11 days in Iran, Baghdad & Nasiriyah Itinerary

11 days in Iran, Baghdad & Nasiriyah Itinerary

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11 days in Iran, Baghdad & Nasiriyah Itinerary

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
Fly:  16​h
1
Shiraz, Iran
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Isfahan, Iran
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Tehran, Iran
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Mashhad, Iran
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
5
Baghdad, Iraq
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
6
Nasiriyah, Iraq
— 1 night
Fly:  26​h
End: Jakarta, Indonesia

3
nights
Shiraz, Iran

Shiraz ©
An esteemed center of Persian culture, Shiraz boats plentiful artistic, architectural, and religious points of interest.
Popular historic sites such as Persepolis and Shah-e-Cheragh Shrine are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Nasir al-Mulk Mosque and Qavam House. Change things up with a short trip to Nagsh-e Rostam in Persepolis (about 1h 15 min away). There's still lots to do: walk around Eram Garden (Baq e Eram), step into the grandiose world of Arg-e Karimkhan, hunt for treasures at Vakil Bazaar, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vakil Mosque.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Shiraz trip itinerary maker .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Shiraz is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from West Indonesia Time to Iran Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Jakarta in March, things will get colder in Shiraz: highs are around 23°C and lows about 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Isfahan.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Persepolis
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Persepolis ©
Persepolis
Nasir al-Mulk Mosque ©
Nasir al-Mulk Mosque
Shah-e-Cheragh Shrine ©
Shah-e-Cheragh Shrine

2
nights
Isfahan, Iran

Isfahan ©
A cultural hub in the center of the country, Esfahan boasts a proud heritage of art, architecture, and craftsmanship.
On the 14th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Vank Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at Isfahan Music Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Naqsh-e Jahan Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): take in the views from SioSe Pol Bridge, step into the grandiose world of Aali Qapu Palace, admire the striking features of Chehel Sotoun, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jameh Mosque of Isfahan.

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Getting from Shiraz to Isfahan by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Shiraz in March since evenings lows in Isfahan dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Tehran.

Things to do in Isfahan

Historic Sites Museums
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Naqsh-e Jahan Square ©
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Vank Cathedral
Vank Cathedral
Ali Qapu Palace ©
Ali Qapu Palace

1
night
Tehran, Iran

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 16th (Mon): get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Iran, then get engrossed in the history at Golestan Palace, then take an in-depth tour of The National Jewelry Treasury, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Azadi Tower.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tehran tour builder tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Isfahan to Tehran in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Isfahan in March since evenings lows in Tehran dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mashhad.

Things to do in Tehran

Museums
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Golestan Palace ©
Golestan Palace
The National Jewelry Treasury ©
The National Jewelry Treasury
National Museum of Iran ©
National Museum of Iran

1
night
Mashhad, Iran

Mashhad ©
Capital of the Razavi Khorosan Province, Mashhad holds a reputation as one of the holiest cities in Iran.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Nadir Shah Afshar's Tomb, then steep yourself in history at Imam Reza Holy Shrine, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goharshad Mosque.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Mashhad trip planner .

Fly from Tehran to Mashhad in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Tehran in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 4°C in Mashhad. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Baghdad.

Things to do in Mashhad

Historic Sites
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Imam Reza Holy Shrine ©
Imam Reza Holy Shrine
Goharshad Mosque ©
Goharshad Mosque
Nadir Shah Afshar's Tomb ©
Nadir Shah Afshar's Tomb

1
night
Baghdad, Iraq

Baghdad ©
It's quite possible that a Baghdad holiday isn't on your list of things to do, but despite the city's reputation for turmoil, it still has plenty to offer to a daring traveler.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Iraqi Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Yassin Mosque, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Armenian Orthodox Church - St Gregory The Illuminator.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Baghdad trip itinerary site .

Fly from Mashhad to Baghdad in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Mashhad in March, things will get a bit warmer in Baghdad: highs are around 28°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Nasiriyah.

Things to do in Baghdad

Historic Sites Museums
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Iraqi Museum ©
Iraqi Museum
Al Yassin Mosque ©
Al Yassin Mosque

1
night
Nasiriyah, Iraq

Nasiriyah ©
On the 19th (Thu), make a trip to Ziggurat of UR.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Nasiriyah journey builder app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Baghdad to Nasiriyah takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Ziggurat of UR ©
Ziggurat of UR

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