9 days in Middle East Itinerary

9 days in Middle East Itinerary

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Jerusalem, Israel
— 2 nights
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Ramallah, Palestinian Territories
— 1 night
Drive
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Tiberias, Israel
— 1 night
Drive
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Damascus, Syria
— 1 night
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 2 nights
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Jerusalem, Israel

— 2 nights

Holy City

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.
Visit Old City of Jerusalem and Temple Mount Sifting Project- HaMasu'ot Lookout for their historical value. The Israel Museum, Jerusalem and Levantine Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Jerusalem: Tel Aviv (Grand Karlibach Hotel - Immersive Experience, Joseph Bau House Museum, &more). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Jerusalem Archaeological Park, steep yourself in history at Bethesda, and see the interesting displays at Shrine of the Book.

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Seattle, USA to Jerusalem is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Israel Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Ramallah.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Ramallah, Palestinian Territories

— 1 night

Cultural Capital of the West Bank

Founded in the 16th century, the small city of Ramallah has built a reputation as the "Cultural Capital of the West Bank," known for its open-minded religious attitude.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at The Palestinian Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Birzeit Brewery, view the masterpieces at Zawyeh Gallery, learn about winemaking at Taybeh Winery, then examine the collection at Mahmoud Darwish Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Dar Zahran Heritage Building.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ramallah itinerary app.

Traveling by bus from Jerusalem to Ramallah takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tiberias.

Things to do in Ramallah

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Shopping

Tiberias, Israel

— 1 night
On the shores of Lake Kinneret, a vacation in Tiberias offers plenty of water sports and biblical walks.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Twelve Apostles, steep yourself in history at Mount of Beatitudes, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Primacy of Peter, then contemplate the long history of Church of the Multiplication, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Sea of Galilee.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tiberias trip planner.

Getting from Ramallah to Tiberias by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Damascus.

Things to do in Tiberias

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Damascus, Syria

— 1 night
Locals claim that the Prophet Muhammad refused to enter Damascus on his journey to Mecca--he wished to enter Paradise only once in his lifetime.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): browse the eclectic array of goods at Souq al-Hamidiyyeh, stop by Old City, then get engrossed in the history at Al Azem Palace (Palace of As'ad, Pasha al-'Azm), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Damascus Umayyad Mosque, and finally pause for some photo ops at Saladin (Selahedin) Mausoleum.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Damascus online travel route planner.

Drive from Tiberias to Damascus in 4 hours. When traveling from Tiberias in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Damascus, with highs around 100°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Dubai.

Things to do in Damascus

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

— 2 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
On the 29th (Thu), admire the striking features of Emirates Towers, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jumeirah Mosque, then buy something for everyone on your list at The Dubai Mall, and finally admire the striking features of Burj Khalifa. Here are some ideas for day two: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, cool off at Wild Wadi Waterpark, and then get engrossed in the history at Al Fahidi Fort.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Dubai road trip planner.

You can fly from Damascus to Dubai in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Damascus to Dubai, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Damascus in July: highs in Dubai hover around 108°F, while lows dip to 92°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Dubai

Shopping · Theme Parks · Tours · Historic Sites