17 days in Iraq Itinerary

17 days in Iraq Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Baghdad
— 3 nights
2
Nasiriyah
— 2 nights
3
Karbala
— 3 nights
4
Sulaymaniyah
— 3 nights
5
Erbil
— 4 nights

3
nights
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.
Baghdad is known for shopping, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Iraqi Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Armenian Orthodox Church - St Gregory The Illuminator, don't miss a visit to Al-Shaheed Monument, and find something for the whole family at Zawraa Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Baghdad trip itinerary planner.

Lahore, Pakistan to Baghdad is an approximately 9-hour flight. Traveling from Lahore to Baghdad, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lahore in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of °C in Baghdad. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Nasiriyah.

Things to do in Baghdad

Historic Sites Theme Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 23:
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Al Yassin Mosque ©
Al Yassin Mosque
Iraqi Museum ©
Iraqi Museum
Zawraa Park ©
Zawraa Park

2
nights
Nasiriyah

Nasiriyah ©
Nasiriyah is a city in Iraq. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): make a trip to Ziggurat of UR.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Nasiriyah route planner.

You can fly from Baghdad to Nasiriyah in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 25th (Fri), you'll travel to Karbala.
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 25:
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Ziggurat of UR ©
Ziggurat of UR

3
nights
Karbala

Karbala ©
Karbala is a city in central Iraq, located about 100km southwest of Baghdad, and a few miles east of Lake Milh. Get out of town with these interesting Karbala side-trips: Kufa (Al Sahlah Great Mosque, Great Mosque of Kufa, &more), Babylon (in Al Hillah) and Najaf (Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery & Shrine Amir al-mo'menin Ali bin Abi Talib peace be upon him). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Imam Hussain's Shrine.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Karbala online trip builder.

Drive from Nasiriyah to Karbala in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sulaymaniyah.

Things to do in Karbala

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kufa, Najaf, Babylon
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 28:
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Imam Hussain's Shrine ©
Imam Hussain's Shrine
Babylon ©
Babylon

3
nights
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: have fun at Chavi Land, buy something for everyone on your list at City Star Mall, take an in-depth tour of Slemani Museum, and stroll around Sarchnar Park.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sulaymaniyah trip website.

Traveling by flight from Karbala to Sulaymaniyah takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to drive to Erbil.

Things to do in Sulaymaniyah

Parks Wildlife Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 31:
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Dukan lake ©
Dukan lake
Chavi Land ©
Chavi Land
Amnasuraka Museum ©
Amnasuraka Museum

4
nights
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 historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Erbil Citadel, see the interesting displays at Kurdish Textile Museum, stroll around Sami Abdulrahman Park, and look for gifts at Bazaar.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Erbil route planner.

You can drive from Sulaymaniyah to Erbil in 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Erbil can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Erbil

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 4:
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Sami Abdulrahman Park ©
Sami Abdulrahman Park
Erbil Citadel ©
Erbil Citadel
Kurdish Textile Museum ©
Kurdish Textile Museum