8 days in Iran Itinerary

8 days in Iran Itinerary

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Fly
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Tehran
— 1 night
Fly
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Shiraz
— 1 night
Drive
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Pasargad
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yazd
— 1 night
Drive
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Isfahan
— 2 nights
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.
On the 11th (Fri), take in the views from Tabiat Bridge, take in panoramic vistas at Milad Tower, and then engage your brain at Iran Science Park. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iran, then get engrossed in the history at Golestan Palace, then take an in-depth tour of The National Jewelry Treasury, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Azadi Tower.

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Baghdad, Iraq to Tehran is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Baghdad to Tehran is 0.5 hours. In December, Tehran is slightly colder than Baghdad - with highs of 12°C and lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Shiraz.

Things to do in Tehran

Museums · Childrens Museums

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Shiraz

City of Poets

An esteemed center of Persian culture, Shiraz boats plentiful artistic, architectural, and religious points of interest.
On the 13th (Sun), pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Hafez, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shah-e-Cheragh Shrine, 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.

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Traveling by flight from Tehran to Shiraz takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Traveling from Tehran in December, expect nights in Shiraz to be about the same, around 0°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pasargad.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites

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Pasargad

On the 14th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Nagsh-e Rostam and then explore the ancient world of Persepolis. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Royal Road, delve into the distant past at Pasargad, and then contemplate the long history of Tomb of Cyrus.

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Traveling by car from Shiraz to Pasargad takes 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Pasargad can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Yazd.

Things to do in Pasargad

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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 16th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Dolat-Abad Garden, explore the ancient world of Zorastrian Towers of Silence, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zoroastrian Fire Temple, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old City.

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Traveling by car from Pasargad to Yazd takes 3.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Yazd are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Isfahan.

Things to do in Yazd

Historic Sites · Parks

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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 17th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Vank Cathedral, take in the views from Khaju Bridge, then take in the views from SioSe Pol Bridge, and finally admire the masterpieces at Isfahan Music Museum. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, then appreciate the history behind Naqsh-e Jahan Square, and then step into the grandiose world of Chehel Sotoun.

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Traveling by car from Yazd to Isfahan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 18th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Isfahan

Historic Sites · Museums

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.