9 days in Iran Itinerary

9 days in Iran Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Tehran
1
Tehran
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Kashan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Isfahan
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
4
Shiraz
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
End: Tehran

1
night
Tehran

Tehran ©
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 1st (Mon): stop by Majd Telephone Store, get engrossed in the history at Golestan Palace, then see the interesting displays at The National Jewelry Treasury, and finally take in the views from Tabiat Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Iran, don't miss a visit to Valiasr Street, then take in panoramic vistas at Milad Tower, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Azadi Tower.

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Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Tehran. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in June, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Kashan.

Things to do in Tehran

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Golestan Palace ©
Golestan Palace
The National Jewelry Treasury ©
The National Jewelry Treasury
Azadi Tower ©
Azadi Tower

2
nights
Kashan

Kashan ©
A jewel of desert architecture halfway between Tehran and Esfahan, Kashan has somehow remained one of Iran's best-kept tourism secrets.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Bagh-e Fin Garden, then don't miss a visit to Borujerdi House, then admire the landmark architecture of Tabatabei House, and finally admire the striking features of Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Zhee Showroom, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Bazaar of Kashan, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Agha Bozorg Mosque, and finally see the interesting displays at Abbasian House.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kashan online tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Tehran to Kashan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Tehran in June, expect nights in Kashan to be about the same, around 27°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 45°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Isfahan.

Things to do in Kashan

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Tabatabei House ©
Tabatabei House
Bagh-e Fin Garden
Bagh-e Fin Garden
Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse ©
Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse

2
nights
Isfahan

Isfahan ©
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 5th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Naqsh-e Jahan Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, then snap pictures at Khaju Bridge, and finally snap pictures at SioSe Pol Bridge. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Chehel Sotoun, then explore the historical opulence of Ali Qapu Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vank Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Isfahan Music Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Isfahan trip builder site.

You can drive from Kashan to Isfahan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Kashan in June, with highs in Isfahan at 41°C and lows at 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Shiraz.

Things to do in Isfahan

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Naqsh-e Jahan Square ©
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Isfahan Music Museum ©
Isfahan Music Museum
Khaju Bridge ©
Khaju Bridge

3
nights
Shiraz

Shiraz ©
An esteemed center of Persian culture, Shiraz boats plentiful artistic, architectural, and religious points of interest.
Change things up with a short trip to Persepolis in Persepolis (about 1h 10 min away). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Tomb of Hafez, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shah-e-Cheragh Shrine, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vakil Bazaar, and make a trip to Ali Ibn Hamzeh Holly Shrine.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Shiraz travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Isfahan to Shiraz by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In June in Shiraz, expect temperatures between 43°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shiraz

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Side Trip

Persepolis
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Nasir al-Mulk Mosque ©
Nasir al-Mulk Mosque
Tomb of Hafez ©
Tomb of Hafez
Persepolis ©
Persepolis

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