33 days in Iraq Itinerary

33 days in Iraq Itinerary

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Baghdad
— 5 nights
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Karbala
— 4 nights
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Kufa
— 3 nights
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Nasiriyah
— 3 nights
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Basrah
— 3 nights
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Sulaymaniyah
— 5 nights
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Erbil
— 6 nights
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Duhok
— 3 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 31st (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Zawraa Park. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Iraqi Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at Al Mansur Mall, don't miss a visit to Baghdadi Museum, and appreciate the history behind Al-Shaheed Monument.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Baghdad online vacation maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Baghdad. In December, daytime highs in Baghdad are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Karbala.

Things to do in Baghdad

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 4:
Highlights from your plan
Al Yassin Mosque ©
Al Yassin Mosque
Iraqi Museum ©
Iraqi Museum
Zawraa Park ©
Zawraa Park

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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. Venture out of the city with trips to Najaf (Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery & Shrine Amir al-mo'menin Ali bin Abi Talib peace be upon him) and Babylon (in Al Hillah). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imam Hussain's Shrine and steep yourself in history at Shrine of the two sons of Muslim Ibn Aqeel.

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

You can drive from Baghdad to Karbala in 2 hours. January in Karbala sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 6°C at night. On the 8th (Fri), you're off to Kufa.

Things to do in Karbala

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 4 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Imam Hussain's Shrine ©
Imam Hussain's Shrine
Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery ©
Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery

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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: make a trip to Great Mosque of Kufa, get engrossed in the history at House of Imam Ali Ibn Abi Taleb, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Sahlah Great Mosque.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kufa online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Karbala to Kufa takes 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. On the 11th (Mon), you'll travel to Nasiriyah.

Things to do in Kufa

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Al Sahlah Great Mosque ©
Al Sahlah Great Mosque
Great Mosque of Kufa ©
Great Mosque of Kufa

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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 see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Nasiriyah online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Kufa to Nasiriyah takes 3 hours. On the 14th (Thu), you're off to Basrah.
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Ziggurat of UR ©
Ziggurat of UR

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Basrah

Basrah ©
Basrah is known for . Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Basra Times Square and deepen your understanding at University of Basrah.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Basrah planner.

You can drive from Nasiriyah to Basrah in 2.5 hours. In January in Basrah, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 5°C at night. You'll set off for Sulaymaniyah on the 17th (Sun).
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Basra Times Square ©
Basra Times Square
Shatt al-Arab ©
Shatt al-Arab
University of Basrah ©
University of Basrah

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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.
Spend the 22nd (Fri) exploring nature at Hawary Shar Park. And it doesn't end there: enjoy some diversion at Chavi Land, take an in-depth tour of Slemani Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at City Star Mall, and savor the flavors at Bellucci Cafe Majidi Mall.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sulaymaniyah day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Basrah to Sulaymaniyah in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Erbil.

Things to do in Sulaymaniyah

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
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: walk around Sami Abdulrahman Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Korek Mountain Resort & Spa, take in the dramatic scenery at Gali Ali Bag, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jalil Khayat and his Children's Mosque.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Erbil tour itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Sulaymaniyah to Erbil by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in January, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Duhok.

Things to do in Erbil

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Sami Abdulrahman Park ©
Sami Abdulrahman Park
Erbil Citadel ©
Erbil Citadel
Shanadar Park ©
Shanadar Park

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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: Rabban Hormizd Monastery (in Al Qush) and Zakho Bridge. (in Zakho). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Lalish, walk around Azadi Park, browse the different shops at Mazi Plus Mall, and take in the awesome beauty at Zawa Mountain.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Duhok journey maker.

Getting from Erbil to Duhok by car takes about 2.5 hours. In January in Duhok, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Duhok

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Rabban Hormizd Monastery ©
Rabban Hormizd Monastery
Zakho Bridge. ©
Zakho Bridge.
Zawa Mountain ©
Zawa Mountain