8 days in Istanbul & Dubai Itinerary

8 days in Istanbul & Dubai Itinerary

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8 days in Istanbul & Dubai Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Vancouver, Canada

2
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica Cistern and Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya). Your inner history buff will appreciate Sultanahmet District and St. Triada Church. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria Draperis Church, wander the streets of Ortakoy, and steep yourself in history at Little Hagia Sophia.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul travel itinerary creator.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Vancouver, Canada to Istanbul. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Vancouver to Istanbul. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Vancouver in November; daily highs in Istanbul reach 17°C and lows reach 11°C. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Dubai.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Little Hagia Sophia ©
Little Hagia Sophia
Ortakoy ©
Ortakoy

3
nights
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Get in touch with nature at Al Mamzar Beach Park and Umm Suqeim Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization and Dubai Moving Image Museum. There's lots more to do: browse the different shops at The Dubai Mall, view the masterpieces at Alserkal Avenue, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church, and contemplate the long history of Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Dubai tour planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Istanbul to Dubai. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Dubai. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Istanbul in November, with highs in Dubai at 35°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubai

Shopping Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization
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The Dubai Mall ©
The Dubai Mall
Al Mamzar Beach Park ©
Al Mamzar Beach Park

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