11 days in Israel & Petra - Wadi Musa Itinerary

11 days in Israel & Petra - Wadi Musa Itinerary

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11 days in Israel & Petra - Wadi Musa Itinerary

Start: Omaha, United States
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Jerusalem, Israel
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Arad, Israel
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Mitspe Ramon, Israel
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Eilat, Israel
— 1 night
+3
Fly + foot + bus + train:  2​h 45​min
6
Haifa, Israel
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Omaha, United States

1
night
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.
On the 21st (Sat), explore the world behind art at Israel Museum, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then wander the streets of Old City of Jerusalem, then contemplate the long history of Western Wall, and finally contemplate the long history of Mt of Olives.

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Omaha, USA to Jerusalem is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Israel Standard Time is 8 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Omaha in March; daily highs in Jerusalem reach 73°F and lows reach 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Arad.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Israel Museum ©
Israel Museum

1
night
Arad, Israel

Arad ©
Arad is a city in the Southern District of Israel. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): explore the ancient world of Masada Fortress, get outside with Route 90, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Masada National Park, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Masada Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Arad day trip app .

Getting from Jerusalem to Arad by bus takes about 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Arad

Historic Sites Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Masada National Park, Route 90, The Masada Museum
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Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Masada Fortress ©
Masada Fortress
Route 90 ©
Route 90

1
night
Mitspe Ramon, Israel

Mitspe Ramon ©
Founded in 1951, the small desert town of Mitspe Ramon overlooks the Ramon Crater, a massive 40 km (24 mi) long dip in the Negev desert, created by erosion and notable for its interesting rock formations.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in breathtaking views at Avdat National Park, then don't miss a visit to Ben Gurion Tomb, and finally delve into the distant past at Nabatean Avdat Acropolis.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Mitspe Ramon holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Arad to Mitspe Ramon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Ben Gurion Tomb
Highlights from your plan
Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Nabatean Avdat Acropolis ©
Nabatean Avdat Acropolis

2
nights
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 25th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Petra World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Al-Beidha - Little Petra, contemplate the long history of Obelisk Tomb, admire all the interesting features of Petra Kitchen, delve into the distant past at The Great Temple, then explore the ancient world of Byzantine Church, and finally delve into the distant past at Street of Facades.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Petra - Wadi Musa travel planning app .

Traveling by car from Mitspe Ramon to Petra - Wadi Musa takes 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Petra ©
Petra
Street of Facades ©
Street of Facades
Byzantine Church ©
Byzantine Church

1
night
Eilat, Israel

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then meet the residents at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, and then take in breathtaking views at Red Canyon.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Eilat online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Petra - Wadi Musa to Eilat by car takes about 2.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Eilat are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Haifa.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Red Canyon ©
Red Canyon
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Underwater Observatory Marine Park ©

3
nights
Haifa, Israel

Haifa ©
A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Baha'i Gardens and Golden Dome, don't miss a visit to Louis Promenade, have some family-friendly fun at VRality, contemplate the long history of The Citadel, then explore the historical opulence of Crusader Fortress, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bahai Gardens and Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Magdala, contemplate the long history of Capharnaum the Town of Jesus, then explore the activities along Sea of Galilee, then get great views at International Center Mary of Nazareth, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Church of the Annunciation.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Haifa tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Eilat to Haifa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Eilat in March, plan for little chillier days in Haifa, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 58°F. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Haifa

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Acre, Nazareth, Magdala, VRality, Capharnaum the Town of Jesus
Highlights from your plan
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Magdala ©
Magdala
International Center Mary of Nazareth ©

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