60 days in Asia & Africa Itinerary

60 days in Asia & Africa Itinerary

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Doha, Qatar
— 3 nights
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
— 3 nights
Fly to Amman, Bus to Petra - Wadi Musa
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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 2 nights
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Amman, Jordan
— 3 nights
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Algiers, Algeria
— 3 nights
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 5 nights
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Fes, Morocco
— 4 nights
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Djerba Island, Tunisia
— 3 nights
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Sousse, Tunisia
— 2 nights
Train to Tunis Marine, Fly to Cairo
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Cairo, Egypt
— 4 nights
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Hurghada, Egypt
— 4 nights
Fly to Sharm el-Sheikh, Taxi to Sharm El Sheikh
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 3 nights
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
— 3 nights
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Manama, Bahrain
— 3 nights
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
— 5 nights
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Doha, Qatar

— 3 nights
Doha, Qatar's capital city, draws visitors with its constant development and expansion, making it a destination on the rise.
Explore hidden gems such as Museum of Islamic Art and The Corniche. There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Souq Waqif, walk around Aspire Park, see the interesting displays at Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum, and don't miss a visit to Barzan Tower.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Doha online itinerary planner.

Karachi, Pakistan to Doha is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Karachi to Doha. When traveling from Karachi in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Doha, with highs around 49°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kuwait City.

Things to do in Doha

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

Kuwait City, Kuwait

— 3 nights
Kuwait City, the country's capital and largest urban area, combines many of the aspects of a modern, rich city of the Gulf region, with a more rugged and ordinary core.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Avenues and Abdullah Alsalem Cultural Center. And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Al Shaheed Park, admire the striking features of Kuwait Towers, examine the collection at Bait Al Outhman Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Mosque.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kuwait City travel route planning tool.

Fly from Doha to Kuwait City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 52°C, and evening lows to 35°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Kuwait City

Shopping · Fun & Games · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Petra. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at The Urn Tomb, steep yourself in history at Obelisk Tomb, explore the ancient world of Al-Beidha - Little Petra, then contemplate the long history of Silk Tomb, then delve into the distant past at Montreal Crusader Castle, and finally make a trip to The Great Temple.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Petra - Wadi Musa holiday maker website.

Getting from Kuwait City to Petra - Wadi Musa by combination of flight and bus takes about 8.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kuwait City to Petra - Wadi Musa. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Amman.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Amman, Jordan

— 3 nights

White City

Jordan's capital city, Amman spreads across 19 hills and includes many distinct districts, each with their own historical and cultural marvels.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Jerash Ruins and The Citadel. Change things up with these side-trips from Amman: North Theatre (in Jerash) and Madaba (Madaba Mosaic Map, Mount Nebo, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Roman Amphitheater, don't miss a visit to King Abdullah Mosque, examine the collection at Royal Automobile Museum, and view the masterpieces at Project Positive Soulful Creations.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Amman trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Petra - Wadi Musa to Amman by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. June in Amman sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Algiers.

Things to do in Amman

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Algiers, Algeria

— 3 nights

Algiers the White

Overlooking a scenic bay, the Mediterranean port city of Algiers enthralls visitors with its imposing skyline, a blend of French colonial buildings, run-down high-rises, and whitewashed Islamic architecture nestled on the hillside.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mausolee de Sidi Elkebir and Musee Public National de l'Enluminure, de la Miniature et de la Calligraphie. Get out of town with these interesting Algiers side-trips: Blida (Patrice Lumumba Garden & Mosquee Hanafi). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre Dame d'Afrique, see the interesting displays at Musee National du Bardo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jamaa El Kebir, and appreciate the history behind Memorial du Martyr.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Algiers tour itinerary builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Amman to Algiers. Traveling from Amman to Algiers, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Algiers when traveling from Amman in June, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Algiers

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Marrakech, Morocco

— 5 nights

Red City

You won't run out of things to do in Marrakech, a city where you can spend days exploring grandiose palaces and mosques, photogenic gardens, sacred tombs, and traditional mansions that evoke a bygone era.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Walking tours and Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech. Spend the 20th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, browse the eclectic array of goods at Jemaa el-Fna, admire the striking features of Medersa Ben Youssef, and contemplate the long history of Palacio da Bahia.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Marrakech driving holiday website.

Getting from Algiers to Marrakech by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Algiers to Marrakech. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Algiers in June: highs in Marrakech hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fes.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Fes, Morocco

— 4 nights

Mecca of the West

Morocco's former capital, Fes enchants visitors with its walled medina, a labyrinthine web of pedestrian-only streets and a World Heritage Site.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Museo Nejjarine. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Medina of Fez, view the masterpieces at Centre de Formation Dans le Metiers de l'Artisinat, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and explore the galleries of Coin Berbere.

Plan trip to Fes with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Marrakech to Fes in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Djerba Island.

Things to do in Fes

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Djerba Island, Tunisia

— 3 nights
Explore pristine beaches and charming villages on a vacation on Djerba Island, a small island in the Gulf of Gabes known for its Berber population.
Step off the beaten path and head to Djerba Explore Park and Club de Plongee La Sirene - Djerba Diving Center. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Musee de Guellala, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Crocodile Farm, make a trip to Ksar Ben Ayed, and see the interesting displays at Musee Du Patrimoine Traditionnel De Djerba.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Djerba Island trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Fes to Djerba Island in 10.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Fes to Djerba Island. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Fes in June since evenings lows in Djerba Island dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Sousse.

Things to do in Djerba Island

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Sousse, Tunisia

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Sahel

Known for its historic medina quarter, a World Heritage Site, the city of Sousse boasts a rich history that dates back to the 11th century BCE. The maze-like streets of the walled medina reveal a number of Sousse attractions, from historic mosques and landmark buildings, to the well-preserved "ribat" fortress and a vibrant, bustling marketplace.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): make a trip to Passengers Design Store, tee off at El Kantaoui Golf Course, look for gifts at Karrma, then explore by horseback at EkiClub, then delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre of El Jem, and finally get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of El-Djem. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Bourghiba Mausoleum, then view the masterpieces at Dar Am Taieb, and then get engrossed in the history at Sousse Archaeological Museum.

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

You can fly from Djerba Island to Sousse in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. June in Sousse sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Sousse

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Cairo, Egypt

— 4 nights

City of a Thousand Minarets

More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Safaris and Great Sphinx. Venture out of the city with trips to Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Bent Pyramid) and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, visit Islamic Cairo, and contemplate the long history of Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cairo holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Sousse to Cairo takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sousse to Cairo. Traveling from Sousse in June, you will find days in Cairo are somewhat warmer (40°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Hurghada, Egypt

— 4 nights
Originally a small fishing town on the Red Sea coast, Hurghada developed into Egypt's premier beach destination thanks to its year-round sunny weather and world-class dive sites.
Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Mahmya Island. And it doesn't end there: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, see Off-Road Tours, stay fit while traveling at Planet Spa at Baron Palace Resort Sahl Hasheesh, and take in the waterfront activity at Abu Tig Marina.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hurghada trip planner.

Fly from Cairo to Hurghada in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Cairo in July, with highs in Hurghada at 45°C and lows at 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

— 3 nights

City of Peace

An enviable location on the southern end of the Sinai Peninsula and year-round warm weather boost tourism in Sharm El Sheikh and make it one of Egypt's premier travel destinations.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. Go for a jaunt from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab to see Blue Hole about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Shark's Bay Beach, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and admire the landmark architecture of Al Mustafa Mosque.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a ferry. In July in Sharm El Sheikh, expect temperatures between 44°C during the day and 34°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Jeddah.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

— 3 nights

The Bride of the Red Sea

The commercial and entertainment capital of Saudi Arabia, Jeddah offers a dazzling range of sites and activities combined with mouthwatering cuisine.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at King Fahd's Fountain and Station of Ibrahim. Get out of town with these interesting Jeddah side-trips: Mecca (Kaaba, Makkah Clock Tower Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Nassif House Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Hassan Enany Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of Khadija Baghlaf Mosque, and browse the exhibits of Jameel House of Traditional Arts Jeddah.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Jeddah trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Sharm El Sheikh to Jeddah in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh to Jeddah, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Jeddah can reach 45°C, while at night they dip to 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Manama.

Things to do in Jeddah

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Manama, Bahrain

— 3 nights
Bahrain's capital and largest city, Manama serves as a commercial and financial hub, keeping pace with other Gulf capitals dominating this part of the world.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Lost Paradise of Dilmun Water Park and Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Park. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Al-Fatih Mosque (Great Mosque), get answers to all your questions at Bab el-Bahrain Souk, stop by City Centre Bahrain, and take an in-depth tour of Bahrain National Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Manama day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Jeddah to Manama takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Jeddah in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Manama, with lows of 38°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Dubai.

Things to do in Manama

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

— 6 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Step off the beaten path and head to Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Dubai Miracle Garden. And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Burj Khalifa, get engrossed in the history at Al Fahidi Fort, buy something for everyone on your list at The Dubai Mall, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

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Fly from Manama to Dubai in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Gulf Standard Time is 1 hour. July in Dubai sees daily highs of 49°C and lows of 39°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Abu Dhabi.

Things to do in Dubai

Tours · Theme Parks · Parks · Shopping

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

— 5 nights
Take a trip to Abu Dhabi to discover a modern metropolis built on a strip of land jutting out into the Persian Gulf.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Safaris and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, stroll through Corniche Beach, cool off at Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi, and browse the different shops at Yas Mall.

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You can drive from Dubai to Abu Dhabi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 50°C, and evening lows to 37°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Muscat.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Muscat, Oman

— 3 nights
The capital and largest city of Oman, the coastal city of Muscat boasts numerous historical sites and pristine modern developments.
Explore hidden gems such as Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque and Qurum Beach. Explore Muscat's surroundings by going to Daymaniyat Islands Nature Reserve (in Seeb) and Snake Canyon (in Wadi Bani Awf). There's still lots to do: race across the water with a speed boat tour, ponder the world of politics at Al Alam Palace, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and hunt for treasures at Mutrah Souq.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Muscat trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Abu Dhabi to Muscat takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Abu Dhabi, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Muscat, ranging from highs of 43°C to lows of 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Muscat

Tours · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Qatar travel guide

4.2
Scenic Walking Areas · Art Museums · Landmarks
Sitting on a peninsula that juts out into the Persian Gulf, little Qatar covers a small amount of territory but contains big reserves of natural gas and oil, boosting the per capita income to levels greater than in many highly industrialized Western countries. Ideal for travelers interested in taking a trip back in time, a vacation in Qatar also allows explorers to discover modern cities boasting outstanding museums, a lively arts scene, and an eclectic culinary heritage. In a country that embraces the future without forgetting its past, it's still possible to spend time learning about the centuries-old art of falconry or ride off into the sunset on the back of a docile camel.

Kuwait travel guide

3.9
Shopping Malls · Architectural Buildings · Shopping
Small in terms of land area but hugely rich in oil reserves, Kuwait sits in the middle of a region disputed by many would-be conquerors, each of whom has left an indelible mark over the ages. Expatriates make up nearly two thirds of Kuwait's population, drawn here by the thriving economy based almost entirely on petroleum exports. For casual travelers, a holiday in Kuwait means a chance to explore outstanding museums, sun-kissed beaches, and a lively restaurant scene serving authentic Arab cuisine. Less popular than some of the other oil-rich Gulf countries, Kuwait remains relatively unspoiled by mass tourism, though it boasts more than a fair share of extravagant shopping malls, picturesque marinas, and modern waterfront resorts.

Jordan travel guide

4.2
Historic Sites · Ruins · Deserts
For such a small country, Jordan boasts a surprising variety of natural landscapes and urban attractions. A trip to Jordan takes visitors on a journey back to biblical times, when sites like the Dead Sea and the ancient yet astonishingly well-preserved city of Petra seemed to be at the heart of world events. Although covered in rocky deserts, Jordan boasts a good network of roads, which makes sightseeing by car an easy way to discover many of the country's top highlights. Begin your tour of Jordan in Amman, the largest urban center and a major political, cultural, and economic hub of this Middle Eastern kingdom.

Algeria travel guide

4.1
Churches · Gardens · Historic Sites
Algeria the White
The largest country on the continent, Algeria combines diverse landscapes with cultural intrigue and history. The north of the country has always been the most developed area, with the majority of the population living in cities along the Mediterranean coast. Roman ruins, modern and colonial architecture, renowned museums, and impressive coastal areas in the north represent some of the highlights of a vacation in Algeria. Heading south, the Sahara Desert takes hold. The dunes and nomadic tribes crossing the landscape offer a dreamier, less scripted counterpoint to the urbane north.

