17 days in Jordan & Israel Itinerary

17 days in Jordan & Israel Itinerary

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17 days in Jordan & Israel Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  10​h 15​min
1
Amman, Jordan
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Eilat, Israel
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Masada, Israel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Jerusalem, Israel
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h
7
Haifa, Israel
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  9​h
End: London, United Kingdom


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2
nights
Amman, Jordan

Amman ©
Jordan's capital city, Amman spreads across 19 hills and includes many distinct districts, each with their own historical and cultural marvels.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): steep yourself in history at The Citadel, make a trip to Rainbow Street, and then delve into the distant past at Jerash Ruins. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Madaba Mosaic Map, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Nebo, then examine the collection at Royal Automobile Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Roman Amphitheater.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Amman day trip website .

London, UK to Amman is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Amman. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in March; daily highs in Amman reach 22°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Amman

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Madaba, Jerash Ruins
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The Citadel ©
The Citadel
Jerash Ruins ©
Jerash Ruins
Mount Nebo ©
Mount Nebo

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 30th (Mon): admire the striking features of The Great Temple, delve into the distant past at Petra, explore the ancient world of Temple of Dushares, then explore the ancient world of Al-Beidha - Little Petra, and finally delve into the distant past at Obelisk Tomb.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Petra - Wadi Musa online route planner .

You can drive from Amman to Petra - Wadi Musa in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Wadi Rum.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites
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Petra ©
Petra
Al-Beidha - Little Petra ©
Al-Beidha - Little Petra
Obelisk Tomb ©
Obelisk Tomb

2
nights
Wadi Rum, Jordan

Wadi Rum ©
Tourism in Wadi Rum revolves around UNESCO-protected desert scenery and spectacular limestone rock formations following a dry river bed, which in World War I served as the headquarters of a British-inspired Arab revolt against the Ottomans.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): admire nature's extreme beauty at Wadi Rum Protected Area. On your second day here, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Wadi Rum driving holiday planner.

Drive from Petra - Wadi Musa to Wadi Rum in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Wadi Rum

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Wadi Rum Protected Area ©
Wadi Rum Protected Area
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Eilat, Israel

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Kids will enjoy Underwater Observatory Marine Park and Dolphin Reef. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, explore the stunning scenery at Red Canyon, see the vivid underwater world at Coral Beach Nature Reserve, and get active on the water at Water Sports.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Eilat trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Wadi Rum to Eilat takes 1.5 hours. In April in Eilat, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Masada.

Things to do in Eilat

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Underwater Observatory Marine Park ©
Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef
Timna Park ©
Timna Park

1
night
Masada, Israel

Masada ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Masada National Park, then delve into the distant past at Herod's Western Palace, and then go for a walk through Nachal Arugot Nature Reserve.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Masada trip planner .

You can drive from Eilat to Masada in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Masada

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Herod's Western Palace
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Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Herod's Western Palace ©
Herod's Western Palace

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Tayelet and Safari Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jerusalem: Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa) and Neve Tzedek (in Tel Aviv). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, take a stroll through Old City of Jerusalem, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Jerusalem trip planner .

Drive from Masada to Jerusalem in 2.5 hours. April in Jerusalem sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Haifa.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Safari Park
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Safari Park ©
Safari Park
Tayelet ©
Tayelet

3
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.
Explore Haifa's surroundings by going to Nazareth (Nazareth Village & The Church of the Annunciation), Sea of Galilee (in Tiberias) and Capernaum (Mount of Beatitudes & The Beatitude Monastery). There's still lots to do: make a trip to The Baha'i Gardens, stop by Mishi Chocolate Boutique, look for all kinds of wild species at Hula Nature Reserve, and test your team's savvy at Circus of Horror.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Haifa travel planner.

You can take a bus from Jerusalem to Haifa in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Haifa

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Capernaum, Nazareth, Sea of Galilee, Hula Nature Reserve, Circus of Horror
Highlights from your plan
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Nazareth Village ©
Nazareth Village
The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens

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