6 amazing days in the golden route of Iran [itinerary + photos]
Author : Cmin | Date : Sunday 10 September 2023 12:14
A 6-day tour in Iran
Iran is a beautiful country and has all the attractions for improving Iran tourism: nature and, most importantly, history. Traveling can satisfy any taste and excite you, from the sea and the forest to the desert and the mountains.
The golden route of Iran
We promise that anyone visiting Iran will have fun and won't get bored. Rich history, unique nature, and plenty of attractions that are attractive to everyone will make you want to take an Iran tour and explore all of this land. Here we will suggest a great route that 90% of tourists choose when they travel to Iran, so pack your clothes and follow us to Iran:
Let’s travel to Tehran
Tehran is the metropolis of Iran, and besides its hustle and bustle, many attractions can entertain tourists.
Many visitors who visit Iran believe Tehran is merely the inhabited capital of Iran and use it as a starting point for their adventure, but we recommend that you take advantage of this chance to visit this city for one day, even if one day is insufficient. We're in a rush!
Walk on the Nature bridge
Feel free to look down at the traffic. You can begin your day by taking a walk on the natural bridge, which is only for walking and cannot be driven on, and viewing the crowd from above.
This beautiful bridge connects two parks in Tehran, Ab-o-Atash and Taleghani parks. You can walk your way to the peaceful atmosphere of the cafes and restaurants to have delicious Iranian food and breakfast.
Visit the historic Palaces of Tehran
There are many old houses and palaces in Tehran that have become museums or places of spectacular entertainment, and most importantly, they are doing well. Houses that have their walls and doors, their courtyards and pots, which can tell you their story in absolute silence,
Golestan Palace is an example of one of Tehran's magnificent palaces. This palace, located on 15 Khordad Square, is a reminder of Tehran's medieval citadel, the residence of the Qajar monarchs, and is one of Iran's most magnificent and oldest 200-year-old buildings. This garden includes stunning halls with distinctive brickwork that will captivate you for a long time. The region offers a unique sense of calm, and the café inside is ready to provide you with cold and warm refreshments.
Let’s go shopping in the Friday markets
If you are lucky enough and are in Tehran, you can experience a different kind of shopping in the Parvaneh Friday market. Actually, there is a parking lot on the weekdays, but on Fridays, it’s time for people, and the Friday market is held here.
Many vendors selling traditional and handmade appliances fill the floors of this parking lot. This is why this market is a great attraction and is recommended to enthusiasts and fans of antiques and traditional dishes and clothes.
Have a drink at the first café in Tehran
You may get inebriated with the taste and fragrance of pure coffee after surfing in the city center at the Naderi café. The Naderi Café, an ancient and authentic cafe, is located on one of Tehran's most notable avenues, Jomhuri Avenue, and with its Polish seat and old area, as well as its old-fashioned barista, it transports clients to the café and city's earlier years.
This cafe is among the first cafes in Tehran and was founded in 1306 SH. So invite yourself to this cafe for an excellent drink.
Visit the Milad Tower, a gigantic Iranian structure
After exploring Tehran's historic and old houses, we invite you to spend your final hours in Milad Tower. This tower, which became one of the symbols of Tehran after the beautiful Azadi tower, attracts many travelers, both Iranian and foreign, for pleasure and entertainment.
Milad Tower, a skyscraper that took 11 years to build, might become a source of pride for Iran and Iranians. The Milad Tower's entertainment and facilities include a retail mall, restaurant, open-air platform, celebrity museum, Skydome, conference space, and concerts.
Travel to Kashan; one of the first cities of Iran
Kashan is a historical city and part of Isfahan Province. This city is about 7,000 years old, and some archaeologists believe that Kashan is the most authentic, the first city in Iran, and one of the oldest cities in the world.
But now we are not going to see Kashan from this perspective; we only have one day to explore the attractions of these ancient cities, and we should pick the most popular one.
The fin Garden, The Prime Minister's shamble
The Persian Garden is one of the Iranian gardens that is registered as a UNESCO world heritage site.
But the reason for the reputation of this garden, except that it belongs to the Safavid dynasty, is that it is the place where Nasir al-Din Shah was ordered to murder his prime minister, Amir Kabir. Anyway, when you visit Kashan, you should see this garden too.
Visit the 8000-year-old civilization in Sialk hill
Do not spend a lot of time in the Fin Garden and around it; you've got a city to visit! So get on the road and head to the Sialk Hills. These hills do not have anything special; there are several hills where you can walk a little and visit the museums that show the old items that are found on these hills.
It may be very easy to remove this place from your trip itinerary, but you may feel differently about the fact that you walked somewhere that people walked eight thousand years ago.
An old love story; Kashan historical houses
Now that you have seen two places within a reasonable distance of the city center, you can go to the city center and visit the popular historic houses. If you are going to use car rental services in Iran, you can get there easily; otherwise, you need to take a taxi, which may be expensive. The historic houses of Kashan are all together, and if you start from the beginning of the street, you can safely visit all the houses and you won’t lose anything!
The American house, which has become a beautiful hotel after being renovated today, is probably your first destination on the street—a large and old house that probably belongs to the 13th century. This house has two independent courtyards for both internal and external sections, each of which is decorated with luxurious interior decoration.
In the year 1209, Seyed Jafar Tabatabai, a well-known and successful trader of handmade carpet in Kashan wanted to build a 4,000-meter home! a home with 40 rooms, four yards, three winders, and two aqueduct transit channels with interior, exterior, and crew personnel. If you visit the Tabatabai home, you should not trouble yourself with seeing all 40 rooms in detail but rather enjoy being in the courtyards and major rooms, and it is a good idea to view all four yards, each of which has its charm.
