42 days in Jordan & Israel Itinerary

42 days in Jordan & Israel Itinerary

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42 days in Jordan & Israel Itinerary

Start: Vienna, Austria
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Tel Aviv, Israel
— 16 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  4​h 45​min
2
Amman, Jordan
— 13 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Jerash, Jordan
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Jerusalem, Israel
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Nazareth, Israel
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h
End: Vienna, Austria


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16
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Tel Aviv side-trips: Caesarea (Caesarea National Park, Caesarea Antiquity Museum, & more) and Rehovot (Ayalon Institute Museum, Weizmann House, & more). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Jaffa Old City, see the interesting displays at Beit Hatfutsot - The Museum of the Jewish People, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tel Aviv online day trip planner .

Vienna, Austria to Tel Aviv is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Israel Standard Time (IST) is 1 hour. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Vienna in October: high temperatures in Tel Aviv hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Amman.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trips

Caesarea, Rehovot, Ramat Gan, Holon, Omni Virtual Reality
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Jaffa Old City ©
Jaffa Old City
Walking tours
Neve Tzedek ©
Neve Tzedek

13
nights
Amman, Jordan

Amman ©
Jordan's capital city, Amman spreads across 19 hills and includes many distinct districts, each with their own historical and cultural marvels.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amman: Quseir Amra (in Azraq) and Jerash Ruins (in Jerash). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at The Citadel, see the interesting displays at Royal Automobile Museum, admire the ancient design of Roman baths, and explore the ancient world of Roman Amphitheater.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Amman trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Tel Aviv to Amman takes 5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in November: high temperatures in Amman hover around 24°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Wadi Rum.

Things to do in Amman

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Quseir Amra, Jerash Ruins
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Jerash Ruins ©
Jerash Ruins
The Citadel ©
The Citadel
Roman Amphitheater ©
Roman Amphitheater

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Aqaba Castle and then explore the fascinating landscape at Wadi Araba Desert. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's extreme beauty at Wadi Rum Protected Area.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Wadi Rum sightseeing website .

Traveling by car from Amman to Wadi Rum takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Wadi Rum

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Aqaba
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Wadi Rum Protected Area ©
Wadi Rum Protected Area
Wadi Araba Desert ©
Wadi Araba Desert
Aqaba Castle ©
Aqaba Castle

2
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 2nd (Mon), explore the ancient world of Petra, gain insight at Petra Kitchen, and then delve into the distant past at Byzantine Church. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of The Great Temple, then steep yourself in history at Al-Beidha - Little Petra, then delve into the distant past at Obelisk Tomb, and finally step into the grandiose world of Shobak Castle.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Petra - Wadi Musa travel planner.

You can drive from Wadi Rum to Petra - Wadi Musa in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Jerash.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites
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Petra ©
Petra
Al-Beidha - Little Petra ©
Al-Beidha - Little Petra
Shobak Castle ©
Shobak Castle

1
night
Jerash, Jordan

Jerash
Jerash, is the capital and the largest city of Jerash Governorate, Jordan, with a population of 50,745 as of 2015. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Ajlun Castle (Qala'at ar-Rabad), then delve into the distant past at Ajloun Castle, and then identify plant and animal life at Ajloun Nature Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at Arabela Mall, then get outside with King's Highway, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Tell Mar Elias.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Jerash trip builder app .

Drive from Petra - Wadi Musa to Jerash in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Jerash

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Ajlun, Irbid
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Ajloun Castle
Ajloun Castle
Ajlun Castle (Qala'at ar-Rabad) ©
Ajlun Castle (Qala'at ar-Rabad)
Ajloun Nature Reserve ©
Ajloun Nature Reserve

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Israel Museum, get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, then wander the streets of Old City of Jerusalem, then admire the striking features of Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, and finally delve into the distant past at Western Wall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Mt of Olives, then admire the natural beauty at Garden of Gethsemane, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Jerusalem trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Jerash to Jerusalem by car takes about 3.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Jerash in December, with highs in Jerusalem at 24°C and lows at 11°C. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Nazareth.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Israel Museum ©
Israel Museum
Walking tours

3
nights
Nazareth, Israel

Nazareth ©
Known worldwide as the hometown of Jesus Christ, Nazareth draws flocks of pilgrims who come to see the place where Christ grew up, and follow his footsteps along the Jesus Trail.
Explore Nazareth's surroundings by going to Magdala (in Migdal), Sea of Galilee (in Tiberias) and Akko Old Town (in Acre). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of The Church of the Annunciation, see the interesting displays at Nazareth Village, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, and contemplate the long history of Cana.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Nazareth road trip app .

Getting from Jerusalem to Nazareth by car takes about 2 hours. In December in Nazareth, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 14°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Nazareth

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Akko Old Town, Tel Yodfat, Sea of Galilee, Magdala
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Nazareth Village ©
Nazareth Village
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation

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