Iraq Flights GuideLocated in western Asia, this tumultuous and misunderstood country offers a cornucopia of cultural experiences for travelers. The country is bordered by six others: Turkey to the north, Iran to the east, Kuwait to the southeast, Saudi Arabia to the south, Jordan to the southwest, and Syria to the west. Iraq's capital, Baghdad, is Iraq's largest city and also the second-largest in the Arab world, with over 8,700,000 inhabitants. Hugely important in world history, Baghdad was founded in the 8th century and at one point was internationally recognized and known as the Centre of Learning. Travelers to Iraq should make a point of exploring Baghdad's National Museum of Iraq and the Al-Shaheed Monument, which was originally erected in honor of the soldiers who died in the Iran-Iraq war, but is now considered a monument to all of the country's martyrs.
Iraq experiences extreme variation in its climate; summers are blisteringly hot and in the winters are cool and short. The best time to visit Iraq is between March and April, where the temperatures are least extreme and hover between a late summer/early fall-feel. Travelers should plan to arrive at Baghdad International Airport.