15 days in Middle East & Europe Itinerary

15 days in Middle East & Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Middle East & Europe Itinerary

Start: Shiraz, Iran
Fly:  1​h 30​min
1
Tehran, Iran
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Shiraz, Iran

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.
On the 9th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Golestan Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nicholas Church, enjoy breathtaking views from Milad Tower, then appreciate the history behind Azadi Tower, and finally take in the views from Tabiat Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy some diversion at Tochal Complex, wander the streets of Darband, and then admire the landmark architecture of Niavaran Palace Complex.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Tehran trip itinerary maker website .

Shiraz to Tehran is an approximately 1.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Traveling from Shiraz in August, Tehran is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Tehran

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Museums
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Niavaran Palace Complex ©
Niavaran Palace Complex
Milad Tower ©
Milad Tower
Tochal Complex ©
Tochal Complex

3
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and examine the collection at Musee Rodin.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Paris online tour itinerary planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Tehran to Paris in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Tehran to Paris is minus 2 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Tehran in August: high temperatures in Paris hover around 29°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

4
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and examine the collection at Museo Picasso.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in August, expect Barcelona to be somewhat warmer, temps between 33°C and 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Barcelona

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Park Guell ©
Park Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

5
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Step out of Amsterdam to go to The Hague and see Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights), which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, take a stroll through The Jordaan, stroll through Vondelpark, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Amsterdam trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Barcelona to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Barcelona in August, with highs in Amsterdam at 26°C and lows at 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

#Museums, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights)
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Flying Dutch Boats ©
Flying Dutch Boats
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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