60 days in Iraq Itinerary

60 days in Iraq Itinerary

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60 days in Iraq Itinerary

Start: Erbil
Drive:  2 h 30 min
1
Duhok
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Kirkuk
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Sulaymaniyah
— 7 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
4
Basrah
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Nasiriyah
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Karbala
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Najaf
— 7 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 15 min
8
Baghdad
— 7 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
9
Erbil
— 7 nights
End: Erbil

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 find plenty of places to visit near Duhok: Zakho Bridge. (in Zakho) and Rabban Hormizd Monastery (in Al Qush). There's much more to do: stroll around Azadi Park, appreciate the history behind Azadi Panorama, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Duhok Zoo, and buy something for everyone on your list at Mazi Plus Mall.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Duhok attractions site.

Erbil to Duhok is an approximately 2.5- hour car ride. In April, daily temperatures in Duhok can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You will leave for Kirkuk on the 18th (Sat).

Things to do in Duhok

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping

Side Trips

Zakho Bridge., Rabban Hormizd Monastery
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 18:
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Azadi Park ©
Azadi Park
Zakho Bridge. ©
Zakho Bridge.
Zawa Mountain ©
Zawa Mountain

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. Kirkuk is known for historic sites and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kirkuk Citadel and get in on the family fun at Bawa Gurgur Park.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kirkuk trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Duhok to Kirkuk takes 3.5 hours. You will leave for Sulaymaniyah on the 24th (Fri).

Things to do in Kirkuk

Theme Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 24:

7
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.
Sulaymaniyah is known for fun & games, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy some diversion at Chavi Land, stroll around Sarchnar Park, examine the collection at Amnasuraka Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Slemani Museum.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sulaymaniyah trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Kirkuk to Sulaymaniyah by car takes about 2 hours. You'll set off for Basrah on the 1st (Fri).

Things to do in Sulaymaniyah

Parks Shopping Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 24 — May 1:
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Dukan lake ©
Dukan lake
Chavi Land ©
Chavi Land
Amnasuraka Museum ©
Amnasuraka Museum

6
nights
Basrah

Basrah ©
Basrah is known for . Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Basra Times Square and deepen your understanding at University of Basrah.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Basrah vacation maker site.

Fly from Sulaymaniyah to Basrah in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In May, daily temperatures in Basrah can reach 47°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. On the 7th (Thu), you're off to Nasiriyah.
Find places to stay May 1 — 7:
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Basra Times Square ©
Basra Times Square
University of Basrah ©
University of Basrah

6
nights
Nasiriyah

Nasiriyah ©
Nasiriyah is a city in Iraq. Nasiriyah is known for . Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Ziggurat of UR.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Nasiriyah trip planner.

You can drive from Basrah to Nasiriyah in 2.5 hours. On the 13th (Wed), you're off to Karbala.
Find places to stay May 7 — 13:
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Ziggurat of UR ©
Ziggurat of UR

7
nights
Karbala

Karbala ©
Karbala is a city in central Iraq, located about 100km southwest of Baghdad, and a few miles east of Lake Milh. Go for a jaunt from Karbala to Al Hillah to see Babylon about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Imam Hussain's Shrine, contemplate the long history of Shrine of the two sons of Muslim Ibn Aqeel, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Abbas Holy Shrine.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Karbala route planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Nasiriyah to Karbala takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daily temperatures in Karbala can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. You will leave for Najaf on the 20th (Wed).

Things to do in Karbala

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Babylon
Find places to stay May 13 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Imam Hussain's Shrine ©
Imam Hussain's Shrine
Babylon ©
Babylon
Al Abbas Holy Shrine ©
Al Abbas Holy Shrine

7
nights
Najaf

Najaf ©
Najaf ranks among the most frequented places of Islamic pilgrimage in the world.
Najaf is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Shrine Amir al-mo'menin Ali bin Abi Talib peace be upon him, don't miss a visit to Great Mosque of Kufa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Sahlah Great Mosque, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Najaf online road trip planner.

Getting from Karbala to Najaf by car takes about 1.5 hours. May in Najaf sees daily highs of 45°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 27th (Wed), you're off to Baghdad.

Things to do in Najaf

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kufa
Find places to stay May 20 — 27:
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Great Mosque of Kufa ©
Great Mosque of Kufa
Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery ©
Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery

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.
Baghdad is known for shopping, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Iraqi Museum, revel in the low prices at Babylon Mall, appreciate the history behind Al-Mutanabbi Statue, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Yassin Mosque.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Baghdad road trip website.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Najaf to Baghdad in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daytime highs in Baghdad are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 3rd (Wed), you're off to Erbil.

Things to do in Baghdad

Historic Sites Theme Parks Shopping
Find places to stay May 27 — Jun 3:
Highlights from your plan
Al Yassin Mosque ©
Al Yassin Mosque
Iraqi Museum ©
Iraqi Museum
Zawraa Park ©
Zawraa Park

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.
Erbil is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Sami Abdulrahman Park, take in the awesome beauty at The Korek Mountain Resort & Spa, browse the different shops at Majidi Mall, and steep yourself in history at Erbil Citadel.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Erbil travel planner.

Getting from Baghdad to Erbil by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Baghdad in June, you will find days in Erbil are slightly colder (45°C), and nights are about the same (27°C). You will leave for home on the 10th (Wed).

Things to do in Erbil

Parks Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Sami Abdulrahman Park ©
Sami Abdulrahman Park
Erbil Citadel ©
Erbil Citadel
Shanadar Park ©
Shanadar Park