10 days in Karbala & Najaf Itinerary

10 days in Karbala & Najaf Itinerary

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Fly to Baghdad International Airport / New Al Muthana Air Base, Drive to Karbala
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Karbala
— 4 nights
Drive
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Najaf
— 3 nights
Fly

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Karbala

— 4 nights
Karbala is a city in central Iraq, located about 100km southwest of Baghdad, and a few miles east of Lake Milh. Change things up with a short trip to Babylon in Al Hillah (about 1h 10 min away). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imam Hussain's Shrine and don't miss a visit to Shrine of the two sons of Muslim Ibn Aqeel.

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Winnipeg, Canada to Karbala is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Winnipeg to Karbala. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Winnipeg in January, with highs in Karbala at 19°C and lows at 6°C. On the 6th (Thu), you'll travel to Najaf.

Things to do in Karbala

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Najaf

— 3 nights
Najaf ranks among the most frequented places of Islamic pilgrimage in the world.
Najaf is known for historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Great Mosque of Kufa, steep yourself in history at Shrine Amir al-mo'menin Ali bin Abi Talib peace be upon him, take an in-depth tour of House of Imam Ali Ibn Abi Taleb, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Sahlah Great Mosque.

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Getting from Karbala to Najaf by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in January, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Najaf

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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