11 days in Iraq Itinerary

11 days in Iraq Itinerary

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Fly
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Baghdad
— 4 nights
Drive
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Karbala
— 3 nights
Drive
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Najaf
— 3 nights

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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.
Baghdad is known for shopping, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: buy something for everyone on your list at Al Mansur Mall, get some fabulous bargains at Babylon Mall, don't miss a visit to Abu Hanifa Mosque, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Yassin Mosque.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Baghdad trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Baghdad is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2.5 hours traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Baghdad. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in January, expect Baghdad to be little chillier, temps between 19°C and 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Karbala.

Things to do in Baghdad

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 9:

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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. Step out of Karbala with an excursion to Babylon in Al Hillah--about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Imam Hussain's Shrine and steep yourself in history at Shrine of the two sons of Muslim Ibn Aqeel.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Karbala trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Baghdad to Karbala takes 2 hours. In January in Karbala, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 6°C at night. You will leave for Najaf on the 12th (Sun).

Things to do in Karbala

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 9 — 12:

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Najaf

Najaf ranks among the most frequented places of Islamic pilgrimage in the world.
Najaf is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Great Mosque of Kufa, stroll the grounds of Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery, take an in-depth tour of House of Imam Ali Ibn Abi Taleb, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Maytham al-Tammar Shrine.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Najaf trip planner.

Getting from Karbala to Najaf by car takes about an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Najaf can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. On the 15th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Najaf

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 12 — 15:

Iraq travel guide

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Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping Malls
Encompassing the fertile area between the Euphrates and Tigris rivers once called Mesopotamia, modern Iraq is marked by turmoil, torn between its rich historical heritage and recent instability and bloodshed. Few tourists choose to vacation in Iraq, put off by reports of violence and destruction that have shaken the country to its core. Still, the semi-autonomous province of Kurdistan remains seemingly insulated from the chaos of the rest of the country. This small region draws a growing number of foreign travelers, enticed by the area's rugged appeal and numerous lakes, archaeological sites, and impressive mountains.