4 days in Karbala Itinerary

4 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. Step off the beaten path and head to Shrine of the two sons of Muslim Ibn Aqeel and Maytham al-Tammar Shrine. Change things up with these side-trips from Karbala: Najaf (Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery & Shrine Amir al-mo'menin Ali bin Abi Talib peace be upon him), Kufa (Al Sahlah Great Mosque & House of Imam Ali Ibn Abi Taleb) and Babylon (in Al Hillah). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Imam Hussain's Shrine and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tal Al Zainabeiah site.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Karbala vacation maker app .

If you are flying in from Pakistan, the closest major airports are Baghdad International Airport and Al Najaf International Airport. In December, daily temperatures in Karbala can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

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
Al Sahlah Great Mosque ©
Al Sahlah Great Mosque