60 days in Iraq Itinerary

60 days in Iraq Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kufa
— 6 nights
2
Karbala
— 6 nights
3
Baghdad
— 6 nights
4
Nasiriyah
— 5 nights
5
Basrah
— 5 nights
6
Sulaymaniyah
— 5 nights
7
Kirkuk
— 5 nights
8
Erbil
— 6 nights
9
Duhok
— 13 nights

6
nights
Kufa

Kufa ©
Kufa is a city in Iraq, about 170km south of Baghdad, and 10km northeast of Najaf. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Al Sahlah Great Mosque and Maytham al-Tammar Shrine. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Shrine Amir al-mo'menin Ali bin Abi Talib peace be upon him, take an in-depth tour of House of Imam Ali Ibn Abi Taleb, explore the different monuments and memorials at Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Hannana.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kufa trip planner.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Kufa is an approximately 34-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Kufa due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Buenos Aires in August, things will get warmer in Kufa: highs are around °C and lows about °C. You will leave for Karbala on the 8th (Thu).

Things to do in Kufa

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Najaf
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Al Sahlah Great Mosque ©
Al Sahlah Great Mosque
Maytham al-Tammar Shrine ©
Maytham al-Tammar Shrine

6
nights
Karbala

Karbala ©
Karbala is a city in central Iraq, located about 100km southwest of Baghdad, and a few miles east of Lake Milh. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shrine of the two sons of Muslim Ibn Aqeel and Memory Islam Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Babylon in Al Hillah (about 1h 10 min away). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Imam Hussain's Shrine.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Karbala day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Kufa to Karbala takes 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Kufa in August since evenings lows in Karbala dip to °C. On the 14th (Wed), you'll travel to Baghdad.

Things to do in Karbala

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Babylon
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Imam Hussain's Shrine ©
Imam Hussain's Shrine
Shrine of the two sons of Muslim Ibn Aqeel ©
Memory Islam Museum ©
Memory Islam Museum

6
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Armenian Orthodox Church - St Gregory The Illuminator and Umm Al-Qura Mosque. Pack the 16th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Zawraa Park. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Iraqi Museum, make a trip to Baghdadi Museum, pause for some photo ops at Al-Mutanabbi Statue, and browse the different shops at Al Mansur Mall.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, you can read our Baghdad trip planner.

Drive from Karbala to Baghdad in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Baghdad can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. You will leave for Nasiriyah on the 20th (Tue).

Things to do in Baghdad

Theme Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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Zawraa Park ©
Zawraa Park
Iraqi Museum ©
Iraqi Museum

5
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.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Nasiriyah sightseeing website.

You can fly from Baghdad to Nasiriyah in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You will leave for Basrah on the 25th (Sun).
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Ziggurat of UR ©
Ziggurat of UR

5
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Basrah

Basrah ©
Basrah is known for . Your plan includes some of its best attractions: deepen your understanding at University of Basrah and don't miss a visit to Basra Times Square.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Basrah trip planner.

You can drive from Nasiriyah to Basrah in 2.5 hours. In August in Basrah, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. You will leave for Sulaymaniyah on the 30th (Fri).
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Basra Times Square ©
Basra Times Square
University of Basrah ©
University of Basrah

5
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Slemani Museum and Sarchnar Park. And it doesn't end there: enjoy some diversion at Chavi Land, browse the different shops at City Star Mall, look for all kinds of wild species at Dukan lake, and see the interesting displays at Amnasuraka Museum.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sulaymaniyah visit planner.

Getting from Basrah to Sulaymaniyah by flight takes about 3.5 hours. You'll set off for Kirkuk on the 4th (Wed).

Things to do in Sulaymaniyah

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Dukan lake ©
Dukan lake
Slemani Museum ©
Slemani Museum
Chavi Land ©
Chavi Land

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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. Explore hidden gems such as Kirkuk Citadel and Bawa Gurgur Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kirkuk trip planner.

You can drive from Sulaymaniyah to Kirkuk in 2 hours. On the 9th (Mon), you're off to Erbil.

Things to do in Kirkuk

Theme Parks Historic Sites
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Erbil Civilization Museum and Syriac Heritage Museum. There's much more to do: stroll around Sami Abdulrahman Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jalil Khayat and his Children's Mosque, look for gifts at Bazaar, and browse the different shops at Family Mall.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Erbil vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Kirkuk to Erbil by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Duhok.

Things to do in Erbil

Parks Shopping Museums
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Sami Abdulrahman Park ©
Sami Abdulrahman Park
Erbil Citadel ©
Erbil Citadel
Kurdish Textile Museum ©
Kurdish Textile Museum

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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 discover tucked-away gems like Rabban Hormizd Monastery and Azadi Park. Go for a jaunt from Duhok to Zakho to see Zakho Bridge. about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Zawa Mountain, pause for some photo ops at Azadi Panorama, stroll around Zari Park, and browse the different shops at Mazi Plus Mall.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Duhok road trip planning app.

You can drive from Erbil to Duhok in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 28th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Duhok

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trips

Rabban Hormizd Monastery, Zakho Bridge.
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Azadi Park ©
Azadi Park
Rabban Hormizd Monastery ©
Rabban Hormizd Monastery
Zawa Mountain ©
Zawa Mountain