8 days in Iraq Itinerary

8 days in Iraq Itinerary

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Baghdad
— 2 nights
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Karbala
— 3 nights
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Najaf
— 1 night
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Baghdad
— 1 night

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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.
Pack the 18th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Zawraa Park. And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Al-Shaheed Monument, make a trip to Baghdadi Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at Al Mansur Mall, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Buratha Mosque.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Baghdad holiday maker tool.

Mumbai, India to Baghdad is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Baghdad is minus 2.5 hours. In March, Baghdad is a bit cooler than Mumbai - with highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Karbala.

Things to do in Baghdad

Theme Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites
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Zawraa Park ©
Zawraa Park
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Al Mansur Mall
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. Take a break from Karbala with a short trip to Babylon in Al Hillah, about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Imam Hussain's Shrine and make a trip to Shrine of the two sons of Muslim Ibn Aqeel.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Karbala trip tool.

Traveling by car from Baghdad to Karbala takes 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Karbala can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 23rd (Tue), you're off to Najaf.

Things to do in Karbala

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Babylon
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Imam Hussain's Shrine ©
Imam Hussain's Shrine
Babylon ©
Babylon
Al Abbas Holy Shrine ©
Al Abbas Holy Shrine

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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 24th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Sahlah Great Mosque, then steep yourself in history at 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 photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Najaf tour itinerary app.

You can drive from Karbala to Najaf in an hour. In March, daily temperatures in Najaf can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Baghdad.

Things to do in Najaf

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Al Sahlah Great Mosque
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Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery ©
Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery
Al Sahlah Great Mosque ©
Al Sahlah Great Mosque

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Baghdad

Baghdad
To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Baghdad trip planner.

Traveling by car from Najaf to Baghdad takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. On the 25th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Baghdad

Historic Sites · Shopping · Theme Parks
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