12 days in Israel & Petra - Wadi Musa Itinerary

12 days in Israel & Petra - Wadi Musa Itinerary

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12 days in Israel & Petra - Wadi Musa Itinerary

Start: Chicago, United States
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Tel Aviv, Israel
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Jerusalem, Israel
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Masada, Israel
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Chicago, United States

3
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tel Aviv: The Church of the Annunciation (in Nazareth), The Baha'i Gardens (in Haifa) and Mount Tabor (in Kfar Tavor). The adventure continues: stroll through Sea of Galilee, wander the streets of Jaffa Old City, look for gifts at M.POLLAK - Original Antique Maps, Old Prints, Rare Books, and look for all kinds of wild species at En Gedi Nature Reserve.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tel Aviv online travel route planner .

Chicago, USA to Tel Aviv is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Tel Aviv is 8 hours. In May, Tel Aviv is a bit warmer than Chicago - with highs of 78°F and lows of 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Baha'i Gardens, Mount Tabor, En Gedi Nature Reserve, Sea of Galilee, The Church of the Annunciation
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Jaffa Old City ©
Jaffa Old City
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Mount Tabor ©
Mount Tabor

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.
On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, admire the masterpieces at Israel Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Old City of Jerusalem, then admire the landmark architecture of Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, and finally don't miss a visit to Western Wall.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Jerusalem trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem takes an hour. Traveling from Tel Aviv in May, you will find days in Jerusalem are a bit warmer (84°F), and nights are about the same (64°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Masada.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
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Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park ©
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
Israel Museum ©
Israel Museum

1
night
Masada, Israel

Masada ©
Dead Sea has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): explore the activities along Dead Sea, explore the striking landscape of Masada National Park, then admire the landmark architecture of Masada Fortress, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Masada Museum.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Masada trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Jerusalem to Masada in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Masada

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Dead Sea Region, Masada Fortress
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Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Dead Sea ©
Dead Sea
Masada Fortress ©
Masada Fortress

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Petra. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Montreal and then explore the ancient world of Al-Beidha - Little Petra.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Petra - Wadi Musa tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Masada to Petra - Wadi Musa takes 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Montreal
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Petra ©
Petra
Al-Beidha - Little Petra ©
Al-Beidha - Little Petra

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