8 days in Bethlehem & Jerusalem Itinerary

8 days in Bethlehem & Jerusalem Itinerary

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8 days in Bethlehem & Jerusalem Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Drive:  39​h
1
Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories
— 2 nights
bus:  15​min
2
Jerusalem, Israel
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

2
nights
Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories

Bethlehem ©
For many, Bethlehem needs no introduction.
On the 6th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Nativity, revel in the low prices at Blessings Gift Shop and The Olive Wood Factory, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mar Saba Monastery, and finally take an in-depth tour of Dar Zahran Heritage Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Carmel of the Holy Child Jesus, take an in-depth tour of Palestinian Heritage Center, make a trip to Milk Grotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cave of St. Jerome, then wander the streets of Star Street, and finally look for gifts at Banksy's Shop.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bethlehem day trip tool .

Edinburgh, UK to Bethlehem is an approximately 59.5-hour car ride. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Edinburgh to Bethlehem. Traveling from Edinburgh in December, you will find days in Bethlehem are somewhat warmer (17°C), and nights are about the same (2°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Bethlehem

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Dar Zahran Heritage Building
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Dar Zahran Heritage Building ©
Dar Zahran Heritage Building
Church of the Nativity ©
Church of the Nativity
Mar Saba Monastery ©
Mar Saba Monastery

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.
On the 10th (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, look for gifts at Jerusalem Pottery, admire the landmark architecture of Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and see the interesting displays at Israel Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Jerusalem road trip tool .

Jerusalem is just a short distance from Bethlehem. December in Jerusalem sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Walking tours

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