7 days in Baghdad & Najaf Itinerary

7 days in Baghdad & Najaf Itinerary

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7 days in Baghdad & Najaf Itinerary

Start: Baghdad
1
Baghdad
— 4 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
2
Najaf
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
End: Baghdad

4
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.
Step out of Baghdad to go to Karbala and see Shrine of the two sons of Muslim Ibn Aqeel, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Zawraa Park, pause for some photo ops at Al-Shaheed Monument, browse the different shops at Al Mansur Mall, and see the interesting displays at The Iraq Museum.

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If you are flying in from Kuwait, the closest major airport is Baghdad International Airport. December in Baghdad sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Najaf.

Things to do in Baghdad

Historic Sites Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Shrine of the two sons of Muslim Ibn Aqeel
Highlights from your plan
The Iraq Museum ©
The Iraq Museum
Zawraa Park ©
Zawraa Park
Al Mansur Mall ©
Al Mansur Mall

2
nights
Najaf

Najaf ©
Najaf ranks among the most frequented places of Islamic pilgrimage in the world.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery, don't miss a visit to Shrine Amir al-mo'menin Ali bin Abi Talib peace be upon him, and then make a trip to Great Mosque of Kufa.

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Do a combination of taxi and flight from Baghdad to Najaf in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in December, and nighttime lows around 8°C. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Najaf

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kufa
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Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery ©
Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery
Great Mosque of Kufa ©
Great Mosque of Kufa