58 days in Iraq Itinerary

58 days in Iraq Itinerary

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58 days in Iraq Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Sulaymaniyah
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Kirkuk
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Duhok
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Erbil
— 7 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
5
Kufa
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Karbala
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Baghdad
— 7 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
8
Nasiriyah
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Basrah
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: New Delhi

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: have fun at Chavi Land, look for all kinds of wild species at Dukan lake, browse the different shops at City Star Mall, and see the interesting displays at Amnasuraka Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sulaymaniyah travel route planning app .

New Delhi, India to Sulaymaniyah is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi to Sulaymaniyah, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. You'll set off for Kirkuk on the 30th (Sun).

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. Step off the beaten path and head to Kirkuk Citadel and Bawa Gurgur Park.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kirkuk trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Sulaymaniyah to Kirkuk takes 2 hours. On the 6th (Sat), you'll travel to Duhok.

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zakho Bridge. and Rabban Hormizd Monastery. There's still lots to do: stroll around Azadi Park, browse the different shops at Mazi Plus Mall, pause for some photo ops at Azadi Panorama, and stroll through Duhok Zoo.

You can plan Duhok trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by car from Kirkuk to Duhok takes 3.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 51°C, and evening lows to 32°C. You will leave for Erbil on the 12th (Fri).

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
Zakho Bridge. ©
Zakho Bridge.

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Minaret Park and Rashad Mufti Mosque. There's much more to do: walk around Sami Abdulrahman Park, head outdoors with Aqua tarin, stop by Bazaar, and contemplate the long history of Erbil Citadel.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Erbil trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Duhok to Erbil takes 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Erbil are 49°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. You will leave for Kufa on the 19th (Fri).

Things to do in Erbil

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

6
nights
Kufa

Kufa ©
Kufa is a city in Iraq, about 170km south of Baghdad, and 10km northeast of Najaf. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Al Sahlah Great Mosque and House of Imam Ali Ibn Abi Taleb. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Shrine Amir al-mo'menin Ali bin Abi Talib peace be upon him, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maytham al-Tammar Shrine, and stroll the grounds of Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Kufa day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Erbil to Kufa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Erbil in July, with highs in Kufa at 53°C and lows at 37°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. Discover out-of-the-way places 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.

Planning Karbala trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Drive from Kufa to Karbala in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Kufa in July, Karbala is little chillier at night with lows of 32°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
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Armenian Orthodox Church - St Gregory The Illuminator and Al-Shaab Stadium. Pack the 2nd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Zawraa Park. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Al-Shaheed Monument, see the interesting displays at The Iraq Museum, pause for some photo ops at Al-Mutanabbi Statue, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Umm Al-Qura Mosque.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Baghdad trip maker tool .

You can drive from Karbala to Baghdad in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Baghdad are 52°C, while nighttime lows are 33°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
The Iraq Museum ©
The Iraq Museum

6
nights
Nasiriyah

Nasiriyah ©
Nasiriyah is known for . Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Ziggurat of UR.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Nasiriyah trip itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Baghdad to Nasiriyah in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. On the 13th (Tue), you'll travel to Basrah.
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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: explore and take pictures at University of Basrah and don't miss a visit to Basra Times Square.

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Drive from Nasiriyah to Basrah in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 55°C in August, and nighttime lows around 35°C. On the 18th (Sun), you're off tohome.
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Basra Times Square ©
Basra Times Square
University of Basrah ©
University of Basrah

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