5 days in Iraq Itinerary

5 days in Iraq Itinerary

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5 days in Iraq Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  29​h
1
Karbala
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Erbil
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney

1
day
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 16th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Abbas Holy Shrine and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imam Hussain's Shrine.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Karbala online visit planner .

Sydney, Australia to Karbala is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Arabia Standard Time is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Sydney in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Karbala, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Erbil.

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): stroll around Sami Abdulrahman Park, then contemplate the long history of Erbil Citadel, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Family Mall.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Erbil online road trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Karbala to Erbil in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, Erbil is slightly colder than Karbala - with highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Erbil

Parks Museums Shopping
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Sami Abdulrahman Park ©
Sami Abdulrahman Park
Erbil Citadel ©
Erbil Citadel
Kurdish Textile Museum ©
Kurdish Textile Museum

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