9 days Iran itinerary with detailed historical description, and photo gallery for our holiday package Travel to Iran – Classic Tour. Iran is an amazing country and full of beautiful places. On this page, we list the top Iran tourist attractions for that specific trip. This Iran 9 days itinerary displays the program of our private services to travel from Tehran to Tehran through Shiraz, Persepolis, Naqsh-e Rostam, Pasargadae, Yazd, Meybod, Isfahan, Abyaneh, Kashan, and Qom. Our Iran tours are very well designed and have an excellent selection to offer you the best adventure holidays of your life.
9-Day Travel to Iran – Classic Tour – Tehran to Tehran
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Iran 9 days itinerary
Day 1 » Arrival to Tehran – Tehran afternoon visit (depending on your arrival time)
Tehran International Airport
At Tehran International airport you will have to deliver the papers we sent to your Client Area: Iranian visa reference number, the Iranian travel, medical insurance, and our agency voucher.
After paying for your visa and have all been checked, you go to the passport control area to be able to pass into the arrivals gate where our staff will be waiting for you with a paper with your name written or the RJ Travel logo.
Welcome to Iran!
If your flight arrives at a decent time, we will include some of Tehran’s attractions so that the next day you can explore more calmly and even include the National Museum of Iran on the program.
Day 2 » Tehran day visit » Afternoon flight to Shiraz
Tehran is the capital of Iran and a metropolis with almost 20 million people. Although Tehran’s massive size tends to scare most tourists in Iran, the fact is that its historical center does indeed deserve a visit.
You will spend a full day visiting the most famous Tehran attractions such as the Khanat Caravanserai, Tehran Grand Bazar, Golestan Palace (UNESCO site), and the impressive Treasury of National Jewels.
Other not to be missed Tehran sightseeing sites are: Saint Thaddeus Church, Malek Historical House, Imam Jomeh Historic House, Bob Homayoun Traditional Bath, Sardar é Bagh Melli Gate, and the National Museum of Iran.
Shiraz International Airport
Shiraz International airport will be your next stop on the afternoon flight connecting these two cities.
The domestic flight from Tehran to Shiraz runs many times per day, and depending on availability, we will book a ticket (included on the tour price) for the 6:10 pm flight, or the 9:30 pm Shiraz flight from Tehran.
All transfers are included and taken care, so you don’t have to worry about anything. Airplane tickets will be sent to your clients area, where you can download them and have with you at the time you are at the airport.
Day 3 » Shiraz full day visit
Shiraz is one of the most famous cities in Iran, and one of the unmissable destinations while on holidays in Iran.
Shiraz is the romantic city par excellence. Here, we are not talking about economics, crisis, or geopolitics, we are talking more about poetry, flowers, and soft songs.
In Shiraz, mosques are covered in pink and blue windows, parks and gardens are perfumed with the fragrance of orange trees and roses. Not to mention religion, Shiraz naturally calls for meditation and inner reflection.
During the morning visit to Shiraz, you will visit Nasir-Ol-Molk Mosque also known as the pink mosque.
You will also explore the bazaarPasargadae of Shiraz, and also the Regent’s Mosque, and the fantastic 17th-century Citadel of Karim Khan.
I the afternoon, you will have the chance of visiting a site that represents the soul of the Shirazi people, and the mood of many Iranians as well. You will visit the Mausoleum of Hafez, a famous 14th-century Iranian poet.
This calm mausoleum was designed by the Frenchman André Godard. The park and garden complex is also very pleasant and Iranians meet there in the evening.
Day 4 » Shiraz » Persepolis » Naqsh-e Rostam » Pasargadae » Yazd
Persepolis is a prime archaeological site and the reason why many people decide to visit Iran.
Persepolis is one of the most fascinating places in Iran and, we dare to say, in the entire world. Grandiose and mysterious at the same time, more than one visitor will be amazed by this symbol of the diversity and the power of the Persian kingdom.
Persepolis is the very symbol of the diversity of the Persian kingdom: built by workers from all the provinces of the Empire, we find various architectural and artistic influences. Built during the reign of three kings, Darius 1 st , his son and his little son, Persepolis is a symbolic place of the power of the Persian Empire.
Naqsh-e Rostam is a wonderful and charming ancient site in Fars province. This rocky tourist attraction is located a few kilometers from Persepolis and near the city of Shiraz. You will visit one of the jewels of the archaeological sites in Iran that was in reality, a holy place in pre-Islamic times.
