16 days in Israel & Jordan Itinerary

16 days in Israel & Jordan Itinerary

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16 days in Israel & Jordan Itinerary

Start: Shanghai, China
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Jerusalem, Israel
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Ein Bokek, Israel
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Madaba, Jordan
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
5
Nazareth, Israel
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Shanghai, China


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6
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mount of Olives and Western Wall. Appreciate the collections at Israel Museum and Independence Hall Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jerusalem: Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa) and Tel Aviv (Nachlat Binyamin Pedestrian Mall & Dizengoff Street). There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, contemplate the long history of Dome of the Rock, make a trip to Jaffa Gate (Bab al-Khalil), and get engrossed in the history at Tower of David Museum.

For traveler tips and tourist information, read Jerusalem sightseeing planner.

Shanghai, China to Jerusalem is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Shanghai to Jerusalem. When traveling from Shanghai in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Jerusalem, with highs around 37°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Ein Bokek.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Tel Aviv
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1
night
Ein Bokek, Israel

Ein Bokek ©
Sandwiched between the turquoise waters of evaporation pools and desert-like landscape, Ein Bokek features a strip of hotels and luxury resorts on the Israeli shore of the Dead Sea.
On the 16th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at The Masada Museum and then explore the ancient world of Masada National Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ein Bokek vacation builder.

You can take a bus from Jerusalem to Ein Bokek in 2.5 hours. September in Ein Bokek sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 16°C at night. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Ein Bokek

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Dead Sea Region, Masada National Park
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Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
The Masada Museum ©
The Masada Museum
En Gedi Nature Reserve ©
En Gedi Nature Reserve

4
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.
Visit Street of Facades and Petra World Heritage Site for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Byzantine Church and Petra Museum. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Al-Beidha - Little Petra, admire all the interesting features of Petra Kitchen, and contemplate the long history of Petra By Night.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Petra - Wadi Musa trip builder.

Getting from Ein Bokek to Petra - Wadi Musa by car takes about 4.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ein Bokek to Petra - Wadi Musa due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Madaba.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites Museums
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Petra ©
Petra
Street of Facades ©
Street of Facades
Byzantine Church ©
Byzantine Church

1
night
Madaba, Jordan

Madaba ©
A trip to Madaba will delight most history enthusiasts: the small, friendly town boasts a plethora of exquisite Byzantine mosaics, decorating its buildings and archaeological sites.
On the 21st (Thu), steep yourself in history at The Citadel and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St John the Baptist.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Madaba trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of car, flight, and taxi from Petra - Wadi Musa to Madaba in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. September in Madaba sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nazareth.

Things to do in Madaba

Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Citadel
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Church of St John the Baptist ©
Church of St John the Baptist
Umm ar-Rasas ©
Umm ar-Rasas
The Citadel ©
The Citadel

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of International Center Mary of Nazareth, get advice or help at Nazareth Village, then steep yourself in history at Crusader Fortress, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bahai Gardens and Shrine. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Megiddo National Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Mount of Beatitudes, then steep yourself in history at Capharnaum the Town of Jesus, and finally explore the activities along Sea of Galilee.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Nazareth trip planner.

You can drive from Madaba to Nazareth in 3 hours. Traveling from Madaba in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Nazareth, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nazareth

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Capernaum, Acre, Sea of Galilee
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International Center Mary of Nazareth ©
Citadel of Acre ©
Citadel of Acre
Capharnaum the Town of Jesus ©
Capharnaum the Town of Jesus

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