21 days in Israel, Petra - Wadi Musa & Wadi Rum Itinerary

21 days in Israel, Petra - Wadi Musa & Wadi Rum Itinerary

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21 days in Israel, Petra - Wadi Musa & Wadi Rum Itinerary

Start: Exeter, United Kingdom
Fly + Drive:  12​h 15​min
1
Tiberias, Israel
— 1 night
Bus:  2​h 15​min
2
Jerusalem, Israel
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Ein Gedi, Israel
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Masada, Israel
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 3 nights
+6
Taxi + Bus + Taxi + Bus + Foot + Fly + Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Eilat, Israel
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h
8
Tel Aviv, Israel
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  11​h
End: Exeter, United Kingdom

1
night
Tiberias, Israel

Tiberias ©
On the shores of Lake Kinneret, a vacation in Tiberias offers plenty of water sports and biblical walks.
On the 8th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Arbel National Park, examine the collection at Kfar Kama, then see the interesting displays at The Circassian Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Mary, and finally contemplate the long history of Tiberias. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Sea of Galilee, explore the striking landscape at Tabgha, then view the masterpieces at Amdur Fine Gallery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tomb of Maimonides, and finally do a tasting at Berenice Winery.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tiberias trip planner .

Exeter, UK to Tiberias is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Exeter to Tiberias, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In August in Tiberias, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Tiberias

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Circassian Museum, Kfar Kama
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Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Arbel National Park ©
Arbel National Park
Tabgha ©
Tabgha

3
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Israel Museum and Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center. Old City of Jerusalem and Jaffa Gate will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Western Wall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Mount, stroll the grounds of Mount Herzl National Cemetery, and take a stroll through Christian Quarter.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Jerusalem trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by bus from Tiberias to Jerusalem takes 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Ein Gedi.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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2
nights
Ein Gedi, Israel

Ein Gedi ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): examine the collection at Glass Art Museum Arad, then identify plant and animal life at Bokek River, and then look for all kinds of wild species at En Gedi Nature Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Ein Gedi Synagogue, don't miss a visit to Nachal David Stream, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally admire nature's extreme beauty at Ein Gedi Botanical Garden.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Ein Gedi road trip tool .

Traveling by bus from Jerusalem to Ein Gedi takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Masada.

Things to do in Ein Gedi

Parks Wildlife Spas

Side Trips

Dead Sea Region, Glass Art Museum Arad, Bokek River
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Bokek River ©
Bokek River
En Gedi Nature Reserve ©
En Gedi Nature Reserve
Ein Gedi Botanical Garden ©
Ein Gedi Botanical Garden

1
night
Masada, Israel

Masada ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Masada National Park, then delve into the distant past at Masada Fortress, then take an in-depth tour of The Masada Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ein Bokek Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Masada attractions app .

Drive from Ein Gedi to Masada in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Masada

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Masada Fortress, Ein Bokek Beach, The Masada Museum
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Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Ein Bokek Beach ©
Ein Bokek Beach
Masada Fortress ©
Masada Fortress

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Street of Facades and Byzantine Church. Get some cultural insight at Petra and Obelisk Tomb. Take a break from Petra - Wadi Musa with a short trip to Dana Nature Reserve in Dana, about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at The Great Temple, steep yourself in history at Al-Beidha - Little Petra, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take an in-depth tour of Petra Museum.

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You can drive from Masada to Petra - Wadi Musa in 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Wadi Rum.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trip

Dana Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Petra ©
Petra
Street of Facades ©
Street of Facades
Byzantine Church ©
Byzantine Church

3
nights
Wadi Rum, Jordan

Wadi Rum ©
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Wadi Rum Protected Area and Arts of Sham Countries Art Gallery. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Wadi Araba Desert. Go for a jaunt from Wadi Rum to Aqaba to see Sharif Hussein Bin Ali about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Wadi Rum trip planner.

Traveling by car from Petra - Wadi Musa to Wadi Rum takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Wadi Rum

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Aqaba
Highlights from your plan
Wadi Araba Desert ©
Wadi Araba Desert
Wadi Rum Protected Area ©
Wadi Rum Protected Area
Sharif Hussein Bin Ali ©
Sharif Hussein Bin Ali

3
nights
Eilat, Israel

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Escape the urban bustle at Princess Beach and Mosh Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Eilat Action and Migdalor Beach. The adventure continues: see the vivid underwater world at Dolphin Reef, identify plant and animal life at Coral Beach Nature Reserve, push the limits with an extreme tour, and add some fun to your beach time Water Sports.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Eilat holiday builder tool .

You can drive from Wadi Rum to Eilat in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 47°C in August, and nighttime lows around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can fly to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Eilat

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Princess Beach ©
Princess Beach
Migdalor Beach ©
Migdalor Beach
Mosh Beach ©
Mosh Beach

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Caesarea National Park and Palmach Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Independence Hall Museum and The Yitzhak Rabin Center. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Jaffa Old City, take in the waterfront at Tayelet, view the masterpieces at Raphael's, and kick back and relax at Frishman Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tel Aviv trip maker site .

Fly from Eilat to Tel Aviv in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, Tel Aviv is a bit cooler than Eilat - with highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Caesarea National Park
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The Yitzhak Rabin Center ©
The Yitzhak Rabin Center
Frishman Beach ©
Frishman Beach

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