8 days in Karbala Itinerary

8 days in Karbala Itinerary

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Karbala ©
Karbala is a city in central Iraq, located about 100km southwest of Baghdad, and a few miles east of Lake Milh. Get out of town with these interesting Karbala side-trips: Najaf (Shrine Amir al-mo'menin Ali bin Abi Talib peace be upon him & Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery), Babylon (in Al Hillah) and Kufa (Al Sahlah Great Mosque, Maytham al-Tammar Shrine, & more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Imam Hussain's Shrine, admire the masterpieces at Memory Islam Museum, and contemplate the long history of Shrine of the two sons of Muslim Ibn Aqeel.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Karbala road trip site .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are Baghdad International Airport and Al Najaf International Airport. October in Karbala sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 20°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 3rd (Sun).

Things to do in Karbala

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kufa, Najaf, Babylon
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Imam Hussain's Shrine ©
Imam Hussain's Shrine
Babylon ©