10 days in Baghdad, Najaf & Karbala Itinerary

10 days in Baghdad, Najaf & Karbala Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iraq sightseeing planner

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Baghdad
— 4 nights
Drive
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Najaf
— 3 nights
Drive
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Karbala
— 2 nights
Drive to Baghdad International Airport / New Al Muthana Air Base, Fly to Berlin

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Baghdad

— 4 nights
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.
Pack the 22nd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Zawraa Park. There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Iraqi Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Yassin Mosque, buy something for everyone on your list at Al Mansur Mall, and make a trip to Abu Hanifa Mosque.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Baghdad visit planner.

Berlin, Germany to Baghdad is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Berlin to Baghdad, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In September in Baghdad, expect temperatures between 47°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Najaf.

Things to do in Baghdad

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
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Najaf

— 3 nights
Najaf ranks among the most frequented places of Islamic pilgrimage in the world.
Step out of Najaf to go to Al Hillah and see Babylon, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Shrine Amir al-mo'menin Ali bin Abi Talib peace be upon him, explore the different monuments and memorials at Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Maytham al-Tammar Shrine, and contemplate the long history of Al Sahlah Great Mosque.

Before you visit Najaf, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Baghdad to Najaf in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September, daily temperatures in Najaf can reach 48°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Karbala.

Things to do in Najaf

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Karbala

— 2 nights
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 27th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tal Al Zainabeiah site, take in the spiritual surroundings of Imam Hussain's Shrine, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Abbas Holy Shrine.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Karbala driving holiday site.

You can drive from Najaf to Karbala in an hour. Traveling from Najaf in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Karbala, with lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Karbala

Historic Sites
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