The name of the site relates to Rostam, an ancient Persia mythological hero. Naqsh-e Rostam has four ancient tombs sculpted by the Achaemenids in the form of a cross, midway up the rocky hill, facing five magnificent Sassanid bas-reliefs.
Naqsh-e Rostam is one of the most impressive sites in Iran and you will have the chance of exploring.
Pasargadae archaeological complex dates back to the 6th century BC, at the time of Cyrus II the Great, the creator of the Achaemenids dynasty.
Apart from the ancient city ruins and the fortress on the nearby hill, you can admire the massive mausoleum of Cyrus II the Great.
When Alexander the Great captured Persia, he visited Pasargadae and in respect for the king, he commanded its renovation.
Day 5 » Yazd morning visit » Meybod » Isfahan
Yazd is the heart of Zoroastrianism in the country and is home to several places of religious and historic importance.
The most beautiful Iranian desert town city dates from the 5th-century CE and was described as the “noble city of Yazd” by Marco Polo.
To visit Yazd is an authentic journey back in time, where you will have the chance of exploring its old and charming streets, within the walls of the old city.
Adjacent to the Spice and Silk Roads the City of Yazd is one of the highlights of your travel to Iran.
Meybod is a city located near Yazd, and that you will have the chance of visiting the Narin Castle, the Meybod Chapar Khaneh, and the interesting pigeon’s tower.
Meybod is a sprawling mud-brick town that is at least 1800 years old. You will love your brief passage in this place as you can have a different perspective of Yazd Province.
Day 6 » Isfahan full day visit
Isfahan is one of the reasons why many people visit Iran. This Persian wonder city attracts visitors due to its variety of monuments, and you will have the chance of having a full day visit or Isfahan.
Although Isfahan is the third-largest city in the country after Tehran and Mashhad, you will visit its most important attractions and feel like you are not stressed, since the city maintains an inner spirituality and calmness inherent to its energy and local habitants.
One of Isfahan’s highlights is the magnificent Naqsh-e Jahan Square, the largest historic public square in the world. The square comprises two mosques, a palace, and a bazaar where you can shop for your Iranian souvenirs.
Day 7 » Isfahan » Abyaneh » Kashan afternoon visit
Abyaneh is a spectacular and picturesque small mountain village that surprises visitors due to its intense red color mud-built houses, women dressed in traditional clothes, and the mausoleum of Bibi Zobeideh.
Abyaneah belongs to the list of most beautiful villages in Iran, and for sure you will enjoy it to the most, and will stay in your travel memoires for ever.
All the houses in Abyaneh are built with dried earth bricks, assembled by water, straw, and soil.
Along the tiny alleys, there are a few souvenir shops that support the local families in terms of becoming self-sufficient running some valuable touristic activities.
Kashan is one of those unmissable Iranian destinations that somehow get out of the main tourist route.
Full of interesting features, Kashan’s most famous attractions are its famous noble houses, the Bazaar of Kashan, the amazing Aminoddole caravanserai, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Fin garden (one of the historical Persian gardens of Iran), and the Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse.
You will also have the chance of visiting the impressive large ancient archeological site of Tepe Sialk.
Day 8 » Kashan » 1,500-year-old Nushabad Underground City » Qom holy city » Tehran
As Iran can’t get more spectacular, you will visit the fantastic underground city of Nushabad. You will explore the 3 stories of rooms, secret chambres, thru an enormous labyrinth network of staircases and canals.
Nushabad Underground City is the known biggest underground city in the world, directly competing with those in Cappadocia Turkey.
After Mashhad, the holy city of Qom is the second most religious city in Iran where you will have the opportunity of visit inside the shrine of Fatimah bint Musa, the sister of Imam Ali ibn Musa Rida.
The incredible architecture of this religious complex is astonishing, and no one get indifferent in visiting an Iranian holy site, to deep its knowledge about the Iranian religious doctrine and beliefs.
Qom is the largest center for Shi’a scholarship in the world, and is a significant destination of pilgrimage, with around twenty million pilgrims visiting the city every year.
While on the streets of Qom, taste the traditional confectionery called sohan, which is a tasty and sweet Persian saffron brittle toffee.
Day 9 » Departure with transfer to Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA)
Tehran International Airport
Depending on the time of your flight, you will have a transfer to Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA). End of our services.
If your flight is due to leave late, we advise you to pay the $15 dollar entrance to the airport private lounge, where you have a skip the line passport check, and unlimited food and drinks, and a comfortable couch where you can rest and wait until the departure time.
The lounge is located just near the check-in area, aside from the normal passport control facilities.