8 days in Israel & Jordan Itinerary

8 days in Israel & Jordan Itinerary

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8 days in Israel & Jordan Itinerary

Start: Portland, United States
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Jerusalem, Israel
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Nazareth, Israel
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Amman, Jordan
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  31​h
End: Portland, United States


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2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bethlehem Travel. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): see the top attractions with Bethlehem Travel, admire the natural beauty at Garden of Gethsemane, and then make a trip to Western Wall. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Mt of Olives, delve into the distant past at Herod's Western Palace, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Masada National Park.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Jerusalem online trip planner .

Portland, USA to Jerusalem is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight, train, and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of tram, bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Portland to Jerusalem. Traveling from Portland in May, expect Jerusalem to be a bit warmer, temps between 84°F and 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Nazareth.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Herod's Western Palace, Masada National Park
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Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Western Wall ©
Western Wall
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

1
night
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.
On the 9th (Thu), delve into the distant past at Megiddo National Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at International Center Mary of Nazareth, then admire the landmark architecture of The Church of the Annunciation, and finally contemplate the long history of Holy Caves of Nazareth.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Nazareth vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can take a bus from Jerusalem to Nazareth in 2.5 hours. In May in Nazareth, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Amman.

Things to do in Nazareth

Historic Sites Parks
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The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation
Tel Megiddo National Park ©
Tel Megiddo National Park

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Roman Amphitheater and then explore the ancient world of The Citadel.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Amman vacation website .

Drive from Nazareth to Amman in 3 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Nazareth in May since evenings lows in Amman dip to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Amman

Historic Sites
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The Citadel ©
The Citadel
Roman Amphitheater ©
Roman Amphitheater

1
night
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 11th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Petra World Heritage Site.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Petra - Wadi Musa planning tool .

Traveling by car from Amman to Petra - Wadi Musa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites
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Petra ©
Petra

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