11 days in Iraq Itinerary

11 days in Iraq Itinerary

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Baghdad
— 4 nights
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Karbala
— 3 nights
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Najaf
— 3 nights

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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: buy something for everyone on your list at Al Mansur Mall, get some fabulous bargains at Babylon Mall, don't miss a visit to Abu Hanifa Mosque, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Yassin Mosque.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Baghdad trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Baghdad is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2.5 hours traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Baghdad. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in January, expect Baghdad to be little chillier, temps between 19°C and 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Karbala.

Things to do in Baghdad

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping
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Al Yassin Mosque ©
Al Yassin Mosque
Al Mansur Mall ©
Al Mansur Mall
Zawraa Park ©
Zawraa Park

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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 with an excursion to Babylon in Al Hillah--about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Imam Hussain's Shrine and steep yourself in history at Shrine of the two sons of Muslim Ibn Aqeel.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Karbala trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Baghdad to Karbala takes 2 hours. In January in Karbala, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 6°C at night. You will leave for Najaf on the 12th (Sun).

Things to do in Karbala

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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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: don't miss a visit to Great Mosque of Kufa, contemplate the long history of Shrine Amir al-mo'menin Ali bin Abi Talib peace be upon him, stroll the grounds of Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery, and take an in-depth tour of House of Imam Ali Ibn Abi Taleb.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Najaf vacation planner.

You can drive from Karbala to Najaf in an hour. In January, daytime highs in Najaf are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. You'll set off for home on the 15th (Wed).

Things to do in Najaf

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Kufa
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Great Mosque of Kufa ©
Great Mosque of Kufa
Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery ©
Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery