16 days in United Arab Emirates, United States & Mumbai Itinerary

16 days in United Arab Emirates, United States & Mumbai Itinerary

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16 days in United Arab Emirates, United States & Mumbai Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
1
Mumbai, India
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
4
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
5
Chicago, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
6
Las Vegas, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
San Francisco, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Mumbai, India

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Mumbai, India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): cruise along Marine Drive, then admire the striking features of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Mumbai travel itinerary planner .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. In June, daytime highs in Mumbai are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Abu Dhabi.

Things to do in Mumbai

Tours Scenic Drive Outdoors
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Food Tours
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Qasr Al Hosn, then make a trip to The Corniche, then admire the landmark architecture of Emirates Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sheikh Zayed Mosque.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Abu Dhabi trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Mumbai to Abu Dhabi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mumbai to Abu Dhabi. While traveling from Mumbai, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Abu Dhabi, ranging from highs of 47°C to lows of 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sharjah.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Spas Historic Sites Museums
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Emirates Palace ©
Emirates Palace
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center ©
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center
The Corniche ©
The Corniche

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Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Sharjah ©
Located along the northern coast of the Persian Gulf, Sharjah was named the Middle East's top cultural city by UNESCO in 1998.
On the 28th (Thu), browse the different shops at Souq al Jubail, examine the collection at Sharjah Museums, then meet the residents at Sharjah Aquarium, and finally stop by Al Qasba.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sharjah tour planner.

Drive from Abu Dhabi to Sharjah in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 48°C, and evening lows to 33°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Dubai.

Things to do in Sharjah

Shopping Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Al Qasba ©
Al Qasba
Sharjah Museums ©
Sharjah Museums
Sharjah Aquarium ©
Sharjah Aquarium

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): cool off at Wild Wadi Waterpark, then admire the striking features of Emirates Towers, and then take in panoramic vistas at Burj Khalifa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Al Fahidi Fort, then admire the landmark architecture of Burj Al Arab, and then admire the local landmark of Dubai Fountains.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Dubai trip builder .

Dubai is just a stone's throw from Sharjah. Expect a daytime high around 47°C in June, and nighttime lows around 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Dubai

Theme Parks Museums
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Burj Khalifa ©
Burj Khalifa
The Dubai Fountain ©
The Dubai Fountain
Wild Wadi Waterpark ©
Wild Wadi Waterpark

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Chicago, United States

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 1st (Sun), explore and take pictures at Wrigley Field, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower. On your second day here, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium, get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, then don't miss a visit to Cloud Gate, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Chicago trip planner .

You can fly from Dubai to Chicago in 17 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -10 hour difference. In July, Chicago is much colder than Dubai - with highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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Las Vegas, United States

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 50 minutes away). There's still lots to do: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, try your luck at Casino at the Venetian, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Chicago to Las Vegas by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Chicago in July, plan for much warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 47°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam

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nights
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, stroll through Golden Gate Park, and hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco attractions planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, things will get much colder in San Francisco: highs are around 26°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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