9 days in Iraq Itinerary

9 days in Iraq Itinerary

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Baghdad
— 2 nights
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Erbil
— 4 nights
3
Najaf
— 1 night

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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 16th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Iraqi Museum. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Al-Shaheed Monument, then make a trip to Baghdadi Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Yassin Mosque, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Al Mansur Mall.

Plan trip to Baghdad with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Chennai, India to Baghdad is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Chennai to Baghdad, you'll gain 2.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chennai in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 26°C in Baghdad. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Erbil.

Things to do in Baghdad

Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping
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Zawraa Park ©
Zawraa Park
Iraqi Museum ©
Iraqi Museum
Al Mansur Mall ©
Al Mansur Mall

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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.
Erbil is known for parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Sami Abdulrahman Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jalil Khayat and his Children's Mosque, buy something for everyone on your list at Family Mall, and examine the collection at Kurdish Textile Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Erbil trip planner.

Fly from Baghdad to Erbil in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, Erbil is slightly colder than Baghdad - with highs of 38°C and lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Najaf.

Things to do in Erbil

Parks · Museums · Shopping
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Sami Abdulrahman Park ©
Sami Abdulrahman Park
The Korek Mountain Resort & Spa ©
The Korek Mountain Resort & Spa
Erbil Citadel ©
Erbil Citadel

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Najaf

Najaf ©
Najaf ranks among the most frequented places of Islamic pilgrimage in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): make a trip to Great Mosque of Kufa, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery, and then steep yourself in history at Shrine Amir al-mo'menin Ali bin Abi Talib peace be upon him.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Najaf holiday maker tool.

Fly from Erbil to Najaf in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, Najaf is a bit warmer than Erbil - with highs of 45°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Najaf

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Great Mosque of Kufa
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Great Mosque of Kufa ©
Great Mosque of Kufa
Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery ©
Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery