8 days in Mashhad & Shiraz Itinerary

8 days in Mashhad & Shiraz Itinerary

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8 days in Mashhad & Shiraz Itinerary

Start: Muscat
Fly:  3​h
1
Mashhad
— 2 nights
2
Shiraz
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h
End: Muscat

2
nights
Mashhad

Mashhad ©
Capital of the Razavi Khorosan Province, Mashhad holds a reputation as one of the holiest cities in Iran.
Step out of Mashhad with an excursion to Tomb of Ferdowsi in Tus--about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Imam Reza Holy Shrine, admire the landmark architecture of Ghonbad Sabz, take in the spiritual surroundings of Goharshad Mosque, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Kang Village.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mashhad vacation planner.

Muscat, Oman to Mashhad is an approximately 3-hour flight. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Muscat in November: high temperatures in Mashhad hover around 17°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Shiraz.

Things to do in Mashhad

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Tomb of Ferdowsi
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Imam Reza Holy Shrine ©
Imam Reza Holy Shrine
Kooh Sangi Park ©
Kooh Sangi Park
Goharshad Mosque ©
Goharshad Mosque

5
nights
Shiraz

Shiraz ©
An esteemed center of Persian culture, Shiraz boats plentiful artistic, architectural, and religious points of interest.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Shiraz: Persepolis (Naqsh-e Rajab, Persepolis, & more) and Pasargad (in Pasargad). The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Tomb of Hafez, contemplate the long history of Qavam House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Eram Garden (Baq e Eram), and explore the historical opulence of Arg-e Karimkhan.

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Traveling by flight from Mashhad to Shiraz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Mashhad, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Shiraz, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Persepolis, Pasargad
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Tomb of Hafez ©
Tomb of Hafez
Persepolis ©
Persepolis
Eram Garden (Baq e Eram) ©
Eram Garden (Baq e Eram)

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