60 days in Middle East Itinerary

60 days in Middle East Itinerary

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Isfahan, Iran
— 5 nights
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 8 nights
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
— 6 nights
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Mecca, Saudi Arabia
— 4 nights
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Medina, Saudi Arabia
— 4 nights
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Baalbeck, Lebanon
— 1 night
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Damascus, Syria
— 5 nights
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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 3 nights
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Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 3 nights
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Masada, Israel
— 1 night
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Tiberias, Israel
— 7 nights
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Ramallah, Palestinian Territories
— 3 nights
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Jerusalem, Israel
— 8 nights
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Isfahan, Iran

— 5 nights

Half of the World

A cultural hub in the center of the country, Esfahan boasts a proud heritage of art, architecture, and craftsmanship.
Isfahan is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Isfahan Seashell Museum, snap pictures at Khaju Bridge, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Islamic Heritage, and browse the exhibits of Vank Cathedral.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Isfahan online travel planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Isfahan is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Isfahan is 8.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Philadelphia in June: highs in Isfahan hover around 96°F, while lows dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can fly to Dubai.

Things to do in Isfahan

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

— 8 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Dubai is known for shopping, theme parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the different shops at The Dubai Mall, make a splash at Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark, contemplate the waterfront views at Dubai Creek, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Dubai itinerary builder.

You can fly from Isfahan to Dubai in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Iran Standard Time to Gulf Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Traveling from Isfahan in June, you will find days in Dubai are somewhat warmer (104°F), and nights are much warmer (86°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Abu Dhabi.

Things to do in Dubai

Theme Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

— 6 nights
Take a trip to Abu Dhabi to discover a modern metropolis built on a strip of land jutting out into the Persian Gulf.
Spend the 30th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, get in on the family fun at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and go for a walk through The Corniche.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Abu Dhabi journey planner.

You can drive from Dubai to Abu Dhabi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 104°F, and evening lows to 84°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Mecca.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Mecca, Saudi Arabia

— 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mecca: Jeddah (Nassif House Museum, Hassan Enany Mosque, &more). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Kaaba, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bilal Masjid, don't miss a visit to Jabal-e-Rehmat, and steep yourself in history at Mount Arafat.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Mecca travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Abu Dhabi to Mecca takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Abu Dhabi to Mecca due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Mecca can reach 111°F, while at night they dip to 87°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Medina.

Things to do in Mecca

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Medina, Saudi Arabia

— 4 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.
Medina is known for historic sites, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Masjid an Nabawi, make a trip to The Seven Mosques, stroll the grounds of Jannatul Baqi, and take an in-depth tour of Koran Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Medina trip builder app.

You can fly from Mecca to Medina in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Medina are 109°F, while nighttime lows are 88°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Baalbeck.

Things to do in Medina

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Nature

Baalbeck, Lebanon

— 1 night
Baalbek, properly Ba╩┐albek and also known as Balbec, Baalbec or Baalbeck, is a town in the Anti-Lebanon foothills east of the Litani River in Lebanon's Beqaa Valley, about 85km northeast of Beirut and about 75km north of Damascus. On the 11th (Sun), make a trip to Hajar al-Hibla, contemplate the long history of Baalbek Roman Ruins, and then delve into the distant past at Temples of Baalbek.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Baalbeck trip simple and quick.

Traveling by flight from Medina to Baalbeck takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Medina in July: highs in Baalbeck hover around 88°F, while lows dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Damascus.

Things to do in Baalbeck

Historic Sites

Damascus, Syria

— 5 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.
Explore Damascus' surroundings by going to Maaloula (Deir Mar Musa El-Habashi, Deir Mar Takla, &more). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Damascus Umayyad Mosque, appreciate the history behind Saladin (Selahedin) Mausoleum, take a stroll through Old City, and expand your understanding of the military at The Citadel.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Damascus travel route planner.

You can drive from Baalbeck to Damascus in 2 hours. Traveling from Baalbeck in July, you will find days in Damascus are somewhat warmer (100°F), and nights are slightly colder (67°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Damascus

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Dana (Dana Nature Reserve & Wadi Ghuweir). On the 18th (Sun), spend a day of historical exploration at Petra. The adventure continues: ride a horse along Horse Riding Jordan, steep yourself in history at Silk Tomb, and delve into the distant past at Al-Beidha - Little Petra.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Petra - Wadi Musa day trip planning tool.

Traveling by bus from Damascus to Petra - Wadi Musa takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Wadi Rum.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.
Wadi Rum is known for nature, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's extreme beauty at Wadi Rum Protected Area, get great views at Lawrence's House, take in the awesome beauty at Jabal Umm ad Dami, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Wadi Rum fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from Petra - Wadi Musa to Wadi Rum by car takes about 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Masada.

Things to do in Wadi Rum

Parks · Nature · Tours · Wildlife

Masada, Israel

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Masada National Park and then stroll through Nachal Arugot Nature Reserve.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Masada trip planner.

You can drive from Wadi Rum to Masada in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Tiberias.

Things to do in Masada

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Tiberias, Israel

— 7 nights
On the shores of Lake Kinneret, a vacation in Tiberias offers plenty of water sports and biblical walks.
Get out of town with these interesting Tiberias side-trips: Bahai Gardens and Shrine (in Acre), Montfort and Goren Park (in Elifelet) and The Grottos at Rosh HaNiqra (in Kefar Rosh HaNiqra). Spend the 28th (Wed) exploring nature at Zippori National Park. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Sea of Galilee, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tabor, admire the landmark architecture of The Church of the Annunciation, and explore the striking landscape at Tabgha.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Tiberias trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Masada to Tiberias takes 3.5 hours. In July in Tiberias, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ramallah.

Things to do in Tiberias

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Ramallah, Palestinian Territories

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of the West Bank

Founded in the 16th century, the small city of Ramallah has built a reputation as the "Cultural Capital of the West Bank," known for its open-minded religious attitude.
Venture out of the city with trips to Gush Etzion (Kfar Etzion, Gush Etzion Heritage Center, &more) and Bethlehem (Aida Camp, Carmel of the Holy Child Jesus, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Dar Zahran Heritage Building, take in the exciting artwork at Zawyeh Gallery, examine the collection at Mahmoud Darwish Museum, and do a tasting at Taybeh Winery.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ramallah journey builder tool.

Traveling by car from Tiberias to Ramallah takes 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Ramallah

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

Jerusalem, Israel

— 8 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.
Explore Jerusalem's surroundings by going to Jaffa (Kikar Kedumim-Old Jaffa & Jaffa Old City) and Tel Aviv (Tayelet & ANU - Museum of the Jewish People). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, tour the pleasant surroundings at En Gedi Nature Reserve, get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, and contemplate the long history of Mt of Olives.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Jerusalem trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Ramallah to Jerusalem takes an hour. In August in Jerusalem, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips