12 days in Israel & Petra - Wadi Musa Itinerary

12 days in Israel & Petra - Wadi Musa Itinerary

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12 days in Israel & Petra - Wadi Musa Itinerary

Start: Tirana, Albania
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Jerusalem, Israel
— 2 nights
Bus:  2​h 30​min
2
Tiberias, Israel
— Few hours
Drive:  7​h 45​min
3
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 2 nights
+6
Bus + Taxi + Bus + Foot + Fly + Train + Bus:  4​h 15​min
4
Eilat, Israel
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
5
Herzliya, Israel
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Tirana, Albania

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, examine the collection at Israel Museum, examine the collection at Shrine of the Book, then admire the striking features of Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and finally take a stroll through Old City of Jerusalem. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Tower of David Museum, delve into the distant past at Western Wall, contemplate the long history of Mount of Olives, then steep yourself in history at Dome of the Rock, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple Mount.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Jerusalem trip itinerary maker.

Tirana, Albania to Jerusalem is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tirana to Jerusalem due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Tirana in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Jerusalem, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Tiberias.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Western Wall ©
Western Wall

few
hours
Tiberias, Israel

Tiberias ©
On the shores of Lake Kinneret, a vacation in Tiberias offers plenty of water sports and biblical walks.
To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tiberias vacation builder.

Traveling by bus from Jerusalem to Tiberias takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Jerusalem in April, Tiberias is a bit warmer at night with lows of 13°C. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Tiberias

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Mount of Beatitudes
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Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Mount of Beatitudes ©
Mount of Beatitudes

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Petra World Heritage Site. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Al-Beidha - Little Petra, then explore the ancient world of Byzantine Church, and then steep yourself in history at Petra By Night.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Petra - Wadi Musa trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Tiberias to Petra - Wadi Musa takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Tiberias to Petra - Wadi Musa, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites
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Petra ©
Petra
Petra By Night ©
Petra By Night
Al-Beidha - Little Petra ©
Al-Beidha - Little Petra

2
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 12th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Timna Park and then explore the gorgeous colors at Dolphin Reef.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Eilat trip builder.

You can drive from Petra - Wadi Musa to Eilat in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Petra - Wadi Musa to Eilat, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. April in Eilat sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Herzliya.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Nature Beaches
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Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef
Timna Park ©
Timna Park

3
nights
Herzliya, Israel

Herzliya ©
On the sunny Mediterranean central coast of Israel, Herzliya charms its visitors with upscale beachfront restaurants, rolling cerulean coastline, and trendy shops.
Visit Sharon Beach National Park and Acadia Beach for some beach relaxation. Get some cultural insight at Jaffa Old City and Ayalon Institute Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Herzliya: Hof Palmahim National Park (in Rishon Lezion) and Inter Active Atzmaut Square (in Netanya). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Poleg Beach, explore the galleries of Adina Plastelina, take in the spiritual surroundings of Immanuel Church, and take a leisurely stroll along Jaffa Port.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Herzliya online itinerary creator.

Getting from Eilat to Herzliya by combination of flight and bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Eilat in April: high temperatures in Herzliya hover around 26°C and lows are around 19°C. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Herzliya

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Netanya, Ayalon Institute Museum, Sharon Beach National Park, Hof Palmahim National Park
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Jaffa Old City ©
Jaffa Old City
Ayalon Institute Museum ©
Ayalon Institute Museum
Ilana Goor Museum ©
Ilana Goor Museum

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