17 days in Iraq Itinerary

17 days in Iraq Itinerary

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Fly
1
Baghdad
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Nasiriyah
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Karbala
— 3 nights
Fly
4
Sulaymaniyah
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Erbil
— 4 nights
Fly

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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: examine the collection at Iraqi Museum, make a trip to Abu Hanifa Mosque, find something for the whole family at Zawraa Park, and pause for some photo ops at Al-Mutanabbi Statue.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Baghdad trip builder website.

Lahore, Pakistan to Baghdad is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pakistan Standard Time to Arabian Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Lahore in October, expect little chillier with lows of 20°C in Baghdad. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Nasiriyah.

Things to do in Baghdad

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 23:
Highlights from your trip
Zawraa Park ©
Theme Park
Zawraa Park
3.4
Iraqi Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Iraqi Museum
4.4
Al Yassin Mosque ©
Religious Site
Al Yassin Mosque
4.6

2
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Nasiriyah

Nasiriyah is a city in Iraq. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): make a trip to Ziggurat of UR.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Nasiriyah route planner.

You can fly from Baghdad to Nasiriyah in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 25th (Fri), you'll travel to Karbala.
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 25:
Highlights from your trip
Ziggurat of UR ©
Landmark
Ziggurat of UR
4.7

3
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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: Babylon (in Al Hillah), Kufa (Al Sahlah Great Mosque, Great Mosque of Kufa, &more) and Najaf (Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery & Shrine Amir al-mo'menin Ali bin Abi Talib peace be upon him). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Imam Hussain's Shrine.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Karbala online trip builder.

Drive from Nasiriyah to Karbala in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sulaymaniyah.

Things to do in Karbala

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 25 — 28:
Highlights from your trip

3
nights
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.
Sulaymaniyah is known for fun & games, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: have fun at Chavi Land, buy something for everyone on your list at City Star Mall, take an in-depth tour of Slemani Museum, and stroll around Sarchnar Park.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sulaymaniyah trip website.

Traveling by flight from Karbala to Sulaymaniyah takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to drive to Erbil.

Things to do in Sulaymaniyah

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 31:
Highlights from your trip
Dukan lake ©
Wildlife Area
Dukan lake
4.2
Chavi Land ©
Fun & Games
Chavi Land
3.8
Amnasuraka Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Amnasuraka Museum
4.3

4
nights
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.
Erbil is known for parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Erbil Citadel, examine the collection at Kurdish Textile Museum, walk around Sami Abdulrahman Park, and browse the different shops at Family Mall.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Erbil trip builder site.

You can drive from Sulaymaniyah to Erbil in 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Erbil

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 4:
Highlights from your trip
Erbil Citadel ©
Historic Site
Erbil Citadel
3.9