30 days in Pakistan, Oman & United Arab Emirates Itinerary

30 days in Pakistan, Oman & United Arab Emirates Itinerary

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30 days in Pakistan, Oman & United Arab Emirates Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  18 h 15 min
1
Lahore, Pakistan
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
2
Islamabad, Pakistan
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Muscat, Oman
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Nizwa, Oman
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
5
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 6 nights
Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: New York City, United States

3
nights
Lahore, Pakistan

Lahore ©
Seen by many to be the most forward-thinking, culturally important, and artistic of the country's metropolises, Lahore has plenty of charms, plenty of history, and plenty of people.
Lahore is known for historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Badshahi Mosque, stroll around Jehangir's Tomb & Kamran's Baradari Pavilion, contemplate the long history of Shahi Hammam, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shalimar Bagh (Shalimar Gardens).

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lahore trip itinerary app .

New York City, USA to Lahore is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from New York City to Lahore. Traveling from New York City in May, expect Lahore to be warmer, temps between 103°F and 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Islamabad.

Things to do in Lahore

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Badshahi Mosque ©
Badshahi Mosque
Lahore Fort ©
Lahore Fort
Shalimar Bagh (Shalimar Gardens) ©
Shalimar Bagh (Shalimar Gardens)

4
nights
Islamabad, Pakistan

Islamabad ©
The country's capital since 1963, Islamabad has the look and feel of a planned administrative city because, by and large, that's exactly what it is.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Islamabad: Karakoram Highway (in Hassan Abdal) and Khanpur Dam (in Haripur). Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Margalla Hills, get a taste of the local shopping with The Centaurus Mall, examine the collection at Lok Virsa Museum, and see human ingenuity at work at Rawal Lake.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Islamabad trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Lahore to Islamabad in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Lahore in May, expect Islamabad to be slightly colder, temps between 97°F and 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Muscat.

Things to do in Islamabad

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Khanpur Dam, Karakoram Highway
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Margalla Hills ©
Margalla Hills
Faisal Mosque ©
Faisal Mosque
Daman-e-Koh ©
Daman-e-Koh

5
nights
Muscat, Oman

The capital and largest city of Oman, the coastal city of Muscat boasts numerous historical sites and pristine modern developments.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Muscat: Nakhal Fort (in Nakhl) and Daymaniyat Islands Nature Reserve (in Seeb). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, enjoy the sand and surf at Qurum Beach, don't miss a visit to Mirani Fort, and explore the engaging exhibits at The National Museum of Oman.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Muscat trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Islamabad to Muscat in 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Islamabad to Muscat. Traveling from Islamabad in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 86°F in Muscat. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Nizwa.

Things to do in Muscat

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Muscat Governorate, Nakhal Fort, Daymaniyat Islands Nature Reserve
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Walking tours
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque ©
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
Bait Al Zubair ©
Bait Al Zubair

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Misfat al Abreyeen, then take in breathtaking views at Wadi Nakhr Canyon, and then Head underground at Al Hoota Cave. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Nizwa Fort, steep yourself in history at Falaj Daris Park, then delve into the distant past at Bahla Fort, and finally hunt for treasures at Nizwa Souk.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Nizwa trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Muscat to Nizwa. Traveling from Muscat in May, expect Nizwa to be much colder, temps between 80°F and 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Al Ain.

Things to do in Nizwa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Al Hamra
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Wadi Nakhr Canyon ©
Wadi Nakhr Canyon
 Nizwa Fort ©
Nizwa Fort
Bahla Fort ©
Bahla Fort

3
nights
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

Al Ain ©
A trip to Al Ain, a refreshing oasis of green amid the harsh desert, offers a scenic break from the hum of Abu Dhabi.
Al Ain is known for nature, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Al Ain Oasis, see the interesting displays at Al Ain National Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church, and experience rural life at Camel Souk.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Al Ain tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nizwa to Al Ain takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Abu Dhabi.

Things to do in Al Ain

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Al Ain Oasis ©
Al Ain Oasis
Al Jahili Fort ©
Al Jahili Fort
Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum ©
Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum

5
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.
Abu Dhabi is known for historic sites, theme parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, go for a walk through The Corniche, and join the crowd at Yas Marina Circuit.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Abu Dhabi trip maker site .

Drive from Al Ain to Abu Dhabi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Abu Dhabi, expect temperatures between 102°F during the day and 81°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dubai.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

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

6
nights
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Dubai is known for shopping, theme parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Burj Khalifa, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, cool off at Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Jumeirah Mosque.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Dubai planner.

Drive from Abu Dhabi to Dubai in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 100°F, and evening lows to 82°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubai

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

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