16 days in Western Asia Itinerary

16 days in Western Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Asia trip itinerary planner
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi to Aqaba, Ferry to Taba, Foot to Eilat
2
Eilat, Israel
— 1 night
Fly
3
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 4 nights
Drive
6
Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
— 3 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15

Wadi Rum, Jordan — 2 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.
On the 1st (Sat), admire nature's extreme beauty at Wadi Rum Protected Area. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an exotic tour of Desert Guide Camp and then get a dose of the wild on Wadi Rum Nomads - Day Tours.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Wadi Rum sightseeing tool.

Bengaluru, India to Wadi Rum is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Wadi Rum. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Eilat.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:
Highlights from your trip

Eilat, Israel — 1 night

At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Eilat attractions planning site.

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Wadi Rum to Eilat in 3 hours. In January in Eilat, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 12°C at night. You will leave for Abu Dhabi on the 3rd (Mon).
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 3:

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates — 3 nights

Take a trip to Abu Dhabi to discover a modern metropolis built on a strip of land jutting out into the Persian Gulf.
Attractions like Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Heritage Village make great kid-friendly stops. Spend the 4th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, steep yourself in history at Qasr Al Hosn, take in the pleasant sights at The Corniche, and buy something for everyone on your list at Marina Mall.

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

You can fly from Eilat to Abu Dhabi in 10 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Eilat to Abu Dhabi. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Eilat in January since evenings lows in Abu Dhabi dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sharjah.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates — 2 nights

Located along the northern coast of the Persian Gulf, Sharjah was named the Middle East's top cultural city by UNESCO in 1998.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Al Noor Island, then look for gifts at Al Qasba, and then make a trip to Al Majaz Waterfront. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Ajman Beach, then examine the collection at Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sharjah Aquarium.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sharjah trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Abu Dhabi to Sharjah by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Dubai.
Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 8:

Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 4 nights

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Bring the kids along to Burj Khalifa and Al Fahidi Fort. The adventure continues: browse the different shops at The Dubai Mall, contemplate the waterfront views at Dubai Creek, cool off at Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark, and stroll around Jumeirah Public Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Dubai trip itinerary planning site.

Dubai is just a stone's throw from Sharjah. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ras Al Khaimah.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 12:

Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates — 3 nights

Nicknamed "the Rising Emirate," Ras Al Khaimah may be an unfamiliar name to many tourists, but has been tipped as the next Dubai thanks to its steady development (along with the rest of the U.A.E.) of luxury resorts, retail districts, and shopping malls.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Jabal Bil Ays. Kids will enjoy Wadi Bih and Al Hamra Mall. There's still lots to do: cool off at Ice Land Water Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ras Al Khaimah trip planner.

Getting from Dubai to Ras Al Khaimah by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of subway, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from Dubai in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 14°C in Ras Al Khaimah. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.
Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 15: