21 days in Israel & Petra - Wadi Musa Itinerary

21 days in Israel & Petra - Wadi Musa Itinerary

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21 days in Israel & Petra - Wadi Musa Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Drive:  2​h
1
Tiberias, Israel
— 2 nights
bus:  4​h
2
Arad, Israel
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Mitspe Ramon, Israel
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Eilat, Israel
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h
5
Tel Aviv, Israel
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Jerusalem, Israel
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  9​h
7
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv, Israel

2
nights
Tiberias, Israel

Tiberias ©
On the shores of Lake Kinneret, a vacation in Tiberias offers plenty of water sports and biblical walks.
Escape the urban bustle at Sea of Galilee and Gan HaShlosha National Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mount of Beatitudes and Akko Old Town. Get out of town with these interesting Tiberias side-trips: Haifa (Clandestine Immigration and Naval Museum & Sculptures Garden (Gan Hapsalim)). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of The House and Church of St. Peter and identify plant and animal life at Hula Nature Reserve.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tiberias road trip planning app .

Tel Aviv to Tiberias is an approximately 2-hour bus ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Tiberias are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Arad.

Things to do in Tiberias

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Capernaum, Haifa, Akko Old Town, Hula Nature Reserve, Gan HaShlosha National Park
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The House and Church of St. Peter ©
The House and Church of St. Peter
Gan HaShlosha National Park ©
Gan HaShlosha National Park
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee

2
nights
Arad, Israel

Arad ©
Arad is a city in the Southern District of Israel. On the 8th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Arad Contemporary Art Center, explore the ancient world of Masada Fortress, then explore the striking landscape of Masada National Park, and finally admire the masterpieces at Fine Art & Doll Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Glass Art Museum Arad, identify plant and animal life at En Gedi Nature Reserve, and then stroll through Ein Bokek Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Arad route site .

You can take a bus from Tiberias to Arad in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Arad

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Masada National Park, Ein Bokek Beach, En Gedi Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Ein Bokek Beach ©
Ein Bokek Beach
En Gedi Nature Reserve ©
En Gedi Nature Reserve

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 10th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Avdat National Park and then cruise along Beresheet Desert Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): see Off-Road Tours, then steep yourself in history at Incense Route - Desert Cities in the Negev, then get some fabulous bargains at Faran Natural Cosmetic, and finally explore the striking landscape at Ramon Crater.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Mitspe Ramon trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Arad to Mitspe Ramon in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Mitspe Ramon can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Eilat.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trip

Incense Route - Desert Cities in the Negev
Highlights from your plan
Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Beresheet Desert Tours ©
Beresheet Desert Tours

5
nights
Eilat, Israel

At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
We've included these beaches for you: Princess Beach and Migdalor Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Botanical Garden Of Eilat and Eilat, My City History Museum. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Dolphin Reef, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, have some family-friendly fun at Darkness - Israel's Biggest Haunted House, and take advantage of the amenities at Dekel Beach Eilat.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Eilat trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Mitspe Ramon to Eilat takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Mitspe Ramon, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Eilat, ranging from highs of 47°C to lows of 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to fly to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Eilat

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Migdalor Beach ©
Migdalor Beach
Botanical Garden Of Eilat ©
Botanical Garden Of Eilat

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.
Independence Hall Museum and The Russian Orthodox Church will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ilana Goor Museum and Adina Plastelina. Go for a jaunt from Tel Aviv to Rehovot to see Ayalon Institute Museum about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Jaffa Old City, admire the masterpieces at Tel Aviv Museum of Art, take in the waterfront at Tayelet, and take an in-depth tour of Ben-Gurion House.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tel Aviv trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Eilat to Tel Aviv by flight takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Eilat in July, you will find days in Tel Aviv are slightly colder (35°C), and nights are about the same (29°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ayalon Institute Museum, Safari Park
Highlights from your plan
Safari Park ©
Safari Park
Ayalon Institute Museum ©
Ayalon Institute Museum
Frishman Beach ©
Frishman Beach

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): admire the striking features of Church of the Holy Sepulchre, wander the streets of Old City of Jerusalem, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Peter in Gallicantu, explore the ancient world of Western Wall, then get a taste of the local shopping with Mamilla Mall, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Herzl National Cemetery. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Mt of Olives, view the masterpieces at Ethnics Artist Co-operative, and then stop by Baltinester Bros. Jewelry and Judaica.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Jerusalem trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem by bus takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow time for travel to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Mount Herzl National Cemetery ©
Mount Herzl National Cemetery
Western Wall ©
Western Wall
Mt of Olives ©
Mt of Olives

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): hike along Dana Nature Reserve and then take in the dramatic natural features at Wadi Ghuweir. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Petra World Heritage Site.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Petra - Wadi Musa online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and car from Jerusalem to Petra - Wadi Musa takes 9 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Dana
Highlights from your plan
Dana Nature Reserve ©
Dana Nature Reserve
Petra ©
Petra
Obelisk Tomb ©
Obelisk Tomb

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