16 days in Turkey, Jeddah & Dubai Itinerary

16 days in Turkey, Jeddah & Dubai Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Istanbul, Turkey

— 6 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.
Shop till you drop at Kapali Carsi and Istiklal Caddesi. Kids will enjoy Topkapi Palace and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia, wander the streets of Ortakoy, stop by Taksim Square, and examine the collection at Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Istanbul travel route planner.

New Delhi, India to Istanbul is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Istanbul. When traveling from New Delhi in March, plan for colder days in Istanbul, with highs around 14°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Jeddah.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

— 3 nights

The Bride of the Red Sea

The commercial and entertainment capital of Saudi Arabia, Jeddah offers a dazzling range of sites and activities combined with mouthwatering cuisine.
Bring the kids along to Jeddah Water Front Park and Al-Balad. Popular historic sites such as Kaaba and Station of Ibrahim are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Mecca (Bilal Masjid & Mount Arafat). There's still lots to do: admire the local landmark of King Fahd's Fountain and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hassan Enany Mosque.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Jeddah vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Jeddah takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Istanbul in March, plan for warmer days in Jeddah, with highs around 36°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Dubai.

Things to do in Jeddah

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

— 6 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and Qasr Al Hosn. We've included these beaches for you: Jumeirah Public Beach and Kite Beach. Go for a jaunt from Dubai to Abu Dhabi to see Abu Dhabi City Golf Club about 2 hours away. Spend the 13th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at The Dubai Mall, play a few rounds at The Emirates Golf Club, enjoy the sand and surf at Umm Suqeim Beach, and get engrossed in the history at Al Fahidi Fort.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Dubai attractions app.

Fly from Jeddah to Dubai in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Jeddah to Dubai, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Dubai

Outdoors · Golf · Tours · Wildlife

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Turkey travel guide

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Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.