5 days in Iran Itinerary

5 days in Iran Itinerary

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Tehran
— 1 day
Fly
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Yazd
— 1 night
Drive
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Isfahan
— 2 nights
Fly
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Shiraz
— 1 night
Fly

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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 5th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Milad Tower, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iran, then examine the collection at The National Jewelry Treasury, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Azadi Tower.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tehran online sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Tehran. In December, daily temperatures in Tehran can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yazd.

Things to do in Tehran

Museums

1
night
Yazd

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 6th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Dolat-Abad Garden, explore the ancient world of Zorastrian Towers of Silence, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Zoroastrian Fire Temple, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old City.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Yazd trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Tehran to Yazd takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Tehran in December, expect nights in Yazd to be about the same, around 2°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Isfahan.

Things to do in Yazd

Historic Sites · Parks

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nights
Isfahan

Half of the World

A cultural hub in the center of the country, Esfahan boasts a proud heritage of art, architecture, and craftsmanship.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): browse the exhibits of Vank Cathedral, snap pictures at Khaju Bridge, then snap pictures at SioSe Pol Bridge, and finally admire the masterpieces at Isfahan Music Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Chehel Sotoun, appreciate the history behind Naqsh-e Jahan Square, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, and finally look for gifts at Bazaar of Isfahan.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Isfahan online road trip planner.

Getting from Yazd to Isfahan by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Yazd in December, with highs in Isfahan at 15°C and lows at -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Shiraz.

Things to do in Isfahan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

1
night
Shiraz

City of Poets

An esteemed center of Persian culture, Shiraz boats plentiful artistic, architectural, and religious points of interest.
On the 9th (Wed), appreciate the history behind Tomb of Hafez, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shah-e-Cheragh Shrine, delve into the distant past at Vakil Bath, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, and finally steep yourself in history at Qavam House.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Shiraz sightseeing planner.

Fly from Isfahan to Shiraz in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Isfahan in December: high temperatures in Shiraz hover around 19°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites

Iran travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Ruins · Specialty Museums
Known as Persia for most of its long history, Iran once represented a mighty empire that encompassed everything from modern Turkey in the west to India in the east. Today, visitors on a tour of Iran discover a country of numerous ethnic groups and a culture revealing traces of Arab, Greek, Mongol, and Turkish influences. Sightseeing in Iran allows you to follow in the ancient footsteps of a former world power, nowhere more apparent than at Persepolis, an old Persian capital established long before the birth of Christ and burned down by Alexander of Macedonia. Other highlights on an Iranian itinerary may include visits to cozy teahouses, busy open-air markets, vast deserts dotted with otherworldly oases, and rugged mountains presiding over plains, forests, and meandering rivers.