6 days in Iraq Itinerary

6 days in Iraq Itinerary

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Fly
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Erbil
— 2 nights
Drive
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Duhok
— 1 night
Drive
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Sulaymaniyah
— 2 nights
Fly

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Erbil

Hawler

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): stroll around Sami Abdulrahman Park, steep yourself in history at Erbil Citadel, and then walk around Shanadar Park. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Kurdish Textile Museum, then look for gifts at Bazaar, then browse the different shops at Family Mall, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mudhafaria Minarett.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Erbil travel tool.

Diyarbakir, Turkey to Erbil is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Diyarbakir in June, expect Erbil to be a bit warmer, temps between 45°C and 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Duhok.

Things to do in Erbil

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

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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.
On the 28th (Sun), buy something for everyone on your list at Mazi Plus Mall, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Zawa Mountain, and then admire the landmark architecture of Lalish Temple.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Duhok online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Erbil to Duhok takes 2.5 hours. In June in Duhok, expect temperatures between 45°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sulaymaniyah.

Things to do in Duhok

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Historic Sites

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Slemani Museum, enjoy some diversion at Chavi Land, and then see the interesting displays at Amnasuraka Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sulaymaniyah itinerary planner.

Getting from Duhok to Sulaymaniyah by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sulaymaniyah

Museums · Fun & Games

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.