60 days in Iraq Itinerary

60 days in Iraq Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Basrah
— 5 nights
2
Sulaymaniyah
— 6 nights
3
Kirkuk
— 6 nights
4
Ninawa Province
— 6 nights
5
Duhok
— 6 nights
6
Erbil
— 6 nights
7
Nasiriyah
— 6 nights
8
Baghdad
— 6 nights
9
Karbala
— 5 nights
10
Kufa
— 4 nights

5
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.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Basrah itinerary builder site.

Sydney, Australia to Basrah is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Basrah, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, Basrah is much warmer than Sydney - with highs of °C and lows of °C. You'll set off for Sulaymaniyah on the 10th (Mon).
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Basra Times Square ©
Basra Times Square
University of Basrah ©
University of Basrah

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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.
Sulaymaniyah is known for fun & games, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy some diversion at Chavi Land, examine the collection at Amnasuraka Museum, look for gifts at Rand Gallery, and browse the different shops at City Star Mall.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sulaymaniyah online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Basrah to Sulaymaniyah in 3.5 hours. On the 16th (Sun), you're off to Kirkuk.

Things to do in Sulaymaniyah

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

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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. Bring the kids along to Kirkuk Citadel and Bawa Gurgur Park.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kirkuk attractions planner.

You can drive from Sulaymaniyah to Kirkuk in 2 hours. On the 22nd (Sat), you're off to Ninawa Province.

Things to do in Kirkuk

Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Ninawa Province

Ninawa Province ©
Ninawa Province is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rabban Hormizd Monastery.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ninawa Province road trip site.

You can drive from Kirkuk to Ninawa Province in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 28th (Fri), you'll travel to Duhok.

Things to do in Ninawa Province

Historic Sites
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Rabban Hormizd Monastery ©
Rabban Hormizd Monastery

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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.
Family-friendly places like Zawa Mountain and Azadi Park will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Zakho Bridge. in Zakho (about 46 minutes away). There's much more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Mazi Plus Mall, walk around Zari Park, and appreciate the history behind Azadi Panorama.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Duhok attractions planner.

Drive from Ninawa Province to Duhok in 3 hours. In September, Duhok is little chillier than Ninawa Province - with highs of °C and lows of °C. You'll set off for Erbil on the 4th (Thu).

Things to do in Duhok

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Zakho Bridge.
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Zari Park ©
Zari Park
Zawa Mountain ©
Zawa Mountain
Azadi Park ©
Azadi Park

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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.
Erbil is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Sami Abdulrahman Park, stop by Bazaar, examine the collection at Kurdish Textile Museum, and steep yourself in history at Erbil Citadel.

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Traveling by car from Duhok to Erbil takes 2.5 hours. In October in Erbil, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 10th (Wed), you'll travel to Nasiriyah.

Things to do in Erbil

Parks Museums Shopping
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Sami Abdulrahman Park ©
Sami Abdulrahman Park
The Korek Mountain Resort & Spa ©
The Korek Mountain Resort & Spa
Erbil Citadel ©
Erbil Citadel

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Nasiriyah

Nasiriyah ©
Nasiriyah is a city in Iraq. Nasiriyah is known for . Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Ziggurat of UR.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Nasiriyah trip itinerary builder app.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Erbil to Nasiriyah in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 16th (Tue), you'll travel to Baghdad.
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Ziggurat of UR ©
Ziggurat of UR

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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.
Family-friendly places like Iraqi Museum and Al-Mutanabbi Statue will thrill your kids. Pack the 17th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Zawraa Park. There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at Al Mansur Mall, stop by Babylon Mall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Umm Al-Qura Mosque, and see where the action happens at Al-Shaab Stadium.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Baghdad trip builder app.

Fly from Nasiriyah to Baghdad in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October in Baghdad, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. You will leave for Karbala on the 22nd (Mon).

Things to do in Baghdad

Theme Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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Zawraa Park ©
Zawraa Park
Iraqi Museum ©
Iraqi Museum
Al Mansur Mall ©
Al Mansur Mall

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Karbala

Karbala ©
Karbala is a city in central Iraq, located about 100km southwest of Baghdad, and a few miles east of Lake Milh. Step out of Karbala to go to Al Hillah and see Babylon, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Imam Hussain's Shrine and contemplate the long history of Shrine of the two sons of Muslim Ibn Aqeel.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Karbala trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Baghdad to Karbala takes 2 hours. October in Karbala sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. You'll set off for Kufa on the 27th (Sat).

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

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Kufa

Kufa ©
Kufa is a city in Iraq, about 170km south of Baghdad, and 10km northeast of Najaf. Kufa is known for historic sites and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Shrine Amir al-mo'menin Ali bin Abi Talib peace be upon him, take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Sahlah Great Mosque, take an in-depth tour of House of Imam Ali Ibn Abi Taleb, and don't miss a visit to Maytham al-Tammar Shrine.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kufa trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Karbala to Kufa in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Kufa can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 31st (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Kufa

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Najaf
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Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery ©
Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery
Great Mosque of Kufa ©
Great Mosque of Kufa