60 days in Iraq Itinerary

60 days in Iraq Itinerary

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60 days in Iraq Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly:  30​h
1
Najaf
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Karbala
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Nasiriyah
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
4
Baghdad
— 7 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
5
Sulaymaniyah
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Kirkuk
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Erbil
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Duhok
— 12 nights
Drive + Fly:  31​h
End: Buenos Aires

5
nights
Najaf

Najaf ©
Najaf ranks among the most frequented places of Islamic pilgrimage in the world.
Najaf is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Shrine Amir al-mo'menin Ali bin Abi Talib peace be upon him, make a trip to Maytham al-Tammar Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Sahlah Great Mosque, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Najaf travel itinerary planner.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Najaf is an approximately 30-hour flight. Traveling from Buenos Aires to Najaf, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Buenos Aires in June; daily highs in Najaf reach 49°C and lows reach 33°C. On the 8th (Sat), you'll travel to Karbala.

Things to do in Najaf

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

7
nights
Karbala

Karbala ©
Karbala is a city in central Iraq, located about 100km southwest of Baghdad, and a few miles east of Lake Milh. Take a break from Karbala with a short trip to Babylon in Al Hillah, about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Imam Hussain's Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tal Al Zainabeiah site, and steep yourself in history at Shrine of the two sons of Muslim Ibn Aqeel.

To find reviews and other tourist information, go to the Karbala route planning tool .

Traveling by car from Najaf to Karbala takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Najaf in June, Karbala is a bit cooler at night with lows of 29°C. On the 15th (Sat), you'll travel to Nasiriyah.

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

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.

Make your Nasiriyah itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Karbala to Nasiriyah takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 20th (Thu), you'll travel to Baghdad.
Highlights from your plan
Ziggurat of UR ©
Ziggurat of UR

7
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.
Spend the 22nd (Sat) in some colorful company at Zawraa Park. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Iraq Museum, pause for some photo ops at Al-Mutanabbi Statue, pause for some serene contemplation at Armenian Orthodox Church - St Gregory The Illuminator, and don't miss a visit to Al-Shaheed Monument.

For more things to do and more tourist information, you can read our Baghdad trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Nasiriyah to Baghdad in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Baghdad can reach 48°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. On the 27th (Thu), you'll 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 Mansur Mall ©
Al Mansur Mall

7
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.
Sulaymaniyah is known for fun & games, museums, shopping, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy some diversion at Chavi Land, take an in-depth tour of Slemani Museum, examine the collection at Amnasuraka Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Dukan lake.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sulaymaniyah holiday maker tool .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Baghdad to Sulaymaniyah in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You will leave for Kirkuk on the 4th (Thu).

Things to do in Sulaymaniyah

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

6
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. Kirkuk is known for historic sites and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kirkuk Citadel and get in on the family fun at Bawa Gurgur Park.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kirkuk itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Sulaymaniyah to Kirkuk takes 2 hours. On the 10th (Wed), you'll travel to Erbil.

Things to do in Kirkuk

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

7
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.
Erbil is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Sami Abdulrahman Park, contemplate the long history of Erbil Citadel, examine the collection at Kurdish Textile Museum, and admire the sheer force of Gali Ali Bag.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Erbil day trip planning tool .

Getting from Kirkuk to Erbil by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July in Erbil, expect temperatures between 49°C during the day and 32°C at night. You will leave for Duhok on the 17th (Wed).

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

12
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Duhok: Rabban Hormizd Monastery (in Ninawa Province) and Zakho Bridge. (in Zakho). And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at Mazi Plus Mall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Zari Park, pause for some photo ops at Azadi Panorama, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Zawa Mountain.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Duhok tour planner.

You can drive from Erbil to Duhok in 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 51°C, and evening lows to 32°C. On the 29th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Duhok

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

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

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