16 days in Jordan & Israel Itinerary

16 days in Jordan & Israel Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Jerusalem, Israel
— 3 nights
2
Tel Aviv, Israel
— 2 nights
3
Tiberias, Israel
— 2 nights
4
Sweimah, Jordan
— 1 night
5
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 2 nights
6
Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 2 nights
7
Aqaba, Jordan
— 1 night

3
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.
Jerusalem is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, don't miss a visit to Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, wander the streets of Old City of Jerusalem, and steep yourself in history at Mt of Olives.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Jerusalem travel route planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Jerusalem is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Jerusalem, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Rio de Janeiro, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Jerusalem, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Mt of Olives ©
Mt of Olives

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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.
On the 6th (Sun), learn about winemaking at Montefiore Winery, thenstop by Jaffa Old City, thenwander the streets of Neve Tzedek, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. On the next day, squeeze the most out of the city with City Tours, thentake in the waterfront at Tayelet, and then take in the waterfront at Old Tel Aviv Port Area.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tel Aviv day trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Tiberias.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

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

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Tiberias, Israel

Tiberias ©
On the shores of Lake Kinneret, a vacation in Tiberias offers plenty of water sports and biblical walks.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Church of the Multiplication, steep yourself in history at Mount of Beatitudes, explore the ancient world of Magdala, thenstroll through Sea of Galilee, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Great Mosque. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at International Center Mary of Nazareth, contemplate the long history of The Church of the Annunciation, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Tabor.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tiberias online visit planner.

You can take a bus from Tel Aviv to Tiberias in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. September in Tiberias sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sweimah.

Things to do in Tiberias

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Capernaum, Nazareth, Magdala, Mount Tabor
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Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation
Mount Tabor ©
Mount Tabor

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night
Sweimah, Jordan

Sweimah ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): stroll through O Beach and then get a new perspective on nature at Dead Sea Museum.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sweimah trip tool.

Drive from Tiberias to Sweimah in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Sweimah

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

O Beach
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O Beach ©
O Beach
Dead Sea Museum ©
Dead Sea Museum

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nights
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 11th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Petra. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of The Urn Tomb, steep yourself in history at Silk Tomb, appreciate the history behind Djinn Blocks, thendelve into the distant past at Montreal Crusader Castle, and finally steep yourself in history at Al-Beidha - Little Petra.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Petra - Wadi Musa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sweimah to Petra - Wadi Musa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Wadi Rum.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Montreal Crusader Castle
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Petra ©
Petra
Al-Beidha - Little Petra ©
Al-Beidha - Little Petra
Montreal Crusader Castle ©
Montreal Crusader Castle

2
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Wadi Rum, Jordan

Wadi Rum ©
Tourism in Wadi Rum revolves around UNESCO-protected desert scenery and spectacular limestone rock formations following a dry river bed, which in World War I served as the headquarters of a British-inspired Arab revolt against the Ottomans.
On the 13th (Sun), admire nature's extreme beauty at Wadi Rum Protected Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Lawrence's House and then cruise along Wadi Rum Desert Tours.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Wadi Rum online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Petra - Wadi Musa to Wadi Rum takes 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Aqaba.

Things to do in Wadi Rum

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Wadi Rum Protected Area ©
Wadi Rum Protected Area
Lawrence's House ©
Lawrence's House

1
night
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.
On the 15th (Tue), head outdoors with Berenice Beach Club, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then take in the exciting artwork at Arts of Sham Countries Art Gallery.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Aqaba trip planner.

Drive from Wadi Rum to Aqaba in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Aqaba can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aqaba

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Berenice Beach Club ©
Berenice Beach Club
Arts of Sham Countries Art Gallery ©
Arts of Sham Countries Art Gallery

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