21 days in Italy & Israel Itinerary

21 days in Italy & Israel Itinerary

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21 days in Italy & Israel Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
3
Naples, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
4
Jerusalem, Israel
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h
5
Tel Aviv, Israel
— 4 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Johannesburg, South Africa


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1
night
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande and then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice travel route planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Venice is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Johannesburg to Venice. Traveling from Johannesburg in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in Venice. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Ponte di Rialto ©
Ponte di Rialto

3
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Colosseum. Get some historical perspective at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus and Terme di Caracalla.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September in Rome, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for the train ride to Naples.

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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Catacombs of Saint Callixtus ©
Catacombs of Saint Callixtus
Terme di Caracalla ©
Terme di Caracalla

5
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Pompeii Archaeological Park and Underground Naples will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Naples side-trips: Paestum Ruins (in Paestum) and Castello Aragonese d'Ischia (in Ischia). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, get to know the fascinating history of Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli, and step into the grandiose world of Castel dell'Ovo.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Naples trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Paestum Ruins, Pompeii Archaeological Park, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, Castello Aragonese d'Ischia
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Paestum Ruins ©
Paestum Ruins
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano

6
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Western Wall Tunnels. Get some historical perspective at Western Wall and Mount Zion. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Mount, steep yourself in history at The Jerusalem Archaeological Park, and take a stroll through Old City of Jerusalem.

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You can fly from Naples to Jerusalem in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Naples to Jerusalem due to the time zone difference. In September, Jerusalem is a bit warmer than Naples - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. You'll set off for Tel Aviv on the 20th (Mon).

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Western Wall ©
Western Wall
Mount Zion ©
Mount Zion
Temple Mount ©
Temple Mount

4
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Caesarea National Park in Caesarea (about 40 minutes away).

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Tel Aviv road trip planning website.

You can drive from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv in an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Tel Aviv can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 24th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

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Side Trip

Caesarea National Park
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Caesarea National Park ©
Caesarea National Park

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