9 days in Iran Itinerary

9 days in Iran Itinerary

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9 days in Iran Itinerary

Reykjavik
Fly:  21​h 15​min
Shiraz
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Kish Island
— Few hours
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
Kashan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Esfahan
— 1 night
Fly:  21​h 15​min
Reykjavik

3
days
Shiraz

Shiraz ©
An esteemed center of Persian culture, Shiraz boats plentiful artistic, architectural, and religious points of interest.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nagsh-e Rostam and Vakil Mosque. Get some historical perspective at Persepolis and Qavam House. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Qalat Village, stroll through Eram Garden (Baq e Eram), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shah-e-Cheragh Shrine, and appreciate the history behind Tomb of Saadi.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Shiraz online journey planner

Reykjavik, Iceland to Shiraz is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Reykjavik to Shiraz. Traveling from Reykjavik in October, you will find days in Shiraz are much warmer (33°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kish Island.

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Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

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Persepolis, Bishapur
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Nagsh-e Rostam ©
Nagsh-e Rostam
Persepolis ©
Persepolis
Bishapur ©
Bishapur

1
day
Kish Island

Kish Island
Filled with beach resorts and glittering coastal vistas, Kish Island offers a more laid-back side to life in Iran.
On the 30th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Ladies' Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kish Island trip itinerary builder site

You can fly from Shiraz to Kish Island in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Shiraz in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Kish Island: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Kashan.

Things to do in Kish Island

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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1
day
Kashan

Kashan
A jewel of desert architecture halfway between Tehran and Esfahan, Kashan has somehow remained one of Iran's best-kept tourism secrets.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agha Bozorg Mosque, make a trip to Borujerdi House, then admire the landmark architecture of Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse, then admire the landmark architecture of Tabatabei House, and finally see the interesting displays at Abbasian House.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kashan trip website

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kish Island to Kashan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Kish Island in October, you will find days in Kashan are slightly colder (32°C), and nights are colder (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Esfahan.

Things to do in Kashan

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Tabatabei House
Tabatabei House
Agha Bozorg Mosque ©
Agha Bozorg Mosque
Abbasian House ©
Abbasian House

2
days
Esfahan

Esfahan ©
A cultural hub in the center of the country, Esfahan boasts a proud heritage of art, architecture, and craftsmanship.
On the 1st (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Aali Qapu Palace, then steep yourself in history at Naqshe Jahan Square(Shah Square), and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vank Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bedkhem Church, snap pictures at Khajou Bridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Mosque (Masjid-i-Shah), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at jame Mosque of Isfahan.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Esfahan road trip planning site

You can drive from Kashan to Esfahan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Kashan in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Esfahan, with lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Esfahan

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Naqshe Jahan Square(Shah Square) ©
Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque ©
Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque
Vank Cathedral
Vank Cathedral

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