21 days in Dubai, Lisbon & Paris Itinerary

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 6 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 7 nights
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Paris, France
— 7 nights
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 6 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Step off the beaten path and head to Safaris and Off-Road Tours. Get in touch with nature at Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Skydiving. Make the 14th (Fri) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Jumeirah Public Beach, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, stroll through Marina Beach, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Dubai trip itinerary builder.

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major aiports are Dubai International Airport, Sharjah International Airport, Al Maktoum International Airport and Ras Al Khaimah International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in October, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 7 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Parque Natural da Arrabida and Convento de Cristo. Visiting Praia da Nazare and Guincho Beach will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Penha Longa Golf Course (in Linho), Cascais (Centro Historico de Cascais & Boca do Inferno) and Quinta da Regaleira (in Sintra). There's still lots to do: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, get great views at Miradouro da Senhora do Monte, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Alcobaca, and wander the streets of Bairro Alto.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Dubai to Lisbon takes 11 hours. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Dubai in October: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 7 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Get in touch with nature at Evasion Canine and Ile Saint-Louis. Step off the beaten path and head to Walking tours and Seine River. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (in Maincy), Golf Clement Ader (in Gretz-Armainvilliers) and Fontainebleau Golf Club (in Fontainebleau). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, make a trip to Place des Vosges, and take in the views from Pont Alexandre III.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Paris trip planner.

Fly from Lisbon to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in October, expect Paris to be little chillier, temps between 19°C and 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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