Morocco travel guide

4.2
Flea Markets · Gardens · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Diverse in landscapes and cultures, Morocco has long been a popular tourist destination, offering many quintessential North African vistas, sounds, and tastes. The ancient medinas of the main cities have retained their look and feel over the centuries, with bustling markets of colorful spice stalls, leather tanning in the streets, and teahouses. The dunes of the Sahara and the peaks of the High Atlas mountains battle for the interest of tourists on holiday in Morocco, with each possessing impressive, picturesque scenery, and hidden-away traditional villages, filled with crafts, carpets, and a rural way of life.

Tunisia travel guide

3.8
Landmarks · Historic Sites · Specialty Museums
Tunisia benefits from its thin, slivery form, with a range of landscapes and climates causing diverse cultures, traditions, and lifestyles to develop over time. The lesser-visited south of the country possesses some major archaeological sites, impressive dunes, and caravans of nomadic peoples crossing the sands. The north contains many of the main cities in the country, located along the historic Mediterranean coast. Carthaginian and Roman ruins are found in and just outside the contemporary urban areas, which themselves blend African, Ottoman, and European influences. Many come for a beach holiday in Tunisia, but those who don't stop there are richly rewarded.

Egypt travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Monuments
Gift of the Nile
The land of pharaohs, pyramids, sphinxes, and papyrus, Egypt needs little by way of introduction. Visitors find more than a textbook readout of ancient history when visiting the country--the power, scale, art, and mysticism of its centuries-old culture bleed out from each landmark attraction and seep into the everyday life. Bustling markets, the slow-flowing Nile, the vast desert, and inspiring archeological sites often sit right alongside palaces of great excess and historical importance. All ensure you have plenty to see and do during your vacation in Egypt. In the wake of the Arab Spring in 2011, travel to certain areas where conflict and terrorism are deemed likely remains inadvisable for foreign visitors.

Saudi Arabia travel guide

4.1
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Shopping Malls
With coastlines on two seas, Saudi Arabia boasts some of the world's top scuba diving locations. At the same time, it has tourist attractions of such cultural heft as Mecca and Medina, the most sacred destinations for Muslim travelers and pilgrims. When it comes to relaxation and recreation, a trip to Saudi Arabia opens a world of possibilities for outdoor adventures, which include desert excursions by horse or camel, mountain climbing, cycling, and camping under the starry sky. Think about beginning or ending your tour of Saudi Arabia in Jeddah, a cosmopolitan center of commerce, shopping, and dining situated on the Red Sea coastline.

Bahrain travel guide

3.8
Water Parks · Gift & Specialty Shops · Sacred & Religious Sites
Popular with tourists for its blend of ancient heritage and modern Arabian culture, the compact island country of Bahrain sits near the Persian Gulf's western shores and boasts a lively economy largely based on petroleum refining and international banking. Claiming to be the actual location of the biblical Garden of Eden, the country enjoys a tropical climate and offers a string of luxury beachfront resorts, appealing to some of the world's wealthiest vacationers. Budget travelers on holiday in Bahrain concentrate on the thriving food and arts scenes of capital Manama, known for having one of the world's largest mosques. From there, you'll have easy access to plenty of other popular activities, such as scuba diving, horse racing, pearl diving, and bird-watching.

United Arab Emirates travel guide

4.2
Observation Decks · Fountains · Shopping Malls
Though most people associate United Arab Emirates only with Dubai, nicknamed the "City of Gold," the federation of seven emirates boats a surprisingly rich historical and cultural heritage and provides a good starting point for visitors interested in discovering the Middle East. A trip to United Arab Emirates reveals a modern nation with a dynamic atmosphere and a landscape that quickly changes from futuristic cities to remote deserts, mysteriously silent places where only the shifting sand dunes mark the passage of time. Add the eastern coastline to your United Arab Emirates itinerary to find a string of outstanding beaches and some of the finest diving and snorkeling opportunities in the region.

Oman travel guide

4.4
Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Flea Markets
Underdeveloped and largely ignored by foreign visitors until the 1970s, Oman now represents one of the region's top vacation destinations, attracting tourists with its pretty beaches, impressive dunes, and friendly mountain villages. A tour of Oman allows travelers to discover a traditional Middle Eastern way of life, authentic cuisine, and thriving urban centers where centuries-old heritage meets every modern amenity under the sun. In a country of well-maintained roads, many visitors choose to drive from one city to the next, where a typical Oman itinerary will include World Heritage Sites, historic forts, modern beaches, and an eclectic dining scene.