32 days in Iraq Itinerary

32 days in Iraq Itinerary

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32 days in Iraq Itinerary

Start: Traverse City
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Erbil
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Duhok
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Kufa
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Karbala
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Baghdad
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
6
Sulaymaniyah
— 5 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Traverse City

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.
Visiting The Korek Mountain Resort & Spa and Gali Ali Bag will get you outdoors. For shopping fun, head to Family Mall or Majidi Mall. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Kurdish Textile Museum, stop by Bazaar, contemplate the long history of Erbil Citadel, and take an in-depth tour of Syriac Heritage Museum.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Erbil trip simple and quick.

Traverse City, USA to Erbil is an approximately 24-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Traverse City to Erbil. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Traverse City in March: high temperatures in Erbil hover around 67°F and lows are around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Duhok.

Things to do in Erbil

Parks Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Kurdish Textile Museum ©
Kurdish Textile Museum
Erbil Citadel ©
Erbil Citadel
Family Mall ©
Family Mall

5
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 Ninawa Province) and Zakho Bridge. (in Zakho). There's lots more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Mazi Plus Mall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Azadi Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Zawa Mountain, and appreciate the history behind Azadi Panorama.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Duhok holiday maker app .

You can drive from Erbil to Duhok in 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 47°F. You will leave for Kufa on the 11th (Mon).

Things to do in Duhok

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Zakho Bridge., Rabban Hormizd Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Zawa Mountain ©
Zawa Mountain
Rabban Hormizd Monastery ©
Rabban Hormizd Monastery
Zakho Bridge. ©
Zakho Bridge.

5
nights
Kufa

Kufa ©
Kufa is a city in Iraq, about 170km south of Baghdad, and 10km northeast of Najaf. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Shrine Amir al-mo'menin Ali bin Abi Talib peace be upon him and Al Sahlah Great Mosque. Your inner history buff will appreciate Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery and Maytham al-Tammar Shrine. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of House of Imam Ali Ibn Abi Taleb, don't miss a visit to Great Mosque of Kufa, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Hannana.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kufa trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Duhok to Kufa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Duhok in March; daily highs in Kufa reach 78°F and lows reach 55°F. You will leave for Karbala on the 16th (Sat).

Things to do in Kufa

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Najaf
Highlights from your plan
Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery ©
Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery
Al Sahlah Great Mosque ©
Al Sahlah Great Mosque

5
nights
Karbala

Karbala ©
Karbala is a city in central Iraq, located about 100km southwest of Baghdad, and a few miles east of Lake Milh. Imam Hussain's Shrine and Shrine of the two sons of Muslim Ibn Aqeel are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Babylon and Tal Al Zainabeiah site. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Abbas Holy Shrine.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Karbala online trip planner .

You can drive from Kufa to Karbala in 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Karbala can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. You'll set off for Baghdad on the 21st (Thu).

Things to do in Karbala

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Babylon
Highlights from your plan
Imam Hussain's Shrine ©
Imam Hussain's Shrine
Babylon ©
Babylon
Al Abbas Holy Shrine ©
Al Abbas Holy 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.
Popular historic sites such as Armenian Orthodox Church - St Gregory The Illuminator and Al-Rahman mosque are in your itinerary. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Al Mansur Mall and Babylon Mall. Spend the 23rd (Sat) in some colorful company at Zawraa Park. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Iraq Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haidewr Hane Mosque, appreciate the history behind Al-Mutanabbi Statue, and make a trip to Abu Hanifa Mosque.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Baghdad trip site .

Getting from Karbala to Baghdad by car takes about 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sulaymaniyah.

Things to do in Baghdad

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

5
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Amnasuraka Museum and Slemani Museum. Head to City Star Mall and Rand Galleryfor some retail therapy. It doesn't end there: stroll through Dukan lake and enjoy some diversion at Chavi Land.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sulaymaniyah trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Baghdad to Sulaymaniyah by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. On the 30th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Sulaymaniyah

Parks Wildlife Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Dukan lake ©
Dukan lake
Amnasuraka Museum ©
Amnasuraka Museum
Slemani Museum ©
Slemani Museum

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