25 days in Iraq Itinerary

25 days in Iraq Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Erbil
— 5 nights
2
Duhok
— 3 nights
3
Sulaymaniyah
— 4 nights
4
Basrah
— 1 night
5
Nasiriyah
— 2 nights
6
Karbala
— 3 nights
7
Kufa
— 2 nights
8
Baghdad
— 4 nights

5
nights
Erbil

Erbil ©
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 historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Kurdish Textile Museum, contemplate the long history of Erbil Citadel, stop by Bazaar, and take an in-depth tour of Syriac Heritage Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Erbil journey planning tool.

Cairo, Egypt to Erbil is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Arabian Standard Time (AST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Cairo in April, expect Erbil to be little chillier, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Duhok.

Things to do in Erbil

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Kurdish Textile Museum ©
Kurdish Textile Museum
Erbil Citadel ©
Erbil Citadel
Sami Abdulrahman Park ©
Sami Abdulrahman Park

3
nights
Duhok

Duhok ©
Sitting on flat land between two chains of scenic mountains and close to the Tigris River, Duhok has experienced a growth in tourism in recent years.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rabban Hormizd Monastery (in Al Qush) and Zakho Bridge. (in Zakho). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Lalish, appreciate the history behind Azadi Panorama, buy something for everyone on your list at Mazi Plus Mall, and don't miss a visit to Halamata Cave.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Duhok road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Erbil to Duhok takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sulaymaniyah.

Things to do in Duhok

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Rabban Hormizd Monastery, Zakho Bridge.
Highlights from your plan
Rabban Hormizd Monastery ©
Rabban Hormizd Monastery
Zakho Bridge. ©
Zakho Bridge.
Azadi Park ©
Azadi Park

4
nights
Sulaymaniyah

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 Kurd’s Heritage Museum, and take in the pleasant sights at Chami Razan.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sulaymaniyah route site.

You can drive from Duhok to Sulaymaniyah in 4.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Basrah.

Things to do in Sulaymaniyah

Parks Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Dukan lake ©
Dukan lake
Chavi Land ©
Chavi Land
Amnasuraka Museum ©
Amnasuraka Museum

1
night
Basrah

Basrah ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): deepen your understanding at University of Basrah and then make a trip to Basra Times Square.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Basrah driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Sulaymaniyah to Basrah in 3.5 hours. In April in Basrah, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Nasiriyah.
Highlights from your plan
Basra Times Square ©
Basra Times Square
University of Basrah ©
University of Basrah

2
nights
Nasiriyah

Nasiriyah ©
Nasiriyah is a city in Iraq. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Ziggurat of UR.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Nasiriyah travel planner.

Traveling by car from Basrah to Nasiriyah takes 2.5 hours. On the 3rd (Sun), you're off to Karbala.
Highlights from your plan
Ziggurat of UR ©
Ziggurat of UR

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. Get out of town with these interesting Karbala side-trips: Babylon (in Al Hillah) and Najaf (Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery & Shrine Amir al-mo'menin Ali bin Abi Talib peace be upon him). There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Imam Hussain's Shrine and don't miss a visit to Shrine of the two sons of Muslim Ibn Aqeel.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Karbala vacation planner.

You can drive from Nasiriyah to Karbala in 4 hours. Another option is to fly. In May, daytime highs in Karbala are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Kufa.

Things to do in Karbala

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Najaf, Babylon
Highlights from your plan
Imam Hussain's Shrine ©
Imam Hussain's Shrine
Al Abbas Holy Shrine ©
Al Abbas Holy Shrine

2
nights
Kufa

Kufa ©
Kufa is a city in Iraq, about 170km south of Baghdad, and 10km northeast of Najaf. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of House of Imam Ali Ibn Abi Taleb, make a trip to Great Mosque of Kufa, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Maytham al-Tammar Shrine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Sahlah Great Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Hannana.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kufa trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Karbala to Kufa takes 1.5 hours. In May in Kufa, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Baghdad.

Things to do in Kufa

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Al Sahlah Great Mosque ©
Al Sahlah Great Mosque
Great Mosque of Kufa ©
Great Mosque of Kufa
Maytham al-Tammar Shrine ©
Maytham al-Tammar Shrine

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, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Iraqi Museum, appreciate the history behind Al-Shaheed Monument, find something for the whole family at Zawraa Park, and don't miss a visit to Baghdadi Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Baghdad trip itinerary site.

Drive from Kufa to Baghdad in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In May, daily temperatures in Baghdad can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Baghdad

Historic Sites Theme Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Al Yassin Mosque ©
Al Yassin Mosque
Iraqi Museum ©
Iraqi Museum
Zawraa Park ©
Zawraa Park

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