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Best Iran itineraries

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Iran location

Southern Asia

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Land borders

Afghanistan

Armenia

Azerbaijan

Iraq

Pakistan

Iran at a glance

Iranian Rial (IRR)

Currency

Persian

Language

Cheap (2 of 5)

Level of costs

Very trendy (5 of 5)

Tourism trend change

Moderate (35 / 100)

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Emerging (80 / 100)

Human development index

Best itineraries

At Iran, Southern Asia, you will begin your itinerary and it is a roundtrip from Sochi. The focus is mainly on not so famous cities.
The itinerary visits mainly very big cities. You find a lot of museums, theaters and galleries at
Tehran, Isfahan (more about Isfahan) and Shiraz (plan Shiraz itineraries). At Tehran you can enjoy nightlife. The climate is cold. For in Iran it is possible to request the visa on arrival. During your travel you have to speak Persian. English should be enough for communication everywhere. You can pay with Iranian Rial everywhere. These flight connections are taken during this route: Sochi - Tehran and Shiraz (plan Shiraz itineraries) - Sochi.
This itinerary shows you the main interesting destinations of Iran.
If you love to visit museums you will be happy at
Shiraz (more about Shiraz), Tehran, Qom (plan Qom itineraries) and Isfahan. You find the nightlife at Tehran (plan Tehran itineraries). Many cities are cold in December. These flight connection are taken during this route: Shiraz - Tehran. During your travel you have to speak Persian but english should be enough for communication everywhere.
At Turkey in Western Asia you will begin your itinerary and it is a roundtrip from Tehran.
Mainly very big cities are destinations. You find the nightlife at
Istanbul (more about Istanbul). You can pay with Lira everywhere. There are two flight connections. These are Tehran - Istanbul and Ankara - Tehran. During your travel you have to speak Turkish but english should be enough for communication everywhere.
This itinerary shows you the main interesting destinations of Iran in Southern Asia. The focus is mainly on not so famous cities.
At
Tehran you can enjoy nightlife. Many cities are cold in December. These flight connection are taken during this route: Tehran - Shiraz (more about Shiraz). During your travel you have to speak Persian. English should be enough for communication everywhere.
This itinerary shows you the main interesting destinations of Iran (Southern Asia). The focus is mainly on not so famous cities.
You find a lot of museums, theaters and galleries at
Tehran, Isfahan, Qom and Tabriz. These flight connection are taken during this route: Tabriz - Tehran (more about Tehran). You can pay with Iranian Rial everywhere. During your travel you have to speak Persian but english should be enough for communication everywhere.
This itinerary shows you the main interesting destinations of Iran (Southern Asia).
The itinerary visits mainly very big cities. If you love to visit museums you will be happy at Mashhad,
Tehran (plan Tehran itineraries), Isfahan and Shiraz. You find the nightlife at Tehran (plan Tehran itineraries). Many cities are cold in December. You can pay with Iranian Rial everywhere. During your travel you have to speak Persian but english should be enough for communication everywhere. There are two flight connections. These are Mashhad - Tehran (Tehran itineraries) and Shiraz - Mashhad.

Things to do

The place offers a lesson or two on the history of civilisation from as long as 2500 years ago. It is located about a one-hour drive from Shiraz (see itineraries) city centre but don’t let that hinder you from going. Located further away from Shiraz but not that far from Persepolis, Necropolis is worth visiting if you combine this ...

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We heard so many good things about Iran during our three months of travel in Central Asia . Our fellow travelers gushed with fond memories of Iran, so our expectations were high. Iran is a big country with endless things to do, so we put together a short list of the 10 experiences we enjoyed the most.

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Places to visit in Iran - Iran itinerary with Igopersia Travel blogger pink mosque Shiraz Below I will review my 12 days Iran Itinerary with them, covering Tehran and other famous places to visit in Iran. ...

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Isfahan, one of the most touristic places to see in Iran

Kandovan, one of the best places to visit in Iran!

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Wait till you see the inside of the Great Hall, we were blown away by the historical colourful frescoes that depict stories of the court life and past battle glories. Mesmerised by the beautiful array of frescoes inside the Great Hall of the Chehel Sotun ...

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Eat & drink

Although this ultimate guide to Iranian food could also be entitled Persian Food, today’s Iran is ethnically broader than its Persian roots. So too is its cuisine. Influences on Iranian food draw from across Central Asia, Turkey, former Mesopotamia, and from Iran’s own Azerbaijani Turkish population.

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Let’s eat! Nusheh jân!

79 thoughts on “Iranian Food: A Culinary Travel Guide to What to Eat and Drink”

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Vegan Persian Food: How to Eat Vegan in Iran - Persian Cuisine and Kebabs While today many people worldwide know about Iran and its culture , few know about Persian cuisine, much less vegan Persian food. Although the cultural integration that resulted from several invasions of Iran enriched Persian cuisine, it also ...

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Restaurants in Iran

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Humidity causes a person to lose a lot on water, minerals and energy through perspiration. Cola’s and sodas are often the first thing a traveler reaches for, after water, when they are out and about. So yes, after adding everything up, you are getting a fair intake of minerals that are excreted in hot humid conditions.

