10 days in Iran Itinerary

10 days in Iran Itinerary

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10 days in Iran Itinerary

Start: Akureyri
Fly + bus:  16​h 45​min
1
Tehran
— 1 day
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
2
Gorgan
— 1 night
3
Yazd
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Isfahan
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Shiraz
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Akureyri

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day
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 20th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Golestan Palace, then examine the collection at Reza Abbasi Museum, and then take a stroll through Darband.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tehran tour itinerary maker .

Akureyri, Iceland to Tehran is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Iran Standard Time (IRST) is 3 hours. Traveling from Akureyri in August, things will get much warmer in Tehran: highs are around 41°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Gorgan.

Things to do in Tehran

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Darband ©
Darband
Golestan Palace ©
Golestan Palace
Reza Abbasi Museum ©
Reza Abbasi Museum

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. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): head outdoors with Naahar Khoran and then admire the sheer force of Kaboudwal Waterfall.

Make your Gorgan itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Fly from Tehran to Gorgan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Gorgan are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Yazd.

Things to do in Gorgan

Outdoors Nature Parks
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Kaboudwal Waterfall ©
Kaboudwal Waterfall

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 22nd (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, contemplate the long history of Jame Mosque of Yazd, then see the interesting displays at Water Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Zoroastrian Fire Temple, and finally delve into the distant past at Zorastrian Towers of Silence.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Yazd trip planner.

Fly from Gorgan to Yazd in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. August in Yazd sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Isfahan.

Things to do in Yazd

Historic Sites Museums
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Zorastrian Towers of Silence ©
Zorastrian Towers of Silence
Old Town ©
Old Town
Zoroastrian Fire Temple ©
Zoroastrian Fire Temple

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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 23rd (Fri): examine the collection at Vank Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jameh Mosque of Isfahan, then make a trip to Naqshe Jahan Square(Shah Square), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Chehel Sotoun, explore the historical opulence of Aali Qapu Palace, take in the views from Siosepol Bridge, then admire the masterpieces at Isfahan Music Museum, and finally snap pictures at Khajou Bridge.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Isfahan trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Yazd to Isfahan in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Yazd in August since evenings lows in Isfahan dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Shiraz.

Things to do in Isfahan

Historic Sites Museums
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Naqsh-e Jahan Square ©
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque ©
Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque
Aali Qapu Palace ©
Aali Qapu Palace

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nights
Shiraz

Shiraz ©
An esteemed center of Persian culture, Shiraz boats plentiful artistic, architectural, and religious points of interest.
Popular historic sites such as Persepolis and Eram Garden (Baq e Eram) are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nasir al-Mulk Mosque and Shah-e-Cheragh Shrine. Go for a jaunt from Shiraz to Persepolis to see Nagsh-e Rostam about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Tomb of Hafez, explore the ancient world of Vakil Bath, don't miss a visit to Ali Ibn Hamzeh Holly Shrine, and hunt for treasures at Vakil Bazaar.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Shiraz trip maker tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Isfahan to Shiraz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Isfahan in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Shiraz, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Persepolis
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Persepolis ©
Persepolis
Nasir al-Mulk Mosque ©
Nasir al-Mulk Mosque
Shah-e-Cheragh Shrine ©
Shah-e-Cheragh Shrine

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