14 days in Israel, Petra - Wadi Musa & Bethlehem Itinerary

14 days in Israel, Petra - Wadi Musa & Bethlehem Itinerary

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14 days in Israel, Petra - Wadi Musa & Bethlehem Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
Fly:  8​h
1
Jerusalem, Israel
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  9​h
2
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Eilat, Israel
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + foot + bus + train:  2​h 45​min
4
Haifa, Israel
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
6
Tel Aviv, Israel
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Paris, France

3
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.
On the 1st (Fri), head outdoors with Walk In Israel by Dovev Peer and then go deep underground at Temple Mount Sifting Project. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Jerusalem Archaeological Park, then partake in some friendly competition at Israel ScaVentures - Day Tours, then Head underground at Soreq Cave, and finally pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial Monument.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Jerusalem online trip planner .

Paris, France to Jerusalem is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Paris to Jerusalem. Traveling from Paris in October, you will find days in Jerusalem are much hotter (34°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (21°C). On the 3rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Soreq Cave ©
Soreq Cave
Moses Montefiore Windmill ©
Moses Montefiore Windmill
Israel ScaVentures -  Day Tours ©
Israel ScaVentures - Day Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): explore by horseback at Horse Riding Jordan, then explore the ancient world of Obelisk Tomb, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Dushares, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Great Temple. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Al-Beidha - Little Petra, slough off your stress at Turkish baths, and then get engrossed in the history at Petra Museum.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Petra - Wadi Musa trip planning site .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Jerusalem to Petra - Wadi Musa in 9 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Parks Trails Tours
Highlights from your plan
Petra Museum ©
Petra Museum
Obelisk Tomb ©
Obelisk Tomb
The Great Temple ©
The Great Temple

2
nights
Eilat, Israel

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 6th (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Red Canyon and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Keep things going the next day: push the limits with an extreme tour and then have some family-friendly fun at Darkness - Israel's Biggest Haunted House.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Eilat online attractions planner .

Explore your travel options from Petra - Wadi Musa to Eilat with the Route module. In November, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Haifa.

Things to do in Eilat

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Red Canyon ©
Red Canyon
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

2
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 8th (Fri): examine the collection at Hecht Museum, University of Haifa, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Meridian Beach, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On the next day, make a trip to The statue of Alexander Zaid, walk around Peace View Park (Mitzpoor Ha-Shalom), then hike along Hecht Park, and finally make a trip to Ahmadiyya Shaykh Mahmud Mosque.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Haifa attractions planner .

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. Traveling from Eilat in November, you will find days in Haifa are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bethlehem.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

The statue of Alexander Zaid
Highlights from your plan
Meridian Beach ©
Meridian Beach
Room Escape Games
Hecht Museum, University of Haifa ©
Hecht Museum, University of Haifa

1
night
Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories

Bethlehem ©
For many, Bethlehem needs no introduction.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Lazarus, don't miss a visit to Cremisan Monastery, look for gifts at Visit Palestine Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cave of St. Jerome, then wander the streets of Star Street, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Carmel of the Holy Child Jesus.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bethlehem visit planner .

Traveling by car from Haifa to Bethlehem takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Bethlehem

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Church of St. Lazarus, Cremisan Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Cave of St. Jerome ©
Cave of St. Jerome
Church of St. Lazarus ©
Church of St. Lazarus
Star Street ©
Star Street

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): surround yourself with nature on Let's Walk - Hike & Travel Israel with Omer Ziv and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Escape Game KGB. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): make a trip to Victory Monument, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hof Palmahim National Park, then make a trip to Kikar Kedumim-Old Jaffa, and finally explore the world behind art at Jewish Yemenite Culture & Art Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Tel Aviv itinerary planning site .

You can take a bus from Bethlehem to Tel Aviv in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Victory Monument, Hof Palmahim National Park
Highlights from your plan
Hof Palmahim National Park ©
Hof Palmahim National Park
Victory Monument ©
Victory Monument
Kikar Kedumim-Old Jaffa ©
Kikar Kedumim-Old Jaffa

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