Baghdad travel guide

Baghdad Tourism | Baghdad Guide

You're Going to Love Baghdad

With 7.22 million inhabitants, Baghdad is the most populous city in Iraq. It is the most popular tourist destination in the country.

When to visit Baghdad

Baghdad in November
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Baghdad in November
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Baghdad in July, when the average temperature is 34 °C, and the highest can go up to 43 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 3 °C, with an average temperature of 8 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in January, when precipitation is around 20 mm. In contrast, May is usually the driest month of the year in Baghdad, with an average rainfall of 0 mm.

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How to Get to Baghdad


When flying to Baghdad, you’ll arrive at Baghdad Intl (BGW), which is located 14 km from the city centre.

Airports near Baghdad

Airlines serving Baghdad

British Airways
Good (3,488 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,062 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,225 reviews)
Excellent (1,824 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (625 reviews)
Pegasus Airlines
Good (351 reviews)
Egypt Air
Good (173 reviews)
LATAM Airlines
Good (1,015 reviews)
Kuwait Airways
Good (204 reviews)
Royal Jordanian
Good (208 reviews)
Good (58 reviews)
Air Arabia
Excellent (22 reviews)
Good (60 reviews)
Jazeera Airways
Good (10 reviews)
Salam Air
Good (11 reviews)
Nile Air
Good (7 reviews)
Fly Baghdad
Okay (2 reviews)
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Where to stay in Baghdad

Average rates range from around $189 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $312 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Baghdad