10-Day Itinerary in Iran with Polish History and Cultural Gems

Tehran Province, Tehran, Qavami, Polish Cemetery, Iran
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10-Day Itinerary in Iran with Polish History and Cultural Gems

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This itinerary allows you to explore four fascinating Iranian cities while incorporating visits to the Polish cemeteries in Anzali and Tehran. It blends historical sites with cultural experiences, offering a glimpse into Iran’s rich tapestry.

Day 1: Tehran

  • Start your trip in Iran’s bustling capital, Tehran. Immerse yourself in the city’s vibrant atmosphere and historical landmarks.

  • Explore the National Museum of Iran, housing a vast collection of Persian artifacts spanning millennia.

  • Depending on your arrival time, you could also visit the Golestan Palace, a stunning complex showcasing Qajar era architecture and art, or the Tehran Bazaar, a labyrinthine marketplace perfect for experiencing local life.

Day 2: Tehran

  • Visit the Polish Cemetery in the Doulab Christian Cemetery. Pay your respects to those buried there and reflect on the hardships endured by Polish people during WWII.

  • In the afternoon, head to the Imam Khomeini International Airport for your flight to Bandar-e Anzali.

Day 3: Bandar-e Anzali

  • Arrive in Bandar-e Anzali, a beautiful port city on the Caspian coast.

  • Visit the Polish Cemetery, a poignant reminder of World War II. Pay your respects to those buried there and learn about the Polish evacuation through Iran.

  • Take a stroll along the Anzali Lagoon, a scenic spot teeming with birdlife. Enjoy the fresh Caspian Sea air and explore the local bazaars.

Day 4: Anzali – Isfahan

  • Take a morning train or flight from Anzali to Isfahan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its architectural splendor.

  • Check into your hotel and spend the afternoon exploring the historical highlights of Naqsh-e Jahan Square, a majestic central square lined with gems like Imam Mosque, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, and the Ali Qapu Palace.

Day 5: Isfahan

  • In the morning, delve deeper into Isfahan’s architectural marvels. Visit the Chehel Sotoun Palace, adorned with exquisite paintings and gardens, and explore the Armenian Quarter with its Vank Cathedral, a testament to Isfahan’s multicultural heritage.

  • In the afternoon, learn about the story of the “Polish Children of Isfahan” during WWII. Visit the New Julfa Armenian Cemetery’s Polish section to pay respects.

Day 6: Isfahan – Shiraz

  • Take a morning train or flight from Isfahan to Shiraz, the City of Poets and paradise of Persian gardens.

  • In the afternoon, immerse yourself in the serenity of the Eram Garden, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its stunning pavilion and water features.

Day 7: Shiraz

  • Visit the Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, also known as the Pink Mosque, famed for its kaleidoscopic stained glass windows.

  • In the afternoon, pay homage to the legendary poets Hafez and Saadi at their ornate mausoleums, experiencing the deep love Iranians hold for their literary heritage.

Day 8-9: Shiraz

  • Explore Shiraz at your own pace. You could visit the Qavam House, a traditional merchant house showcasing intricate mirrorwork and plasterwork.

  • Another option is to take a day trip to Persepolis, an UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most important archaeological sites in Iran.

  • Spend an evening soaking up the atmosphere at a local teahouse or restaurant in Shiraz’s historical district.

Day 10: Shiraz – Tehran

  • Take a morning flight from Shiraz back to Tehran.

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