13 days in Israel & Petra - Wadi Musa Itinerary

13 days in Israel & Petra - Wadi Musa Itinerary

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13 days in Israel & Petra - Wadi Musa Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  30 h
1
Tel Aviv, Israel
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Jerusalem, Israel
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h
3
Eilat, Israel
— 3 nights
+6
Bus + Train + Fly + Foot + Bus + Taxi + Bus:  4 h 15 min
4
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  31 h
End: Melbourne, Australia

2
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.
On the 24th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Tel Aviv Museum of Art, then take a leisurely stroll along Tayelet, then wander the streets of Jaffa Old City, and finally wander the streets of White City. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Neve Tzedek, then enjoy the sand and surf at Frishman Beach, and then have fun and explore at Ilana Goor Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tel Aviv tour planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Tel Aviv is an approximately 30-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Tel Aviv, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Tel Aviv when traveling from Melbourne in November, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
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Frishman Beach ©
Frishman Beach
Ilana Goor Museum ©
Ilana Goor Museum
Jaffa Old City ©
Jaffa Old City

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 26th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Old City of Jerusalem, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Holy Sepulchre, contemplate the long history of Jaffa Gate (Bab al-Khalil), take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony), then get a taste of the local shopping with Ben Yehuda Street, and finally 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: examine the collection at Israel Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Church of Saint Anne, admire the natural beauty at Garden of Gethsemane, then contemplate the long history of Mount of Olives, and finally don't miss a visit to Western Wall.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Jerusalem vacation planner.

Take a bus from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in November: high temperatures in Jerusalem hover around 24°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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3
nights
Eilat, Israel

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Visiting Princess Beach and Mosh Beach will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dekel Beach Eilat and Mall Hayam. There's lots more to do: see the vivid underwater world at Dolphin Reef, look for gifts at Eilat Wines, take an in-depth tour of Eilat, My City History Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Migdalor Beach.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Eilat itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jerusalem to Eilat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Jerusalem in November, expect Eilat to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 20°C. On the 1st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Eilat

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Migdalor Beach ©
Migdalor Beach
Princess Beach ©
Princess Beach
Mosh Beach ©
Mosh Beach

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 2nd (Sat): delve into the distant past at Petra World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): slough off your stress at Turkish baths, then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then explore the ancient world of Byzantine Church, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of Dushares.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Petra - Wadi Musa travel planner.

Traveling by car from Eilat to Petra - Wadi Musa takes 2.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Arabia Standard Time (AST) is 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites Spas Baths
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Petra ©
Petra
Byzantine Church ©
Byzantine Church
Temple of Dushares ©
Temple of Dushares

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