23 days in Iran, Turkey & Beirut Itinerary

23 days in Iran, Turkey & Beirut Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
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Goreme, Turkey
— 4 nights
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Fethiye, Turkey
— 3 nights
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Beirut, Lebanon
— 3 nights
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Isfahan, Iran
— 2 nights
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Shiraz, Iran
— 2 nights
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Tehran, Iran
— 1 night
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Kashan, Iran
— 1 night

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Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves asĀ a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, and contemplate the long history of Galata Tower.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul driving holiday planning website.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Istanbul is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Istanbul. When traveling from Rio de Janeiro in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Istanbul, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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Goreme, Turkey

Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled duringĀ Roman times.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Goreme: Derinkuyu (Kaymakli Underground City & Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri). There's much more to do: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, appreciate the views at Gulludere Vadisi, get outside with Honey Valley, Goreme Turkey, and see Off-Road Tours.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Goreme route planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Goreme takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in August, you will find days in Goreme are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are little chillier (19°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Fethiye.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri ©
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
Balloon Rides

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Fethiye, Turkey

A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Go for a jaunt from Fethiye to Oludeniz to see Babadag about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Oludeniz PlajI, explore the fascinating underground world of Mavi Magara, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Saklikent Milli Parki.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Fethiye trip planner.

You can fly from Goreme to Fethiye in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Goreme in August since evenings lows in Fethiye dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Beirut.

Things to do in Fethiye

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Oludeniz PlajI ©
Oludeniz PlajI
Babadag ©
Babadag

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Beirut, Lebanon

Beirut ©

Paris of the East

Sitting on the Mediterranean coast, Beirut, the country's capital and largest city, has plenty of appeal itself, as well as offering a convenient base for exploring the country's other sights and cities.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Byblos Castle, examine the collection at Memoire Du Temps, then take an in-depth tour of Armenian Genocide Orphans' "Aram Bezikian" Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Charbel Tomb, and finally Head underground at Mabaj Grotto. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Beit Eddine, admire the masterpieces at Atelier Assaf, and then kick back and relax at Chir Bay.

To see reviews and other tourist information, read Beirut online day trip planner.

Getting from Fethiye to Beirut by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Fethiye to Beirut is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Fethiye in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Beirut, with lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Isfahan.

Things to do in Beirut

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Mim Museum - Mineral Museum ©
Mim Museum - Mineral Museum
Saint Charbel Tomb ©
Saint Charbel Tomb
Atelier Assaf ©
Atelier Assaf

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Isfahan, Iran

Isfahan ©

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 17th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, take in the views from Khaju Bridge, and then admire the landmark architecture of Chehel Sotoun. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at SioSe Pol Bridge, explore the world behind art at Isfahan Music Museum, then examine the collection at Isfahan Seashell Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Vank Cathedral.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Isfahan vacation builder tool.

Fly from Beirut to Isfahan in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Beirut to Isfahan is 1.5 hours. When traveling from Beirut in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Isfahan, with highs around 41°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Shiraz.

Things to do in Isfahan

Highlights from your plan
Isfahan Music Museum ©
Isfahan Music Museum
SioSe Pol Bridge ©
SioSe Pol Bridge
Khaju Bridge ©
Khaju Bridge

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Shiraz, Iran

Shiraz ©

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 19th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Ali Ibn Hamzeh Holly Shrine, appreciate the history behind Tomb of Hafez, then contemplate the long history of Eram Garden (Baq e Eram), then hunt for treasures at Vakil Bazaar, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vakil Mosque. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Haan Art Shop, see the interesting displays at Meshkinfam Art Museum, then make a trip to Zinat ol Molk House, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, and finally contemplate the long history of Qavam House.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Shiraz online journey maker.

Traveling by flight from Isfahan to Shiraz takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Isfahan in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Shiraz, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Tehran.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Eram Garden (Baq e Eram) ©
Eram Garden (Baq e Eram)
Tomb of Hafez ©
Tomb of Hafez
Nasir al-Mulk Mosque ©
Nasir al-Mulk Mosque

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Tehran, Iran

Tehran ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in the local highlights with Walking tours and then see the interesting displays at Sadabaad Palace.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tehran holiday tool.

Traveling by flight from Shiraz to Tehran takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Shiraz in August since evenings lows in Tehran dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kashan.

Things to do in Tehran

Highlights from your plan
Sadabaad Palace ©
Sadabaad Palace
Walking tours

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Kashan, Iran

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 (Sat), see Off-Road Tours, admire the striking features of Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse, and then admire the natural beauty at Bagh-e Fin Garden.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kashan journey planner.

You can drive from Tehran to Kashan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Tehran in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kashan: temperatures range from 45°C by day to 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kashan

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Bagh-e Fin Garden
Bagh-e Fin Garden
Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse ©
Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse

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