11 days in Dubai, Turkey & Haiti Itinerary

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 3 nights
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
— 2 nights
Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to New York City


Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 3 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Explore Dubai's surroundings by going to Abu Dhabi (Sheikh Zayed Bridge, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, &more). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 25th (Wed) at Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Burj Khalifa, get to know the fascinating history of Bastakia Quarter, browse the different shops at Souk Madinat Jumeirah, and get engrossed in the history at Dubai Museum & Al Fahidi Fort.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Dubai trip planning website.

New York City, USA to Dubai is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Gulf Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in January, things will get much hotter in Dubai: highs are around 76°F and lows about 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can fly to Istanbul.
Shopping · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Tours
Side Trip
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Istanbul, Turkey — 3 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 sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, steep yourself in history at Galata Tower, and admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern | Istanbul Museum of Modern Art.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul online trip maker.

You can fly from Dubai to Istanbul in 8 hours. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Dubai in January, expect nights in Istanbul to be little chillier, around 48°F, while days are colder, around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Port-au-Prince.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Port-au-Prince, Haiti — 2 nights

Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, gives most visitors their first taste of the country, along with all of its rugged and lively charm.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): admire all the interesting features of Place Saint-Pierre and then delve into the mystery of Atis rezistans. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Nader, examine the collection at The Bureau of Ethnology, then examine the collection at Musee du Pantheon National Haitien, and finally admire the natural beauty at Parc de Martissant.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Port-au-Prince trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Istanbul to Port-au-Prince. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in January, expect Port-au-Prince to be much warmer, temps between 87°F and 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Museums · Parks · Shopping
Side Trips
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Turkey travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.

Haiti travel guide

Historic Walking Areas · Historic Sites · Zipline
The culture of Haiti has always been the reason for people to visit, and it will be the reason people visit in larger and larger numbers as the nation heals from the devastating effects of the 2010 earthquake. The interesting tale of colonialism, revolution, and political struggle has left Haiti with a wealth of historical sites and cultural influences. Sightseeing in Haiti offers perspectives on the many stages in the country's history, with colonial forts standing in ruins and monuments memorializing the revolution. The music, the art, the folklore, and the cuisine of Haiti all deserve to be explored in person.