22 days in Karbala Itinerary

22 days in Karbala Itinerary

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Karbala ©
Karbala is a city in central Iraq, located about 100km southwest of Baghdad, and a few miles east of Lake Milh. Venture out of the city with trips to Babylon (in Al Hillah), Najaf (Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery & Shrine Amir al-mo'menin Ali bin Abi Talib peace be upon him) and Kufa (Al Sahlah Great Mosque, Masjid Hannana, &more). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imam Hussain's Shrine and contemplate the long history of Shrine of the two sons of Muslim Ibn Aqeel.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Karbala trip itinerary site .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Baghdad International Airport and Al Najaf International Airport. In January in Karbala, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 42°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 16th (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
Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery ©
Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery