10 days in Karbala, Najaf & Baghdad Itinerary

10 days in Karbala, Najaf & Baghdad Itinerary

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

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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 24th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Shrine of the two sons of Muslim Ibn Aqeel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tal Al Zainabeiah site, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imam Hussain's Shrine, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Abbas Holy Shrine.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Karbala trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Karbala is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dubai to Karbala. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dubai in November: highs in Karbala hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Najaf.

Things to do in Karbala

Historic Sites
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Najaf

— 2 nights
Najaf ranks among the most frequented places of Islamic pilgrimage in the world.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at House of Imam Ali Ibn Abi Taleb, then make a trip to Great Mosque of Kufa, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Sahlah Great Mosque.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Najaf trip planner.

Traveling by car from Karbala to Najaf takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in November, and nighttime lows around 14°C. On the 28th (Sun), you'll travel to Baghdad.

Things to do in Najaf

Historic Sites · Museums

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Baghdad

— 5 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 29th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Zawraa Park. Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Iraqi Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Umm Al-Qura Mosque, get some fabulous bargains at Babylon Mall, and don't miss a visit to Abu Hanifa Mosque.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Baghdad trip maker site.

Getting from Najaf to Baghdad by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly. November in Baghdad sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Baghdad

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
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