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

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Traveling to Erbil, Iraq? If you're planning to go to Erbil, we'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 Erbil, Iraq

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

Important essentials for Erbil, Iraq

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb value.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

Activities for Erbil, Iraq

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

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you want to check out the beautiful Grand Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who can enter the building; you should check with the Erbil tourism authority.

If you go to Kurdish Textile Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Castle hopping? For Citadel of Erbil, take:

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

Already know when you're traveling?

January

If you are traveling to Erbil in January, you will notice that it can be very chilly. Expect it to rain regularly. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

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February

Traveling to Erbil in February, you will notice that it can be brisk. Expect it to rain regularly. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

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March

March in this region is chilly. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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April

If you go to Erbil in April, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain regularly. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

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May

If you are traveling to Erbil in May, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Expect it to rain sometimes. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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June

June for Erbil very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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July

July very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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August

If you are traveling to Erbil in August, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

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September

September in Erbil very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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October

If you go to Erbil in October, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Expect it to rain sometimes. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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November

November in this region is chilly. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains regularly.

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December

Traveling to Erbil in December, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

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