8 days in Iran Itinerary

8 days in Iran Itinerary

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8 days in Iran Itinerary

Start: Tehran
1
Tehran
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Yazd
— 1 night
3
Shiraz
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
4
Isfahan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Kashan
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​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 15th (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Milad Tower, take in the views from Tabiat Bridge, and then get engrossed in the history at Golestan Palace. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Jamshidieh Stone Garden, appreciate the history behind Azadi Tower, then see the interesting displays at The National Jewelry Treasury, and finally take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iran.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tehran planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Tehran. July in Tehran sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Yazd.

Things to do in Tehran

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old City, steep yourself in history at Jameh Mosque of Yazd, take in the spiritual surroundings of Zoroastrian Fire Temple, then explore the ancient world of Zorastrian Towers of Silence, and finally admire the natural beauty at Dolat-Abad Garden.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Yazd trip planner .

Fly from Tehran to Yazd in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July in Yazd, expect temperatures between 47°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Shiraz.

Things to do in Yazd

Historic Sites Parks
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Zorastrian Towers of Silence ©
Zorastrian Towers of Silence
Old City ©
Old City
Zoroastrian Fire Temple ©
Zoroastrian Fire Temple

2
nights
Shiraz

Shiraz ©
An esteemed center of Persian culture, Shiraz boats plentiful artistic, architectural, and religious points of interest.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Qavam House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, then hunt for treasures at Vakil Bazaar, then stroll around Eram Garden (Baq e Eram), and finally pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Saadi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): make a trip to Zinat ol Molk House, pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Hafez, don't miss a visit to Qur'an Gate, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vakil Mosque, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shah-e-Cheragh Shrine, and finally delve into the distant past at Vakil Bath.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Shiraz trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Yazd to Shiraz in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Yazd in July, Shiraz is slightly colder at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Isfahan.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Tomb of Hafez ©
Tomb of Hafez
Nasir al-Mulk Mosque ©
Nasir al-Mulk Mosque
Eram Garden (Baq e Eram) ©
Eram Garden (Baq e Eram)

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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 20th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Ispahan - Mosquee du Vendredi, make a trip to Naqsh-e Jahan Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, then take in the views from Siosepol Bridge, and finally take in the views from Khaju Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Aun Art House, see the interesting displays at Vank Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Isfahan Music Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Chehel Sotoun, and finally step into the grandiose world of Aali Qapu Palace.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Isfahan vacation maker tool .

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. In July, plan for daily highs up to 44°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kashan.

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Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Naqsh-e Jahan Square ©
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
SioSe Pol Bridge ©
SioSe Pol Bridge
Khaju Bridge ©
Khaju Bridge

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Kashan

Kashan
A jewel of desert architecture halfway between Tehran and Esfahan, Kashan has somehow remained one of Iran's best-kept tourism secrets.
On the 22nd (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Bagh-e Fin Garden, make a trip to Borujerdi House, admire the striking features of Tabatabei House, then admire the landmark architecture of Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Agha Bozorg Mosque.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kashan trip planner .

Traveling by car from Isfahan to Kashan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Isfahan in July, things will get a bit warmer in Kashan: highs are around 48°C and lows about 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kashan

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

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