9 days in Iran Itinerary

9 days in Iran Itinerary

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San Francisco
Fly:
27​h
Shiraz
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:
1​h 30​min
Esfahan
— 2 nights
Fly:
1​h 15​min
Tehran
— 1 night
Fly:
29​h
San Francisco

2
days
Shiraz

An esteemed center of Persian culture, Shiraz boats plentiful artistic, architectural, and religious points of interest.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Nasir al-Mulk Mosque and then appreciate the history behind Shah-e-Cheragh Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Tomb of Hafez, explore the ancient world of Persepolis, and then appreciate the history behind Tomb of Saadi.

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San Francisco, USA to Shiraz is an approximately 27-hour flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Shiraz, you'll lose 11 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Shiraz: temperatures range from 101°F by day to 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Esfahan.

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Persepolis
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Persepolis
Tomb of Hafez
Shah-e-Cheragh Shrine

2
days
Esfahan

A cultural hub in the center of the country, Esfahan boasts a proud heritage of art, architecture, and craftsmanship.
On the 6th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at jame Mosque of Isfahan, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, and then don't miss a visit to Naqshe Jahan Square(Shah Square). Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Siosepol Bridge, snap pictures at Khajou Bridge, then explore the world behind art at Isfahan Music Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vank Cathedral.

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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. In July, daytime highs in Esfahan are 99°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tehran.

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Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque
Khajou Bridge

2
days
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 8th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Golestan Palace, take an in-depth tour of The National Jewelry Treasury, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Milad Tower. On the next day, pause for some photo ops at Azadi Tower, then admire the striking features of Niavaran Palace Complex, then snap pictures at Tabiat Bridge, and finally take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iran.

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Traveling by flight from Esfahan to Tehran takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Esfahan in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Tehran, with lows around 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

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Milad Tower
Golestan Palace
Tabiat Bridge

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