13 days in Israel & Jordan Itinerary

13 days in Israel & Jordan Itinerary

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13 days in Israel & Jordan Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia, United States
+3
train + foot + Fly + bus:  15​h 30​min
1
Jerusalem, Israel
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  4​h 45​min
2
Amman, Jordan
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Eilat, Israel
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + foot + bus + train:  2​h 45​min
5
Haifa, Israel
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + foot + train:  15​h
End: Philadelphia, United States


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4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Old City of Jerusalem and Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center. Do your shopping at Mahane Yehuda Market and Under 1000 Art Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jerusalem: Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa), Ayalon Institute Museum (in Rehovot) and Tel Aviv (The Russian Orthodox Church, Neve Tzedek, & more). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Israel Museum, steep yourself in history at Mt of Olives, look for gifts at Jerusalem Pottery Hagop Karakashian, and explore the ancient world of Western Wall.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Jerusalem road trip site .

Philadelphia, USA to Jerusalem is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Jerusalem is 7 hours. Traveling from Philadelphia in August, things will get a bit warmer in Jerusalem: highs are around 91°F and lows about 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Amman.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Ayalon Institute Museum, Masada National Park
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Old City of Jerusalem ©
Old City of Jerusalem
Western Wall ©
Western Wall
Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park

1
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.
On the 25th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Roman Amphitheater, then delve into the distant past at The Citadel, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Hercules, and finally look for gifts at Trinitae at The Soap House.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Amman travel planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Jerusalem to Amman takes 5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Amman when traveling from Jerusalem in August, with lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Amman

Historic Sites Shopping
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The Citadel ©
The Citadel
Roman Amphitheater ©
Roman Amphitheater
Temple of Hercules ©
Temple of Hercules

1
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Petra, delve into the distant past at The Great Temple, then contemplate the long history of Al-Beidha - Little Petra, and finally delve into the distant past at Byzantine Church.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Petra - Wadi Musa holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Amman to Petra - Wadi Musa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites
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Petra ©
Petra
Al-Beidha - Little Petra ©
Al-Beidha - Little Petra
Byzantine Church ©
Byzantine Church

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 27th (Tue): stop by Eilat Wines, observe the fascinating underwater world at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, and then see the vivid underwater world at Dolphin Reef. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Princess Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Ice Mall Eilat, and then get your game on at Darkness - Israel's Biggest Haunted House.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Eilat trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Petra - Wadi Musa to Eilat in 2.5 hours. August in Eilat sees daily highs of 105°F and lows of 83°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Haifa.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Underwater Observatory Marine Park ©
Underwater Observatory Marine Park
Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef
Ice Mall Eilat ©
Ice Mall Eilat

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 29th (Thu): admire the striking features of The Church of the Annunciation, see the interesting displays at Nazareth Village, browse the exhibits of Beit Hankin, then explore the engaging exhibits at Nisco Museum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at The Baha'i Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): browse the exhibits of Olive Tree Fine Art Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Leon Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Mount of Beatitudes, and finally explore the activities along Sea of Galilee.

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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. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Eilat in August: highs in Haifa hover around 88°F, while lows dip to 79°F. You'll set off for home on the 31st (Sat).

Things to do in Haifa

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Nazareth, Safed, Beit Hankin, Sea of Galilee, Nisco Museum
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Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation
Mount of Beatitudes ©
Mount of Beatitudes

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