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7 days in Iran Itinerary
Shiraz— 3 nights
Fly: 1h 30min
Esfahan— 1 night
City of Poets
An esteemed center of Persian culture, Shiraz boats plentiful artistic, architectural, and religious points of interest.On the 7th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nasir al-Mulk Mosque and then pause for some photo ops at Shah-e-Cheragh Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Hafez, explore the ancient world of Persepolis, and then pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Saadi.
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San Francisco, USA to Shiraz is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Shiraz is 11 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect nights in Shiraz to be about the same, around 57°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 87°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Esfahan.
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Half of the World
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 10th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at jame Mosque of Isfahan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, and then contemplate the long history of Naqshe Jahan Square(Shah Square). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Isfahan Music Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vank Cathedral, then snap pictures at Khajou Bridge, and finally take in the views from Siosepol Bridge.
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You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Shiraz to Esfahan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in May, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.
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