14 days in Baghdad, Najaf & Karbala Itinerary

14 days in Baghdad, Najaf & Karbala Itinerary

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Baghdad
— 5 nights
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Najaf
— 4 nights
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Karbala
— 4 nights
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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 15th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Zawraa Park. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Iraqi Museum, make a trip to Abu Hanifa Mosque, appreciate the history behind Al-Mutanabbi Statue, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Umm Al-Qura Mosque.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Baghdad attractions planner.

Tehran, Iran to Baghdad is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tehran to Baghdad is minus 0.5 hours. Traveling from Tehran in June, things will get a bit warmer in Baghdad: highs are around 48°C and lows about 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Najaf.

Things to do in Baghdad

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping · Museums
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Najaf

— 4 nights
Najaf ranks among the most frequented places of Islamic pilgrimage in the world.
Najaf is known for historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Shrine Amir al-mo'menin Ali bin Abi Talib peace be upon him, don't miss a visit to Great Mosque of Kufa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Sahlah Great Mosque, and get engrossed in the history at House of Imam Ali Ibn Abi Taleb.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Najaf online holiday planner.

Getting from Baghdad to Najaf by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 49°C, and evening lows to 33°C. You will leave for Karbala on the 22nd (Tue).

Things to do in Najaf

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Karbala

— 4 nights
Karbala is a city in central Iraq, located about 100km southwest of Baghdad, and a few miles east of Lake Milh. Step out of Karbala with an excursion to Babylon in Al Hillah--about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Imam Hussain's Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tal Al Zainabeiah site, and steep yourself in history at Shrine of the two sons of Muslim Ibn Aqeel.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Karbala online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Najaf to Karbala takes an hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Karbala when traveling from Najaf in June, with lows around 29°C. You will leave for home on the 26th (Sat).

Things to do in Karbala

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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