11 days in Israel, Petra - Wadi Musa & Wadi Rum Itinerary

11 days in Israel, Petra - Wadi Musa & Wadi Rum Itinerary

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11 days in Israel, Petra - Wadi Musa & Wadi Rum Itinerary

Start: Rome, Italy
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 1 night
+6
taxi + bus + taxi + bus + foot + Fly + Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Eilat, Israel
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
4
Tel Aviv, Israel
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Jerusalem, Israel
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Rome, Italy

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Petra, admire the striking features of The Great Temple, delve into the distant past at Temple of Dushares, then delve into the distant past at Al-Beidha - Little Petra, and finally delve into the distant past at Obelisk Tomb.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Petra - Wadi Musa tour builder app .

Rome, Italy to Petra - Wadi Musa is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Wadi Rum.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites
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Petra ©
Petra
Al-Beidha - Little Petra ©
Al-Beidha - Little Petra
Obelisk Tomb ©
Obelisk Tomb

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night
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 29th (Sun), explore the fascinating landscape at Wadi Rum Protected Area.

Make your Wadi Rum itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Petra - Wadi Musa to Wadi Rum in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Wadi Rum

Parks Nature
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Wadi Rum Protected Area ©
Wadi Rum Protected Area

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nights
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 30th (Mon): observe the fascinating underwater world at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, explore the striking landscape of Timna Park, and then test your problem-solving skills at Escape Room Eilat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the gorgeous colors at Dolphin Reef, and then ponder the design of Musical Fountain.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Eilat journey maker app .

Getting from Wadi Rum to Eilat by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Eilat can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to fly to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Underwater Observatory Marine Park ©
Underwater Observatory Marine Park
Timna Park ©
Timna Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

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nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tel Aviv: The Baha'i Gardens (in Haifa) and Nazareth (The Church of the Annunciation & Nazareth Village). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Jaffa Old City, take a leisurely stroll along Tayelet, explore the world behind art at Tel Aviv Museum of Art, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tel Aviv trip website .

Fly from Eilat to Tel Aviv in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Eilat in December, you will find days in Tel Aviv are a bit cooler (22°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trips

Nazareth, The Baha'i Gardens
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Jaffa Old City ©
Jaffa Old City
The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation

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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.
Jerusalem is known for historic sites, museums, parks, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, explore the ancient world of Western Wall, admire the striking features of Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, and get to know the fascinating history of Old City of Jerusalem.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Jerusalem trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem takes an hour. Traveling from Tel Aviv in January, Jerusalem is a bit cooler at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Walking tours

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