58 days in Iraq Itinerary

58 days in Iraq Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sulaymaniyah
— 6 nights
2
Kirkuk
— 6 nights
3
Duhok
— 6 nights
4
Erbil
— 7 nights
5
Kufa
— 6 nights
6
Karbala
— 6 nights
7
Baghdad
— 7 nights
8
Nasiriyah
— 6 nights
9
Basrah
— 5 nights

6
nights
Sulaymaniyah

Sulaymaniyah ©
Considered one of the most cosmopolitan and westernized cities in Iraq, vibrant Sulaymaniyah boasts a strong cultural scene with a good selection of museums and educational institutions.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Slemani Museum and Sarchnar Park. There's lots more to do: enjoy some diversion at Chavi Land, examine the collection at Amnasuraka Museum, identify plant and animal life at Dukan lake, and look for gifts at Rand Gallery.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sulaymaniyah trip itinerary planner.

New Delhi, India to Sulaymaniyah is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll gain 2.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Sulaymaniyah due to the time zone difference. On the 30th (Sun), you're off to Kirkuk.

Things to do in Sulaymaniyah

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Dukan lake ©
Dukan lake
Slemani Museum ©
Slemani Museum
Chavi Land ©
Chavi Land

6
nights
Kirkuk

Kirkuk
Kirkuk is the capital of the Kirkuk Governorate of Iraq, 238km north of Baghdad.Kirkuk lies in a wide zone with an enormously diverse population and has been multilingual for centuries. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kirkuk Citadel and Bawa Gurgur Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kirkuk road trip website.

Drive from Sulaymaniyah to Kirkuk in 2 hours. You'll set off for Duhok on the 6th (Sat).

Things to do in Kirkuk

Theme Parks Historic Sites
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6
nights
Duhok

Duhok ©
Sitting on flat land between two chains of scenic mountains and close to the Tigris River, Duhok has experienced a growth in tourism in recent years.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rabban Hormizd Monastery and Duhok Zoo. When in Duhok, make a side trip to see Zakho Bridge. in Zakho, approximately Zakho away. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Zawa Mountain, appreciate the history behind Azadi Panorama, buy something for everyone on your list at Mazi Plus Mall, and stroll around Azadi Park.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Duhok trip planner.

You can drive from Kirkuk to Duhok in 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Duhok are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 12th (Fri), you'll travel to Erbil.

Things to do in Duhok

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trips

Zakho Bridge., Rabban Hormizd Monastery
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Azadi Park ©
Azadi Park
Rabban Hormizd Monastery ©
Rabban Hormizd Monastery
Zawa Mountain ©
Zawa Mountain

7
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mudhafaria Minarett and Majidi Mall. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Erbil Citadel, examine the collection at Kurdish Textile Museum, get outside with Aqua tarin, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Jalil Khayat and his Children's Mosque.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Erbil travel route planning app.

You can drive from Duhok to Erbil in 2.5 hours. In July in Erbil, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 19th (Fri), you'll travel to Kufa.

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

6
nights
Kufa

Kufa ©
Kufa is a city in Iraq, about 170km south of Baghdad, and 10km northeast of Najaf. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Al Sahlah Great Mosque and Masjid Hannana. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Shrine Amir al-mo'menin Ali bin Abi Talib peace be upon him, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maytham al-Tammar Shrine, make a trip to Great Mosque of Kufa, and get engrossed in the history at House of Imam Ali Ibn Abi Taleb.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kufa day trip planning website.

Fly from Erbil to Kufa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Erbil in July; daily highs in Kufa reach °C and lows reach °C. You will leave for Karbala on the 25th (Thu).

Things to do in Kufa

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Najaf
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Al Sahlah Great Mosque ©
Al Sahlah Great Mosque
Maytham al-Tammar Shrine ©
Maytham al-Tammar Shrine

6
nights
Karbala

Karbala ©
Karbala is a city in central Iraq, located about 100km southwest of Baghdad, and a few miles east of Lake Milh. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shrine of the two sons of Muslim Ibn Aqeel and Memory Islam Museum. Go for a jaunt from Karbala to Al Hillah to see Babylon about 1h 10 min away. It doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imam Hussain's Shrine.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Karbala online travel route builder.

Drive from Kufa to Karbala in 1.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Kufa in July since evenings lows in Karbala dip to °C. You will leave for Baghdad on the 31st (Wed).

Things to do in Karbala

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Babylon
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Imam Hussain's Shrine ©
Imam Hussain's Shrine
Shrine of the two sons of Muslim Ibn Aqeel ©
Memory Islam Museum ©
Memory Islam Museum

7
nights
Baghdad

Baghdad ©
It's quite possible that a Baghdad holiday isn't on your list of things to do, but despite the city's reputation for turmoil, it still has plenty to offer to a daring traveler.
Explore hidden gems such as Armenian Orthodox Church - St Gregory The Illuminator and Abu Hanifa Mosque. Pack the 2nd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Zawraa Park. Next up on the itinerary: revel in the low prices at Babylon Mall, admire the striking features of Al-Rahman mosque, make a trip to Al-Shaheed Monument, and catch a live event at Al-Shaab Stadium.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Baghdad tour planner.

Drive from Karbala to Baghdad in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Baghdad are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. You will leave for Nasiriyah on the 7th (Wed).

Things to do in Baghdad

Theme Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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Zawraa Park ©
Zawraa Park
Babylon Mall ©
Babylon Mall

6
nights
Nasiriyah

Nasiriyah ©
Nasiriyah is a city in Iraq. Nasiriyah is known for . Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Ziggurat of UR.

Discover how to plan a Nasiriyah trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Baghdad to Nasiriyah by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. You'll set off for Basrah on the 13th (Tue).
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Ziggurat of UR ©
Ziggurat of UR

5
nights
Basrah

Basrah ©
Basrah is known for . Your plan includes some of its best attractions: deepen your understanding at University of Basrah and don't miss a visit to Basra Times Square.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Basrah trip builder website.

You can drive from Nasiriyah to Basrah in 2.5 hours. In August in Basrah, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. You will leave for home on the 18th (Sun).
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 18:
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Basra Times Square ©
Basra Times Square
University of Basrah ©
University of Basrah

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