30 days in Iraq Itinerary

30 days in Iraq Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Basrah
— 2 nights
2
Nasiriyah
— 3 nights
3
Karbala
— 4 nights
4
Baghdad
— 4 nights
5
Sulaymaniyah
— 3 nights
6
Duhok
— 3 nights
7
Erbil
— 8 nights

2
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Basrah

Basrah ©
Basrah is known for . Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Basra Times Square and gain insight at University of Basrah.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Basrah trip tool.

Sydney, Australia to Basrah is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Basrah, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in September, expect Basrah to be warmer, temps between 51°C and 30°C. On the 4th (Wed), you'll travel to Nasiriyah.
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Basra Times Square ©
Basra Times Square
University of Basrah ©
University of Basrah

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Nasiriyah

Nasiriyah ©
Nasiriyah is a city in Iraq. Nasiriyah is known for . Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Ziggurat of UR.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Nasiriyah trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Basrah to Nasiriyah takes 2.5 hours. You'll set off for Karbala on the 7th (Sat).
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Ziggurat of UR ©
Ziggurat of UR

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nights
Karbala

Karbala ©
Karbala is a city in central Iraq, located about 100km southwest of Baghdad, and a few miles east of Lake Milh. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Karbala: Babylon (in Al Hillah), Najaf (Shrine Amir al-mo'menin Ali bin Abi Talib peace be upon him & Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery) and Kufa (Al Sahlah Great Mosque, House of Imam Ali Ibn Abi Taleb, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Imam Hussain's Shrine, contemplate the long history of Shrine of the two sons of Muslim Ibn Aqeel, and admire the masterpieces at Memory Islam Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Karbala holiday planner.

Getting from Nasiriyah to Karbala by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly. Expect a daytime high around 47°C in September, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Baghdad.

Things to do in Karbala

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Kufa, Najaf, Babylon
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Imam Hussain's Shrine ©
Imam Hussain's Shrine
Al Abbas Holy Shrine ©
Al Abbas Holy Shrine

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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 13th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Zawraa Park. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Iraqi Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Umm Al-Qura Mosque, don't miss a visit to Baghdadi Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Al-Mutanabbi Statue.

To plan Baghdad vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Karbala to Baghdad by car takes about 2 hours. In September in Baghdad, expect temperatures between 47°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sulaymaniyah.

Things to do in Baghdad

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Zawraa Park ©
Zawraa Park
Iraqi Museum ©
Iraqi Museum
Al Mansur Mall ©
Al Mansur Mall

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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: have fun at Chavi Land, take an in-depth tour of Slemani Museum, look for gifts at Rand Gallery, and browse the different shops at City Star Mall.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Sulaymaniyah trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Baghdad to Sulaymaniyah in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Duhok.

Things to do in Sulaymaniyah

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping
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Dukan lake ©
Dukan lake
Chavi Land ©
Chavi Land
Amnasuraka Museum ©
Amnasuraka Museum

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Duhok

Duhok ©
Sitting on flat land between two chains of scenic mountains and close to the Tigris River, Duhok has experienced a growth in tourism in recent years.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Duhok: Zakho Bridge. (in Zakho) and Rabban Hormizd Monastery (in Al Qush). There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at Mazi Plus Mall, take in the awesome beauty at Zawa Mountain, appreciate the history behind Azadi Panorama, and stroll around Azadi Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Duhok trip planner.

Getting from Sulaymaniyah to Duhok by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. In September in Duhok, expect temperatures between 45°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Erbil.

Things to do in Duhok

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

Zakho Bridge., Rabban Hormizd Monastery
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Azadi Park ©
Azadi Park
Zakho Bridge. ©
Zakho Bridge.
Rabban Hormizd Monastery ©
Rabban Hormizd Monastery

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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: contemplate the long history of Erbil Citadel, see the interesting displays at Kurdish Textile Museum, stroll around Shanadar Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jalil Khayat and his Children's Mosque.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Erbil road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Duhok to Erbil takes 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 26°C. You'll set off for home on the 29th (Sun).

Things to do in Erbil

Parks · Shopping · Museums
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Kurdish Textile Museum ©
Kurdish Textile Museum
Erbil Citadel ©
Erbil Citadel
Family Mall ©
Family Mall