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. Get some cultural insight at Shrine Amir al-mo'menin Ali bin Abi Talib peace be upon him and Imam Hussain's Shrine. Visit Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery and Al Sahlah Great Mosque for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Karbala: Kufa (Maytham al-Tammar Shrine, House of Imam Ali Ibn Abi Taleb, &more) and Babylon (in Al Hillah). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Abbas Holy Shrine and don't miss a visit to Shrine of the two sons of Muslim Ibn Aqeel.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Karbala online day trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Baghdad International Airport, Al Najaf International Airport and Baghdad International. Expect a daytime high around °F in October, and nighttime lows around °F. You will leave for home on the 8th (Thu).

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 ©