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

1
night
Najaf

Najaf ©
Najaf ranks among the most frequented places of Islamic pilgrimage in the world.
On the 15th (Tue), 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 reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Najaf road trip site .

Erbil to Najaf is an approximately 1.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. When traveling from Erbil in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Najaf: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kufa.

Things to do in Najaf

Historic Sites
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1
night
Kufa

Kufa ©
Kufa is a city in Iraq, about 170km south of Baghdad, and 10km northeast of Najaf. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Maytham al-Tammar Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Hannana, contemplate the long history of Al Sahlah Great Mosque, then take an in-depth tour of House of Imam Ali Ibn Abi Taleb, and finally don't miss a visit to Great Mosque of Kufa.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kufa tour planner .

Kufa is very close to Najaf. In January, daily temperatures in Kufa can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Al Hillah.

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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night
Al Hillah

Al Hillah ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Babylon.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Al Hillah planner .

You can drive from Kufa to Al Hillah in an hour. January in Al Hillah sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Karbala.

Things to do in Al Hillah

Historic Sites
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Babylon ©
Babylon

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Karbala

Karbala ©
Karbala is a city in central Iraq, located about 100km southwest of Baghdad, and a few miles east of Lake Milh. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Abbas Holy Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imam Hussain's Shrine, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tal Al Zainabeiah site.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Karbala trip planner .

You can drive from Al Hillah to Karbala in an hour. In January, daytime highs in Karbala are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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

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