13 days in Middle East Itinerary

13 days in Middle East Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iran trip planner

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Tehran
— 3 nights
Fly
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Tabriz
— 2 nights
Fly
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Isfahan
— 2 nights
Fly
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Shiraz
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yazd
— 2 nights
Fly

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Tehran

— 3 nights

Teh

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Darband and Sadabaad Palace. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Damavand Mountain, take in panoramic vistas at Milad Tower, take in the views from Tabiat Bridge, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iran.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tehran online trip itinerary builder.

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major aiports are Mehrabad International Airport and Imam Khomeini International Airport. June in Tehran sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to fly to Tabriz.

Things to do in Tehran

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Tabriz

— 2 nights

City of Firsts

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.
On the 27th (Sun), take a stroll through Saat Square, then hunt for treasures at Bazaar of Tabriz, and then contemplate the long history of Kandovan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Colorful Mountains of Tabriz.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tabriz trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Tehran to Tabriz in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Tehran in June, expect Tabriz to be a bit cooler, temps between 36°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can fly to Isfahan.

Things to do in Tabriz

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Isfahan

— 2 nights

Half of the World

A cultural hub in the center of the country, Esfahan boasts a proud heritage of art, architecture, and craftsmanship.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): explore the fascinating landscape at Varzaneh Desert, see Offroad Deep Desert, then admire the striking features of Chehel Sotoun, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, and finally look for gifts at Bazaar of Isfahan. On the next day, view the masterpieces at Fotowat Miniaturist, then explore the historical opulence of Ali Qapu Palace, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Mosque (Masjid-i-Shah).

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Isfahan trip maker.

You can fly from Tabriz to Isfahan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Tabriz in June, expect nights in Isfahan to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 41°C. On the 1st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Shiraz.

Things to do in Isfahan

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Shiraz

— 3 nights

City of Poets

An esteemed center of Persian culture, Shiraz boats plentiful artistic, architectural, and religious points of interest.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Nasir al-Mulk Mosque. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hunt for treasures at Vakil Bazaar, make a trip to Ali Ibn Hamzeh Holly Shrine, and then explore the ancient world of Persepolis.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Shiraz trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Isfahan to Shiraz takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In July in Shiraz, expect temperatures between 45°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Yazd.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Yazd

— 2 nights

City of Windcatchers

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with Yazd Art House and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old City. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with Silk Road Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jameh Mosque of Yazd, look for gifts at Oasis Gallery, then examine the collection at Water Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zoroastrian Fire Temple.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Yazd trip planner.

You can drive from Shiraz to Yazd in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Yazd when traveling from Shiraz in July, with lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Yazd

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums