7 days in Karbala Itinerary

7 days in Karbala Itinerary

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— 6 nights


Karbala ©
Karbala is a city in central Iraq, located about 100km southwest of Baghdad, and a few miles east of Lake Milh. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Karbala: Najaf (Shrine Amir al-mo'menin Ali bin Abi Talib peace be upon him & Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery), Kufa (Great Mosque of Kufa, House of Imam Ali Ibn Abi Taleb, &more) and Babylon (in Al Hillah). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Imam Hussain's Shrine, take an in-depth tour of Memory Islam Museum, and don't miss a visit to Shrine of the two sons of Muslim Ibn Aqeel.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Karbala road trip tool.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Baghdad International Airport and Al Najaf International Airport. July in Karbala sees daily highs of 53°C and lows of 32°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 31st (Fri).

Things to do in Karbala

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kufa, Najaf, Babylon
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Imam Hussain's Shrine ©
Imam Hussain's Shrine
Babylon ©