7 days in Iraq Itinerary

7 days in Iraq Itinerary

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7 days in Iraq Itinerary

Start: Nagpur
Fly:  16 h 15 min
1
Erbil
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
2
Baghdad
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Karbala
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Najaf
— 2 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Nagpur

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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.
On the 15th (Tue), walk around Sami Abdulrahman Park, then steep yourself in history at Erbil Citadel, and then look for gifts at Bazaar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): buy something for everyone on your list at Family Mall, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mudhafaria Minarett, then see the interesting displays at Kurdish Textile Museum, and finally walk around Shanadar Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Erbil travel planner.

Nagpur, India to Erbil is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Arabia Standard Time (AST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Nagpur in September, expect nights in Erbil to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 43°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Baghdad.

Things to do in Erbil

Parks Shopping Museums
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Sami Abdulrahman Park ©
Sami Abdulrahman Park
Erbil Citadel ©
Erbil Citadel
Kurdish Textile Museum ©
Kurdish Textile Museum

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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.
On the 17th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Yassin Mosque, then pause for some photo ops at Al-Shaheed Monument, and then examine the collection at Iraqi Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Baghdad attractions planner.

Getting from Erbil to Baghdad by combination of flight and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Erbil in September, expect nights in Baghdad to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 47°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Karbala.

Things to do in Baghdad

Museums Historic Sites
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Iraqi Museum ©
Iraqi Museum
Al Yassin Mosque ©
Al Yassin Mosque
Al-Shaheed Monument ©
Al-Shaheed Monument

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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. On the 18th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tal Al Zainabeiah site, take in the spiritual surroundings of Imam Hussain's Shrine, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Abbas Holy Shrine.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, go to the Karbala vacation maker app .

You can drive from Baghdad to Karbala in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Karbala are 47°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Najaf.

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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Najaf

Najaf ©
Najaf ranks among the most frequented places of Islamic pilgrimage in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Sahlah Great Mosque, make a trip to Great Mosque of Kufa, and then don't miss a visit to Shrine Amir al-mo'menin Ali bin Abi Talib peace be upon him.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, use the Najaf trip planner.

Traveling by car from Karbala to Najaf takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Karbala in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Najaf, with lows of 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Najaf

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kufa
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Great Mosque of Kufa ©
Great Mosque of Kufa
Al Sahlah Great Mosque ©
Al Sahlah Great Mosque