9 days in Iraq Itinerary

9 days in Iraq Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Erbil
— 2 nights
2
Karbala
— 1 night
3
Nasiriyah
— 1 night
4
Baghdad
— 2 nights
5
Sulaymaniyah
— 1 night

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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 20th (Sat), walk around Sami Abdulrahman Park, thencontemplate the long history of Erbil Citadel, and then walk around Shanadar Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Kurdish Textile Museum, thenbuy something for everyone on your list at Family Mall, thenlook for gifts at Bazaar, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mudhafaria Minarett.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Erbil online sightseeing planner.

Seoul, South Korea to Erbil is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Seoul to Erbil is minus 6 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Seoul in June: high temperatures in Erbil hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Karbala.

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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Karbala

Karbala ©
Karbala is a city in central Iraq, located about 100km southwest of Baghdad, and a few miles east of Lake Milh. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tal Al Zainabeiah site, thendon't miss a visit to Imam Hussain's Shrine, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Abbas Holy Shrine.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Karbala journey maker.

Getting from Erbil to Karbala by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. In June in Karbala, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Nasiriyah.

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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Nasiriyah

Nasiriyah ©
Nasiriyah is a city in Iraq. On the 23rd (Tue), make a trip to Ziggurat of UR.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Nasiriyah online itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Karbala to Nasiriyah takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. On the 23rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Baghdad.
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Ziggurat of UR ©
Ziggurat of UR

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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 24th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Al-Shaheed Monument, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Yassin Mosque, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Al Mansur Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Baghdadi Museum, thenpause for some photo ops at Al-Mutanabbi Statue, and then examine the collection at Iraqi Museum.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Baghdad online visit planner.

Getting from Nasiriyah to Baghdad by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sulaymaniyah.

Things to do in Baghdad

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Iraqi Museum ©
Iraqi Museum
Al Mansur Mall ©
Al Mansur Mall
Al Yassin Mosque ©
Al Yassin Mosque

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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.
On the 26th (Fri), examine the collection at Amnasuraka Museum, enjoy some diversion at Chavi Land, and then get engrossed in the history at Kurd’s Heritage Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sulaymaniyah driving holiday planner.

Getting from Baghdad to Sulaymaniyah by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sulaymaniyah

Museums Fun & Games
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Amnasuraka Museum ©
Amnasuraka Museum
Chavi Land ©
Chavi Land

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