19 days in Tehran & Istanbul Itinerary

19 days in Tehran & Istanbul Itinerary

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19 days in Tehran & Istanbul Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly + Subway:  12 h 30 min
1
Tehran, Iran
— 8 nights
Subway + Fly:  7 h 30 min
2
Istanbul, Turkey
— 10 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

8
nights
Tehran, Iran

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.
Tehran is known for museums, shopping, parks, historic sites, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Golestan Palace, steep yourself in history at Borje Toghrol, take in panoramic vistas at Azadi Tower, and get curious at Iran Science Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tehran trip itinerary builder website .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Tehran is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and subway. You can also fly. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Tehran due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, things will get much colder in Tehran: highs are around 12°C and lows about 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Tehran

Museums Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 25:
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Golestan Palace ©
Golestan Palace
Sadabaad Palace ©
Sadabaad Palace
Milad Tower ©
Milad Tower

10
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, and take a stroll through Ortakoy.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul road trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Tehran to Istanbul in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. While traveling from Tehran, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 25 — Jan 4:
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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