5 days in Iraq Itinerary

5 days in Iraq Itinerary

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5 days in Iraq Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  27​h
1
Erbil
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Karbala
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  30​h
End: San Francisco

1
night
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 10th (Fri): walk around Sami Abdulrahman Park, then steep yourself in history at Erbil Citadel, and then browse the different shops at Family Mall.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Erbil online trip itinerary planner .

San Francisco, USA to Erbil is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll lose 11 hours traveling from San Francisco to Erbil due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Erbil, with lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Karbala.

Things to do in Erbil

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
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Sami Abdulrahman Park ©
Sami Abdulrahman Park
Erbil Citadel ©
Erbil Citadel
Family Mall ©
Family Mall

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night
Karbala

Karbala ©
Karbala is a city in central Iraq, located about 100km southwest of Baghdad, and a few miles east of Lake Milh. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tal Al Zainabeiah site, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imam Hussain's Shrine, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Abbas Holy Shrine.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Karbala trip planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Erbil to Karbala in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In January, daily temperatures in Karbala can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Karbala

Historic Sites
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Imam Hussain's Shrine ©
Imam Hussain's Shrine
Al Abbas Holy Shrine ©
Al Abbas Holy Shrine
Tal Al Zainabeiah site ©
Tal Al Zainabeiah site