38 days in United Arab Emirates, Greece & London Itinerary

38 days in United Arab Emirates, Greece & London Itinerary

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 1 day
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Fly
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Athens, Greece
Fly to Santorini, Ferry to Ios
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Ios, Greece
— 10 nights
Ferry to Santorini, Fly to London
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London, United Kingdom
— 24 nights
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
— 1 night
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

— 1 day

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Al Fahidi Fort and then take in panoramic vistas at Burj Khalifa.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Dubai travel itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major aiports are Dubai International Airport, Sharjah International Airport, Al Maktoum International Airport and Ras Al Khaimah International Airport. In June, plan for daily highs up to 47°C, and evening lows to 35°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Abu Dhabi.

Things to do in Dubai

Museums

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Take a trip to Abu Dhabi to discover a modern metropolis built on a strip of land jutting out into the Persian Gulf.
To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Abu Dhabi online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Dubai to Abu Dhabi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. June in Abu Dhabi sees daily highs of 47°C and lows of 34°C at night. You will leave for Athens on the 25th (Fri).

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Outdoors · Tours · Shopping · Fun & Games

Athens, Greece

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Athens trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Abu Dhabi to Athens by flight takes about 8.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Abu Dhabi to Athens is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Abu Dhabi in June, expect Athens to be a bit cooler, temps between 35°C and 24°C. On the 25th (Fri), you're off to Ios.

Things to do in Athens

Tours · Outdoors · Nightlife · Shopping

Ios, Greece

— 10 nights
Halfway between Naxos and Santorini lies tiny Ios, famous worldwide as one of the Aegean's liveliest nightlife hubs.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ios: Sikinos (The Church of Episkopi, The Zoodohos Pigi monastery, &more) and Karavostasis (Vitsentzou Beach, Georgitsi’s Cave, &more). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Manganari Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agia Irini, stroll through Gialos Beach, and step into the grandiose world of Paleokastro.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Ios travel planner.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Athens to Ios in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in Ios

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

London, United Kingdom

— 24 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Venture out of the city with trips to St Martins Church (in West Drayton), The Big Cat Sanctuary (in Smarden) and Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens (in Burford). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, stroll around Hyde Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the London travel route planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ios to London in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Ios to London. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Ios in July; daily highs in London reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. You will leave for Abu Dhabi on the 29th (Thu).

Things to do in London

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): don't miss a visit to The Fountains and then get in on the family fun at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. Keep things going the next day: take in the pleasant sights at The Corniche, then steep yourself in history at Heritage Village, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, and finally snap pictures at Sheikh Zayed Bridge.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Abu Dhabi online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from London to Abu Dhabi in 10.5 hours. Traveling from London to Abu Dhabi, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, Abu Dhabi is much warmer than London - with highs of 50°C and lows of 37°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Theme Parks · Historic Sites

United Arab Emirates travel guide

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Observation Decks · Fountains · Shopping Malls
Though most people associate United Arab Emirates only with Dubai, nicknamed the "City of Gold," the federation of seven emirates boats a surprisingly rich historical and cultural heritage and provides a good starting point for visitors interested in discovering the Middle East. A trip to United Arab Emirates reveals a modern nation with a dynamic atmosphere and a landscape that quickly changes from futuristic cities to remote deserts, mysteriously silent places where only the shifting sand dunes mark the passage of time. Add the eastern coastline to your United Arab Emirates itinerary to find a string of outstanding beaches and some of the finest diving and snorkeling opportunities in the region.

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.