10 days in Dubai & Istanbul Itinerary

10 days in Dubai & Istanbul Itinerary

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 4 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

— 4 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dubai: Abu Dhabi (Marina Mall, Heritage Village, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Burj Khalifa, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, browse the different shops at Ibn Battuta Mall, and explore the activities along Dubai Creek.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Dubai visit app.

Abu Dhabi to Dubai is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Istanbul.

Things to do in Dubai

Shopping · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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Istanbul, Turkey

— 4 nights

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Mosque, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul day trip planner.

You can fly from Dubai to Istanbul in 8 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dubai to Istanbul. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Dubai in January: highs in Istanbul hover around 10°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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