8 days in Karbala Itinerary

8 days in Karbala Itinerary

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— 7 nights


Karbala ©
Karbala is a city in central Iraq, located about 100km southwest of Baghdad, and a few miles east of Lake Milh. Explore Karbala's surroundings by going to Najaf (Shrine Amir al-mo'menin Ali bin Abi Talib peace be upon him & Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery), Babylon (in Al Hillah) and Kufa (Al Sahlah Great Mosque, Maytham al-Tammar Shrine, &more). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Imam Hussain's Shrine, admire the masterpieces at Memory Islam Museum, and contemplate the long history of Shrine of the two sons of Muslim Ibn Aqeel.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Karbala trip maker app.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiports are Baghdad International Airport and Al Najaf International Airport. In October, daily temperatures in Karbala can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. You will leave for home on the 3rd (Sun).

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 ©