4 days in Iraq Itinerary

4 days in Iraq Itinerary

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Route & dates

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. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Maytham al-Tammar Shrine, thentake an in-depth tour of House of Imam Ali Ibn Abi Taleb, thenmake a trip to Al Sahlah Great Mosque, and finally make a trip to Great Mosque of Kufa.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kufa day trip tool.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Kufa is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Western Indonesia Time to Arabian Standard Time is minus 4 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Jakarta in January, with highs in Kufa at 20°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride 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 ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Babylon.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Al Hillah driving holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from Kufa to Al Hillah takes an hour. In January in Al Hillah, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Karbala.

Things to do in Al Hillah

Historic Sites
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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, don't miss a visit to Imam Hussain's Shrine, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tal Al Zainabeiah site.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Karbala day trip planning website.

You can drive from Al Hillah to Karbala in an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Karbala can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. On the 17th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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.
On the 17th (Thu), explore the different monuments and memorials at Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Najaf vacation maker app.

Traveling by car from Karbala to Najaf takes an hour. In January, daytime highs in Najaf are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Najaf

Historic Sites
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Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery ©
Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery