28 days in Dubai, Istanbul & Rabat Itinerary

28 days in Dubai, Istanbul & Rabat Itinerary

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1
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 6 nights
2
Istanbul, Turkey
— 6 nights
3
Rabat, Morocco
— 13 nights

6
nights
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dubai: Abu Dhabi (The Corniche, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Burj Khalifa, browse the different shops at Souk Madinat Jumeirah, take an in-depth tour of Al Fahidi Fort, and make a splash at Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Dubai travel route website.

Seattle, USA to Dubai is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 12 hours traveling from Seattle to Dubai due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in July: high temperatures in Dubai hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Dubai

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Abu Dhabi
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Burj Khalifa ©
Burj Khalifa
The Dubai Mall ©
The Dubai Mall
Wild Wadi Waterpark ©
Wild Wadi Waterpark

6
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Museum, delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul journey planning app.

Traveling by flight from Dubai to Istanbul takes 8 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dubai to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in July, with highs in Istanbul at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rabat.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

13
nights
Rabat, Morocco

On a vacation in Rabat, a World Heritage Site and Morocco's capital, you can discover the city's long and rich history while enjoying a laidback atmosphere, less touristy than in the booming Casablanca and Marrakech.
Explore Rabat's surroundings by going to Casablanca (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Quartier Habous, &more) and Meknes (Mausoleum of Mouley Ismail, Meknes Medina, &more). On the 7th (Sat), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Kasbah des Oudaias, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, don't miss a visit to Mausoleum of Mohammad V, and stroll through Jardin Zoologique de Rabat.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rabat attractions planner.

Fly from Istanbul to Rabat in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul to Rabat, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Istanbul in July, plan for little chillier days in Rabat, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rabat

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Casablanca, Meknes, Sale
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque
Kasbah des Oudaias ©
Kasbah des Oudaias

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