16 days in Middle East Itinerary

16 days in Middle East Itinerary

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16 days in Middle East Itinerary

Start: Pune, India
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Medina, Saudi Arabia
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Aqaba, Jordan
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Eilat, Israel
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
6
Jerusalem, Israel
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
7
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Pune, India

2
nights
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi ©
Take a trip to Abu Dhabi to discover a modern metropolis built on a strip of land jutting out into the Persian Gulf.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Saadiyat Public Beach and Corniche Beach. Head to Yas Mall and Marina Mallfor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Abu Dhabi, contemplate the long history of Heritage Village, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center, and make a trip to Observation Deck at 300.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Abu Dhabi road trip app .

Pune, India to Abu Dhabi is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Pune to Abu Dhabi is minus 1 hour. In November in Abu Dhabi, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Medina.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors
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Louvre Abu Dhabi ©
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Corniche Beach ©
Corniche Beach
Saadiyat Public Beach ©
Saadiyat Public Beach

1
night
Medina, Saudi Arabia

Medina ©
Most tourism in Medina, the second-holiest city in Islam, comes from pilgrims who visit as part of the Hajj, an annual traditional journey that ends in Mecca.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Jannatul Baqi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Masjid an Nabawi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Quba, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Al Qiblatayn.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Medina planner .

Getting from Abu Dhabi to Medina by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Arabia Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Abu Dhabi in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Medina, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Medina

Historic Sites
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Al Masjid an Nabawi ©
Al Masjid an Nabawi
Masjid Quba ©
Masjid Quba
Masjid Al Qiblatayn ©
Masjid Al Qiblatayn

2
nights
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan

Petra - Wadi Musa ©
Visitors flock to Wadi Musa to witness the rose colored rock-carved temples and tombs of Petra, the famous ancient city and World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Petra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of The Great Temple, delve into the distant past at Street of Facades, explore the ancient world of Byzantine Church, then explore the ancient world of Al-Beidha - Little Petra, and finally take an in-depth tour of Petra Museum.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Petra - Wadi Musa driving holiday planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Medina to Petra - Wadi Musa in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Medina to Petra - Wadi Musa, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Aqaba.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites Museums
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Petra ©
Petra
Al-Beidha - Little Petra ©
Al-Beidha - Little Petra
Street of Facades ©
Street of Facades

1
night
Aqaba, Jordan

Jordan's only coastal and port city, Aqaba offers a wide range of water-related activities offshore to accompany its mix of historic buildings back on land.
On the 7th (Thu), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Aqaba day trip planning website .

Getting from Petra - Wadi Musa to Aqaba by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Aqaba can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Aqaba

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Eilat, Israel

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
On the 8th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Reef, then explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Beach Nature Reserve, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Underwater Observatory Marine Park. Keep things going the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take an in-depth tour of Eilat, My City History Museum, and then admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain.

To find out how to plan a trip to Eilat, use our trip itinerary maker.

Eilat is just a stone's throw from Aqaba. In November in Eilat, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Eilat

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
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Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef
Scuba & Snorkeling
Coral Beach Nature Reserve ©
Coral Beach Nature Reserve

3
nights
Jerusalem, Israel

Jerusalem ©
Few places in the world boast such a long history and such a rich multiethnic culture as Jerusalem, a city sacred to Jews, Muslims, and Christians.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tayelet and Jewish Quarter. Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center and Old City of Jerusalem will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Tel Aviv (Neve Tzedek & Old Tel Aviv Port Area) and Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Israel Museum, contemplate the long history of Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, delve into the distant past at Western Wall, and make a trip to Mount Zion.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Jerusalem trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Eilat to Jerusalem in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Eilat in November; daily highs in Jerusalem reach 29°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dubai.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Tel Aviv
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Tayelet ©
Tayelet
Neve Tzedek ©
Neve Tzedek

3
nights
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Relax by the water at Kite Beach and Marina Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Souk Madinat Jumeirah and Dubai Marina Yacht Club. Spend the 15th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at The Dubai Mall, admire the landmark architecture of Emirates Towers, enjoy breathtaking views from Burj Khalifa, and get engrossed in the history at Al Fahidi Fort.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Dubai sightseeing planner.

Fly from Jerusalem to Dubai in 8.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Jerusalem to Dubai. Traveling from Jerusalem in November, things will get a bit warmer in Dubai: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dubai

Outdoors Parks Tours
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The Dubai Mall ©
The Dubai Mall
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Kite Beach ©
Kite Beach

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