5 days in Iraq Itinerary

5 days in Iraq Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iraq travel route maker

Travel Warning: Security Concerns   More Info
This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

5 days in Iraq Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Sulaymaniyah
— Few hours
taxi + Fly:  2​h
2
Najaf
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Karbala
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Erbil
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Dubai

few
hours
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): have fun at Chavi Land.

Plan my trip to Sulaymaniyah with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Sulaymaniyah is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Sulaymaniyah is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Najaf.

Things to do in Sulaymaniyah

Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Chavi Land ©
Chavi Land

1
night
Najaf

Najaf ©
Najaf ranks among the most frequented places of Islamic pilgrimage in the world.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): stroll the grounds of Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery, then steep yourself in history at Shrine Amir al-mo'menin Ali bin Abi Talib peace be upon him, and then don't miss a visit to Great Mosque of Kufa.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Najaf trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Sulaymaniyah to Najaf by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Najaf can reach 53°C, while at night they dip to 37°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Karbala.

Things to do in Najaf

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Great Mosque of Kufa
Highlights from your plan
Great Mosque of Kufa ©
Great Mosque of Kufa
Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery ©
Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery

1
night
Karbala

Karbala ©
Karbala is a city in central Iraq, located about 100km southwest of Baghdad, and a few miles east of Lake Milh. On the 13th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Shrine of the two sons of Muslim Ibn Aqeel, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tal Al Zainabeiah site, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Imam Hussain's Shrine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Abbas Holy Shrine.

Before you visit Karbala, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Najaf to Karbala in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Najaf in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 32°C in Karbala. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Erbil.

Things to do in Karbala

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Imam Hussain's Shrine ©
Imam Hussain's Shrine
Al Abbas Holy Shrine ©
Al Abbas Holy Shrine
Tal Al Zainabeiah site ©
Tal Al Zainabeiah site

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): stroll around Sami Abdulrahman Park, stop by Bazaar, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Family Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Kurdish Textile Museum, contemplate the long history of Erbil Citadel, and then stroll around Shanadar Park.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Erbil itinerary maker site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Karbala to Erbil takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Karbala in July, you will find days in Erbil are slightly colder (49°C), and nights are about the same (32°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Erbil

Parks Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sami Abdulrahman Park ©
Sami Abdulrahman Park
Erbil Citadel ©
Erbil Citadel
Kurdish Textile Museum ©
Kurdish Textile Museum