60 days in Iraq Itinerary

60 days in Iraq Itinerary

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60 days in Iraq Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly + Drive:  30​h
1
Kufa
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Karbala
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Baghdad
— 6 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
4
Nasiriyah
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Basrah
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
6
Sulaymaniyah
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Kirkuk
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Erbil
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Duhok
— 13 nights
Drive + Fly:  32​h
End: Buenos Aires

6
nights
Kufa

Kufa ©
Kufa is a city in Iraq, about 170km south of Baghdad, and 10km northeast of Najaf. Explore hidden gems such as Al Sahlah Great Mosque and Masjid Hannana. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Shrine Amir al-mo'menin Ali bin Abi Talib peace be upon him, make a trip to Great Mosque of Kufa, take an in-depth tour of House of Imam Ali Ibn Abi Taleb, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kufa online holiday maker .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Kufa is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Argentine Time to Arabia Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. In August, Kufa is warmer than Buenos Aires - with highs of 53°C and lows of 36°C. You will leave for Karbala on the 8th (Thu).

Things to do in Kufa

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Najaf
Highlights from your plan
Al Sahlah Great Mosque ©
Al Sahlah Great Mosque
Maytham al-Tammar Shrine ©
Maytham al-Tammar Shrine

6
nights
Karbala

Karbala ©
Karbala is a city in central Iraq, located about 100km southwest of Baghdad, and a few miles east of Lake Milh. Explore hidden gems such as Shrine of the two sons of Muslim Ibn Aqeel and Memory Islam Museum. Step out of Karbala with an excursion to Babylon in Al Hillah--about 1h 10 min away. It doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imam Hussain's Shrine.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Karbala trip planner .

Drive from Kufa to Karbala in 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Karbala when traveling from Kufa in August, with lows around 32°C. You will leave for Baghdad on the 14th (Wed).

Things to do in Karbala

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Babylon
Highlights from your plan
Imam Hussain's Shrine ©
Imam Hussain's Shrine
Memory Islam Museum ©
Memory Islam Museum

6
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Armenian Orthodox Church - St Gregory The Illuminator and Abu Hanifa Mosque. Pack the 16th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Zawraa Park. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Al-Shaheed Monument, admire the landmark architecture of Al-Rahman mosque, browse the different shops at Al Mansur Mall, and examine the collection at The Iraq Museum.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Baghdad trip tool .

Traveling by car from Karbala to Baghdad takes 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Baghdad are 53°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. On the 20th (Tue), you're off toNasiriyah.

Things to do in Baghdad

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

5
nights
Nasiriyah

Nasiriyah ©
Nasiriyah is known for . Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Ziggurat of UR.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Nasiriyah trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Baghdad to Nasiriyah in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. On the 25th (Sun), you'll travel to Basrah.
Highlights from your plan
Ziggurat of UR ©
Ziggurat of UR

5
nights
Basrah

Basrah ©
Basrah is known for . Your plan includes some of its best attractions: gain insight at University of Basrah and make a trip to Basra Times Square.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Basrah trip site .

Getting from Nasiriyah to Basrah by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Basrah are 55°C, while nighttime lows are 35°C. On the 30th (Fri), you're off toSulaymaniyah.
Highlights from your plan
Basra Times Square ©
Basra Times Square
University of Basrah ©
University of Basrah

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Slemani Museum and Sarchnar Park. Next up on the itinerary: have fun at Chavi Land, stop by Rand Gallery, buy something for everyone on your list at City Star Mall, and identify plant and animal life at Dukan lake.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sulaymaniyah route site .

Getting from Basrah to Sulaymaniyah by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. On the 4th (Wed), you'll travel to Kirkuk.

Things to do in Sulaymaniyah

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

5
nights
Kirkuk

Kirkuk ©
Kirkuk is the capital of the Kirkuk Governorate of Iraq, 238km north of Baghdad.Kirkuk lies in a wide zone with an enormously diverse population and has been multilingual for centuries. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kirkuk Citadel and Bawa Gurgur Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kirkuk road trip app .

Traveling by car from Sulaymaniyah to Kirkuk takes 2 hours. On the 9th (Mon), you're off toErbil.

Things to do in Kirkuk

Theme Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kirkuk Citadel ©
Kirkuk Citadel

6
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Minaret Park and Rashad Mufti Mosque. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Erbil Citadel, stop by Bazaar, stroll around Sami Abdulrahman Park, and see the interesting displays at Erbil Civilization Museum.

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

Drive from Kirkuk to Erbil in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Erbil can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Duhok.

Things to do in Erbil

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

13
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Zakho Bridge. and Azadi Park. Change things up with a short trip to Rabban Hormizd Monastery in Al Qush (about 52 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Zawa Mountain, get to know the resident critters at Duhok Zoo, stroll around Zari Park, and buy something for everyone on your list at Mazi Plus Mall.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Duhok route builder app .

Traveling by car from Erbil to Duhok takes 2.5 hours. September in Duhok sees daily highs of 45°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 28th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Duhok

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trips

Rabban Hormizd Monastery, Zakho Bridge.
Highlights from your plan
Azadi Park ©
Azadi Park
Rabban Hormizd Monastery ©
Rabban Hormizd Monastery
Zakho Bridge. ©
Zakho Bridge.