19 days in Israel, Copenhagen & Athens Itinerary

19 days in Israel, Copenhagen & Athens Itinerary

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19 days in Israel, Copenhagen & Athens Itinerary

Start: Seattle, United States
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Jerusalem, Israel
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Tel Aviv, Israel
— 4 nights
Fly:  32​h
End: Portland, United States

3
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rosenborg Castle and Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Appreciate the collections at National Museum of Denmark and Amalienborg. There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Nyhavn, kick back and relax at Amager Strandpark, make a trip to Stroeget, and take in panoramic vistas at Rundetaarn.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Copenhagen trip itinerary builder .

Seattle, USA to Copenhagen is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Seattle to Copenhagen. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Seattle in May; daily highs in Copenhagen reach 62°F and lows reach 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Outdoors Museums Neighborhoods
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Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Stroeget ©
Stroeget

4
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Parthenon as well as Voula Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate Acropolis Museum and National Archaeological Museum. Popular historic sites such as Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Olympian Zeus are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Plaka, take in the dramatic natural features at Areopagus, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Greek Popular Musical Instruments.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Athens online itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Athens takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Copenhagen to Athens. Traveling from Copenhagen in May, expect Athens to be somewhat warmer, temps between 77°F and 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Plaka ©
Plaka
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

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.
You've now added Day Tours to Petra & Jordan from Jerusalem - Jerusalem to Petra Tours to your itinerary. Popular historic sites such as Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park and Old City of Jerusalem are in your itinerary. Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center and Israel Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jerusalem: Ein Gedi Botanical Garden (in Ein Gedi), Ein Bokek Beach (in Ein Bokek) and Kalia Beach (in Kalia). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Western Wall, get engrossed in the history at Tower of David Museum, contemplate the long history of Mount of Olives, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Dome of the Rock.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Jerusalem online tour planner .

Getting from Athens to Jerusalem by combination of flight and bus takes about 6.5 hours. Traveling from Athens in May, you will find days in Jerusalem are a bit warmer (84°F), and nights are about the same (64°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

Dead Sea Region, Masada Fortress, Ein Gedi Botanical Garden, Ein Bokek Beach, Masada National Park
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4
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.
Hilton Beach has been added to your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Sea of Galilee and Frishman Beach. Let the collections at Eretz Israel Museum Complex (Haaretz Museum) and Ben-Gurion House capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Magdala (in Migdal), Caesarea National Park (in Caesarea) and Haifa (Baha'i Gardens and Golden Dome & Mada Tech - The Israel National Museum Of Science). Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Tayelet, look for gifts at Sarona, wander the streets of Jaffa Old City, and see the interesting displays at Yitzhak Rabin Center.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tel Aviv online attractions planner .

Take a bus from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. While traveling from Jerusalem, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Tel Aviv, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Haifa, Sea of Galilee, Akko Old Town, The Church of the Annunciation, Magdala
Highlights from your plan
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Jaffa Old City ©
Jaffa Old City
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation

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