Samarra, Iraq
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Climate & Best time to visit Samarra

Climate in Samarra:

Best time to visit Samarra:

Spring (March to May):

  • Spring in Iraq brings mild and pleasant weather, making it an excellent time to visit.
  • The landscapes come to life with blooming flowers, and temperatures are comfortable for exploring historical sites and natural attractions.

Summer (June to August):

  • Summer in Iraq can be scorching hot, especially in the southern regions like Basra, with temperatures often exceeding 45°C (113°F).
  • Northern areas, such as Erbil and Sulaymaniyah, have milder summers but can still be quite warm.

Autumn (September to November):

  • Autumn is a favorable time to visit Iraq as temperatures begin to cool down, and the weather becomes more pleasant.
  • It's a good time for cultural explorations, visiting historical sites, and enjoying outdoor activities.

Winter (December to February):

  • Winter in Iraq varies by region. Southern areas have mild winters, while northern regions and mountainous areas can experience cold temperatures and even snow.
  • Winter can be a good time for visiting cities like Baghdad or Basra, but it might limit access to some mountainous regions due to snowfall.

Money & Prices

Currency in Iraq:

Iraqi dinar (IQD)

How expensive is a trip to Samarra?

Eating out:
Simple meal:
5.40 USD
Fast food meal:
6.56 USD
Mid-range meal:
10.09 USD
Bottle of water:
0.31 USD
Soft drink:
0.48 USD
2.62 USD
Local Beer:
2.78 USD
Public transport - one way ticket:
0.50 USD
Taxi - 1km:
1.73 USD
Refer to the Hotels section for the most up-to-date accommodation prices.
* Prices are approximate. Make sure to check the latest exchange rates when planning your trip.

Day Trips

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General information

Iraq general information:

Voltage: 230 V, Frequency: 50 Hz
  • Type C (European 2-pin)
  • Type D (Old British 3-pin)
  • Type G (British/Irish 3-pin)

Visa & Travel Requirements

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