26 days in Israel & Jordan Itinerary

26 days in Israel & Jordan Itinerary

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Amman, Jordan
— 5 nights
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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 3 nights
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Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 4 nights
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Aqaba, Jordan
— 2 nights
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Eilat, Israel
— 2 nights
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Mitspe Ramon, Israel
— 2 nights
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Masada, Israel
— 2 nights
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Tiberias, Israel
— 2 nights
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Jerusalem, Israel
— 3 nights
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Amman, Jordan

White City

Jordan's capital city, Amman spreads across 19 hills and includes many distinct districts, each with their own historical and cultural marvels.
Change things up with these side-trips from Amman: Madaba (St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Madaba Mosaic Map, &more), Jerash (Cardo Maximus, Arch of Hadrian, &more) and Abu Jaber Museum (in Al Salt). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at The Citadel, see the interesting displays at Royal Automobile Museum, look for gifts at Jobedu, and delve into the distant past at Roman Amphitheater.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Amman attractions planner.

London, UK to Amman is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Amman is 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in October; daily highs in Amman reach 32°C and lows reach 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Amman

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan

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.
Step out of Petra - Wadi Musa with an excursion to Montreal Crusader Castle in Shoubak--about 58 minutes away. On the 23rd (Sat), spend a day of historical exploration at Petra. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Al-Beidha - Little Petra, appreciate the history behind Djinn Blocks, admire the landmark architecture of The Great Temple, and steep yourself in history at Obelisk Tomb.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Petra - Wadi Musa trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Amman to Petra - Wadi Musa in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Wadi Rum.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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.
Wadi Rum is known for nature, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating landscape at Wadi Rum Protected Area, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, see Off-Road Tours, and explore the ancient world of Lawrence's House.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Wadi Rum road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Petra - Wadi Musa to Wadi Rum takes 2 hours. You will leave for Aqaba on the 29th (Fri).

Things to do in Wadi Rum

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

2
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Aqaba, Jordan

Bride of the Red Sea

Jordan's only coastal and port city, Aqaba offers a wide range of water-related activities offshore to accompany its mix of historic buildings back on land.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): get outside with Berenice Beach Club, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then browse the exhibits of Arts of Sham Countries Art Gallery. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Sharif Hussein Bin Ali and then kick back and relax at South Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Aqaba online day trip planner.

Getting from Wadi Rum to Aqaba by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in October, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Aqaba

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

2
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Eilat, Israel

At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, identify plant and animal life at Coral Beach Nature Reserve, and then explore the gorgeous colors at Dolphin Reef.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Eilat tour planner.

Eilat is just a short distance from Aqaba. In October in Eilat, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

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Mitspe Ramon, Israel

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 3rd (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then explore the ancient world of Nabatean Avdat Acropolis. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Ramon Crater, get some fabulous bargains at Faran Natural Cosmetic, then take in breathtaking views at Avdat National Park, and finally wander the wide-open spaces of The Alpaca Farm.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Mitspe Ramon road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Eilat to Mitspe Ramon in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Masada.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

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Masada, Israel

Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Nachal Arugot Nature Reserve and then explore the activities along Tze'elim Stream. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of The Masada Museum and then explore the striking landscape of Masada National Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Masada visit app.

Traveling by car from Mitspe Ramon to Masada takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Tiberias.

Things to do in Masada

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

2
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Tiberias, Israel

On the shores of Lake Kinneret, a vacation in Tiberias offers plenty of water sports and biblical walks.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Arbel National Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sea of Galilee, then contemplate the long history of Mount of Beatitudes, and finally explore the ancient world of Magdala. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at International Center Mary of Nazareth, admire the striking features of The Church of the Annunciation, then browse the exhibits of Nazareth Village, and finally contemplate the long history of Tiberias.

Plan my day in Tiberias using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Masada to Tiberias in 3.5 hours. November in Tiberias sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Tiberias

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Jerusalem, Israel

Holy City

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.
On the 11th (Thu), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, and wander the streets of Old City of Jerusalem.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Jerusalem trip planner.

Drive from Tiberias to Jerusalem in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in November, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Jordan travel guide

4.2
Historic Sites · Ruins · Deserts
For such a small country, Jordan boasts a surprising variety of natural landscapes and urban attractions. A trip to Jordan takes visitors on a journey back to biblical times, when sites like the Dead Sea and the ancient yet astonishingly well-preserved city of Petra seemed to be at the heart of world events. Although covered in rocky deserts, Jordan boasts a good network of roads, which makes sightseeing by car an easy way to discover many of the country's top highlights. Begin your tour of Jordan in Amman, the largest urban center and a major political, cultural, and economic hub of this Middle Eastern kingdom.

Israel travel guide

4.7
Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites · Ruins
Land of Creation
Surprisingly diverse for such a narrow strip of land pressed against the Mediterranean, modern Israel only dates back to 1948, though the history of this "Holy Land" spans many millennia. The big three monotheistic religions--Christianity, Judaism, and Islam--maintain extremely strong ties to this part of the world, so you can expect to see plenty of historic churches, mosques, and synagogues during your holiday in Israel. Beyond the undeniable cultural appeal, Israel also offers impressive natural features, including the Dead Sea and Makhtesh Ramon, one of the world's biggest craters. As you tour Israel, you'll find yourself following in the footsteps of figures that helped shape the world thousands of years ago.