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Iran is not an Arab country, but rather it’s where the Middle East meets Asia. ...

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How To Eat Persian Food

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Worth to visit

. to the greenest landscape in the country, unique culture and a world-class archaeological site, Golestan is an absolutely underrated province in Iran. ...

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The Land of Arians, the Greater Persia. Known with many monikers, Iran is one of those countries that has been luring in travellers, academics, poets and artists for centuries. ...

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Iran: for all the culture and history, and to satiate our curiosity. And finally because we thought it a fitting destination to end a journey that aimed to tell a story of citizen diplomacy — two ordinary Americans making connections with ordinary people around the ...

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General

You’ve been pondering, mulling over, thinking about it, even planning, yet you still haven’t booked your trip to Iran. You don’t even know why, maybe holidays for you are synonymous with beach so you head to Thailand (more about Thailand itineraries), maybe you think spices are only available in India, or maybe you think ancient history can only be ...

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Should I or should I not visit Iran?

5. Visit Iran for its architecture

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Iran is not on many travelers lists of countries to visit these days due to negative press, unstable neighbors, and questions about safety. These are valid concerns, however, Iran can be a safe travel destination. Traveling there as an American is as simple as applying for a visa and ..

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The Architecture

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, where we had our first biggest culture shock. Firstly, the ladies here dressed very very differently from where we came from. We knew about this beforehand, but we did not realize that it was that strict. There were also times when I forgot to wear my scarf and had to run back to the guesthouse to retrieve it.

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These are just some of the questions I was asked about my trip to Iran back in 2012. I figured it was time to write a post about that trip, and why you should put Iran high on your list of countries to visit. I say in parts as there are some areas, especially around the Afghanistan and ..

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Itinerary

I felt safer here than I do on the streets back home that’s for sure. Heck check out Marco Ferrarese’s story on how he hitchhiked across Iran if you still need convincing! There are many Persian carpet and rug shops though if you do fancy buying one! Remember to bargain though as they will increase the price for ...

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Important – For some reason, the Iranian Government decides once in a while to block my website so, if you want to browse Against the Compass while you are backpacking in Iran, you must use a VPN. For more information, read how to choose the right VPN for Iran Iran, the hottest destination of the decade, is a country ...

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Iran independent travel – 1-month Iran itinerary

1 to 4-week itinerary for independent travel to Iran

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From glorious Islamic architecture to bustling markets, unexplored islands to skiing and rock climbing, the fabric of Iran is a diverse and intricate tapestry. But all this splendor makes it difficult to decide where to go. So much to see, so little time! Below you can find a two-week itinerary for Iran.

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58 thoughts on “Photo itinerary: two weeks in Iran”

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I thought I would take a moment to tell you why I went and to share my Iran 9-day itinerary. Every day, we hear something about why Iran is so dangerous. But if you look behind the hyperbole, Iran is considered a safe country . Yes, it is a theocracy and has very strict rules, but I don’t consider it any more ...

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My Iran 9-Day Itinerary

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Costs

As a good lover of numbers, and finding usefulness to that obsession I have for the control of money, I’m here to leave documented all our travel expenses for Iran so that you can plan your trip according to the size of your pocket. 1 How much it costs to travel to Iran? 2 Accommodation budget in Iran 3 ...

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Food budget in Iran

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Planning the financial part of a trip is often the most difficult step. Sure, you have vague notions of how much food costs, and how much that hostel for the first few nights will be, but planning for more than a couple of days is pretty miserable. For most foreigners, Iran is a cash-only economy.

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15 thoughts on “Here’s exactly how much it costs to go backpacking in Iran”

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. a couple of years ago, from myself- much to the confusion of a bank full of Tajiks). Here is what it cost me to backpack across Iran from the Afghan border to Mashhad, south to the Persian Gulf, up to Central Iran and west to Tabriz (Tabriz in detail) and all the way to the Iraq border in April 2019.

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Find others to split costs

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Frustratingly, the cost of the VOA will vary depending on your nationality. Prices start from around €25 for citizens of Belarus (plan Belarus itineraries), right up to a whopping €145 for Australia (plan Australia itineraries)ns! The average cost seems to be around €75, so expect to pay something within this price ...

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Accommodation

You don’t necessarily have to spend a night in these hotels to appreciate them. Below is a list of some of the most atmospheric traditional hotels in Yazd (Yazd itineraries). I would recommend having a meal in these places: ...

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. in Isfahan), online reservation is basically impossible, given Iran’s current disconnection from the global financial system. Even if you don’t take an organized tour to Iran, an Iranian tour company can help you with hotels.

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. and definitely recommend it for those sticking to a smaller budget. The rooms are clean and nice, the staff is extremely helpful, and the included breakfast is phenomenal. It’s centrally located, and just a few minutes walk from Baharestan Metro Station. ...

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I opted to stay at the Amir Kabir Hostel in Esfahan. The staff was friendly and helpful, and was a short walk from Bazar e Bozorg. I made a last minute booking, so nearly everything in Esfahan was sold out as it was April. You’ll need to book over the phone with them at +98 31 3222 7273.

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