8 days in Iraq Itinerary

8 days in Iraq Itinerary

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8 days in Iraq Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  26​h
1
Erbil
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
2
Najaf
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney

3
nights
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, shopping, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Erbil Citadel, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Korek Mountain Resort & Spa, walk around Sami Abdulrahman Park, and browse the different shops at Family Mall.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Erbil trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Erbil is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Arabia Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Sydney in January: high temperatures in Erbil hover around 16°C and lows are around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Najaf.

Things to do in Erbil

Parks Nature Shopping
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Sami Abdulrahman Park ©
Sami Abdulrahman Park
Erbil Citadel ©
Erbil Citadel
Family Mall ©
Family Mall

2
nights
Najaf

Najaf ©
Najaf ranks among the most frequented places of Islamic pilgrimage in the world.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Great Mosque of Kufa, then don't miss a visit to Shrine Amir al-mo'menin Ali bin Abi Talib peace be upon him, and then stroll the grounds of Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Najaf trip itinerary maker site .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Erbil to Najaf in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. When traveling from Erbil in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Najaf, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Najaf

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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