12 days in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi & Hong Kong Itinerary

12 days in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi & Hong Kong Itinerary

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12 days in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi & Hong Kong Itinerary

Start: Cape Town, South Africa
Fly + Drive:  15​h 45​min
1
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
3
Hong Kong, China
— 5 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Cape Town, South Africa

2
nights
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

Al Ain ©
If you need a break from the U.A.E's two mega-cities, take a trip to Al Ain, a refreshing oasis of green amid the harsh desert.
To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Al Ain online itinerary creator.

Cape Town, South Africa to Al Ain is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Cape Town to Al Ain. December in Al Ain sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Abu Dhabi.

Things to do in Al Ain

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Jebel Hafeet ©
Jebel Hafeet
Bawadi Mall ©
Bawadi Mall
Al Ain Raceway ©
Al Ain Raceway

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): stroll through Saadiyat Public Beach, then browse the different shops at Marina Mall, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Abu Dhabi itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Al Ain to Abu Dhabi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

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Bur Dubai Grand Mosque ©
Bur Dubai Grand Mosque
Safaris
Marina Mall ©
Marina Mall

5
nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
For shopping fun, head to IFC mall or Stanley, Hong Kong. Take a break from the city and head to Lantau Island and Tung Ping Chau. Pack the 17th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), contemplate the waterfront views at Repulse Bay, kick back and relax at Shek O, and hunt for treasures at Ladies Market.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hong Kong trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Abu Dhabi to Hong Kong with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Abu Dhabi to Hong Kong. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Abu Dhabi in December: highs in Hong Kong hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 18°C. On the 20th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

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Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Lantau island ©
Lantau island
Bird Garden Yuen Po Street ©
Bird Garden Yuen Po Street

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