20 days in Israel & Petra - Wadi Musa Itinerary

20 days in Israel & Petra - Wadi Musa Itinerary

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20 days in Israel & Petra - Wadi Musa Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
Fly:  14​h
1
Jerusalem, Israel
— 6 nights
bus:  2​h
2
Capernaum, Israel
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Haifa, Israel
— 1 night
+3
train + bus + foot + Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Eilat, Israel
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Mitspe Ramon, Israel
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg, South Africa

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jaffa Gate (Bab al-Khalil), Temple Mount, Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, and other attractions you added. Old City of Jerusalem and Church of the Holy Sepulchre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Palmach Museum and Yarkon River and Park Hayarkon. Make the 21st (Wed) a rough and rugged day at local off-road trails. The adventure continues: make a trip to The Cardo, get a sense of history and politics at Knesset (Parliament), and identify plant and animal life at The Jerusalem Bird Observatory.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Jerusalem trip itinerary website .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Jerusalem is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Johannesburg in March; daily highs in Jerusalem reach 22°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Capernaum.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Tel Aviv
Highlights from your plan
Palmach Museum ©
Palmach Museum
Jaffa Gate ©
Jaffa Gate

2
nights
Capernaum, Israel

Capernaum ©
A trip to Capernaum takes pilgrims and tourists to the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee, which represents one of the major historical sites to see in Israel.
On the 26th (Mon), stroll through Sea of Galilee, see the interesting displays at The Ancient Galilee Boat, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Nahal Snir Nature Reserve (Hasbani). On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Capharnaum the Town of Jesus and then contemplate the long history of Mount of Beatitudes.

Plan trip to Capernaum with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by bus from Jerusalem to Capernaum takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Capernaum when traveling from Jerusalem in March, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Haifa.

Things to do in Capernaum

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Sea of Galilee, The Nahal Snir Nature Reserve (Hasbani), The Ancient Galilee Boat
Highlights from your plan
Capharnaum the Town of Jesus ©
Capharnaum the Town of Jesus
The Ancient Galilee Boat ©
The Ancient Galilee Boat
Mount of Beatitudes ©
Mount of Beatitudes

1
night
Haifa, Israel

Haifa ©
A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
On the 28th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Carmel National Park. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Beit Shearim, then see the interesting displays at Hecht Museum, University of Haifa, then identify plant and animal life at Tel Afek - En Afek Nature Reserve, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bahai Gardens and Shrine.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Haifa attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Capernaum to Haifa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tel Afek - En Afek Nature Reserve, Beit Shearim, Bahai Gardens and Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Carmel National Park ©
Carmel National Park
Beit Shearim ©
Beit Shearim
Bahai Gardens  and Shrine ©
Bahai Gardens and Shrine

4
nights
Eilat, Israel

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Desert Eco Tours has been added to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Princess Beach and Dekel Beach Eilat. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Botanical Garden Of Eilat and Eilat, My City History Museum. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Timna Park, explore the gorgeous colors at Dolphin Reef, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Eilat route planner.

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from Haifa to Eilat takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Haifa in March, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Eilat: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 18°C at night. You will leave for Mitspe Ramon on the 2nd (Mon).

Things to do in Eilat

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Desert Eco Tours ©
Desert Eco Tours
Princess Beach ©
Princess Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Mitspe Ramon, Israel

Mitspe Ramon ©
Founded in 1951, the small desert town of Mitspe Ramon overlooks the Ramon Crater, a massive 40 km (24 mi) long dip in the Negev desert, created by erosion and notable for its interesting rock formations.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Avdat National Park and then delve into the distant past at Shivta. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Carmey Avdat, delve into the distant past at Nabatean Avdat Acropolis, and then explore the striking landscape at Maktesh Ramon.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mitspe Ramon tour builder tool .

You can drive from Eilat to Mitspe Ramon in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Eilat in April: high temperatures in Mitspe Ramon hover around 30°C and lows are around 16°C. On the 4th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Shivta, Carmey Avdat
Highlights from your plan
Ramon Crater ©
Ramon Crater
Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park
Nabatean Avdat Acropolis ©
Nabatean Avdat Acropolis

3
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.
On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Petra Museum, explore and take pictures at Petra Kitchen, and then delve into the distant past at Al-Beidha - Little Petra.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Petra - Wadi Musa tour itinerary maker tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mitspe Ramon to Petra - Wadi Musa. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Arabia Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. You will leave for home on the 7th (Sat).

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Petra ©
Petra
Petra Museum ©
Petra Museum
Al-Beidha - Little Petra ©
Al-Beidha - Little Petra

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