9 days in Iran Itinerary

9 days in Iran Itinerary

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9 days in Iran Itinerary

Start: Belgrade
Fly:  13 h 45 min
1
Isfahan
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
2
Shiraz
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Yazd
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
4
Tehran
— 2 nights
Subway + Fly:  10 h 15 min
End: Belgrade

2
nights
Isfahan

Isfahan ©
A cultural hub in the center of the country, Esfahan boasts a proud heritage of art, architecture, and craftsmanship.
Popular historic sites such as Naqsh-e Jahan Square and Royal Mosque (Masjid-i-Shah) are in your itinerary. Vank Cathedral and Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Ali Qapu Palace, admire the masterpieces at Isfahan Music Museum, admire the striking features of Chehel Sotoun, and stop by Fallahi Miniaturist.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Isfahan online travel route builder.

Belgrade, Serbia to Isfahan is an approximately 14- hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Iran Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Belgrade in May, you will find days in Isfahan are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Shiraz.

Things to do in Isfahan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Naqsh-e Jahan Square ©
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Royal Mosque (Masjid-i-Shah) ©
Royal Mosque (Masjid-i-Shah)
Vank Cathedral
Vank Cathedral

1
night
Shiraz

Shiraz ©
An esteemed center of Persian culture, Shiraz boats plentiful artistic, architectural, and religious points of interest.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): stroll through Eram Garden (Baq e Eram), don't miss a visit to Zinat ol Molk House, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shah-e-Cheragh Shrine.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Shiraz trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Isfahan to Shiraz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. May in Shiraz sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Yazd.

Things to do in Shiraz

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Nasir al-Mulk Mosque ©
Nasir al-Mulk Mosque
Zinat ol Molk House ©
Zinat ol Molk House
Shah-e-Cheragh Shrine ©
Shah-e-Cheragh Shrine

2
nights
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 7th (Thu), make a trip to Jameh Mosque of Yazd, browse for treasures at Silk Road Gallery, then explore the historical opulence of Narein Castle, and finally delve into the distant past at Kharanagh. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Zorastrian Towers of Silence, then steep yourself in history at Sar Yazd Castle, then look for gifts at Oasis Gallery, and finally explore the galleries of Museum of Zoroastrians History and Culture.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Yazd travel route planner.

Fly from Shiraz to Yazd in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Yazd when traveling from Shiraz in May, with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Tehran.

Things to do in Yazd

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Narein Castle, Sar Yazd Castle
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Narein Castle ©
Narein Castle
Sar Yazd Castle ©
Sar Yazd Castle
Kharanagh ©
Kharanagh

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of The Post & Communications Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Golestan Palace, then take an in-depth tour of The National Jewelry Treasury, and finally view the masterpieces at Golkar Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): take a stroll through Darband.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Tehran trip planner.

You can fly from Yazd to Tehran in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Yazd in May, expect nights in Tehran to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are slightly colder, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tehran

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Golestan Palace ©
Golestan Palace
The National Jewelry Treasury ©
The National Jewelry Treasury
Darband ©
Darband

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