37 days in Iraq Itinerary

37 days in Iraq Itinerary

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Baghdad
— 6 nights
Fly
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Nasiriyah
— 6 nights
Drive
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Najaf
— 6 nights
Fly
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Erbil
— 7 nights
Drive
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Duhok
— 5 nights
Drive
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Sulaymaniyah
— 6 nights
Fly

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Baghdad

— 6 nights
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.
When in Baghdad, make a side trip to see Shrine of the two sons of Muslim Ibn Aqeel in Karbala, approximately Karbala away. Pack the 30th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Zawraa Park. And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Iraqi Museum, make a trip to Baghdadi Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Buratha Mosque, and buy something for everyone on your list at Al Mansur Mall.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Baghdad trip planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Baghdad. In November in Baghdad, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Nasiriyah.

Things to do in Baghdad

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

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Nasiriyah

— 6 nights
Nasiriyah is a city in Iraq. Nasiriyah is known for . Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Ziggurat of UR.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Nasiriyah journey planner.

You can fly from Baghdad to Nasiriyah in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. On the 11th (Sat), you're off to Najaf.
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Najaf

— 6 nights
Najaf ranks among the most frequented places of Islamic pilgrimage in the world.
Venture out of the city with trips to Babylon (in Al Hillah) and Karbala (Al Abbas Holy Shrine, Tal Al Zainabeiah site, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Shrine Amir al-mo'menin Ali bin Abi Talib peace be upon him, don't miss a visit to Maytham al-Tammar Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Sahlah Great Mosque, and stroll the grounds of Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery.

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You can drive from Nasiriyah to Najaf in 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Najaf can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can fly to Erbil.

Things to do in Najaf

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 11 — 17:

Erbil

— 7 nights

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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. Centered on its ancient and World Heritage-listed citadel, the city blends old and new, retaining some of its long-established architectural and cultural charm in its grand bazaars and minarets, while adding a number of modern malls and nightlife haunts.
Erbil is known for parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Kurdish Textile Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Gali Ali Bag, browse the different shops at Majidi Mall, and stroll around Sami Abdulrahman Park.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Erbil attractions planner.

You can fly from Najaf to Erbil in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Najaf in December: high temperatures in Erbil hover around 17°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Duhok.

Things to do in Erbil

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 24:

Duhok

— 5 nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rabban Hormizd Monastery (in Al Qush) and Zakho Bridge. (in Zakho). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lalish Temple, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Duhok Zoo, take in the awesome beauty at Zawa Mountain, and delve into the distant past at Halamata Cave.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Duhok travel route planner.

Getting from Erbil to Duhok by car takes about 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Duhok can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. You'll set off for Sulaymaniyah on the 29th (Wed).

Things to do in Duhok

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 29:

Sulaymaniyah

— 6 nights
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.
Spend the 3rd (Mon) exploring nature at Hawary Shar Park. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy some diversion at Chavi Land, stop by Rand Gallery, browse the exhibits of Amnasuraka Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Kurd’s Heritage Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sulaymaniyah day trip planner.

Drive from Duhok to Sulaymaniyah in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Sulaymaniyah

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 4:

Iraq travel guide

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Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping Malls
Encompassing the fertile area between the Euphrates and Tigris rivers once called Mesopotamia, modern Iraq is marked by turmoil, torn between its rich historical heritage and recent instability and bloodshed. Few tourists choose to vacation in Iraq, put off by reports of violence and destruction that have shaken the country to its core. Still, the semi-autonomous province of Kurdistan remains seemingly insulated from the chaos of the rest of the country. This small region draws a growing number of foreign travelers, enticed by the area's rugged appeal and numerous lakes, archaeological sites, and impressive mountains.