23 days in Iraq Itinerary

23 days in Iraq Itinerary

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Baghdad
— 4 nights
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Nasiriyah
— 1 night
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Karbala
— 3 nights
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Kufa
— 1 night
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Erbil
— 6 nights
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Sulaymaniyah
— 5 nights

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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 1st (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Zawraa Park. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Iraqi Museum, don't miss a visit to Al Yassin Mosque, appreciate the history behind Al-Mutanabbi Statue, and revel in the low prices at Babylon Mall.

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Washington DC, USA to Baghdad is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Baghdad is 8 hours. When traveling from Washington DC in September, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Baghdad: temperatures range from 105°F by day to 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nasiriyah.

Things to do in Baghdad

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
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Must see
Iraqi Museum
4.4
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Theme Park
Zawraa Park
3.4
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Shopping Mall
Al Mansur Mall
3.6

1
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Nasiriyah

Nasiriyah ©
Nasiriyah is a city in Iraq. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): make a trip to Ziggurat of UR.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Nasiriyah trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Baghdad to Nasiriyah in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Karbala.
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Landmark
Ziggurat of UR
4.7

3
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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. Explore Karbala's surroundings by going to Babylon (in Al Hillah) and Najaf (Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery & Shrine Amir al-mo'menin Ali bin Abi Talib peace be upon him). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Imam Hussain's Shrine and steep yourself in history at Shrine of the two sons of Muslim Ibn Aqeel.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Karbala online tour planner.

Drive from Nasiriyah to Karbala in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kufa.

Things to do in Karbala

Historic Sites

Side Trips

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1
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Kufa

Kufa ©
Kufa is a city in Iraq, about 170km south of Baghdad, and 10km northeast of Najaf. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at 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.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kufa itinerary builder site.

Drive from Karbala to Kufa in 1.5 hours. In October in Kufa, expect temperatures between 93°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Erbil.

Things to do in Kufa

Museums · Historic Sites
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Religious Site
Al Sahlah Great Mosque
4.8

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Erbil

Erbil ©

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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: stroll around Sami Abdulrahman Park, browse the different shops at Majidi Mall, take in the dramatic scenery at Gali Ali Bag, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jalil Khayat and his Children's Mosque.

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You can fly from Kufa to Erbil in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Kufa in October: high temperatures in Erbil hover around 85°F and lows are around 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sulaymaniyah.

Things to do in Erbil

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums
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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, get engrossed in the history at Kurd’s Heritage Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at City Star Mall, and admire the sheer force of Ahmad Awa Waterfall.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Sulaymaniyah journey planner.

Traveling by car from Erbil to Sulaymaniyah takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sulaymaniyah

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Shopping
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Wildlife Area
Dukan lake
4.2
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Fun & Games
Chavi Land
3.8
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Specialty Museum
Amnasuraka Museum
4.3