11 days in Israel & Jordan Itinerary

11 days in Israel & Jordan Itinerary

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11 days in Israel & Jordan Itinerary

Start: Edmonton, Canada
Fly + train:  19​h 30​min
1
Haifa, Israel
— 1 night
train:  1​h
2
Tel Aviv, Israel
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
3
Eilat, Israel
— 1 night
+6
Drive + Fly + foot + bus + taxi + bus + taxi:  1​h 15​min
4
Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Amman, Jordan
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Jerusalem, Israel
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Edmonton, Canada


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night
Haifa, Israel

Haifa ©
A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at The Baha'i Gardens. On the next day, delve into the distant past at Magdala, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Tabor, admire the landmark architecture of The Church of the Annunciation, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nazareth Village, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Bahai Gardens and Shrine.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Haifa trip builder .

Edmonton, Canada to Haifa is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Edmonton to Haifa due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Edmonton in March, things will get much warmer in Haifa: highs are around 24°C and lows about 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Haifa

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Nazareth, Magdala, Mount Tabor, Bahai Gardens and Shrine
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The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation
Nazareth Village ©
Nazareth Village

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night
Tel Aviv, Israel

Tel Aviv ©
Called the "White City" thanks to the color of its World Heritage-listed architectural landmarks, Tel Aviv serves as Israel's modern and cosmopolitan second city.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): wander the streets of Neve Tzedek, take an in-depth tour of Eretz Israel Museum Complex (Haaretz Museum), wander the streets of Jaffa Old City, then make a trip to Tayelet, and finally explore the world behind art at Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tel Aviv trip maker .

You can take a train from Haifa to Tel Aviv in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in March, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Eilat.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Museums Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Jaffa Old City ©
Jaffa Old City
Tel Aviv Museum of Art ©
Tel Aviv Museum of Art
Tayelet ©
Tayelet

1
night
Eilat, Israel

At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
On the 13th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Timna Park, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then see the vivid underwater world at Dolphin Reef, and finally ponder the design of Musical Fountain.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Eilat travel route planner .

Getting from Tel Aviv to Eilat by flight takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Tel Aviv in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Eilat, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Wadi Rum.

Things to do in Eilat

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef
Timna Park ©
Timna Park

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Wadi Rum, Jordan

Wadi Rum ©
Tourism in Wadi Rum revolves around UNESCO-protected desert scenery and spectacular limestone rock formations following a dry river bed, which in World War I served as the headquarters of a British-inspired Arab revolt against the Ottomans.
On the 14th (Sat), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then explore the fascinating landscape at Wadi Rum Protected Area.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Wadi Rum travel planner.

Drive from Eilat to Wadi Rum in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Wadi Rum

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Wadi Rum Protected Area ©
Wadi Rum Protected Area
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan

Petra - Wadi Musa ©
Visitors flock to Wadi Musa to witness the rose colored rock-carved temples and tombs of Petra, the famous ancient city and World Heritage Site.
On the 15th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Petra, then delve into the distant past at Street of Facades, and then delve into the distant past at Al-Beidha - Little Petra.

For more things to do and other tourist information, go to the Petra - Wadi Musa trip builder .

Traveling by car from Wadi Rum to Petra - Wadi Musa takes 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Amman.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites
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Petra ©
Petra
Al-Beidha - Little Petra ©
Al-Beidha - Little Petra
Street of Facades ©
Street of Facades

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night
Amman, Jordan

Amman ©
Jordan's capital city, Amman spreads across 19 hills and includes many distinct districts, each with their own historical and cultural marvels.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Roman Amphitheater, explore the ancient world of The Citadel, then see the interesting displays at The Jordan Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Royal Tank Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Royal Automobile Museum.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Amman road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Petra - Wadi Musa to Amman takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in March, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Amman

Museums Historic Sites
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Royal Automobile Museum ©
Royal Automobile Museum
The Citadel ©
The Citadel
Roman Amphitheater ©
Roman Amphitheater

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nights
Jerusalem, Israel

Jerusalem ©
Few places in the world boast such a long history and such a rich multiethnic culture as Jerusalem, a city sacred to Jews, Muslims, and Christians.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of The Jerusalem Archaeological Park, steep yourself in history at Mt of Olives, explore the ancient world of Western Wall, admire the landmark architecture of Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, then wander the streets of Old City of Jerusalem, and finally take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Masada Fortress, then explore the fascinating underground world of Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park, then steep yourself in history at The Garden Tomb, and finally steep yourself in history at Temple Mount.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Jerusalem road trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Amman to Jerusalem takes 5 hours. Traveling from Amman in March, things will get a bit warmer in Jerusalem: highs are around 26°C and lows about 14°C. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park, Masada Fortress
Highlights from your plan
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Western Wall ©
Western Wall

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