24 days in Israel, Jordan & Red Sea and Sinai Itinerary

24 days in Israel, Jordan & Red Sea and Sinai Itinerary

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24 days in Israel, Jordan & Red Sea and Sinai Itinerary

Start: Taipei, Taiwan
Fly + Drive:  21​h
1
Acre, Israel
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
2
Jerusalem, Israel
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Dimona, Israel
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Saint Catherine, Egypt
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h
End: Taipei, Taiwan

2
nights
Acre, Israel

Acre ©
Acre is a city in the northern coastal plain region of the Northern District, Israel at the northern extremity of Haifa Bay. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Church of the Annunciation and International Center Mary of Nazareth. Citadel of Acre and Akko Old Town are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Acre: Sea of Galilee (in Tiberias), St. Joseph Church (in Nazareth) and Magdala (in Migdal). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bahai Gardens and Shrine, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Primacy of Peter, and steep yourself in history at Mount of Beatitudes.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Acre trip itinerary site .

Taipei, Taiwan to Acre is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from China Standard Time (CST) to Israel Standard Time (IST) is minus 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in March, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Acre

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Capernaum, Nazareth, Magdala, Sea of Galilee, Church of the Primacy of Peter
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Citadel of Acre ©
Citadel of Acre
Magdala ©
Magdala
Capharnaum the Town of Jesus ©
Capharnaum the Town of Jesus

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hezekiah's Tunnel - Siloam Tunnel and Palmach Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Western Wall and Temple Mount. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jerusalem: Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa), Tel Aviv (Food Tours & Room Escape Games) and Gan HaKaktusim (in Holon). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, contemplate the long history of Mt of Olives, admire the landmark architecture of Church of Saint Anne, and make a trip to The Way of the Cross - Via Dolorosa.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, read our Jerusalem trip builder site .

Getting from Acre to Jerusalem by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Dimona.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Gan HaKaktusim
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Palmach Museum ©
Palmach Museum
Hezekiah's Tunnel - Siloam Tunnel ©

2
nights
Dimona, Israel

Dimona ©
Dimona is an Israeli city in the Negev desert, 36km to the south of Beersheba and 35km west of the Dead Sea above the Arava valley in the Southern District of Israel. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): steep yourself in history at The Masada Museum, then stroll through Masada National Park, and then delve into the distant past at Masada Fortress. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Shivta, then examine the collection at Arava Vidor Center, then have fun and explore at Vidor Center - A window to Arava agriculture, and finally steep yourself in history at Porat Ein Yahav.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Dimona driving holiday planner.

Getting from Jerusalem to Dimona by car takes about 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Dimona

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Masada Fortress, Masada National Park, Arava Vidor Center, Vidor Center - A window to Arava agriculture, Porat Ein Yahav
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Masada Fortress ©
Masada Fortress
The Masada Museum ©
The Masada Museum

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Al-Beidha - Little Petra and Petra. Do some cultural sightseeing at Street of Facades and Byzantine Church. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Obelisk Tomb, explore by horseback at Horse Riding Jordan, explore and take pictures at Petra Kitchen, and take an in-depth tour of Petra Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Petra - Wadi Musa route maker site .

You can drive from Dimona to Petra - Wadi Musa in 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Wadi Rum.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites Outdoors Trails
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Petra ©
Petra
Al-Beidha - Little Petra ©
Al-Beidha - Little Petra
Street of Facades ©
Street of Facades

2
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.
On the 8th (Wed), admire nature's extreme beauty at Wadi Rum Protected Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Wadi Araba Desert.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Wadi Rum online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Petra - Wadi Musa to Wadi Rum takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Wadi Rum

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Wadi Araba Desert
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Wadi Rum Protected Area ©
Wadi Rum Protected Area
Wadi Araba Desert ©
Wadi Araba Desert

4
nights
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

Sharm El Sheikh ©
An enviable location on the southern end of the Sinai Peninsula and year-round warm weather boost tourism in Sharm El Sheikh and make it one of Egypt's premier travel destinations.
Step off the beaten path and head to Coptic Orthodox Church and Speed Boats Tours. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Al Mustafa Mosque and The Heavenly Cathedral. Step out of Sharm El Sheikh with an excursion to Dolphin & Whale Watching in Hurghada--about 1h 40 min away. There's lots more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, examine the collection at King Tut Museum, go deep with a submarine tour, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at St Catherine Shop.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh online travel planner .

Getting from Wadi Rum to Sharm El Sheikh by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In April, daily temperatures in Sharm El Sheikh can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Hurghada
Highlights from your plan
Coptic Orthodox Church ©
Coptic Orthodox Church
The Heavenly Cathedral ©
The Heavenly Cathedral
Al Mustafa Mosque ©
Al Mustafa Mosque

3
nights
Saint Catherine, Egypt

Saint Catherine ©
Visitors flock to the town of Saint Catherine, nestled in the foothills of Mount Sinai, to explore the World Heritage Area's numerous religious and historic sights.
Visit St. Catherine's Monastery and St. Anthony's Monastery (Deir Mar Antonios) for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mount Sinai and Daedalus Reef Lighthouse. Take a break from Saint Catherine with a short trip to moses pool in Al Tur, about 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get a sense of history and politics at The Cascades at Soma Bay and stroll through Jackson Reef.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Saint Catherine planner .

Traveling by car from Sharm El Sheikh to Saint Catherine takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in April: high temperatures in Saint Catherine hover around 28°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Red Sea and Sinai, moses pool
Highlights from your plan
St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery
Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai
Daedalus Reef Lighthouse ©
Daedalus Reef Lighthouse

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