19 days in Israel, Jordan & Turkey Itinerary

19 days in Israel, Jordan & Turkey Itinerary

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19 days in Israel, Jordan & Turkey Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Tel Aviv, Israel
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
4
Tel Aviv, Israel
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
5
Dalaman, Turkey
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
6
Fethiye, Turkey
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Pamukkale, Turkey
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
8
Selcuk, Turkey
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
9
Izmir, Turkey
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 30​min
10
Goreme, Turkey
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h
11
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Los Angeles, United States

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes White City, Sputnik Bar, Kuli Alma, and other attractions. Get some historical perspective at Western Wall and Old City of Jerusalem. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Jaffa Old City.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tel Aviv online trip itinerary planner .

Los Angeles, USA to Tel Aviv is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Tel Aviv. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Tel Aviv, with lows of 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Wadi Rum.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Jerusalem, Dead Sea
Highlights from your plan
Carmel Market (Shuk Ha'Carmel) ©
Carmel Market (Shuk Ha'Carmel)
Dead Sea ©
Dead Sea
Western Wall ©
Western Wall

1
night
Wadi Rum, Jordan

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.
You've now added Bedouin Night camp to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): shake up your sightseeing with Bedouin Night camp.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Wadi Rum travel route site .

Traveling by flight from Tel Aviv to Wadi Rum takes 7 hours. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Wadi Rum

Nightlife Wildlife Tours

1
day
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Petra. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Petra.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Petra - Wadi Musa driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Wadi Rum to Petra - Wadi Musa takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Petra ©
Petra

1
night
Tel Aviv, Israel

Tel Aviv ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes BuXa as well as Jerusalem Beach. On the 5th (Wed), kick back and relax at Jerusalem Beach and then get a taste of local nightlife at BuXa.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tel Aviv trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Petra - Wadi Musa to Tel Aviv by combination of car and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Dalaman.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Jerusalem Beach ©
Jerusalem Beach
BuXa ©
BuXa

few
hours
Dalaman, Turkey

Dalaman
Dalaman is a district, as well as the central town of that district, situated on the southwestern coast of Turkey, in the Muğla Province.Dalaman Stream (Dalaman çayı) forms much of the western border of the district, where its neighbors are Köyceğiz and Ortaca districts. To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Dalaman holiday tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tel Aviv to Dalaman. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tel Aviv to Dalaman due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in June, Dalaman is a bit cooler at night with lows of 64°F. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Fethiye.

Things to do in Dalaman

Outdoors Tours Parks

2
nights
Fethiye, Turkey

A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Lycian Way as well as Blue Lagoon. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Blue Lagoon.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Fethiye road trip tool .

You can drive from Dalaman to Fethiye in an hour. In June in Fethiye, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Fethiye

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Blue Lagoon

1
night
Pamukkale, Turkey

Pamukkale ©
A popular spa since the second century BCE, the modern city of Pamukkale continues to draw worldwide attention with its hot springs and travertines--naturally formed calcite bathing pools.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pamukkale Thermal Pools as well as Hierapolis.

Start your trip to Pamukkale by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Fethiye to Pamukkale takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis

few
hours
Selcuk, Turkey

Selcuk ©
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Selcuk trip site .

Getting from Pamukkale to Selcuk by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. June in Selcuk sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 64°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Izmir.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus

few
hours
Izmir, Turkey

Izmir
The birthplace of Homer, the ancient port city of Izmir boasts a colorful heritage that includes traces of Greek, Armenian, and Jewish cultures.
For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Izmir trip planner .

You can drive from Selcuk to Izmir in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Selcuk, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in Izmir, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 51°F. You will leave for Goreme on the 9th (Sun).

Things to do in Izmir

Tours Outdoors Parks

2
nights
Goreme, Turkey

Goreme ©
Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled during Roman times.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme, Off-Road & ATV Trails and Royal Balloon. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): soar above the sights with Royal Balloon, then take an in-depth tour of Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme, and then head off-road at local off-road trails. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Goreme National Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Goreme trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Izmir to Goreme by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. While traveling from Izmir, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Goreme, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme ©
Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme
Off-Road & ATV Trails

4
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
You've added Kapali Carsi, Suleymaniye Hamami, Misir Carsisi, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get some historical perspective at Basilica Cistern and Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Sultanahmet District.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Goreme to Istanbul in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Goreme in June, with lows around 63°F. On the 16th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

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