7 days in Karbala & Shiraz Itinerary

7 days in Karbala & Shiraz Itinerary

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7 days in Karbala & Shiraz Itinerary

Start: Tehran, Iran
Drive:  12​h 15​min
Karbala, Iraq
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  10​h 45​min
Shiraz, Iran
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
End: Tehran, Iran

Karbala, Iraq

Karbala ©
Karbala is a city in central Iraq, located about 100km southwest of Baghdad, and a few miles east of Lake Milh. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tal Al Zainabeiah site, then make a trip to Imam Hussain's Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Abbas Holy Shrine, and finally steep yourself in history at Shrine of the two sons of Muslim Ibn Aqeel.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Karbala online visit planner .

Tehran, Iran to Karbala is an approximately 13-hour car ride. You can also fly. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Tehran in June, with highs in Karbala at 48°C and lows at 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Shiraz.

Things to do in Karbala

Historic Sites
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Imam Hussain's Shrine ©
Imam Hussain's Shrine
Al Abbas Holy Shrine ©
Al Abbas Holy Shrine

Shiraz, Iran

Shiraz ©
An esteemed center of Persian culture, Shiraz boats plentiful artistic, architectural, and religious points of interest.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Persepolis and Nagsh-e Rostam. Step out of Shiraz with an excursion to Pasargad in Pasargad--about 1h 45 min away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Eram Garden (Baq e Eram), pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Hafez, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vakil Bazaar, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Vakil Mosque.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Shiraz road trip site .

Explore your travel options from Karbala to Shiraz with the Route module. Traveling from Karbala in June, things will get slightly colder in Shiraz: highs are around 43°C and lows about 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Persepolis, Pasargad
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Persepolis ©
Pasargad ©
Nagsh-e Rostam ©
Nagsh-e Rostam