11 days in Iraq Itinerary

11 days in Iraq Itinerary

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11 days in Iraq Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  11​h
1
Baghdad
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Karbala
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Najaf
— 3 nights
End: Najaf

4
nights
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.
Baghdad is known for shopping, museums, historic sites, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Iraqi Museum, laugh and play at Zawraa Park, browse the different shops at Al Mansur Mall, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Armenian Orthodox Church - St Gregory The Illuminator.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Baghdad trip planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Baghdad is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Baghdad, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in January, things will get little chillier in Baghdad: highs are around 19°C and lows about 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Karbala.

Things to do in Baghdad

Historic Sites Theme Parks Shopping
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Al Yassin Mosque ©
Al Yassin Mosque
Iraqi Museum ©
Iraqi Museum
Zawraa Park ©
Zawraa Park

3
nights
Karbala

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. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Imam Hussain's Shrine, contemplate the long history of Shrine of the two sons of Muslim Ibn Aqeel, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tal Al Zainabeiah site.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Karbala online travel planner .

Drive from Baghdad to Karbala in 2 hours. January in Karbala sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 6°C at night. You'll set off for Najaf on the 12th (Sun).

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

3
nights
Najaf

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: make a trip to Shrine Amir al-mo'menin Ali bin Abi Talib peace be upon him, take in the spiritual surroundings of Maytham al-Tammar Shrine, contemplate the long history of Al Sahlah Great Mosque, and get engrossed in the history at House of Imam Ali Ibn Abi Taleb.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Najaf day trip app .

You can drive from Karbala to Najaf in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in January, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Najaf

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kufa
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Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery ©
Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery
Great Mosque of Kufa ©
Great Mosque of Kufa