60 days in Iraq Itinerary

60 days in Iraq Itinerary

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Start: Erbil
Drive:  2 h 30 min
1
Duhok
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Kirkuk
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Sulaymaniyah
— 7 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
4
Basrah
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Nasiriyah
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Karbala
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Najaf
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Baghdad
— 7 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
9
Erbil
— 7 nights
End: Erbil

6
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Duhok: Rabban Hormizd Monastery (in Al Qush) and Zakho Bridge. (in Zakho). The adventure continues: walk around Azadi Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Mazi Plus Mall, pause for some photo ops at Azadi Panorama, and get to know the resident critters at Duhok Zoo.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Duhok holiday app.

Erbil to Duhok is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. April in Duhok sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 13°C at night. You will leave for Kirkuk on the 18th (Sat).

Things to do in Duhok

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trips

Rabban Hormizd Monastery, Zakho Bridge.
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 18:
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Azadi Park ©
Azadi Park
Zakho Bridge. ©
Zakho Bridge.
Zawa Mountain ©
Zawa Mountain

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: steep yourself in history at Kirkuk Citadel and find something for the whole family at Bawa Gurgur Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Kirkuk, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Duhok to Kirkuk takes 3.5 hours. You will leave for Sulaymaniyah on the 24th (Fri).

Things to do in Kirkuk

Historic Sites Theme Parks
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 24:

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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy some diversion at Chavi Land, browse the different shops at City Star Mall, take an in-depth tour of Slemani Museum, and examine the collection at Amnasuraka Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sulaymaniyah trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Kirkuk to Sulaymaniyah in 2 hours. On the 1st (Fri), you're off to Basrah.

Things to do in Sulaymaniyah

Parks Shopping Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 24 — May 1:
Highlights from your plan
Dukan lake ©
Dukan lake
Chavi Land ©
Chavi Land
Amnasuraka Museum ©
Amnasuraka Museum

6
nights
Basrah

Basrah ©
Basrah is known for . Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Basra Times Square and gain insight at University of Basrah.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Basrah travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Sulaymaniyah to Basrah takes 3.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 47°C, and evening lows to 30°C. On the 7th (Thu), you're off to Nasiriyah.
Find places to stay May 1 — 7:
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Basra Times Square ©
Basra Times Square
University of Basrah ©
University of Basrah

6
nights
Nasiriyah

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

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Nasiriyah holiday site.

Traveling by car from Basrah to Nasiriyah takes 2.5 hours. On the 13th (Wed), you'll travel to Karbala.
Find places to stay May 7 — 13:
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Ziggurat of UR ©
Ziggurat of UR

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. Step out of Karbala to go to Al Hillah and see Babylon, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imam Hussain's Shrine and steep yourself in history at Shrine of the two sons of Muslim Ibn Aqeel.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Karbala trip planner.

Getting from Nasiriyah to Karbala by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 25°C. You will leave for Najaf on the 20th (Wed).

Things to do in Karbala

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Babylon
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Imam Hussain's Shrine ©
Imam Hussain's Shrine
Al Abbas Holy Shrine ©
Al Abbas Holy Shrine
Babylon ©
Babylon

7
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: steep yourself in history at Shrine Amir al-mo'menin Ali bin Abi Talib peace be upon him, take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Sahlah Great Mosque, take an in-depth tour of House of Imam Ali Ibn Abi Taleb, and stroll the grounds of Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Najaf trip maker site.

You can drive from Karbala to Najaf in an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Najaf can reach 45°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 27th (Wed), you're off to Baghdad.

Things to do in Najaf

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kufa
Find places to stay May 20 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery ©
Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery
Great Mosque of Kufa ©
Great Mosque of Kufa

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.
Baghdad is known for shopping, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Iraqi Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Armenian Orthodox Church - St Gregory The Illuminator, don't miss a visit to Al-Shaheed Monument, and appreciate the history behind Al-Mutanabbi Statue.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Baghdad online road trip planner.

Drive from Najaf to Baghdad in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In May, daily temperatures in Baghdad can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. You will leave for Erbil on the 3rd (Wed).

Things to do in Baghdad

Historic Sites Theme Parks Shopping
Find places to stay May 27 — Jun 3:
Highlights from your plan
Al Yassin Mosque ©
Al Yassin Mosque
Iraqi Museum ©
Iraqi Museum
Zawraa Park ©
Zawraa Park

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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Kurdish Textile Museum, look for gifts at Bazaar, get engrossed in the history at Syriac Heritage Museum, and take in the awesome beauty at The Korek Mountain Resort & Spa.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Erbil road trip app.

You can fly from Baghdad to Erbil in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Baghdad in June, plan for slightly colder days in Erbil, with highs around 45°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°C. On the 10th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Erbil

Parks Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Kurdish Textile Museum ©
Kurdish Textile Museum
Erbil Citadel ©
Erbil Citadel
Sami Abdulrahman Park ©
Sami Abdulrahman Park