60 days in Middle East Itinerary

60 days in Middle East Itinerary

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Doha, Qatar
— 4 nights
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
— 3 nights
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Jerusalem, Israel
— 6 nights
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Tel Aviv, Israel
— 6 nights
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Eilat, Israel
— 3 nights
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Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 6 nights
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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 2 nights
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Medina, Saudi Arabia
— 2 nights
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Mecca, Saudi Arabia
— 2 nights
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Manama, Bahrain
— 4 nights
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Muscat, Oman
— 5 nights
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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
— 2 nights
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
— 6 nights
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 7 nights

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Doha, Qatar

Doha ©
Doha, Qatar's capital city, draws visitors with its constant development and expansion, making it a destination on the rise.
Change things up with a short trip to Sealine Beach in Mesaieed (about 1 hour away). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Islamic Art, stroll around Aspire Park, see the interesting displays at Mathaf Arab Museum of Modern Art, and don't miss a visit to The Pearl-Qatar.

Discover how to plan a Doha trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Sydney, Australia to Doha is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Arabian Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in January, expect Doha to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kuwait City.

Things to do in Doha

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Museum of Illusions ©
Museum of Illusions
Museum of Islamic Art ©
Museum of Islamic Art
Souq Waqif ©
Souq Waqif

3
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.
Kuwait City is known for shopping, zoos & aquariums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: immerse yourself in nature at Al Shaheed Park, see the interesting displays at Kuwait National Museum, shop like a local with Souk Al-Mubarakiya, and buy something for everyone on your list at Boulevard Mall.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kuwait City road trip planning site.

You can fly from Doha to Kuwait City in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In January, Kuwait City is little chillier than Doha - with highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Kuwait City

Shopping · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Souk Al-Mubarakiya ©
Souk Al-Mubarakiya
Al Shaheed Park ©
Al Shaheed Park
Kuwait Towers ©
Kuwait Towers

6
nights
Jerusalem, Israel

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.
On the 22nd (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, wander the streets of Old City of Jerusalem, admire the striking features of Church of Saint Anne, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bethesda.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Jerusalem journey maker tool.

You can fly from Kuwait City to Jerusalem in 7 hours. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Israel Standard Time (IST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In January, daily temperatures in Jerusalem can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can take a train to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

6
nights
Tel Aviv, Israel

White City

Called the "White City" thanks to the color of its World Heritage-listed architectural landmarks, Tel Aviv serves as Israel's modern and cosmopolitan second city.
Venture out of the city with trips to The Church of the Annunciation (in Nazareth), Haifa (The Baha'i Gardens & Yefe Nof Street) and Sea of Galilee (in Tiberias). The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Masada National Park, wander the streets of Jaffa Old City, stop by Neve Tzedek, and see the sights as you ascend with Tiyoolim & Etgarim.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Tel Aviv vacation maker site.

Take a train from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Tel Aviv are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can fly to Eilat.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Parks · Nature · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee

3
nights
Eilat, Israel

Eilat ©
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 wealth of natural beauty at Timna Park, admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Underwater Observatory Marine Park.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Eilat trip planner.

You can fly from Tel Aviv to Eilat in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in January: highs in Eilat hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Wadi Rum.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Timna Park ©
Timna Park
Underwater Observatory Marine Park ©
Underwater Observatory Marine Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

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Wadi Rum, Jordan

Wadi Rum ©
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.
Take a break from Wadi Rum with a short trip to Mr Frogman Dive Center in Aqaba, about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: admire nature's extreme beauty at Wadi Rum Protected Area, cross one thing off your bucket list with Rum Balloon, shake up your sightseeing with Omar Bedouin Camp, and take some stellar pictures from Lawrence's House.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Wadi Rum holiday planning app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Eilat to Wadi Rum takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Wadi Rum

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Omar Bedouin Camp ©
Omar Bedouin Camp
Wadi Rum Protected Area ©
Wadi Rum Protected Area
Wadi Rum Guide ©
Wadi Rum Guide

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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan

