15 days in Baghdad & Istanbul Itinerary

15 days in Baghdad & Istanbul Itinerary

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15 days in Baghdad & Istanbul Itinerary

Start: Baghdad, Iraq
1
Baghdad, Iraq
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
Istanbul, Turkey
— 8 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Baghdad, Iraq

5
nights
Baghdad, Iraq

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Baghdad: Karbala (Shrine of the two sons of Muslim Ibn Aqeel, Tal Al Zainabeiah site, & more) and Babylon (in Al Hillah). Pack the 2nd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Zawraa Park. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Iraq Museum, make a trip to Baghdadi Museum, revel in the low prices at Babylon Mall, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Unknown Soldier Monument.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Baghdad route maker website .

If you are flying in from Iraq, the closest major airport is Baghdad International Airport. August in Baghdad sees daily highs of 53°C and lows of 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Baghdad

Historic Sites Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Karbala, Babylon
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Babylon ©
Babylon
Imam Hussain's Shrine ©
Imam Hussain's Shrine
The Iraq Museum ©
The Iraq Museum

8
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Spend the 14th (Wed) floating through the air with a balloon tour. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, and take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Istanbul day trip app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Baghdad to Istanbul. While traveling from Baghdad, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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