17 days in Asia Itinerary

17 days in Asia Itinerary

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17 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Manama, Bahrain
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Medina, Saudi Arabia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Kuwait City, Kuwait
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
6
Doha, Qatar
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

4
nights
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Observation Deck at 300 and Dubai Marina Yacht Club. Go for a jaunt from Dubai to Abu Dhabi to see Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center about 1h 40 min away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Burj Khalifa, don't miss a visit to Al Majaz Waterfront, kick back and relax at Kite Beach, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Dubai is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Dubai due to the time zone difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Manama.

Things to do in Dubai

Parks Shopping Tours

Side Trips

Abu Dhabi, Al Majaz Waterfront
Highlights from your plan
Burj Khalifa ©
Burj Khalifa
The Dubai Mall ©
The Dubai Mall
Bur Dubai Grand Mosque ©
Bur Dubai Grand Mosque

4
nights
Manama, Bahrain

Manama ©
Bahrain's capital and largest city, Manama serves as a commercial and financial hub, keeping pace with other Gulf capitals dominating this part of the world.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Al-Fatih Mosque (Great Mosque) and Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Park. When in Manama, make a side trip to see Royal Golf Club in Riffa, approximately 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Bahrain National Museum, get your game on at Gravity Indoor Skydiving, make a trip to Arad Fort, and identify plant and animal life at Alazizia Birds Kingdom.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Manama online travel planner .

Getting from Dubai to Manama by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Manama is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Dubai, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Manama, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 26°C. You will leave for Riyadh on the 3rd (Tue).

Things to do in Manama

Historic Sites Museums Golf

Side Trips

Al Muharraq, Royal Golf Club
Highlights from your plan
Ahmed Al Fateh Islamic Center ©
Ahmed Al Fateh Islamic Center
Al-Fatih Mosque (Great Mosque) ©
Al-Fatih Mosque (Great Mosque)
Bahrain National Museum ©
Bahrain National Museum

1
night
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Riyadh ©
As the nation's capital, Riyadh represents a hub of commerce, culture, and transport.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): explore the galleries of Naila Art Gallery and then get outside with Red Sand Dunes. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Masmak Fortress, then examine the collection at National Museum, then perfect your strike at Strike Bowling Alley, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at King Khalid Grand Mosque.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Riyadh online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Manama to Riyadh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Manama in December since evenings lows in Riyadh dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Medina.

Things to do in Riyadh

Outdoors Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Red Sand Dunes ©
Red Sand Dunes
National Museum ©
National Museum
Masmak Fortress ©
Masmak Fortress

2
nights
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 5th (Thu): examine the collection at The Beautiful Names of Allah Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Al Ghamamah, then steep yourself in history at Abu Bakar Masjed, then make a trip to The Seven Mosques, and finally don't miss a visit to King Fahd Glorious Quran Printing Complex. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Koran Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Masjid an Nabawi, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Al- Areesh (جامع العريش).

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Medina road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Riyadh to Medina takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Riyadh in December, you will find days in Medina are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Kuwait City.

Things to do in Medina

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Al Masjid an Nabawi ©
Al Masjid an Nabawi
The Beautiful Names of Allah Gallery ©
The Seven Mosques ©
The Seven Mosques

2
nights
Kuwait City, Kuwait

Kuwait City ©
Kuwait City, the country's capital and largest urban area, combines many of the aspects of a modern, rich city of the Gulf region, with a more rugged and ordinary core.
On the 7th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Tareq Rajab Museum of Islamic Calligraphy, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Mosque, then don't miss a visit to Spoons Complex, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Al-Shamlan Mosque, and finally examine the collection at Al Qurain Martyrs Museum. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Historical, Vintage & Classic Car Museum, browse the fresh offerings at Murouj, then get engrossed in the history at Abdullah Alsalem Cultural Center, and finally admire the striking features of Kuwait Towers.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kuwait City attractions planner .

You can fly from Medina to Kuwait City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Medina in December: high temperatures in Kuwait City hover around 24°C and lows are around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Doha.

Things to do in Kuwait City

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Abdullah Alsalem Cultural Center
Highlights from your plan
Grand Mosque ©
Grand Mosque
Kuwait Towers ©
Kuwait Towers

2
nights
Doha, Qatar

Doha ©
Doha, Qatar's capital city, draws visitors with its constant development and expansion, making it a destination on the rise.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): wander the streets of Al Wakrah Souk, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Islamic Art, then don't miss a visit to The Corniche, and finally don't miss a visit to The Pearl-Qatar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hunt for treasures at Souq Waqif, then stroll around Aspire Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Khor Al Udeid Beach.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Doha sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Kuwait City to Doha takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Kuwait City in December; daily highs in Doha reach 28°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Doha

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Al Wakrah Souk
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Islamic Art ©
Museum of Islamic Art
The Pearl-Qatar ©
The Pearl-Qatar
Aspire Park ©
Aspire Park

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