8 days in Jordan, Israel & Cairo Itinerary

8 days in Jordan, Israel & Cairo Itinerary

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8 days in Jordan, Israel & Cairo Itinerary

Start: Krakow, Poland
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Cairo, Egypt
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h
2
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
3
Amman, Jordan
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Jerusalem, Israel
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Tel Aviv, Israel
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Krakow, Poland


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1
night
Cairo, Egypt

Cairo ©
More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, contemplate the long history of Mosque of Muhammad Ali, and then steep yourself in history at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cairo driving holiday planner.

Krakow, Poland to Cairo is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Krakow to Cairo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Krakow in September, things will get much hotter in Cairo: highs are around 39°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums
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Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum
Mosque of Muhammad Ali ©
Mosque of Muhammad Ali

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day
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Petra, then explore the ancient world of The Great Temple, and then explore the ancient world of Al-Beidha - Little Petra.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Petra - Wadi Musa day trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Cairo to Petra - Wadi Musa takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Amman.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites
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Petra ©
Petra
Al-Beidha - Little Petra ©
Al-Beidha - Little Petra
The Great Temple ©
The Great Temple

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Roman Amphitheater, then explore the ancient world of The Citadel, then make a trip to King Abdullah Mosque, and finally see the interesting displays at Royal Automobile Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Amman trip builder website .

Getting from Petra - Wadi Musa to Amman by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Amman are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Amman

Historic Sites Museums
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The Citadel ©
The Citadel
Roman Amphitheater ©
Roman Amphitheater
Royal Automobile Museum ©
Royal Automobile Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): get the lay of the land with Walking tours and then take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Mt of Olives, don't miss a visit to Western Wall, admire the landmark architecture of Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, take a stroll through Old City of Jerusalem, then admire the masterpieces at Israel Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Garden of Gethsemane.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Jerusalem tour planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Amman to Jerusalem in 5 hours. Traveling from Amman in September, Jerusalem is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Israel Museum ©
Israel Museum
Walking tours

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then wander the streets of Neve Tzedek, then take a stroll through Jaffa Old City, and finally take in the waterfront at Tayelet. Keep things going the next day: explore the galleries of Ben-Gurion House, then admire the masterpieces at Tel Aviv Museum of Art, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tel Aviv trip planning tool .

Drive from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv in an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Tel Aviv can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Tours Museums Neighborhoods
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Jaffa Old City ©
Jaffa Old City
Neve Tzedek ©
Neve Tzedek
Walking tours

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