13 days in Jerusalem, Abu Ghosh & Beit Shemesh Itinerary

13 days in Jerusalem, Abu Ghosh & Beit Shemesh Itinerary

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13 days in Jerusalem, Abu Ghosh & Beit Shemesh Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
1
Jerusalem
— 8 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Abu Ghosh
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Beit Shemesh
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
End: Jerusalem

8
nights
Jerusalem

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Burstein's Klezmer Basement. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jerusalem: Masada Fortress (in Arad) and International Center Mary of Nazareth (in Nazareth). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in the spiritual surroundings of Western Wall, and contemplate the long history of Temple Mount.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Jerusalem holiday maker tool .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Jerusalem. October in Jerusalem sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Abu Ghosh.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Dead Sea, Masada Fortress, International Center Mary of Nazareth
Highlights from your plan
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Walking tours

2
nights
Abu Ghosh

Abu Ghosh ©
Abu Ghosh is a local council in Israel, located 10km west of Jerusalem on the Tel Aviv-Jerusalem highway. You've now added Benedictine monastery in Abu Ghosh to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Castel National Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery St. Mary of the Resurrection, then make a trip to Benedictine monastery in Abu Ghosh, and finally learn about winemaking at Ruth Winery.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Abu Ghosh trip planner .

Abu Ghosh is just a short distance from Jerusalem. In October, daily temperatures in Abu Ghosh can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Beit Shemesh.

Things to do in Abu Ghosh

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Modiin, Castel National Park
Highlights from your plan
Benedictine monastery in Abu Ghosh ©
Ruth Winery ©
Ruth Winery
Neot Kedumim Biblical Landscape Reserve ©

2
nights
Beit Shemesh

Beit Shemesh ©
You've now added Elah Valley to your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Beit Shemesh: Adulam Winery & Vinyards (in Givat Yeshayahu) and Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park (in Kiryat Gat).

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Beit Shemesh tour itinerary maker .

Beit Shemesh is just a stone's throw from Abu Ghosh. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus back home.

Things to do in Beit Shemesh

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Latrun, Latrun Trappist Monastery, Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park, Adulam Winery & Vinyards
Highlights from your plan
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park ©
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
Stalactite Cave Nature Reserve ©
Stalactite Cave Nature Reserve
Buster's Beverage ©
Buster's Beverage

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