15 days in Iraq Itinerary

15 days in Iraq Itinerary

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Sulaymaniyah
— 3 nights
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Baghdad
— 3 nights
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Karbala
— 3 nights
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Kufa
— 1 night
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Erbil
— 4 nights

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Sulaymaniyah

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: enjoy some diversion at Chavi Land, savor a delicious cup with Bellucci Cafe Majidi Mall, look for all kinds of wild species at Dukan lake, and get engrossed in the history at Slemani Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sulaymaniyah tour builder app.

Manchester, UK to Sulaymaniyah is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Arabian Standard Time is 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Baghdad.

Things to do in Sulaymaniyah

Shopping · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 13:
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City Star Mall ©
City Star Mall
Chavi Land ©
Chavi Land
Amnasuraka Museum ©
Amnasuraka Museum

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Baghdad

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 15th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Zawraa Park. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Iraqi Museum, pause for some photo ops at Al-Shaheed Monument, don't miss a visit to Baghdadi Museum, and buy something for everyone on your list at Al Mansur Mall.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Baghdad trip planner.

You can fly from Sulaymaniyah to Baghdad in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Karbala.

Things to do in Baghdad

Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 16:
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Zawraa Park ©
Zawraa Park
Iraqi Museum ©
Iraqi Museum
Al Yassin Mosque ©
Al Yassin Mosque

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Karbala

Karbala ©
Karbala is a city in central Iraq, located about 100km southwest of Baghdad, and a few miles east of Lake Milh. Your day by day itinerary now includes Imam Hussain's Shrine. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Karbala: Najaf (Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery & Shrine Amir al-mo'menin Ali bin Abi Talib peace be upon him) and Babylon (in Al Hillah). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Abbas Holy Shrine and don't miss a visit to Shrine of the two sons of Muslim Ibn Aqeel.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Karbala online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Baghdad to Karbala in 2 hours. In November in Karbala, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kufa.

Things to do in Karbala

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Najaf, Babylon
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 19:
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Imam Hussain's Shrine ©
Imam Hussain's Shrine
Al Abbas Holy Shrine ©
Al Abbas Holy Shrine

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Kufa

Kufa ©
Kufa is a city in Iraq, about 170km south of Baghdad, and 10km northeast of Najaf. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of House of Imam Ali Ibn Abi Taleb, don't miss a visit to Great Mosque of Kufa, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Sahlah Great Mosque.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kufa road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Karbala to Kufa takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in November, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Erbil.

Things to do in Kufa

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Al Sahlah Great Mosque ©
Al Sahlah Great Mosque
Great Mosque of Kufa ©
Great Mosque of Kufa

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Erbil

Erbil ©
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: see the interesting displays at Kurdish Textile Museum, look for gifts at Bazaar, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mudhafaria Minarett, and steep yourself in history at Erbil Citadel.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Erbil road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Kufa to Erbil takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Kufa in November: high temperatures in Erbil hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Erbil

Parks · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Kurdish Textile Museum ©
Kurdish Textile Museum
Sami Abdulrahman Park ©
Sami Abdulrahman Park
Family Mall ©
Family Mall