7 days in Iraq Itinerary

7 days in Iraq Itinerary

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7 days in Iraq Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
Fly + Drive:  25​h
1
Karbala
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Najaf
— 1 night
taxi:  15​min
3
Kufa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Al Hillah
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  24​h
End: Jakarta

2
nights
Karbala

Karbala ©
Karbala is a city in central Iraq, located about 100km southwest of Baghdad, and a few miles east of Lake Milh. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Shrine of the two sons of Muslim Ibn Aqeel, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Abbas Holy Shrine, then make a trip to Imam Hussain's Shrine, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tal Al Zainabeiah site.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Karbala trip planner .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Karbala is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Jakarta to Karbala is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Jakarta in January, things will get much colder in Karbala: highs are around 19°C and lows about 6°C. You'll set off for Najaf on the 16th (Wed).

Things to do in Karbala

Historic Sites
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Imam Hussain's Shrine ©
Imam Hussain's Shrine
Al Abbas Holy Shrine ©
Al Abbas Holy Shrine
Tal Al Zainabeiah site ©
Tal Al Zainabeiah site

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night
Najaf

Najaf ©
Najaf ranks among the most frequented places of Islamic pilgrimage in the world.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): stroll the grounds of Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Najaf visit planner .

Drive from Karbala to Najaf in 1.5 hours. In January in Najaf, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Kufa.

Things to do in Najaf

Historic Sites
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1
night
Kufa

Kufa ©
Kufa is a city in Iraq, about 170km south of Baghdad, and 10km northeast of Najaf. On the 17th (Thu), make a trip to Al Sahlah Great Mosque and then take an in-depth tour of House of Imam Ali Ibn Abi Taleb.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kufa online visit planner .

Kufa is just a stone's throw from Najaf. In January, daytime highs in Kufa are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Al Hillah.

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Museums Historic Sites
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Al Sahlah Great Mosque ©
Al Sahlah Great Mosque
Great Mosque of Kufa ©
Great Mosque of Kufa

1
night
Al Hillah

Al Hillah ©
On the 18th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Babylon.

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You can drive from Kufa to Al Hillah in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in January, and nighttime lows around 7°C. On the 19th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Al Hillah

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Babylon ©
Babylon

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