7 days in Iraq Itinerary

7 days in Iraq Itinerary

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Route & dates

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. Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Shrine of the two sons of Muslim Ibn Aqeel, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Al Abbas Holy Shrine, thenmake a trip to Imam Hussain's Shrine, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tal Al Zainabeiah site.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Karbala trip itinerary planning website.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Karbala is an approximately 18.5-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 January, expect Karbala to be much colder, temps between 19°C and 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

1
night
Najaf

Najaf ©
Najaf ranks among the most frequented places of Islamic pilgrimage in the world.
On the 16th (Wed), stroll the grounds of Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Najaf online trip planner.

You can drive from Karbala to Najaf in an hour. January in Najaf sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. On the 17th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kufa.

Things to do in Najaf

Historic Sites
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Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery ©
Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery

1
night
Kufa

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

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kufa route planner.

Kufa is very close to Najaf. In January in Kufa, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 7°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Fri) before leaving for Al Hillah.

Things to do in Kufa

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 ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Babylon.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Al Hillah day trip planning site.

You can drive from Kufa to Al Hillah in an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Al Hillah can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. You'll set off for home on the 19th (Sat).

Things to do in Al Hillah

Historic Sites
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Babylon ©
Babylon

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