Baghdad, Iraq: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Baghdad, Iraq? If you're planning to go to Baghdad, I've got some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Baghdad, Iraq

Based on the climate and weather in Baghdad, the best time to go is April. See below for details.

Important essentials for Baghdad, Iraq

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Baghdad, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

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  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent TSA-friendly choice.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection you can have.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often get worn. An unreadable vaccine card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas of this country may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's useful to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent value.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Baghdad, Iraq by month

Already know when you're traveling?

January

January in Baghdad is chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

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February

If you visit Baghdad during February, you will probably notice that it can be chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day.

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March

If you vacation in Baghdad during March, you may notice that it is mild and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 30 and 40% during the day.

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April

If you are traveling to Baghdad in April, you will notice that it is extremely warm and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

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May

If you are traveling to Baghdad in May, you will notice that it is scorchingly hot and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the 90s F (mid 30s C).

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June

If you visit Baghdad during June, you may see that it is sweltering and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the 100s F (low 40s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 10 and 20% during the day.

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July

If you visit Baghdad during July, you may see that it can be blisteringly hot and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 110s F (low 40s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C). Humidity is generally around 10 during the day.

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August

If you visit Baghdad during August, you may notice that it is unbearably hot and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 100s F (low 40s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C). Humidity is generally between 10 and 20% during the day.

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September

September in Baghdad is a scorcher and very dry. Temperatures average in the low 100s F (high 30s C) during the day.

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October

If you visit Baghdad during October, you are likely to find that it is constantly hot and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C). Humidity is generally between 20 and 30% during the day.

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November

If you vacation in Baghdad during November, you are likely to notice that it is a perfect temperature and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 30 and 40% during the day.

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December

If you go to Baghdad in December, you will notice that it is relatively cool. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

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Activities for Baghdad, Iraq

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Baghdad.

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are going to check out the beautiful Umm al-Qura Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who may enter the building; it is best to check with the Baghdad tourism authority.

If you visit the Baghdadi Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Castle hopping? For Al-Faw Palace, take:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you can carry your stuff.

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