22 days in Asia Itinerary

22 days in Asia Itinerary

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22 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City, United States
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Doha, Qatar
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Muscat, Oman
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Nizwa, Oman
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
7
Sanaa, Yemen
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
8
Medina, Saudi Arabia
— 2 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Salt Lake City, United States

2
nights
Doha, Qatar

Doha ©
Doha, Qatar's capital city, draws visitors with its constant development and expansion, making it a destination on the rise.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take in the pleasant sights at Souq Waqif, explore the world behind art at Museum of Islamic Art, then explore the world behind art at QM GALLERY AL RIWAQ, and finally see the interesting displays at Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): kick back and relax at Sealine Beach, don't miss a visit to The Corniche, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Al Khor Park.

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Salt Lake City, USA to Doha is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Arabia Standard Time, which is usually a 10 hour difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Salt Lake City in November; daily highs in Doha reach 84°F and lows reach 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Muscat.

Things to do in Doha

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Sealine Beach, Al Khor Park
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Museum of Islamic Art ©
Museum of Islamic Art
Souq Waqif ©
Souq Waqif

2
nights
Muscat, Oman

Muscat ©
The capital and largest city of Oman, the coastal city of Muscat boasts numerous historical sites and pristine modern developments.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Al Jalali Fort, explore the engaging exhibits at The National Museum of Oman, examine the collection at Bait Al Zubair, then admire the masterpieces at Ghalya's Museum of Modern Art, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Murtada A.K. Trading, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Daymaniyat Islands Nature Reserve.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Muscat trip planning site .

Fly from Doha to Muscat in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Doha to Muscat, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. November in Muscat sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nizwa.

Things to do in Muscat

Museums Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Al Jalali Fort, Daymaniyat Islands Nature Reserve, Murtada A.K. Trading
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Bait Al Zubair ©
Bait Al Zubair
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque ©
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
The National Museum of Oman ©
The National Museum of Oman

1
night
Nizwa, Oman

Nizwa ©
Once the capital of the sultanate, Nizwa stands as one of the longest-established urban areas in the country, and has retained its traditional core.
On the 13th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Jibreen Castle, delve into the distant past at Bahla Fort, then take in the awesome beauty at Jebel Akhdar, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Nizwa Fort.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Nizwa day trip tool .

Explore your travel options from Muscat to Nizwa with the Route module. Traveling from Muscat in November, things will get much colder in Nizwa: highs are around 65°F and lows about 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Al Ain.

Things to do in Nizwa

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Jibreen Castle
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 Nizwa Fort ©
Nizwa Fort
Bahla Fort ©
Bahla Fort
Jibreen Castle ©
Jibreen Castle

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 14th (Thu), examine the collection at Qasr al Muwaiji, buy something for everyone on your list at Al Foah Mall, examine the collection at Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Al Jahili Fort, then walk around Oasenstadt Al Ain, and finally see the interesting displays at Al Ain National Museum. Keep things going the next day: get to know the resident critters at Al Ain Zoo, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jebel Hafeet, then relax in the rural setting at Camel Souk, and finally get your game on at Al Ain Raceway.

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Drive from Nizwa to Al Ain in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Abu Dhabi.

Things to do in Al Ain

Parks Nature Museums
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Oasenstadt Al Ain ©
Oasenstadt Al Ain
Al Jahili Fort ©
Al Jahili Fort
Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum ©
Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum

3
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.
Head to Marina Mall and Folklore Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Museum-lovers will appreciate Louvre Abu Dhabi and Qasr Al Hosn. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bur Dubai Grand Mosque, make a trip to Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital, contemplate the long history of Heritage Village, and get in on the family fun at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi.

For more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Abu Dhabi trip planner .

You can drive from Al Ain to Abu Dhabi in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Abu Dhabi are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Dubai.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Historic Sites Theme Parks Tours
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Bur Dubai Grand Mosque ©
Bur Dubai Grand Mosque
Heritage Village ©
Heritage Village
Safaris

4
nights
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Get outdoors at Safaris and Dubai Creek. Do your shopping at The Dubai Mall and Souk Madinat Jumeirah. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Al Fahidi Fort, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, explore the striking landscape of Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, and enjoy the sand and surf at Jumeirah Public Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Dubai route planning tool .

Getting from Abu Dhabi to Dubai by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. November in Dubai sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Sanaa.

Things to do in Dubai

Wildlife Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
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Safaris
The Dubai Mall ©
The Dubai Mall
Al Fahidi Fort ©
Al Fahidi Fort

1
night
Sanaa, Yemen

Sanaa ©
One of the oldest cities in the world, the capital Sanaa provides visitors with a rich taste of ancient Arabian culture.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with Souk Al-Milh, step into the grandiose world of Dar al-Hajar, and then make a trip to Bab al-Yemen. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Al Saleh Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of Great Mosque of Sana'a, and then take a stroll through Old City.

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You can do a combination of flight and car from Dubai to Sanaa in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Arabia Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Dubai in November, you will find days in Sanaa are a bit cooler (74°F), and nights are colder (49°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Medina.

Things to do in Sanaa

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Dar al-Hajar ©
Dar al-Hajar
Great Mosque of Sana'a ©
Great Mosque of Sana'a
Old City ©
Old City

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.
Appreciate the collections at Koran Museum and The Beautiful Names of Allah Gallery. Do some cultural sightseeing at Al Masjid an Nabawi and Masjid Al Qiblatayn. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Quba, stroll the grounds of Jannatul Baqi, contemplate the long history of Abu Bakar Masjed, and wander the streets of Masjid Jummah.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Medina vacation maker .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Sanaa to Medina takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Sanaa in November, expect Medina to be a bit warmer, temps between 86°F and 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Medina

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

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