Going West

Tehran – Hamedan – Kermanshah – Sanandaj – Takab – Zanjan – Tehran

Going West (7 days)

Day 1 - Tehran

(Overnight in Tehran)


In Tehran city (the current capital city of ancient Iran) take a taxi (usually yellow or green) from 80,000 RLS to 400,000 RLS depending on the distance or use ride-hailing app in Iran like Snapp to order a cab or you can take the metro in Tehran with 8 different lines that cover almost the whole city and definitely all major places.

To plan your trips using Tehran metro for intercity transportation. Using Tehran metro in combination with Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and public transport means is recommended since it allows travelers to miss the city traffic and enjoy utmost reach throughout the city.

Google Maps is a useful tool (as it is in all Persian cities) for navigating around the city.

Visit Iran attractions:

  • Golestan Palace
  • Sardar-e Bagh-e Melli (National Garden)
  • Ferdows Garden (the cinema museum of Iran)
  • Tehran Grand Bazaar
  • Rey city (Shahre Rey)
  • Cheshmeh Ali
  • Rey Castle
  • Tughrol Tower
  • Niavaran Palace Complex
  • Saadabad Complex
  • Abgineh Museum of Tehran
  • Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Carpet Museum of Iran
  • Azadi Tower
  • Milad Tower
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Day 2 - Hamadan

(Overnight in Hamadan)


Drive to Hamedan (ancient city of Ecbatana). En route, stop at Saveh to visit:

  • Saveh Friday Mosque

Then, proceed toward Hamedan to visit:

  • Ganjnameh Inscriptions
  • Tombs of Esther & Mordechai
  • A walking tour of Hamedan city center

Transfer to hotel.

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Day 3 - Kermanshah

(Overnight in Kermanshah)


Drive to Kermanshah. Inside the city, visit:

  • Ancient City of Ecbatana
  • Alavian Dome

Drive to Kermanshah. En route, at Kangavar, visit:

  • Ancient temple of Anahita

Before Kermanshah, visit:

  • Kurd nomads (if in proper season)
  • Taq-e-Bostan Sassanian reliefs
  • Bisotun relieves, inscriptions, caravansary, etc

Transfer to hotel.

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Day 4 - Kermanshah

(Overnight in Kermanshah)


Inside the city, visit:

  • Moaven-ol-Molk Tekieh (mourning building)
  • Kermanshah bazaar
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Day 5 - Sanandaj

(Overnight in Sanandaj)


Drive to Sanandaj. Visit:

  • Khaneqah (gathering place) of Qadery dervishes
  • Kurd House

Transfer to hotel.

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Day 6 - Zanjan

(Overnight in Zanjan)


Drive to Zanjan. En route, visit:

  • Karaftoo Caves
  • Takht-e-Soleyman

Proceed to Zanjan. 

Visit:

  • Zanjan Bazaar
  • Zoltanieh Dome
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Day 7 - Tehran


Drive to Tehran. Fly Home.