12 days in Abu Dhabi, Egypt & Istanbul Itinerary

12 days in Abu Dhabi, Egypt & Istanbul Itinerary

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Cairo, Egypt
— 3 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 5 nights
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

— 1 night
Take a trip to Abu Dhabi to discover a modern metropolis built on a strip of land jutting out into the Persian Gulf.
You've now added Heritage Village to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and then steep yourself in history at Heritage Village.

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Jakarta, Indonesia to Abu Dhabi is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Jakarta to Abu Dhabi. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Jakarta in June: high temperatures in Abu Dhabi hover around 47°C and lows are around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Cairo.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

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Cairo, Egypt

— 3 nights

City of a Thousand Minarets

More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Coptic Cairo. Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Muhammad Ali, and explore the activities along Nile River.

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Traveling by flight from Abu Dhabi to Cairo takes 6.5 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Abu Dhabi to Cairo due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Abu Dhabi in June: high temperatures in Cairo hover around 40°C and lows are around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Istanbul.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums
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Istanbul, Turkey

— 5 nights

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Hagia Sophia Mosque and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, and hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

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You can fly from Cairo to Istanbul in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Cairo in June, things will get slightly colder in Istanbul: highs are around 30°C and lows about 20°C. On the 17th (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks
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Egypt travel guide

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Gift of the Nile
The land of pharaohs, pyramids, sphinxes, and papyrus, Egypt needs little by way of introduction. Visitors find more than a textbook readout of ancient history when visiting the country--the power, scale, art, and mysticism of its centuries-old culture bleed out from each landmark attraction and seep into the everyday life. Bustling markets, the slow-flowing Nile, the vast desert, and inspiring archeological sites often sit right alongside palaces of great excess and historical importance. All ensure you have plenty to see and do during your vacation in Egypt. In the wake of the Arab Spring in 2011, travel to certain areas where conflict and terrorism are deemed likely remains inadvisable for foreign visitors.