48 days in Middle East Itinerary

48 days in Middle East Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Middle East journey planner

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Doha, Qatar
— 5 nights
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Muscat, Oman
— 5 nights
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 7 nights
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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
— 2 nights
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
— 5 nights
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Mecca, Saudi Arabia
— 2 nights
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Medina, Saudi Arabia
— 2 nights
Fly to Tabuk, Drive to Petra - Wadi Musa
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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 2 nights
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Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 3 nights
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Taxi to Aqaba, Ferry to Taba, Foot to Taba Border Passage
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Eilat, Israel
— 3 nights
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Masada, Israel
— 1 night
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Tiberias, Israel
— 4 nights
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Jerusalem, Israel
— 6 nights
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Doha, Qatar

— 5 nights
Doha, Qatar's capital city, draws visitors with its constant development and expansion, making it a destination on the rise.
Step out of Doha with an excursion to Sealine Beach in Mesaieed--about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Museum of Islamic Art, go for a walk through Souq Waqif, make a trip to The Pearl-Qatar, and stroll around Aspire Park.

Before you visit Doha, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Paris, France to Doha is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Paris to Doha. Traveling from Paris in February, things will get much warmer in Doha: highs are around 29°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Muscat.

Things to do in Doha

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muscat, Oman

— 5 nights
The capital and largest city of Oman, the coastal city of Muscat boasts numerous historical sites and pristine modern developments.
Explore Muscat's surroundings by going to Nakhal Fort (in Nakhl) and Daymaniyat Islands Nature Reserve (in Seeb). On the 8th (Mon), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Al Alam Palace, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, hunt for treasures at Mutrah Souq, and make a trip to Mirani Fort.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Muscat trip planner.

You can fly from Doha to Muscat in 5 hours. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Gulf Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Doha in February, plan for a bit warmer nights in Muscat, with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Dubai.

Things to do in Muscat

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

— 7 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 14th (Sun) at Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark. And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Burj Khalifa, enjoy the sand and surf at Jumeirah Public Beach, take an in-depth tour of Al Fahidi Fort, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Dubai road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Muscat to Dubai takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Al Ain.

Things to do in Dubai

Theme Parks · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): browse the different shops at Al Foah Mall and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jebel Hafeet. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Camel Souk, see the interesting displays at Al Ain National Museum, then stroll around Al Ain Oasis, then explore the historical opulence of Al Jahili Fort, and finally see the interesting displays at Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Al Ain online itinerary planner.

Getting from Dubai to Al Ain by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Abu Dhabi.

Things to do in Al Ain

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums

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.
Pack the 23rd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. Spend the 21st (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, make a trip to IPIC Arena, pause for some photo ops at The Founder's Memorial, and go for a walk through The Corniche.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Abu Dhabi trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Al Ain to Abu Dhabi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Abu Dhabi, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mecca.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Outdoors · Tours · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Mecca, Saudi Arabia

— 2 nights

Mother of All Settlements

The city of Mecca boasts the statues of the holiest site in Islam, and represents the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad and therefore the religion itself.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mount Arafat, then admire the landmark architecture of Abraj Al-Bait Towers, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jabal al-Nour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Station of Ibrahim and then admire the striking features of Kaaba.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Mecca trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Abu Dhabi to Mecca takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Abu Dhabi to Mecca due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Abu Dhabi in February, with highs in Mecca at 39°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Medina.

Things to do in Mecca

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Medina, Saudi Arabia

— 2 nights

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 28th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Al Qiblatayn, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Quba, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Masjid an Nabawi, and finally examine the collection at Koran Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Jannatul Baqi and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Uhud.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Medina trip planner.

You can drive from Mecca to Medina in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Mecca in February, expect Medina to be a bit cooler, temps between 32°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Medina

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Petra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of The Great Temple, then contemplate the long history of Al-Beidha - Little Petra, then explore by horseback at Horse Riding Jordan, and finally contemplate the long history of The Urn Tomb.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Petra - Wadi Musa trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Medina to Petra - Wadi Musa takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Medina to Petra - Wadi Musa due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Wadi Rum.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Wadi Rum, Jordan

— 3 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Submarine Tours in Aqaba (about 1h 25 min away). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating landscape at Wadi Rum Protected Area, get great views at Lawrence's House, trek along Wadi Rum Trail, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jabal Umm ad Dami.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Wadi Rum day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Petra - Wadi Musa to Wadi Rum takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Wadi Rum

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Eilat, Israel

— 3 nights
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Eilat is known for wildlife, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Timna Park, observe the fascinating underwater world at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, head outdoors with Sea and Desert Adventures, and explore the gorgeous colors at Dolphin Reef.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Eilat road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Wadi Rum to Eilat takes 3.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Eilat are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Masada.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Masada, Israel

— 1 night
On the 10th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Masada National Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Nachal Arugot Nature Reserve.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Masada travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Eilat to Masada in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tiberias.

Things to do in Masada

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Tiberias, Israel

— 4 nights
On the shores of Lake Kinneret, a vacation in Tiberias offers plenty of water sports and biblical walks.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nazareth (International Center Mary of Nazareth, The Church of the Annunciation, &more), The Baha'i Gardens (in Haifa) and 3 Vines Winery (in Ramot Naftali). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Sea of Galilee, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Arbel, take an in-depth tour of Circassian Museum, and contemplate the long history of Mount of Beatitudes.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tiberias online route planner.

You can drive from Masada to Tiberias in 3.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Tiberias are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Tiberias

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Jerusalem, Israel

— 6 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Jaffa (Jaffa Old City & Suspended Orange Tree) and Tel Aviv (Joseph Bau House Museum, Neve Tzedek, &more). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, see Off-Road Tours, delve into the distant past at Western Wall, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Mount.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Jerusalem journey tool.

You can drive from Tiberias to Jerusalem in 2 hours. March in Jerusalem sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip