7 days in Iran Itinerary

7 days in Iran Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iran itinerary maker

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Isfahan
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Yazd
— 1 night
Drive
3
Shiraz
— 1 night
Fly
4
Tehran
— 2 nights
Fly

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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.
On the 19th (Sun), browse the exhibits of Vank Cathedral, snap pictures at Khaju Bridge, then snap pictures at SioSe Pol Bridge, and finally explore the world behind art at Isfahan Music Museum. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Chehel Sotoun, appreciate the history behind Naqsh-e Jahan Square, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, and finally look for gifts at Bazaar of Isfahan.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Isfahan online tour itinerary builder.

Paris, France to Isfahan is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Iran Standard Time (IRST) is 2.5 hours. When traveling from Paris in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Isfahan: temperatures range from 15°C by day to -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Yazd.

Things to do in Isfahan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Yazd

— 1 night

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 21st (Tue): 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.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Yazd trip planner.

Getting from Isfahan to Yazd by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train. In December, Yazd is a bit warmer than Isfahan - with highs of 19°C and lows of 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Shiraz.

Things to do in Yazd

Historic Sites · Parks

Shiraz

— 1 night

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 22nd (Wed): appreciate the history behind Tomb of Hafez, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shah-e-Cheragh Shrine, then explore the ancient world of Vakil Bath, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, and finally contemplate the long history of Qavam House.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Shiraz vacation maker website.

Traveling by car from Yazd to Shiraz takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. December in Shiraz sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can fly to Tehran.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites

Tehran

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Golestan Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from Milad Tower, and then take in panoramic vistas at Azadi Tower. Keep things going the next day: hunt for treasures at Tajrish Bazaar and then take in the views from Tabiat Bridge.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Tehran online tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Shiraz to Tehran takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Traveling from Shiraz in December, expect nights in Tehran to be about the same, around 2°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Tehran

Museums · Shopping

Iran travel guide

4.5
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.