32 days in Middle East Itinerary

32 days in Middle East Itinerary

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Medina, Saudi Arabia
— 1 night
Fly to Tabuk, Drive to Petra - Wadi Musa
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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 2 nights
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Taxi to Aqaba, Ferry to Taba, Foot to Taba Border Passage, Fly to Tel Aviv
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Jerusalem, Israel
— 5 nights
Drive
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Tiberias, Israel
— 3 nights
Drive
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Damascus, Syria
— 2 nights
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
— 5 nights
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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
— 3 nights
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 7 nights
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Medina, Saudi Arabia

— 1 night

Radiant City

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 15th (Mon): make a trip to Masjid Al Ghamamah, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Masjid an Nabawi, and then examine the collection at Koran Museum. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Jannatul Baqi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Quba, and then wander the streets of Masjid Jummah.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Medina holiday planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Medina is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time to Arabian Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Singapore in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Medina, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Medina

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan

— 3 nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at Petra and The Urn Tomb. Step out of Petra - Wadi Musa to go to Shoubak and see Montreal Crusader Castle, which is approximately 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Al-Beidha - Little Petra, steep yourself in history at Obelisk Tomb, and admire the landmark architecture of The Great Temple.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Petra - Wadi Musa trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Medina to Petra - Wadi Musa by combination of flight and car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Medina to Petra - Wadi Musa is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Wadi Rum.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wadi Rum, Jordan

— 2 nights
Tourism in Wadi Rum revolves around UNESCO-protected desert scenery and spectacular limestone rock formations following a dry river bed, which in World War I served as the headquarters of a British-inspired Arab revolt against the Ottomans.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): get great views at Lawrence's House and then explore the fascinating landscape at Wadi Rum Protected Area. On the next day, hike along Wadi Rum Trail.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Wadi Rum itinerary builder site.

Drive from Petra - Wadi Musa to Wadi Rum in 2 hours. On the 21st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Wadi Rum

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Jerusalem, Israel

— 5 nights

Holy City

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.
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem and Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa) and Tel Aviv (Fountain Astrological Signs, Eretz Israel Museum Complex (Haaretz Museum), &more). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Old City of Jerusalem, see the interesting displays at Shrine of the Book, steep yourself in history at Mt of Olives, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Jerusalem Archaeological Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Jerusalem trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Wadi Rum to Jerusalem by combination of taxi, ferry, and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus; or fly. March in Jerusalem sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Tiberias.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Tiberias, Israel

— 3 nights
On the shores of Lake Kinneret, a vacation in Tiberias offers plenty of water sports and biblical walks.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea of Galilee and The Church of the Annunciation. Venture out of the city with trips to Nazareth Village (in Nazareth), 3 Vines Winery (in Ramot Naftali) and The Baha'i Gardens (in Haifa). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Mount of Beatitudes, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Multiplication, explore the ancient world of Magdala, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Primacy of Peter.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tiberias travel route builder tool.

Getting from Jerusalem to Tiberias by car takes about 2 hours. In March in Tiberias, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Damascus.

Things to do in Tiberias

Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries · Nature

Side Trips

Damascus, Syria

— 2 nights
Locals claim that the Prophet Muhammad refused to enter Damascus on his journey to Mecca--he wished to enter Paradise only once in his lifetime.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Al Azem Palace (Palace of As'ad, Pasha al-'Azm), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Damascus Umayyad Mosque, and then hunt for treasures at Souq al-Hamidiyyeh.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Damascus trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tiberias to Damascus in 4 hours. Traveling from Tiberias in March, Damascus is slightly colder at night with lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow time for travel to Abu Dhabi.

Things to do in Damascus

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

— 5 nights
Take a trip to Abu Dhabi to discover a modern metropolis built on a strip of land jutting out into the Persian Gulf.
Shop till you drop at Marina Mall and Folklore Gallery. Get some cultural insight at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and Qasr Al Hosn. Pack the 2nd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. Spend the 3rd (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Heritage Village, go for a walk through The Corniche, get engrossed in the history at Louvre Abu Dhabi, and don't miss a visit to Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Abu Dhabi road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Damascus to Abu Dhabi takes 9 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Gulf Standard Time (GST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. While traveling from Damascus, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Abu Dhabi, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Al Ain.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

— 3 nights

The garden city

A trip to Al Ain, a refreshing oasis of green amid the harsh desert, offers a scenic break from the hum of Abu Dhabi.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Al Jahili Fort and Al Ain Oasis. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum, get engrossed in the history at Qasr al Muwaiji, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Al Ain Zoo, and relax in the rural setting at Camel Souk.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Al Ain trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Abu Dhabi to Al Ain in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dubai.

Things to do in Al Ain

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

— 7 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Dubai Mall and Souk Madinat Jumeirah. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Al Fahidi Fort and Bastakia Quarter. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 13th (Tue) at Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark. And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Burj Khalifa, contemplate the waterfront views at Dubai Creek, admire the landmark architecture of Emirates Towers, and cool off at Wild Wadi Waterpark.

For more things to do and tourist information, go to the Dubai road trip app.

You can drive from Al Ain to Dubai in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dubai

Theme Parks · Shopping · Parks · Tours