14 days in Israel & Petra - Wadi Musa Itinerary

14 days in Israel & Petra - Wadi Musa Itinerary

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14 days in Israel & Petra - Wadi Musa Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Jerusalem, Israel
— 5 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  9​h
2
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + train:  8​h 45​min
3
Nazareth, Israel
— 1 day
bus:  45​min
4
Tiberias, Israel
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Tel Aviv, Israel
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  14​h 15​min
End: New York City, United States

5
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.
Step out of Jerusalem to go to Arad and see Masada Fortress, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, steep yourself in history at Mt of Olives, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old City of Jerusalem, and admire the natural beauty at Garden of Gethsemane.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Jerusalem itinerary maker tool .

New York City, USA to Jerusalem is an approximately 16-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Jerusalem. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in September; daily highs in Jerusalem reach 88°F and lows reach 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Masada Fortress
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The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Mt of Olives ©
Mt of Olives

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Petra, delve into the distant past at Byzantine Church, and then delve into the distant past at Al-Beidha - Little Petra. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Shobak Castle, contemplate the long history of Obelisk Tomb, get engrossed in the history at Petra Museum, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Dushares, and finally delve into the distant past at The Great Temple.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Petra - Wadi Musa tour itinerary tool .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Jerusalem to Petra - Wadi Musa in 9 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Nazareth.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

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

1
day
Nazareth, Israel

Nazareth ©
Known worldwide as the hometown of Jesus Christ, Nazareth draws flocks of pilgrims who come to see the place where Christ grew up, and follow his footsteps along the Jesus Trail.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Tel Megiddo National Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Joseph Church, then examine the collection at Nazareth Village, then admire the landmark architecture of The Church of the Annunciation, and finally get great views at International Center Mary of Nazareth.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Nazareth online trip itinerary builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Petra - Wadi Musa to Nazareth. September in Nazareth sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Tiberias.

Things to do in Nazareth

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation
Nazareth Village ©
Nazareth Village
International Center Mary of Nazareth ©

3
nights
Tiberias, Israel

Tiberias ©
On the shores of Lake Kinneret, a vacation in Tiberias offers plenty of water sports and biblical walks.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tiberias: The Old City of Safed (in Safed) and The Grottos at Rosh HaNiqra (in Kefar Rosh HaNiqra). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea of Galilee, pause for some serene contemplation at The Beatitude Monastery, explore the ancient world of Magdala, and take in the dramatic natural features at Arbel National Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tiberias travel route planner .

Traveling by bus from Nazareth to Tiberias takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Tiberias sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Tiberias

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Capernaum, The Old City of Safed, The Grottos at Rosh HaNiqra, Mount Tabor, Magdala
Highlights from your plan
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Mount Tabor ©
Mount Tabor
Mount of Beatitudes ©
Mount of Beatitudes

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 14th (Sat), wander the streets of Neve Tzedek. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a leisurely stroll along Old Tel Aviv Port Area, get engrossed in the history at Ben-Gurion House, take in the waterfront at Tayelet, then take a stroll through Jaffa Old City, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tel Aviv trip planner .

Getting from Tiberias to Tel Aviv by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Tel Aviv can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Tours Neighborhoods Museums
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Jaffa Old City ©
Jaffa Old City
Walking tours
Neve Tzedek ©
Neve Tzedek

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