Petra - Wadi Musa ©
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.
On the 9th (Tue), steep yourself in history at The Urn Tomb, contemplate the long history of Silk Tomb, then admire the landmark architecture of The Great Temple, and finally explore the ancient world of Al-Beidha - Little Petra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Petra.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Petra - Wadi Musa trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Wadi Rum to Petra - Wadi Musa takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Medina.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Highlights from your plan
Petra ©
Petra
Al-Beidha - Little Petra ©
Al-Beidha - Little Petra
Silk Tomb ©
Silk Tomb

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Medina, Saudi Arabia

Medina ©

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 11th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Al Qiblatayn, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Quba, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Masjid an Nabawi, and finally see the interesting displays at Koran Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Jannatul Baqi, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Uhud, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Al Ghamamah.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Medina vacation planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Petra - Wadi Musa to Medina in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Arabian Standard Time (AST) is 1 hour. February in Medina sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Mecca.

Things to do in Medina

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Al Masjid an Nabawi ©
Al Masjid an Nabawi
Masjid Quba ©
Masjid Quba
Masjid Al Qiblatayn ©
Masjid Al Qiblatayn

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Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Mecca ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Mount Arafat, then admire the striking features of Abraj Al-Bait Towers, then see the sky in a new way at Makkah Clock Tower Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Kaaba. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Jabal al-Nour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Mecca trip planner.

You can drive from Medina to Mecca in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Medina in February, expect Mecca to be a bit warmer, temps between 39°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Manama.

Things to do in Mecca

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kaaba ©
Kaaba
Jabal al-Nour ©
Jabal al-Nour
Mount Arafat ©
Mount Arafat

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Al Areen Wildlife Sanctuary in Sakhir (about 34 minutes away). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Qal'at al-Bahrain, stroll through Royal Camel Farm, look for gifts at City Centre Bahrain, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Khamis Mosque.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Manama holiday planner.

Getting from Mecca to Manama by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Mecca in February, expect nights in Manama to be a bit cooler, around 19°C, while days are much colder, around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Muscat.

Things to do in Manama

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Bahrain National Museum ©
Bahrain National Museum
Qal'at al-Bahrain ©
Qal'at al-Bahrain
Al-Fatih Mosque (Great Mosque) ©
Al-Fatih Mosque (Great Mosque)

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Muscat, Oman

The capital and largest city of Oman, the coastal city of Muscat boasts numerous historical sites and pristine modern developments.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Muscat: Nakhal Fort (in Nakhl) and Daymaniyat Islands Nature Reserve (in Seeb). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Al Alam Palace, make a trip to Corniche, have fun and explore at The National Museum of Oman, and stop by Other.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Muscat using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Manama to Muscat takes 4.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manama to Muscat. When traveling from Manama in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Muscat, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Al Ain.

Things to do in Muscat

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Al Alam Palace ©
Al Alam Palace
Bait Al Zubair ©
Bait Al Zubair

2
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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

Al Ain ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): experience rural life at Camel Souk, see the interesting displays at Al Ain National Museum, then don't miss a visit to Al Ain Oasis, then contemplate the long history of Al Jahili Fort, and finally see the interesting displays at Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Jebel Hafeet and then get to know the resident critters at Al Ain Zoo.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Al Ain road trip tool.

You can take a bus from Muscat to Al Ain in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Abu Dhabi.

Things to do in Al Ain

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Al Ain Oasis ©
Al Ain Oasis
Al Jahili Fort ©
Al Jahili Fort
Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum ©
Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi ©
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 1st (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. Spend the 28th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, make a trip to Observation Deck at 300, bet on your favorite at Yas Marina Circuit, and go for a walk through The Corniche.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Abu Dhabi driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Al Ain to Abu Dhabi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Abu Dhabi sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Dubai.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque ©
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi ©
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
The Corniche ©
The Corniche

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Change things up with these side-trips from Dubai: Sharjah (Mleiha Archaeological Centre & Sharjah Desert Park). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 8th (Mon) at Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark. There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Burj Khalifa, enjoy the sand and surf at Jumeirah Public Beach, stop by Dubai Gold Souk, and browse the different shops at The Dubai Mall.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Dubai road trip planning app.

Drive from Abu Dhabi to Dubai in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in March, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dubai

Parks · Theme Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Burj Khalifa ©
Burj Khalifa
The Dubai Mall ©
The Dubai Mall
Al Fahidi Fort ©
Al Fahidi Fort