8 days in Iran Itinerary

8 days in Iran Itinerary

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8 days in Iran Itinerary

Start: Porto
Fly + bus:  12​h 45​min
1
Tehran
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Yazd
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Shiraz
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
4
Isfahan
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Porto

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Golestan Palace, get engrossed in the history at The National Jewelry Treasury, and then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iran. On your second day here, take in panoramic vistas at Azadi Tower, snap pictures at Tabiat Bridge, then enjoy breathtaking views from Milad Tower, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Majd Telephone Store.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tehran trip builder site .

Porto, Portugal to Tehran is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Iran Standard Time (IRST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. When traveling from Porto in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tehran: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Yazd.

Things to do in Tehran

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

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 22nd (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Old City, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jameh Mosque of Yazd, then browse for treasures at Silk Road Gallery, then delve into the distant past at Zorastrian Towers of Silence, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Zoroastrian Fire Temple.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Yazd driving holiday planning website .

Fly from Tehran to Yazd in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Tehran in April, expect nights in Yazd to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Shiraz.

Things to do in Yazd

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Zorastrian Towers of Silence ©
Zorastrian Towers of Silence
Old City ©
Old City
Zoroastrian Fire Temple ©
Zoroastrian Fire Temple

1
night
Shiraz

Shiraz ©
An esteemed center of Persian culture, Shiraz boats plentiful artistic, architectural, and religious points of interest.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shah-e-Cheragh Shrine, then stroll around Eram Garden (Baq e Eram), then appreciate the history behind Tomb of Hafez, and finally pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Saadi.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Shiraz trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from Yazd to Shiraz takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Shiraz when traveling from Yazd in April, with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Isfahan.

Things to do in Shiraz

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

3
nights
Isfahan

Isfahan ©
A cultural hub in the center of the country, Esfahan boasts a proud heritage of art, architecture, and craftsmanship.
Isfahan is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, parks, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Naqsh-e Jahan Square, explore the historical opulence of Aali Qapu Palace, see the interesting displays at Vank Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Isfahan trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Shiraz to Isfahan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Shiraz in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 8°C in Isfahan. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Isfahan

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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