8 days in Iraq Itinerary

8 days in Iraq Itinerary

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8 days in Iraq Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly + Drive:  30​h
1
Kufa
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Karbala
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Sulaymaniyah
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Erbil
— 2 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Sao Paulo

1
day
Kufa

Kufa ©
Kufa is a city in Iraq, about 170km south of Baghdad, and 10km northeast of Najaf. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Great Mosque of Kufa, stroll the grounds of Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery, and then contemplate the long history of Shrine Amir al-mo'menin Ali bin Abi Talib peace be upon him.

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Sao Paulo, Brazil to Kufa is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Kufa is 6 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Sao Paulo in July, with highs in Kufa at 53°C and lows at 37°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Karbala.

Things to do in Kufa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Najaf
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. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Abbas Holy Shrine, make a trip to Imam Hussain's Shrine, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tal Al Zainabeiah site.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Karbala journey app .

Traveling by car from Kufa to Karbala takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Kufa in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Karbala, with lows of 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sulaymaniyah.

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

1
night
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.
On the 17th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Amnasuraka Museum, enjoy some diversion at Chavi Land, and then identify plant and animal life at Dukan lake.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sulaymaniyah trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Karbala to Sulaymaniyah takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Erbil.

Things to do in Sulaymaniyah

Wildlife Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Dukan lake ©
Dukan lake
Chavi Land ©
Chavi Land
Amnasuraka Museum ©
Amnasuraka Museum

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 18th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sami Abdulrahman Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Shanadar Park, and then steep yourself in history at Erbil Citadel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the different shops at Family Mall, stop by Yummy ice cream, and then take in the awesome beauty at The Korek Mountain Resort & Spa.

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You can drive from Sulaymaniyah to Erbil in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 49°C in July, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Erbil

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Sami Abdulrahman Park ©
Sami Abdulrahman Park
The Korek Mountain Resort & Spa ©
The Korek Mountain Resort & Spa
Erbil Citadel ©
Erbil Citadel

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