Route & dates
Erbil— 3 nights
Najaf— 2 nights
Wed, Jan 1 - Wed, Jan 8
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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 parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Sami Abdulrahman Park, see the interesting displays at Kurdish Textile Museum, admire the sheer force of Gali Ali Bag, and take in the awesome beauty at The Korek Mountain Resort & Spa.
To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Erbil trip maker app.
Sydney, Australia to Erbil is an approximately 28-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Sydney to Erbil due to the time zone difference. In January, Erbil is colder than Sydney - with highs of 16°C and lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Najaf.
Things to do in Erbil
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Najaf ranks among the most frequented places of Islamic pilgrimage in the world.On the 6th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Great Mosque of Kufa, contemplate the long history of Shrine Amir al-mo'menin Ali bin Abi Talib peace be upon him, and then stroll the grounds of Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery.
For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Najaf trip builder website.
Getting from Erbil to Najaf by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. While traveling from Erbil, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Najaf, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Things to do in Najaf
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