60 days in Middle East Itinerary

60 days in Middle East Itinerary

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60 days in Middle East Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly:  8​h
1
Muscat, Oman
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Isfahan, Iran
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
6
Medina, Saudi Arabia
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
7
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Eilat, Israel
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
10
Jerusalem, Israel
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
11
Nazareth, Israel
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h
12
Damascus, Syria
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
13
Doha, Qatar
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

3
nights
Muscat, Oman

The capital and largest city of Oman, the coastal city of Muscat boasts numerous historical sites and pristine modern developments.
Spend the 4th (Mon) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, explore the engaging exhibits at The National Museum, examine the collection at Bait Al Zubair, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

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

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Muscat is an approximately 8-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Muscat due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in November, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Al Ain.

Things to do in Muscat

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque ©
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
Bait Al Zubair ©
Bait Al Zubair

2
nights
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

Al Ain ©
If you need a break from the U.A.E's two mega-cities, take a trip to Al Ain, a refreshing oasis of green amid the harsh desert.
On the 5th (Tue), walk around Al Ain Oasis, then see the interesting displays at Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum, then steep yourself in history at Al Jahili Fort, and finally get to know the resident critters at Al Ain Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Al Ain National Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at Al Foah Mall, stroll around Jahil Park, then get engrossed in the history at Qasr al Muwaiji, and finally explore and take pictures at Camel Souk.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Al Ain trip builder site .

Getting from Muscat to Al Ain by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Abu Dhabi.

Things to do in Al Ain

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Al Ain Oasis ©
Al Ain Oasis
Al Jahili Fort ©
Al Jahili Fort
Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum ©
Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum

6
nights
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.
Spend the 11th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 12th (Tue) at Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center, get in on the family fun at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, contemplate the long history of Heritage Village, and get engrossed in the history at Louvre Abu Dhabi.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Abu Dhabi online day trip planner .

Drive from Al Ain to Abu Dhabi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Abu Dhabi are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Dubai.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors
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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center ©
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi ©
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
The Corniche ©
The Corniche

7
nights
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Fill the 14th (Thu) with excitement at Aquaventure Waterpark. Spend the 16th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Burj Khalifa, take in the waterfront at Dubai Creek, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and browse the different shops at The Dubai Mall.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Dubai trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Abu Dhabi to Dubai in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Dubai are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Isfahan.

Things to do in Dubai

Tours Outdoors Theme Parks
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Burj Khalifa ©
Burj Khalifa
The Dubai Mall ©
The Dubai Mall
Aquaventure Waterpark ©
Aquaventure Waterpark

5
nights
Isfahan, Iran

Isfahan ©
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, shopping, parks, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Naqsh-e Jahan Square, explore the historical opulence of Chehel Sotoun, explore the world behind art at Isfahan Music Museum, and take in the views from Khajou Bridge.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Isfahan trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Dubai to Isfahan in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and car. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Dubai in November: high temperatures in Isfahan hover around 19°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Medina.

Things to do in Isfahan

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Isfahan Music Museum ©
Isfahan Music Museum
Naqsh-e Jahan Square ©
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Chehel Sotoun ©
Chehel Sotoun

2
nights
Medina, Saudi Arabia

Medina ©
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, shopping, museums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Masjid an Nabawi, take an in-depth tour of Koran Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Uhud, and make a trip to Masjid Al Ghamamah.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Medina online visit planner .

You can fly from Isfahan to Medina in 8 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Isfahan in November, with highs in Medina at 35°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Medina

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Al Masjid an Nabawi ©
Al Masjid an Nabawi
Masjid Quba ©
Masjid Quba
Masjid Al Qiblatayn ©
Masjid Al Qiblatayn

4
nights
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.
Explore Petra - Wadi Musa's surroundings by going to Dana (Dana Nature Reserve & Wadi Ghuweir) and Montreal (in Shoubak). Spend the 28th (Thu) exploring ancient history at Petra. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Al-Beidha - Little Petra, explore the ancient world of Obelisk Tomb, tour the pleasant surroundings at Horse Riding Jordan, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Great Temple.

