6 days in Iraq Itinerary

6 days in Iraq Itinerary

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Start: Erbil
Fly:  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
Fly:  2 h 45 min
End: Erbil

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night
Najaf

Najaf ©
Najaf ranks among the most frequented places of Islamic pilgrimage in the world.
Kick off your visit 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.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Najaf day trip planner.

Erbil to Najaf is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Erbil in January: highs in Najaf hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kufa.

Things to do in Najaf

Historic Sites
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Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery ©
Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery

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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): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maytham al-Tammar Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Hannana, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Sahlah Great Mosque, thenget engrossed in the history at House of Imam Ali Ibn Abi Taleb, and finally make a trip to Great Mosque of Kufa.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kufa travel app.

Kufa is just a stone's throw from Najaf. January in Kufa sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. 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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Al Hillah

Al Hillah ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Babylon.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Al Hillah trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Kufa to Al Hillah takes an hour. January in Al Hillah sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Fri) before leaving for 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. On the 18th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Abbas Holy Shrine, make a trip to Imam Hussain's Shrine, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tal Al Zainabeiah site.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Karbala trip itinerary planning tool.

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. On the 19th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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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