9 days in Baghdad & Karbala Itinerary

9 days in Baghdad & Karbala Itinerary

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Baghdad
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Karbala
— 5 nights
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Baghdad

— 3 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 14th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Zawraa Park. There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Iraqi Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Yassin Mosque, appreciate the history behind Al-Shaheed Monument, and browse the different shops at Al Mansur Mall.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Baghdad visit planner.

Tehran, Iran to Baghdad is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Tehran to Baghdad due to the time zone difference. In June, Baghdad is a bit warmer than Tehran - with highs of 48°C and lows of 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Karbala.

Things to do in Baghdad

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
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Karbala

— 5 nights
Karbala is a city in central Iraq, located about 100km southwest of Baghdad, and a few miles east of Lake Milh. Change things up with these side-trips from Karbala: Najaf (Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery & Shrine Amir al-mo'menin Ali bin Abi Talib peace be upon him), Kufa (Al Sahlah Great Mosque, Great Mosque of Kufa, &more) and Babylon (in Al Hillah). It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Imam Hussain's Shrine and contemplate the long history of Shrine of the two sons of Muslim Ibn Aqeel.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Karbala trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Baghdad to Karbala by car takes about 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Karbala are 48°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Karbala

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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