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

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Traveling to Kirkuk, Iraq? If you're planning to go to Kirkuk, the following is 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 Kirkuk, Iraq

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

Important essentials for Kirkuk, Iraq

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Kirkuk, 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


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection available.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly choice.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may get worn. An unreadable vaccination card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid 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

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb value.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

Already know when you're traveling?

January

If you vacation in Kirkuk during January, you will probably see that it is brisk. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 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.

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February

February for Kirkuk is cool. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day.

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March

If you vacation in Kirkuk during March, you might find that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day.

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April

April here is warm. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

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May

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

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June

Traveling to Kirkuk in June, you will notice that it is a scorcher and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the low 100s F (high 30s C).

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July

July in this region can be sizzling and very dry. Temperatures average in the high 100s F (low 40s C) during the day.

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August

If you go to Kirkuk in August, you will notice that it is scorchingly hot and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the 100s F (low 40s C).

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September

If you vacation in Kirkuk during September, you may find that it can be excruciatingly hot and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 100s F (high 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C). Humidity is generally between 10 and 20% during the day.

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October

If you visit Kirkuk during October, you are likely to see that it can be sweltering and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally around 20 during the day.

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November

Traveling to Kirkuk in November, you will notice that it is balmy. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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December

If you vacation in Kirkuk during December, you might see 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 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day.

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Activities for Kirkuk, Iraq

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

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  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you can carry your stuff.

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