9 days in Israel, Egypt & Jordan Itinerary

9 days in Israel, Egypt & Jordan Itinerary

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9 days in Israel, Egypt & Jordan Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Tel Aviv, Israel
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
2
Cairo, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6 h
3
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Aqaba, Jordan
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Jerusalem, Israel
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  15 h
End: Newark, United States

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take a stroll through Jaffa Old City, then examine the collection at Beit Hatfutsot - The Museum of the Jewish People, then take an in-depth tour of Eretz Israel Museum Complex (Haaretz Museum), and finally explore the world behind art at Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tel Aviv trip planner.

Newark, USA to Tel Aviv is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Israel Standard Time (IST) is 7 hours. When traveling from Newark in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Tel Aviv: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Museums Neighborhoods
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Jaffa Old City ©
Jaffa Old City
Tel Aviv Museum of Art ©
Tel Aviv Museum of Art

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nights
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.
On the 25th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Pyramids of Giza and then admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary).

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cairo trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Tel Aviv to Cairo in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in March, and nighttime lows around 57°F. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Al-Azhar Park ©
Al-Azhar Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Petra World Heritage Site.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Petra - Wadi Musa trip itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Cairo to Petra - Wadi Musa takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Petra - Wadi Musa due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Aqaba.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

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Petra ©
Petra

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Aqaba, Jordan

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Aqaba tour builder site .

Traveling by car from Petra - Wadi Musa to Aqaba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Petra - Wadi Musa to Aqaba, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March in Aqaba, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Aqaba

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Scuba & Snorkeling

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): examine the collection at Israel Museum, get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, then delve into the distant past at Western Wall, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dome of the Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Old City of Jerusalem, then don't miss a visit to Church of the Holy Sepulchre, then contemplate the long history of Mount of Olives, and finally get engrossed in the history at Tower of David Museum.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Jerusalem trip itinerary builder app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Aqaba to Jerusalem in 4.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Aqaba in March; daily highs in Jerusalem reach 67°F and lows reach 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Old City of Jerusalem ©
Old City of Jerusalem

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