14 days in Iraq Itinerary

14 days in Iraq Itinerary

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14 days in Iraq Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Sulaymaniyah
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Erbil
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Duhok
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Baghdad
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Jakarta

1
night
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.
On the 2nd (Thu), examine the collection at Amnasuraka Museum, take an in-depth tour of Slemani Museum, then look for gifts at Rand Gallery, and finally enjoy some diversion at Chavi Land. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the different shops at City Star Mall and then identify plant and animal life at Dukan lake.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sulaymaniyah travel route planner .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Sulaymaniyah is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Jakarta to Sulaymaniyah. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Erbil.

Things to do in Sulaymaniyah

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Dukan lake ©
Dukan lake
Chavi Land ©
Chavi Land
Amnasuraka Museum ©
Amnasuraka Museum

3
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, shopping, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Erbil Citadel, tour the pleasant surroundings at Shanadar Park, head outdoors with Aqua tarin, and browse the different shops at Family Mall.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Erbil trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Sulaymaniyah to Erbil by car takes about 3 hours. In January in Erbil, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Duhok.

Things to do in Erbil

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Sami Abdulrahman Park ©
Sami Abdulrahman Park
Erbil Citadel ©
Erbil Citadel
Kurdish Textile Museum ©
Kurdish Textile Museum

2
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.
On the 7th (Tue), make a trip to Zakho Bridge., then stroll through Azadi Park, and then browse the different shops at Mazi Plus Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Zawa Mountain, then appreciate the history behind Azadi Panorama, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rabban Hormizd Monastery.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Duhok travel website .

You can drive from Erbil to Duhok in 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Duhok can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Baghdad.

Things to do in Duhok

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Side Trips

Zakho Bridge., Rabban Hormizd Monastery
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Azadi Park ©
Azadi Park
Zakho Bridge. ©
Zakho Bridge.
Rabban Hormizd Monastery ©
Rabban Hormizd Monastery

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.
Spend the 10th (Fri) in some colorful company at Zawraa Park. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Iraq Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Umm Al-Qura Mosque, appreciate the history behind Al-Shaheed Monument, and don't miss a visit to Al Yassin Mosque.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Baghdad travel planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Duhok to Baghdad takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in January, and nighttime lows around 6°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Baghdad

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Zawraa Park ©
Zawraa Park
The Iraq Museum ©
The Iraq Museum
Al Mansur Mall ©
Al Mansur Mall

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