14 days in Iraq Itinerary

14 days in Iraq Itinerary

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Fly
1
Baghdad
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Karbala
— 3 nights
Fly
3
Sulaymaniyah
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Erbil
— 4 nights
Fly

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3
nights
Baghdad

It's quite possible that a Baghdad holiday isn't on your list of things to do, but despite the city's reputation for turmoil, it still has plenty to offer to a daring traveler.
Pack the 13th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Zawraa Park. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Iraqi Museum, appreciate the history behind Al-Mutanabbi Statue, browse the different shops at Al Mansur Mall, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Yassin Mosque.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Baghdad trip itinerary planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Baghdad is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Western Indonesia Time to Arabian Standard Time is minus 4 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Jakarta in October since evenings lows in Baghdad dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Karbala.

Things to do in Baghdad

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 14:
Highlights from your trip
Zawraa Park ©
Theme Park
Zawraa Park
3.4
Iraqi Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Iraqi Museum
4.4
Al Yassin Mosque ©
Religious Site
Al Yassin Mosque
4.6

3
nights
Karbala

Karbala is a city in central Iraq, located about 100km southwest of Baghdad, and a few miles east of Lake Milh. Venture out of the city with trips to Najaf (Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery & Shrine Amir al-mo'menin Ali bin Abi Talib peace be upon him), Kufa (Al Sahlah Great Mosque & Great Mosque of Kufa) and Babylon (in Al Hillah). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Imam Hussain's Shrine and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Abbas Holy Shrine.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Karbala sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Baghdad to Karbala takes 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Sulaymaniyah.

Things to do in Karbala

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 14 — 17:
Highlights from your trip

3
nights
Sulaymaniyah

Considered one of the most cosmopolitan and westernized cities in Iraq, vibrant Sulaymaniyah boasts a strong cultural scene with a good selection of museums and educational institutions.
Sulaymaniyah is known for fun & games, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: have fun at Chavi Land, look for all kinds of wild species at Dukan lake, get engrossed in the history at Slemani Museum, and browse the different shops at City Star Mall.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sulaymaniyah trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Karbala to Sulaymaniyah takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Erbil.

Things to do in Sulaymaniyah

Wildlife · Shopping · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 20:
Highlights from your trip
Dukan lake ©
Wildlife Area
Dukan lake
4.2
Chavi Land ©
Fun & Games
Chavi Land
3.8
Amnasuraka Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Amnasuraka Museum
4.3

4
nights
Erbil

Hawler

The capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, Erbil occupies perhaps the longest-inhabited land in the world, with the earliest human settlement here possibly dating back to 5000 BCE.
Erbil is known for parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Erbil Citadel, stop by Bazaar, make a trip to Mudhafaria Minarett, and browse the different shops at Family Mall.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Erbil itinerary tool.

You can drive from Sulaymaniyah to Erbil in 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Erbil can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Erbil

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 24:
Highlights from your trip
Erbil Citadel ©
Historic Site
Erbil Citadel
3.9

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