To see maps and other tourist information, refer to the Petra - Wadi Musa trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Medina to Petra - Wadi Musa takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Medina to Petra - Wadi Musa, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Wadi Rum.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Dana, Montreal
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Petra ©
Petra
Dana Nature Reserve ©
Dana Nature Reserve
Al-Beidha - Little Petra ©
Al-Beidha - Little Petra

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): explore the fascinating landscape at Wadi Rum Protected Area. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's extreme beauty at Wadi Rum Fire Camp.

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

You can drive from Petra - Wadi Musa to Wadi Rum in 2 hours. On the 3rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Wadi Rum

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Wadi Rum Protected Area ©
Wadi Rum Protected Area
Wadi Rum Fire Camp ©
Wadi Rum Fire Camp

5
nights
Eilat, Israel

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Eilat: Mitspe Ramon (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours & Ramon Crater). Spend the 6th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Timna Park, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, explore the gorgeous colors at Dolphin Reef, and admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Eilat trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Wadi Rum to Eilat takes 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Eilat can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Eilat

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Mitspe Ramon
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Ramon Crater ©
Ramon Crater
Timna Park ©
Timna Park
Eilat Action ©
Eilat Action

6
nights
Jerusalem, Israel

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Jerusalem side-trips: Masada Fortress (in Arad), Tel Aviv (Neve Tzedek & Photography Tours) and Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, steep yourself in history at Mt of Olives, and stroll through Masada National Park.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Jerusalem holiday builder app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Eilat to Jerusalem in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. While traveling from Eilat, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Jerusalem, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nazareth.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Masada Fortress, Masada National Park
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Food Tours
Israel Museum ©
Israel Museum

6
nights
Nazareth, Israel

Nazareth ©
Known worldwide as the hometown of Jesus Christ, Nazareth draws flocks of pilgrims who come to see the place where Christ grew up, and follow his footsteps along the Jesus Trail.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nazareth: Mount Tabor (in Kfar Tavor), Nimrod's Lookout (in Rosh Pina) and Capernaum (Mount of Beatitudes & Church of the Multiplication). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Sea of Galilee, take in the dramatic natural features at Tabgha, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at International Center Mary of Nazareth, and explore the striking landscape of Zippori National Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Nazareth trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Jerusalem to Nazareth takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in December, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Damascus.

Things to do in Nazareth

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Capernaum, Migdal, Tiberias, Nimrod's Lookout, Bahai Gardens and Shrine
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Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Mount Tabor ©
Mount Tabor
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation

4
nights
Damascus, Syria

Damascus ©
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.
When in Damascus, make a side trip to see Deir Mar Musa El-Habashi in Maaloula, approximately 1h 50 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Umayyad Mosque, explore and take pictures at The Citadel, wander the streets of Ma'alula Village (Maaloula), and take an in-depth tour of Al Azem Palace (Palace of As'ad, Pasha al-'Azm).

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Damascus trip planner .

Traveling by car from Nazareth to Damascus takes 4 hours. When traveling from Nazareth in December, plan for little chillier days in Damascus, with highs around 17°C, while nights are colder with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Doha.

Things to do in Damascus

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Maaloula
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Deir Mar Musa El-Habashi ©
Deir Mar Musa El-Habashi
Souq al-Hamidiyyeh ©
Souq al-Hamidiyyeh

5
nights
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). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Museum of Islamic Art, examine the collection at Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum, stroll around Aspire Park, and let the kids burn off some steam at MIA Park.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Doha trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Damascus to Doha in 3.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Damascus to Doha due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Damascus in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Doha, with highs around 28°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Doha

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Sealine Beach
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MIA Park ©
MIA Park
Museum of Islamic Art ©
Museum of Islamic Art
Souq Waqif ©
Souq Waqif

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