60 days in Iraq Itinerary

60 days in Iraq Itinerary

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Fly to Al Najaf International Airport, Drive to Kufa
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Kufa
— 6 nights
Drive
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Karbala
— 7 nights
Drive
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Nasiriyah
— 7 nights
Drive
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Basrah
— 6 nights
Fly
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Sulaymaniyah
— 7 nights
Drive
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Duhok
— 6 nights
Drive
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Erbil
— 7 nights
Drive
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Samarra
— 6 nights
Drive
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Baghdad
— 7 nights
Fly

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Kufa

Kufa is a city in Iraq, about 170km south of Baghdad, and 10km northeast of Najaf. Kufa is known for museums and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Great Mosque of Kufa, get engrossed in the history at House of Imam Ali Ibn Abi Taleb, and steep yourself in history at Al Sahlah Great Mosque.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kufa travel planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Kufa is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to Arabian Standard Time (AST), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Traveling from Jakarta in October, Kufa is little chillier at night with lows of 23°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Karbala.

Things to do in Kufa

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 17:
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Al Sahlah Great Mosque ©
Religious Site
Al Sahlah Great Mosque
4.8

7
nights
Karbala

Karbala is a city in central Iraq, located about 100km southwest of Baghdad, and a few miles east of Lake Milh. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Karbala: Najaf (Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery & Shrine Amir al-mo'menin Ali bin Abi Talib peace be upon him) and Babylon (in Al Hillah). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imam Hussain's Shrine and steep yourself in history at Shrine of the two sons of Muslim Ibn Aqeel.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Karbala holiday maker tool.

You can drive from Kufa to Karbala in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Nasiriyah.

Things to do in Karbala

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 17 — 24:
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7
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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, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Nasiriyah day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Karbala to Nasiriyah takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Basrah.
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 31:
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Ziggurat of UR ©
Landmark
Ziggurat of UR
4.7

6
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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.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Basrah journey builder app.

You can drive from Nasiriyah to Basrah in 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Basrah are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Sulaymaniyah.
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 6:
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Shatt al-Arab ©
Landmark
Shatt al-Arab
2.8
University of Basrah ©
Educational Site
University of Basrah
2.4

7
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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.
Spend the 12th (Thu) exploring nature at Hawary Shar Park. There's lots more to do: have fun at Chavi Land, buy something for everyone on your list at City Star Mall, stroll around Sarchnar Park, and take in the pleasant sights at Chami Razan.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sulaymaniyah trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Basrah to Sulaymaniyah takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Duhok.

Things to do in Sulaymaniyah

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums
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Dukan lake ©
Wildlife Area
Dukan lake
4.2
Chavi Land ©
Fun & Games
Chavi Land
3.8
Amnasuraka Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Amnasuraka Museum
4.3

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Duhok: Zakho Bridge. (in Zakho) and Rabban Hormizd Monastery (in Al Qush). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Lalish, buy something for everyone on your list at Mazi Plus Mall, take in the awesome beauty at Zawa Mountain, and appreciate the history behind Azadi Panorama.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Duhok trip maker tool.

You can drive from Sulaymaniyah to Duhok in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. In November, daytime highs in Duhok are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Thu) before leaving for Erbil.

Things to do in Duhok

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 13 — 19:
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Azadi Park ©
Park
Azadi Park
4.1
Zakho Bridge. ©
Bridge
Zakho Bridge.
3.9
Zawa Mountain ©
Mountain
Zawa Mountain
4.2

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Erbil

Hawler

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 parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Erbil Citadel, stroll around Shanadar Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Family Mall, and take in the awesome beauty at The Korek Mountain Resort & Spa.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Erbil online trip planner.

You can drive from Duhok to Erbil in 2.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Erbil are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Samarra.

Things to do in Erbil

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 26:
Highlights from your trip
Erbil Citadel ©
Historic Site
Erbil Citadel
3.9

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Samarra

Sāmarrā is a city in Iraq. Samarra is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Samarra Archaeological City.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Samarra day trip planner.

You can drive from Erbil to Samarra in 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Erbil in November; daily highs in Samarra reach 29°C and lows reach 17°C. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Baghdad.

Things to do in Samarra

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 26 — Dec 2:
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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.
Pack the 4th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Zawraa Park. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Iraqi Museum, pause for some photo ops at Al-Mutanabbi Statue, buy something for everyone on your list at Al Mansur Mall, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Umm Al-Qura Mosque.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Baghdad trip planner.

Drive from Samarra to Baghdad in 2 hours. Traveling from Samarra in December, things will get slightly colder in Baghdad: highs are around 20°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Baghdad

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 9:
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Al Yassin Mosque ©
Religious Site
Al Yassin Mosque
4.6
Iraqi Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Iraqi Museum
4.4
Zawraa Park ©
Theme Park
Zawraa Park
3.4

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