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

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Traveling to Karbala, Iraq? If you're planning to go to Karbala, 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 Karbala, Iraq

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

Important essentials for Karbala, Iraq

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can wear away. An unreadable card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

  • (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


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection possible.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good plane-friendly product.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some rural areas may have unreliable tap water, so it's useful to take an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good kit.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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

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January

If you vacation in Karbala during January, you might find that it is cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

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February

If you go to Karbala in February, you will notice that it is cool. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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March

If you visit Karbala during March, you might notice that it is warm 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 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally between 30 and 40% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

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April

April in this region is hot and very dry. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

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May

Traveling to Karbala in May, you will notice that it can be blisteringly hot and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the high 90s F (mid 30s C).

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June

If you go to Karbala in June, you will notice that it can be excruciatingly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 100s F (low 40s C).

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July

Traveling to Karbala in July, you will notice that it is scorchingly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 110s F (low 40s C).

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August

August can be sizzling and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 100s F (low 40s C) during the day.

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September

If you are traveling to Karbala in September, you will notice that it is sizzling and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 100s F (high 30s C).

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October

Traveling to Karbala in October, you will notice that it can be very hot and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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November

November in Karbala is balmy and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

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December

December can be chilly. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

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Activities for Karbala, Iraq

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

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you plan to see the majestic Al Abbas Mosque, take the following:

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

If you check out a temple, such as Imam Hussein Holy Shrine, wear:

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