5 days in Iraq Itinerary

5 days in Iraq Itinerary

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5 days in Iraq Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
Fly + Drive:  25​h
1
Karbala
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Erbil
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Jakarta

1
day
Karbala

Karbala ©
Karbala is a city in central Iraq, located about 100km southwest of Baghdad, and a few miles east of Lake Milh. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Abbas Holy Shrine, don't miss a visit to Imam Hussain's Shrine, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tal Al Zainabeiah site.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Karbala planner .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Karbala is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Jakarta to Karbala, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Jakarta in January, with highs in Karbala at 19°C and lows at 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Erbil.

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

2
nights
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.
On the 17th (Thu), stroll through Sami Abdulrahman Park and then examine the collection at Kurdish Textile Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Erbil Citadel, stroll through Shanadar Park, stop by Bazaar, then steep yourself in history at Mudhafaria Minarett, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Family Mall.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Erbil online trip maker .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Karbala to Erbil takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Karbala, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Erbil, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Erbil

Parks Shopping Museums
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Kurdish Textile Museum ©
Kurdish Textile Museum
Sami Abdulrahman Park ©
Sami Abdulrahman Park
Erbil Citadel ©
Erbil Citadel

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