31 days in Iraq Itinerary

31 days in Iraq Itinerary

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Kufa
— 4 nights
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Karbala
— 3 nights
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Nasiriyah
— 4 nights
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Baghdad
— 4 nights
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Sulaymaniyah
— 4 nights
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Erbil
— 4 nights
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Duhok
— 5 nights

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Kufa

Kufa ©
Kufa is a city in Iraq, about 170km south of Baghdad, and 10km northeast of Najaf. Kufa is known for historic sites and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Shrine Amir al-mo'menin Ali bin Abi Talib peace be upon him, contemplate the long history of Al Sahlah Great Mosque, explore the different monuments and memorials at Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery, and take an in-depth tour of House of Imam Ali Ibn Abi Taleb.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kufa trip site.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Kufa is an approximately 31-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Kufa. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in August: high temperatures in Kufa hover around 53°C and lows are around 36°C. On the 6th (Tue), you're off to Karbala.

Things to do in Kufa

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Great Mosque of Kufa ©
Great Mosque of Kufa
Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery ©
Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery

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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. Take a break from Karbala with a short trip to Babylon in Al Hillah, about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Imam Hussain's Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Abbas Holy Shrine, steep yourself in history at Shrine of the two sons of Muslim Ibn Aqeel, and get engrossed in the history at Memory Islam Museum.

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You can drive from Kufa to Karbala in 1.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Kufa in August since evenings lows in Karbala dip to 32°C. On the 9th (Fri), you'll travel to Nasiriyah.

Things to do in Karbala

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Imam Hussain's Shrine ©
Imam Hussain's Shrine
Al Abbas Holy Shrine ©
Al Abbas Holy Shrine
Babylon ©
Babylon

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Nasiriyah

Nasiriyah ©
Nasiriyah is a city in Iraq. Nasiriyah is known for . Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Ziggurat of UR.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Nasiriyah itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Karbala to Nasiriyah in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. On the 13th (Tue), you're off to Baghdad.
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Ziggurat of UR ©
Ziggurat of UR

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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 (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Zawraa Park. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Iraqi Museum, get some fabulous bargains at Babylon Mall, buy something for everyone on your list at Al Mansur Mall, and don't miss a visit to Al Yassin Mosque.

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

Traveling by flight from Nasiriyah to Baghdad takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Baghdad are 53°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sulaymaniyah.

Things to do in Baghdad

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
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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: enjoy some diversion at Chavi Land, stop by Rand Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Dukan lake, and walk around Sarchnar Park.

To see photos and other tourist information, go to the Sulaymaniyah travel planner.

Fly from Baghdad to Sulaymaniyah in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You will leave for Erbil on the 21st (Wed).

Things to do in Sulaymaniyah

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

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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: contemplate the long history of Erbil Citadel, stroll around Shanadar Park, get engrossed in the history at Syriac Heritage Museum, and stop by Bazaar.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Erbil travel route planner.

You can drive from Sulaymaniyah to Erbil in 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Erbil are 49°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Duhok.

Things to do in Erbil

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

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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). And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at Mazi Plus Mall, take in the awesome beauty at Zawa Mountain, stroll around Zari Park, and pause for some photo ops at Azadi Panorama.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Duhok trip planner.

Getting from Erbil to Duhok by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Duhok are 51°C, while nighttime lows are 33°C. On the 30th (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Duhok

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 30:
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Azadi Park ©
Azadi Park
Zakho Bridge. ©
Zakho Bridge.
Rabban Hormizd Monastery ©
Rabban Hormizd Monastery