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8 days in Iraq Itinerary
Fly: 13h 45min
Erbil— 2 nights
Fly + taxi: 1h 30min
Baghdad— 2 nights
Fly + taxi: 2h
Sulaymaniyah— 2 nights
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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.Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Erbil Civilization Museum as well as Syriac Heritage Museum. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): stroll around Sami Abdulrahman Park, get engrossed in the history at Syriac Heritage Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Erbil Citadel. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Shanadar Park, see the interesting displays at Kurdish Textile Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Erbil Civilization Museum.
To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Erbil day trip planning tool .
Cluj-Napoca, Romania to Erbil is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Arabia Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Cluj-Napoca in September: high temperatures in Erbil hover around 43°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Baghdad.
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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.Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Unknown Soldier Monument. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at Unknown Soldier Monument, don't miss a visit to Baghdadi Museum, then don't miss a visit to Abu Hanifa Mosque, then appreciate the history behind Al-Shaheed Monument, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Yassin Mosque. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Iraq Museum and then get in on the family fun at Zawraa Park.
For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Baghdad day trip planning app .
You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Erbil to Baghdad in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Erbil in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Baghdad, with highs around 47°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Basrah.
Things to do in Baghdad
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Considered one of the most cosmopolitan and westernized cities in Iraq, vibrant Sulaymaniyah boasts a strong cultural scene with a good selection of museums and educational institutions.Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Amnasuraka Museum. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Dukan lake.
For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sulaymaniyah travel itinerary planner.
Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Baghdad to Sulaymaniyah takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Sulaymaniyah
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