5 days in Iraq Itinerary

5 days in Iraq Itinerary

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Najaf ©
Najaf ranks among the most frequented places of Islamic pilgrimage in the world.
On the 3rd (Tue), stroll the grounds of Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery, contemplate the long history of Shrine Amir al-mo'menin Ali bin Abi Talib peace be upon him, and then don't miss a visit to Great Mosque of Kufa.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Najaf online driving holiday planner.

Guwahati, India to Najaf is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2.5 hours traveling from Guwahati to Najaf due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Guwahati in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Najaf: temperatures range from 48°C by day to 31°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Erbil.

Things to do in Najaf

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Great Mosque of Kufa
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Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery ©
Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery
Great Mosque of Kufa ©
Great Mosque of Kufa


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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): stroll around Sami Abdulrahman Park, stop by Bazaar, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Family Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Shanadar Park, see the interesting displays at Kurdish Textile Museum, then steep yourself in history at Erbil Citadel, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jalil Khayat and his Children's Mosque.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Erbil trip maker.

You can fly from Najaf to Erbil in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In September, Erbil is a bit cooler than Najaf - with highs of 43°C and lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Erbil

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