19 days in Israel & Petra - Wadi Musa Itinerary

19 days in Israel & Petra - Wadi Musa Itinerary

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19 days in Israel & Petra - Wadi Musa Itinerary

Start: Cape Town, South Africa
Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Tel Aviv, Israel
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Ein Gedi, Israel
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Masada, Israel
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h
4
Eilat, Israel
— 1 night
+6
Bus + Train + Fly + Foot + Bus + Taxi + Bus:  12 h 30 min
5
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
6
Tiberias, Israel
— 3 nights
Bus:  2 h 15 min
7
Jerusalem, Israel
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h
8
Tel Aviv, Israel
— 1 night
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Cape Town, South Africa

1
night
Tel Aviv, Israel

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take a leisurely stroll along Old Tel Aviv Port Area, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, then test your team's savvy at Art Quest - Club Allenby 28, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tel Aviv online trip builder.

Cape Town, South Africa to Tel Aviv is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. When traveling from Cape Town in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Tel Aviv, with highs around 35°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ein Gedi.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Tours Spas Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Old Tel Aviv Port Area ©
Old Tel Aviv Port Area
Art Quest - Club Allenby 28 ©
Art Quest - Club Allenby 28

2
nights
Ein Gedi, Israel

Ein Gedi ©
On the 19th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Ein Gedi Botanical Garden, then identify plant and animal life at En Gedi Nature Reserve, then contemplate the waterfront views at Dead Sea, and finally don't miss a visit to Nahal Prazim.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ein Gedi holiday planner.

Drive from Tel Aviv to Ein Gedi in 2 hours. In September in Ein Gedi, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Masada.

Things to do in Ein Gedi

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Dead Sea Region
Highlights from your plan
Dead Sea ©
Dead Sea
En Gedi Nature Reserve ©
En Gedi Nature Reserve
Ein Gedi Botanical Garden ©
Ein Gedi Botanical Garden

1
day
Masada, Israel

Masada ©
On the 20th (Sun), steep yourself in history at The Masada Museum and then explore the striking landscape of Masada National Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Masada online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Ein Gedi to Masada by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Eilat.

Things to do in Masada

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Masada Museum
Highlights from your plan
Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
The Masada Museum ©
The Masada Museum

1
night
Eilat, Israel

Eilat
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 21st (Mon): get your game on at Darkness - Israel's Biggest Haunted House.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Eilat holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Masada to Eilat takes 3 hours. In September in Eilat, expect temperatures between 44°C during the day and 30°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Mon) before leaving for Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Eilat

Fun & Games

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Wadi Araba Desert (in Aqaba), Montreal Crusader Castle (in Shoubak) and Dana Nature Reserve (in Dana). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Petra, steep yourself in history at Obelisk Tomb, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Great Temple.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Petra - Wadi Musa day trip site.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Eilat to Petra - Wadi Musa in 12.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tiberias.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Wadi Araba Desert, Dana Nature Reserve, Montreal Crusader Castle
Highlights from your plan
Petra ©
Petra
Al-Beidha - Little Petra ©
Al-Beidha - Little Petra
Dana Nature Reserve ©
Dana Nature Reserve

3
nights
Tiberias, Israel

Tiberias ©
On the shores of Lake Kinneret, a vacation in Tiberias offers plenty of water sports and biblical walks.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tiberias: Nazareth (The Church of the Annunciation & International Center Mary of Nazareth). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Sea of Galilee, steep yourself in history at Mount of Beatitudes, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in the dramatic natural features at Arbel National Park.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Tiberias day trip app.

Drive from Petra - Wadi Musa to Tiberias in 6 hours. In September, daytime highs in Tiberias are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Tiberias

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Nazareth, Capernaum, Magdala, Franciscan Wedding Church
Highlights from your plan
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation
Mount of Beatitudes ©
Mount of Beatitudes

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.
Jerusalem is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, don't miss a visit to The Western Wall Tunnels, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Jerusalem trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by bus from Tiberias to Jerusalem takes 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Walking tours

1
night
Tel Aviv, Israel

Tel Aviv ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Tel Aviv Museum of Art, then visit Neve Tzedek, then take a stroll through Jaffa Old City, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Tayelet. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): walk around Caesarea National Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tel Aviv road trip planning website.

Drive from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv in an hour. On the 4th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Caesarea National Park
Highlights from your plan
Jaffa Old City ©
Jaffa Old City
Neve Tzedek ©
Neve Tzedek
Tayelet ©
Tayelet

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