8 days in Iraq Itinerary

8 days in Iraq Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sulaymaniyah
— 1 night
2
Baghdad
— 1 night
3
Karbala
— 1 night
4
Erbil
— 3 nights

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Sulaymaniyah

Sulaymaniyah ©
Considered one of the most cosmopolitan and westernized cities in Iraq, vibrant Sulaymaniyah boasts a strong cultural scene with a good selection of museums and educational institutions.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at City Star Mall. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Slemani Museum, have fun at Chavi Land, and then examine the collection at Amnasuraka Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sulaymaniyah online road trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Sulaymaniyah is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Arabian Standard Time (AST) is 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Baghdad.

Things to do in Sulaymaniyah

Shopping Museums Fun & Games
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City Star Mall ©
City Star Mall
Chavi Land ©
Chavi Land
Amnasuraka Museum ©
Amnasuraka Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Al-Mutanabbi Statue, see the interesting displays at Iraqi Museum, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Al Mansur Mall.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Baghdad online attractions planner.

Fly from Sulaymaniyah to Baghdad in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June in Baghdad, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Karbala.

Things to do in Baghdad

Museums Shopping
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Iraqi Museum ©
Iraqi Museum
Al Mansur Mall ©
Al Mansur Mall
Al-Mutanabbi Statue ©
Al-Mutanabbi Statue

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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. On the 23rd (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tal Al Zainabeiah site, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Imam Hussain's Shrine, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Abbas Holy Shrine.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Karbala trip website.

Traveling by car from Baghdad to Karbala takes 2 hours. In June in Karbala, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Erbil.

Things to do in Karbala

Historic Sites
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Imam Hussain's Shrine ©
Imam Hussain's Shrine
Al Abbas Holy Shrine ©
Al Abbas Holy Shrine
Tal Al Zainabeiah site ©
Tal Al Zainabeiah site

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Erbil

Erbil ©
The capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, Erbil occupies perhaps the longest-inhabited land in the world, with the earliest human settlement here possibly dating back to 5000 BCE.
On the 24th (Wed), stroll around Sami Abdulrahman Park, walk around Shanadar Park, and then steep yourself in history at Erbil Citadel. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Kurdish Textile Museum, look for gifts at Bazaar, thenbuy something for everyone on your list at Family Mall, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mudhafaria Minarett.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Erbil day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Karbala to Erbil takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Karbala in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Erbil, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Erbil

Parks Shopping Museums
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Sami Abdulrahman Park ©
Sami Abdulrahman Park
Erbil Citadel ©
Erbil Citadel
Family Mall ©
Family Mall

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