4 days in Iraq Itinerary

4 days in Iraq Itinerary

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4 days in Iraq Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
Fly + Drive:  23​h
1
Kufa
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
2
Al Hillah
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
3
Karbala
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Najaf
— Few hours
Fly:  23​h
End: Jakarta

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Kufa

Kufa ©
Kufa is a city in Iraq, about 170km south of Baghdad, and 10km northeast of Najaf. On the 16th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Maytham al-Tammar Shrine, then take an in-depth tour of House of Imam Ali Ibn Abi Taleb, then steep yourself in history at Al Sahlah Great Mosque, and finally don't miss a visit to Great Mosque of Kufa.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kufa day trip site .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Kufa is an approximately 23-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Jakarta to Kufa. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Jakarta in January, with highs in Kufa at 20°C and lows at 7°C. On the 16th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Al Hillah.

Things to do in Kufa

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Al Sahlah Great Mosque ©
Al Sahlah Great Mosque
Great Mosque of Kufa ©
Great Mosque of Kufa
Maytham al-Tammar Shrine ©
Maytham al-Tammar Shrine

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Al Hillah

Al Hillah ©
For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Al Hillah tour builder app .

Drive from Kufa to Al Hillah in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in January, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Karbala.

Things to do in Al Hillah

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Babylon ©
Babylon

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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. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Abbas Holy Shrine, then don't miss a visit to Imam Hussain's Shrine, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tal Al Zainabeiah site.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Karbala trip planner.

Traveling by car from Al Hillah to Karbala takes an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Karbala can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Najaf.

Things to do in Karbala

Historic Sites
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Imam Hussain's Shrine ©
Imam Hussain's Shrine
Al Abbas Holy Shrine ©
Al Abbas Holy Shrine
Tal Al Zainabeiah site ©
Tal Al Zainabeiah site

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Najaf

Najaf ©
Najaf ranks among the most frequented places of Islamic pilgrimage in the world.
To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Najaf tour itinerary builder site .

Drive from Karbala to Najaf in 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Najaf are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Najaf

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Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery ©
Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery