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 21st (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Abbas Holy Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imam Hussain's Shrine, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tal Al Zainabeiah site.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Karbala day trip planning website .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Karbala is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Jakarta to Karbala is minus 4 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Jakarta in January: high temperatures in Karbala hover around 19°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) 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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sami Abdulrahman Park and then see the interesting displays at Kurdish Textile Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Erbil Citadel, tour the pleasant surroundings at Shanadar Park, look for gifts at Bazaar, then contemplate the long history of Mudhafaria Minarett, and finally browse the different shops at Family Mall.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Erbil trip planning app .

Do a combination of car and flight from Karbala to Erbil in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Karbala, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Erbil, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough 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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