22 days in Israel, Goreme & Istanbul Itinerary

22 days in Israel, Goreme & Istanbul Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Goreme, Turkey
— 3 nights
2
Istanbul, Turkey
— 5 nights
3
Jerusalem, Israel
— 4 nights
4
Tiberias, Israel
— 2 nights
5
Tel Aviv, Israel
— 4 nights

3
nights
Goreme, Turkey

Goreme ©
Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled during Roman times.
Goreme is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Fairy Chimneys, and appreciate the views at Gulludere Vadisi.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Goreme trip planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Goreme is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Goreme is 6 hours. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Goreme, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Uchisar, Temenni Tepesi - Wish Hill, Guray Museum
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Off-Road Tours

5
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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Museum, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, and take a stroll through Ortakoy.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip builder website.

Fly from Goreme to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Goreme in September: highs in Istanbul hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

4
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: take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, contemplate the long history of Mt of Olives, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and explore the ancient world of Western Wall.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Jerusalem trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Istanbul to Jerusalem by flight takes about 5.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to Israel Standard Time (IST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Istanbul in September: highs in Jerusalem hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Tiberias.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Levantine Gallery ©
Levantine Gallery
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

2
nights
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 15th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Great Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sea of Galilee, thensteep yourself in history at Tiberias, thenexplore the ancient world of Magdala, and finally explore the striking landscape at Tabgha.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tiberias online day trip planner.

Getting from Jerusalem to Tiberias by bus takes about 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Tiberias are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Tiberias

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Magdala
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Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Magdala
Magdala
Tiberias ©
Tiberias

4
nights
Tel Aviv, Israel

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tel Aviv: Caesarea (Ralli museum, Caesarea & Caesarea National Park). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Beit Hatfutsot - The Museum of the Jewish People, visit Jaffa Old City, see the interesting displays at Palmach Museum, and take a stroll through Neve Tzedek.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Tel Aviv online holiday planner.

Traveling by bus from Tiberias to Tel Aviv takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Museums Tours Parks

Side Trip

Caesarea
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Food Tours
Jaffa Old City ©
Jaffa Old City

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