60 days in Iraq Itinerary

60 days in Iraq Itinerary

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60 days in Iraq Itinerary

Start: Bucharest
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Erbil
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Nasiriyah
— 7 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Karbala
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Najaf
— 7 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
5
Baghdad
— 6 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
6
Sulaymaniyah
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Kirkuk
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Duhok
— 10 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Bucharest

6
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.
Head to Family Mall and Bazaarfor some retail therapy. Step out of the city life by going to The Korek Mountain Resort & Spa and Aqua tarin. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Kurdish Textile Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mudhafaria Minarett, contemplate the long history of Erbil Citadel, and browse the different shops at Majidi Mall.

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Bucharest, Romania to Erbil is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bucharest to Erbil is 1 hour. Traveling from Bucharest in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Erbil: highs are around 18°C and lows about 5°C. On the 27th (Wed), you'll travel to Nasiriyah.

Things to do in Erbil

Parks Museums Shopping
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Kurdish Textile Museum ©
Kurdish Textile Museum
Erbil Citadel ©
Erbil Citadel
Family Mall ©
Family Mall

7
nights
Nasiriyah

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

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Nasiriyah trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Erbil to Nasiriyah in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. On the 6th (Wed), you'll travel to Karbala.
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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. Visit Imam Hussain's Shrine and Al Abbas Holy Shrine for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Babylon and Tal Al Zainabeiah site. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Shrine of the two sons of Muslim Ibn Aqeel.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Karbala tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Nasiriyah to Karbala in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. March in Karbala sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 13th (Wed), you'll travel to Najaf.

Things to do in Karbala

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Babylon
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Shrine Amir al-mo'menin Ali bin Abi Talib peace be upon him and House of Imam Ali Ibn Abi Taleb. Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery and Al Sahlah Great Mosque will appeal to history buffs. There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Great Mosque of Kufa and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maytham al-Tammar Shrine.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Najaf tour itinerary tool .

Getting from Karbala to Najaf by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in March, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 20th (Wed), you're off toBaghdad.

Things to do in Najaf

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kufa
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Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery ©
Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery
Al Sahlah Great Mosque ©
Al Sahlah Great Mosque

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.
Get some cultural insight at The Iraq Museum and Armenian Orthodox Church - St Gregory The Illuminator. Your inner history buff will appreciate Umm Al-Qura Mosque and Al-Rahman mosque. Spend the 22nd (Fri) in some colorful company at Zawraa Park. There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at Al Mansur Mall, explore and take pictures at Al-Shaab Stadium, stop by Babylon Mall, and pause for some photo ops at Al-Mutanabbi Statue.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Baghdad trip tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Najaf to Baghdad takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daily temperatures in Baghdad can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You'll set off for Sulaymaniyah on the 26th (Tue).

Things to do in Baghdad

Theme Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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Zawraa Park ©
Zawraa Park
The Iraq Museum ©
The Iraq Museum
Al Yassin Mosque ©
Al Yassin Mosque

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.
Amnasuraka Museum and Slemani Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. For shopping fun, head to City Star Mall or Rand Gallery. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Dukan lake and have fun at Chavi Land.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sulaymaniyah sightseeing tool .

Getting from Baghdad to Sulaymaniyah by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. On the 2nd (Tue), you're off toKirkuk.

Things to do in Sulaymaniyah

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Dukan lake ©
Dukan lake
Amnasuraka Museum ©
Amnasuraka Museum
Slemani Museum ©
Slemani Museum

7
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 traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kirkuk road trip planning app .

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

Things to do in Kirkuk

Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Kirkuk Citadel ©
Kirkuk Citadel

10
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rabban Hormizd Monastery (in Ninawa Province) and Zakho Bridge. (in Zakho). The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at Mazi Plus Mall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Azadi Park, pause for some photo ops at Azadi Panorama, and take in the awesome beauty at Zawa Mountain.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Duhok day trip planner.

Getting from Kirkuk to Duhok by car takes about 3.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Duhok are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 19th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Duhok

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

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

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