15 days in Israel, Jordan & Bethlehem Itinerary

15 days in Israel, Jordan & Bethlehem Itinerary

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Start: Tampa, United States
Bus + Fly:  17 h 30 min
1
Tel Aviv, Israel
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Jerusalem, Israel
— 3 nights
Bus:  15 min
3
Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories
— 1 night
+6
Bus + Train + Fly + Foot + Bus + Taxi + Bus:  6 h 15 min
4
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Sweimah, Jordan
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Nazareth, Israel
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  19 h 15 min
End: Tampa, United States

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Tayelet and Neve Tzedek. Museum-lovers will get to explore Tel Aviv Museum of Art and Beit Hatfutsot - The Museum of the Jewish People. Explore Tel Aviv's surroundings by going to Haifa (Louis Promenade, The Baha'i Gardens, &more). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Jaffa Old City and take in the waterfront at Old Tel Aviv Port Area.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tel Aviv route maker site.

Tampa, USA to Tel Aviv is an approximately 19.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Tampa to Tel Aviv. When traveling from Tampa in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Tel Aviv: temperatures range from 82°F by day to 72°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Haifa
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Tayelet ©
Tayelet
The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
Tel Aviv Museum of Art ©
Tel Aviv Museum of Art

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.
Let the collections at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center and The Israel Museum, Jerusalem capture your imagination. Get some historical perspective at Mt of Olives and Western Wall. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Old City of Jerusalem, take in panoramic vistas at Tower of David Museum of the History of Jerusalem, admire the landmark architecture of Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, and explore the ancient world of Bethesda.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Jerusalem online vacation builder.

You can drive from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Jerusalem can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Bethlehem.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Western Wall ©
Western Wall

1
night
Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories

Bethlehem ©
For many, Bethlehem needs no introduction.
On the 8th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Palestinian Heritage Center, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cave of St. Jerome, then revel in the low prices at Blessings Gift Shop and The Olive Wood Factory, then steep yourself in history at Church of the Nativity, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Carmel of the Holy Child Jesus.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bethlehem journey maker tool.

Bethlehem is just a short distance from Jerusalem. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Bethlehem

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Church of the Nativity ©
Church of the Nativity
Palestinian Heritage Center ©
Palestinian Heritage Center
Cave of St. Jerome ©
Cave of St. Jerome

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.
On the 9th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Petra and then explore the ancient world of Street of Facades. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Temple of Dushares, explore the ancient world of Al-Beidha - Little Petra, then explore the ancient world of Montreal Crusader Castle, then explore the ancient world of Obelisk Tomb, and finally steep yourself in history at The Urn Tomb.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Petra - Wadi Musa trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Bethlehem to Petra - Wadi Musa by combination of bus and flight takes about 9 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Sweimah.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Montreal Crusader Castle
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Petra ©
Petra
Al-Beidha - Little Petra ©
Al-Beidha - Little Petra
Montreal Crusader Castle ©
Montreal Crusader Castle

1
night
Sweimah, Jordan

Sweimah ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at O Beach and then get a new perspective on nature at Dead Sea Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sweimah travel route builder site.

You can drive from Petra - Wadi Musa to Sweimah in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Nazareth.

Things to do in Sweimah

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

O Beach
Highlights from your plan
O Beach ©
O Beach
Dead Sea Museum ©
Dead Sea Museum

4
nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as The Church of the Annunciation and Bahai Gardens and Shrine are in your itinerary. Visiting Achziv Beach National Park and Zippori National Park will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Nazareth to Kfar Tavor to see Mount Tabor about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Nazareth Village, explore the ancient world of Tel Megiddo National Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of International Center Mary of Nazareth, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franciscan Wedding Church.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Nazareth itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Sweimah to Nazareth takes 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Nazareth can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Nazareth

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Achziv Beach National Park, Bahai Gardens and Shrine, Zippori National Park, Mount Tabor, Franciscan Wedding Church
Highlights from your plan
Mount Tabor ©
Mount Tabor
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation
Nazareth Village ©
Nazareth Village

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