5 days in Iraq Itinerary

5 days in Iraq Itinerary

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5 days in Iraq Itinerary

Start: Guwahati
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Najaf
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Erbil
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Guwahati

1
night
Najaf

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

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Guwahati, India to Najaf is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Guwahati to Najaf, you'll gain 2 hours 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Erbil.

Things to do in Najaf

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

3
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 4th (Wed), stroll around Sami Abdulrahman Park, then 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 contemplate the long history of Erbil Citadel, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jalil Khayat and his Children's Mosque.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Erbil day trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Najaf to Erbil in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In September, Erbil is a bit cooler than Najaf - with highs of 43°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Erbil

Parks Shopping Museums
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Sami Abdulrahman Park ©
Sami Abdulrahman Park
Erbil Citadel ©
Erbil Citadel
Family Mall ©
Family Mall