9 days in Jerusalem, Dead Sea Region & Istanbul Itinerary

9 days in Jerusalem, Dead Sea Region & Istanbul Itinerary

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9 days in Jerusalem, Dead Sea Region & Istanbul Itinerary

Start: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Fly + bus:  18​h 45​min
1
Jerusalem, Israel
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Ein Gedi, Israel
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
3
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jerusalem: Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park (in Kiryat Gat), Masada National Park (in Masada) and Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, delve into the distant past at Western Wall, examine the collection at Israel Museum, and contemplate the long history of Old City of Jerusalem.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Jerusalem holiday website .

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to Jerusalem is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. Traveling from Santo Domingo to Jerusalem, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. April in Jerusalem sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ein Gedi.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Masada National Park, Jaffa Old City, Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
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Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park ©
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park

1
night
Ein Gedi, Israel

Ein Gedi ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore the activities along Dead Sea and then look for all kinds of wild species at En Gedi Nature Reserve.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Ein Gedi trip planner .

Traveling by car from Jerusalem to Ein Gedi takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Ein Gedi

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Dead Sea Region
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En Gedi Nature Reserve ©
En Gedi Nature Reserve
Dead Sea ©
Dead Sea

4
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul visit planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ein Gedi to Istanbul. The time zone difference when traveling from Ein Gedi to Istanbul is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Ein Gedi in April; daily highs in Istanbul reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace

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