6 days in Iraq Itinerary

6 days in Iraq Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Diyarbakir
Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
Erbil
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Duhok
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Sulaymaniyah
— 2 nights
Fly:  14 h
End: Diyarbakir

2
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.
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, thenlook for gifts at Bazaar, thenbrowse 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
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Sami Abdulrahman Park ©
Sami Abdulrahman Park
Erbil Citadel ©
Erbil Citadel
Family Mall ©
Family Mall

1
night
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.
On the 28th (Sun), buy something for everyone on your list at Mazi Plus Mall, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Zawa Mountain, and then admire the landmark architecture of Lalish.

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
Highlights from your plan
Zawa Mountain ©
Zawa Mountain

2
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.
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: fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sulaymaniyah

Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Amnasuraka Museum ©
Amnasuraka Museum
Chavi Land ©
Chavi Land
Slemani Museum ©
Slemani Museum

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