8 days in Iraq Itinerary

8 days in Iraq Itinerary

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Erbil
— 2 nights
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Baghdad
— 2 nights
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Sulaymaniyah
— 2 nights

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Erbil

Erbil ©

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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. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): stroll around Sami Abdulrahman Park, take an in-depth tour of Syriac Heritage Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Erbil Citadel. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Shanadar Park, then examine the collection at Kurdish Textile Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Erbil Civilization Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Erbil itinerary site.

Cluj-Napoca, Romania to Erbil is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cluj-Napoca to Erbil is 1 hour. In September, Erbil is warmer than Cluj-Napoca - with highs of 43°C and lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Baghdad.

Things to do in Erbil

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
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Historic Site
Erbil Citadel
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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.
You've now added Unknown Soldier Monument to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Unknown Soldier Monument, don't miss a visit to Baghdadi Museum, 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): examine the collection at Iraqi Museum and then get in on the family fun at Zawraa Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Baghdad online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Erbil to Baghdad in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Erbil in September: highs in Baghdad hover around 47°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sulaymaniyah.

Things to do in Baghdad

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
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Theme Park
Zawraa Park
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Specialty Museum
Iraqi Museum
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Religious Site
Al Yassin Mosque
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Sulaymaniyah

Sulaymaniyah ©
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. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Dukan lake.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sulaymaniyah day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Baghdad to Sulaymaniyah takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sulaymaniyah

Parks · Wildlife · Museums
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Wildlife Area
Dukan lake
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Specialty Museum
Amnasuraka Museum
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