy Museum ©
Puppet & Toy Museum
Bagh-e Fin Garden
Bagh-e Fin Garden

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, steep yourself in history at Museum of Zoroastrians History and Culture, then don't miss a visit to Sadri Garden, then explore the ancient world of Zorastrian Towers of Silence, and finally explore the ancient world of Kharanagh.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Yazd online trip builder .

Traveling by train from Kashan to Yazd takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, daytime highs in Yazd are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Persepolis.

Things to do in Yazd

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Zorastrian Towers of Silence ©
Zorastrian Towers of Silence
Kharanagh ©
Kharanagh

1
night
Persepolis

Persepolis ©
Persepolis was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Nagsh-e Rostam, then don't miss a visit to Naqsh-e Rajab, and then explore the ancient world of Persepolis.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Persepolis driving holiday site .

Getting from Yazd to Persepolis by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Traveling from Yazd in May, Persepolis is a bit cooler at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Shiraz.

Things to do in Persepolis

Historic Sites
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Persepolis ©
Persepolis
Naqsh-e Rajab ©
Naqsh-e Rajab
Nagsh-e Rostam ©
Nagsh-e Rostam

1
night
Shiraz

Shiraz ©
An esteemed center of Persian culture, Shiraz boats plentiful artistic, architectural, and religious points of interest.
On the 25th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, appreciate the history behind Tomb of Hafez, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Zinat ol Molk House, then see the interesting displays at Afif-Abad Garden, and finally don't miss a visit to Ali Ibn Hamzeh Holly Shrine.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Shiraz visit planner.

Getting from Persepolis to Shiraz by car takes about 1.5 hours. May in Shiraz sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Isfahan.

Things to do in Shiraz

Tours Historic Sites Museums
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Tomb of Hafez ©
Tomb of Hafez
Nasir al-Mulk Mosque ©
Nasir al-Mulk Mosque
Afif-Abad Garden ©
Afif-Abad Garden

1
night
Isfahan

Isfahan ©
A cultural hub in the center of the country, Esfahan boasts a proud heritage of art, architecture, and craftsmanship.
On the 26th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Bedkhem Church, view the masterpieces at Fallahi Miniaturist, contemplate the long history of Naqsh-e Jahan Square, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Mosque (Masjid-i-Shah), then snap pictures at Khajou Bridge, and finally examine the collection at Isfahan Seashell Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Isfahan driving holiday planner .

Getting from Shiraz to Isfahan by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In May, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Isfahan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Naqsh-e Jahan Square ©
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Royal Mosque (Masjid-i-Shah) ©
Royal Mosque (Masjid-i-Shah)
Bedkhem Church ©
Bedkhem Church

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