9 days in Iran Itinerary

9 days in Iran Itinerary

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9 days in Iran Itinerary

Start: Tehran
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 30 min
1
Gorgan
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 30 min
2
Tehran
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
3
Yazd
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Shiraz
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
5
Isfahan
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 30 min
End: Tehran

1
night
Gorgan

Gorgan ©
Gorgan NameThe Modern Persian word Gorgān () is derived from Middle Persian Gurgān, itself from Old Persian Varkāna, the Achaemenid satrapy southeast of Caspian Sea (encompassed all of the present day Golestan Province, as well as some eastern parts of the Mazandaran province, and some southern parts of the modern-day Turkmenistan), which is reflected in Greek sources as Hyrcania, Hyrcani or Hyrcana. On the 8th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Golestan National Park. On your second day here, get outside with Naahar Khoran and then identify plant and animal life at Alangdareh Park.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Gorgan day trip planner.

Tehran to Gorgan is an approximately 1.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tehran in January: highs in Gorgan hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Tehran.

Things to do in Gorgan

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Golestan National Park ©
Golestan National Park
Alangdareh Park ©
Alangdareh Park

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): wander the streets of Darband, stop by ZEEEN, and then get engrossed in the history at Golestan Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Golkar Art Gallery, then wander the streets of Valiasr Street, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iran, and finally shop like a local with Tehran Bazaar.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tehran online tour planner .

Getting from Gorgan to Tehran by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Gorgan in January, you will find days in Tehran are little chillier (11°C), and nights are about the same (1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yazd.

Things to do in Tehran

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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Darband ©
Darband
Golestan Palace ©
Golestan Palace
National Museum of Iran ©
National Museum of Iran

1
night
Yazd

Yazd ©
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.
On the 12th (Sat), explore the galleries of Yazd Art House, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, browse for treasures at Silk Road Gallery, then stop by Oasis Gallery, and finally explore the ancient world of Zorastrian Towers of Silence.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Yazd trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Tehran to Yazd in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Tehran in January, expect nights in Yazd to be about the same, around 2°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Shiraz.

Things to do in Yazd

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Zorastrian Towers of Silence ©
Zorastrian Towers of Silence
Old City ©
Old City
Yazd Art House ©
Yazd Art House

2
nights
Shiraz

Shiraz ©
An esteemed center of Persian culture, Shiraz boats plentiful artistic, architectural, and religious points of interest.
On the 13th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Tomb of Hafez, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shah-e-Cheragh Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vakil Mosque, and finally hunt for treasures at Vakil Bazaar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Eram Garden (Baq e Eram), browse the exhibits of Haan art shop, and then take a stroll through Qalat Village.

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Traveling by flight from Yazd to Shiraz takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. January in Shiraz sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Isfahan.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Vakil Bazaar ©
Vakil Bazaar
Nasir al-Mulk Mosque ©
Nasir al-Mulk Mosque
Shah-e-Cheragh Shrine ©
Shah-e-Cheragh Shrine

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 15th (Tue): examine the collection at Vank Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at Isfahan Music Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Naqshe Jahan Square(Shah Square). On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Chehel Sotoun, step into the grandiose world of Aali Qapu Palace, browse the exhibits of Fotowat Miniaturist, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, then admire the striking features of Ispahan - Mosquee du Vendredi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jameh Mosque of Isfahan.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Isfahan road trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Shiraz to Isfahan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Shiraz in January, expect Isfahan to be slightly colder, temps between 13°C and -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Isfahan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Naqsh-e Jahan Square ©
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Vank Cathedral
Vank Cathedral
Ali Qapu Palace ©
Ali Qapu Palace

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