The Borujerdi house, which is very close to the Tabatabai house, has an interesting story: Haj Seyyed Mehdi Natanz, a merchant residing in Kashan, who was nicknamed Boroujerdi for his frequent trips to Boroujerd, one of Iran's cities, loves the daughter of Haj Seyed Jafar Tabataba'i (the same owner of the Tabatabai's house), and his father, as a condition of her daughter' The magic of love works, and after seven years, the inner courtyard of the house was built, and then they spent another 11 years building the main hall.
Travel to Isfahan; the city that is called the half of the universe
After visiting Kashan, it’s time to travel to our third destination. Isfahan is a historic and beautiful city that nestles its passengers.
Certainly, Isfahan is one of the cities of Iran that has many cultural, artistic, and historical attractions. The attractions of this city are countless, but we are referring to some of the most visited in this Iran trip planner.
The beautiful Naqsh-e Jahan square
If I were to characterize this square, I would say that it has the entire city of Isfahan on one side and this lovely plaza on the other. A world-class vista that connects several sites and draws a large number of tourists each year The Safavid dynasty developed this neighborhood and its surrounds, including the Imam Mosque, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Ali Qapu Palace, Qeysarieh Bazaar, and many other magnificent and historic marketplaces.
Naqsh-e Jahan Square, which was one of the largest squares in the world in the eleventh century, has been registered as one of the first World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. This beautiful square is currently one of the main attractions of Isfahan, and each year it hosts a huge number of tourists. an ideal square for drowning between beautiful artifacts, eye-catching traditional markets, and old cafes in the bazaar corridors.
Walk on the beautiful and historic bridges of Isfahan
Khaju Bridge, a beautiful bridge known as Rukn al-Din, Shahi, and Hassan Abad, is located on the east side of the famous bridge known as Si o Sepol.
In the middle of this bridge, whose history dates back to the time of Shah Abbas, there is a building that has been built for the temporary residence of the king and his family. A walk on these two bridges will familiarize you with the history of Isfahan.
A Cathedral between all the mosques in Isfahan
The Vank Cathedral or the Armenian Cathedral, which was built at the time of King Abbas II is also a very beautiful and worth-visiting place in Isfahan. Vank is considered one of the most beautiful churches in Isfahan in terms of the gilding of the ceiling, the interior of the dome, and the historical paintings.
Inside it and on all the walls around it, decorations of gold oil color paintings in Iranian style and pictures of the life of Christ amaze all its visitors. This church has a huge dome and beautiful arched walls, and it is recommended to all passengers in Isfahan.
Heaven between Isfahan attractions
The most beautiful garden in the universe was once called Hasht Behesht Palace. A beautiful palace was built in 1080 AH, close to the Bolbol garden. The historic mansion of Hasht Behesht, or "Eight Heavens," is an example of the palaces of residence of the last sultans of the Safavid dynasty.
A beautiful vaulted garden with many decorations was one of the bright examples of Iranian architecture during the Safavid era. Do not miss visiting this beautiful palace.
Now its time for Shiraz, the lovers’ city
Shiraz is famous as the city of love, but besides that, we dare say that Shiraz is the most spectacular city in Iran.
There are many historical and natural attractions that everybody who travels to Iran should visit. You can start your journey by visiting Persepolis and Pasargadae, outside of Shiraz, to get acquainted with Iran's history.
4000-year-old history of Iran
Persepolis, built by Darius I, the third King of the Achaemenid Dynasty, was not completed until his death, and the construction continued in the periods of Xerxes and Ardashir I.
This magnificent and spectacular building can tell the ancient history of Iran and Iranians in its way.
The rainbow mosque in Shiraz
The beautiful and colorful Nasir al-Molk mosque, built on the orders of Mirza Hassan Ali, one of the Qajar Dynasty's elders, is also a sight to behold in Shiraz.
It is a unique and eye-catching mosque in the south of Lotf Ali Khan Zand Street, and it can be said that it is one of the most beautiful mosques in the world. You can sit there for hours and watch its colored glass, long arches, and beautiful tiles.
Do not miss Shiraz gardens
You will wander through the city's fenced gardens. Eram Garden, one of Iran's most beautiful gardens, is currently open as a botanical garden at the University of Shiraz. The main structure of this garden is a reminder of the Ilkhani dynasty, but during Nasir al-Din Shah's reign, Haj Nasir al-Mulk Shirazi purchases the garden and constructs the main building within it. Eram Garden's cedar trees, citrus trees, and waterfalls are extremely eye-catching and stunning.
Afif Abad Garden, also known as Golshan Garden, is one of Shiraz's most beautiful gardens. This garden during the Safavid period was one of the most important kings' walkways and was used by the Safavid kings. The Royal Palace, the Museum of Old Arms, and the Iranian Garden are in the Golshan complex and are ready to host the public.
Vakil bazaar; buy unique Iranian souvenirs
Now it's time to buy some Iranian souvenirs. Karim Khan Zand directed the construction of this market in downtown Shiraz. Because the routes within this bazaar intersect, the middle of the market is quadruple or four-point long, with five large and four caravanserais.
The wider range of the market, in addition to its stunning architecture, has made it a lovely and historic attraction. Despite the fact that more than two hundred years have passed since its inception, it remains one of the architectural masterpieces.