6 days in Iraq Itinerary

6 days in Iraq Itinerary

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6 days in Iraq Itinerary

Start: Erbil
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
1
Najaf
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Karbala
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Al Hillah
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Kufa
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
End: Erbil

1
night
Najaf

Najaf ©
Najaf ranks among the most frequented places of Islamic pilgrimage in the world.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): stroll the grounds of Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery and then contemplate the long history of Shrine Amir al-mo'menin Ali bin Abi Talib peace be upon him.

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

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Erbil to Najaf in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or 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 your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Karbala.

Things to do in Najaf

Historic Sites
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1
night
Karbala

Karbala ©
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), steep yourself in history at Shrine of the two sons of Muslim Ibn Aqeel, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Abbas Holy Shrine, then don't miss a visit to Imam Hussain's Shrine, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tal Al Zainabeiah site.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Karbala visit app .

Traveling by car from Najaf to Karbala takes 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Karbala are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Al Hillah.

Things to do in Karbala

Historic Sites
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Imam Hussain's Shrine ©
Imam Hussain's Shrine
Al Abbas Holy Shrine ©
Al Abbas Holy Shrine
Tal Al Zainabeiah site ©
Tal Al Zainabeiah site

2
nights
Al Hillah

Al Hillah ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): make a trip to Babylon.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Al Hillah trip planner .

You can drive from Karbala to Al Hillah in an hour. In January in Al Hillah, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 7°C at night. You'll set off for Kufa on the 21st (Mon).

Things to do in Al Hillah

Historic Sites
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Babylon ©
Babylon

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Kufa

Kufa ©
Kufa is a city in Iraq, about 170km south of Baghdad, and 10km northeast of Najaf. To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kufa trip planner .

You can drive from Al Hillah to Kufa in an hour. In January, daytime highs in Kufa are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kufa

Historic Sites Museums
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Al Sahlah Great Mosque ©
Al Sahlah Great Mosque
Great Mosque of Kufa ©
Great Mosque of Kufa
Maytham al-Tammar Shrine ©
Maytham al-Tammar Shrine

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