60 days in Iraq Itinerary

60 days in Iraq Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iraq attractions planner

Travel Warning: Security Concerns   More Info
Make it your trip
Fly to Al Najaf International Airport, Drive to Kufa
1
Kufa
— 6 nights
Drive
2
Karbala
— 7 nights
Fly
3
Nasiriyah
— 7 nights
Drive
4
Basrah
— 6 nights
Fly
5
Sulaymaniyah
— 7 nights
Drive
6
Duhok
— 6 nights
Drive
7
Erbil
— 7 nights
Drive
8
Samarra
— 6 nights
Drive
9
Baghdad
— 7 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12

Kufa

— 6 nights
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 trip 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. On the 17th (Sat), you're off to Karbala.

Things to do in Kufa

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 17:

Karbala

— 7 nights
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 will leave for Nasiriyah on the 24th (Sat).

Things to do in Karbala

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 17 — 24:

Nasiriyah

— 7 nights
Nasiriyah is a city in Iraq. Nasiriyah is known for . Your trip 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 flight from Karbala to Nasiriyah takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You will leave for Basrah on the 31st (Sat).
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 31:
Highlights from your trip

Basrah

— 6 nights
Basrah is known for . Your trip 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. On the 6th (Fri), you'll travel to Sulaymaniyah.
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 6:

Sulaymaniyah

— 7 nights
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 explore the ancient world of 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 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
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 13:

Duhok

— 6 nights
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: Rabban Hormizd Monastery (in Al Qush) and Zakho Bridge. (in Zakho). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Lalish Temple, browse the different shops at Duhok Mall, stroll around Azadi Park, and explore the ancient world of Halamata Cave.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Duhok online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sulaymaniyah to Duhok in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In November in Duhok, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. You'll set off for Erbil on the 19th (Thu).

Things to do in Duhok

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 13 — 19:

Erbil

— 7 nights

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. Centered on its ancient and World Heritage-listed citadel, the city blends old and new, retaining some of its long-established architectural and cultural charm in its grand bazaars and minarets, while adding a number of modern malls and nightlife haunts.
Erbil is known for parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your trip 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:

Samarra

— 6 nights
Sāmarrā is a city in Iraq. Samarra is known for historic sites. Your trip 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. You'll set off for Baghdad on the 2nd (Wed).

Things to do in Samarra

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 26 — Dec 2:
Highlights from your trip

Baghdad

— 7 nights
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. And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Iraqi Museum, pause for some photo ops at Al-Mutanabbi Statue, buy something for everyone on your list at Al Mansur Mall, and get some fabulous bargains at Babylon Mall.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Baghdad vacation maker website.

You can drive from Samarra to Baghdad in 2 hours. Traveling from Samarra in December, things will get little chillier in Baghdad: highs are around 20°C and lows about 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Baghdad

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 9:

Iraq travel guide

4
Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping Malls
Encompassing the fertile area between the Euphrates and Tigris rivers once called Mesopotamia, modern Iraq is marked by turmoil, torn between its rich historical heritage and recent instability and bloodshed. Few tourists choose to vacation in Iraq, put off by reports of violence and destruction that have shaken the country to its core. Still, the semi-autonomous province of Kurdistan remains seemingly insulated from the chaos of the rest of the country. This small region draws a growing number of foreign travelers, enticed by the area's rugged appeal and numerous lakes, archaeological sites, and impressive mountains.