6 days in Iraq Itinerary

6 days in Iraq Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iraq trip planner

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Make it your trip
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Najaf
— 1 night
Drive
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Karbala
— 1 night
Drive
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Al Hillah
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kufa
— 1 night
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Najaf

— 1 night
Najaf ranks among the most frequented places of Islamic pilgrimage in the world.
On the 18th (Fri), explore the different monuments and memorials at Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery and then steep yourself in history at Shrine Amir al-mo'menin Ali bin Abi Talib peace be upon him.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Najaf trip planner.

Erbil to Najaf is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Erbil in January, you will find days in Najaf are somewhat warmer (20°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Karbala.

Things to do in Najaf

Historic Sites
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Karbala

— 1 night
Karbala is a city in central Iraq, located about 100km southwest of Baghdad, and a few miles east of Lake Milh. On the 19th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Shrine of the two sons of Muslim Ibn Aqeel, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Abbas Holy Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imam Hussain's Shrine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tal Al Zainabeiah site.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Karbala online trip planner.

Getting from Najaf to Karbala by car takes about an hour. January in Karbala sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Al Hillah.

Things to do in Karbala

Historic Sites
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Al Hillah

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Babylon.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Al Hillah trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Karbala to Al Hillah takes an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Al Hillah can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. You will leave for Kufa on the 21st (Mon).

Things to do in Al Hillah

Historic Sites
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Kufa

— 1 night
Kufa is a city in Iraq, about 170km south of Baghdad, and 10km northeast of Najaf. To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kufa trip planning site.

Getting from Al Hillah to Kufa by car takes about an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Kufa can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kufa

Historic Sites · Museums
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Iraq travel guide

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Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping Malls
Encompassing the fertile area between the Euphrates and Tigris rivers once called Mesopotamia, modern Iraq is marked by turmoil, torn between its rich historical heritage and recent instability and bloodshed. Few tourists choose to vacation in Iraq, put off by reports of violence and destruction that have shaken the country to its core. Still, the semi-autonomous province of Kurdistan remains seemingly insulated from the chaos of the rest of the country. This small region draws a growing number of foreign travelers, enticed by the area's rugged appeal and numerous lakes, archaeological sites, and impressive mountains.