12 days in Israel, Bethlehem & Jordan Itinerary

12 days in Israel, Bethlehem & Jordan Itinerary

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12 days in Israel, Bethlehem & Jordan Itinerary

Start: Lisbon, Portugal
Fly:  8​h 15​min
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Tel Aviv, Israel
— Few hours
train:  1​h
2
Haifa, Israel
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
3
Tiberias, Israel
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
4
Nazareth, Israel
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
5
Jerusalem, Israel
— 2 nights
bus:  15​min
6
Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories
— 1 day
bus:  15​min
7
Jerusalem, Israel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Masada, Israel
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Jerusalem, Israel
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Eilat, Israel
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 15​min
11
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
12
Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
13
Eilat, Israel
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
14
Tel Aviv, Israel
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  3​h 30​min
End: Nicosia, Cyprus


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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.
To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tel Aviv online trip maker .

Lisbon, Portugal to Tel Aviv is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Lisbon to Tel Aviv due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Tel Aviv, with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Haifa.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Haifa, Israel

Haifa
A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Haifa vacation planner .

You can take a train from Tel Aviv to Haifa in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 26°C. On the 9th (Sun), you're off toTiberias.

Things to do in Haifa

Tours Parks Outdoors
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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.
To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tiberias trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Haifa to Tiberias in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Tiberias are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Nazareth.

Things to do in Tiberias

Historic Sites
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Tiberias ©
Tiberias

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Nazareth, Israel

Nazareth ©
Known worldwide as the hometown of Jesus Christ, Nazareth draws flocks of pilgrims who come to see the place where Christ grew up, and follow his footsteps along the Jesus Trail.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Megiddo National Park and then admire the landmark architecture of The Church of the Annunciation.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Nazareth trip itinerary planning tool .

You can take a bus from Tiberias to Nazareth in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Nazareth

Historic Sites
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Megiddo National Park ©
Megiddo National Park
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, explore the world behind art at Israel Museum, wander the streets of Old City of Jerusalem, then admire the landmark architecture of Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, and finally delve into the distant past at Western Wall.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Jerusalem road trip planning app .

Getting from Nazareth to Jerusalem by car takes about 2 hours. June in Jerusalem sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Bethlehem.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Western Wall ©
Western Wall
Israel Museum ©
Israel Museum

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Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories

Bethlehem ©
For many, Bethlehem needs no introduction.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Church of St. Catherine, steep yourself in history at Church of the Nativity, then revel in the low prices at Blessings Gift Shop and The Olive Wood Factory, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mar Saba Monastery.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bethlehem trip itinerary site .

Bethlehem is very close to Jerusalem. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Bethlehem

Historic Sites Shopping
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Church of the Nativity ©
Church of the Nativity
Mar Saba Monastery ©
Mar Saba Monastery
The Church of St. Catherine ©
The Church of St. Catherine

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Jerusalem, Israel

Jerusalem
To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Jerusalem trip itinerary site .

Jerusalem is very close to Bethlehem. You'll set off for Masada on the 12th (Wed).

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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Masada, Israel

Masada ©
Find out how to plan Masada trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Jerusalem to Masada by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Masada

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park

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Jerusalem, Israel

On the 12th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Mt of Olives.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Jerusalem online vacation maker .

You can drive from Masada to Jerusalem in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Mt of Olives ©
Mt of Olives
Temple Mount ©
Temple Mount

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Eilat, Israel

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Eilat day trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jerusalem to Eilat in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Jerusalem in June, with highs in Eilat at 46°C and lows at 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Eilat

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef

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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 15th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Street of Facades and then delve into the distant past at Al-Beidha - Little Petra.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Petra - Wadi Musa trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Eilat to Petra - Wadi Musa by car takes about 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Wadi Rum.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites
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Al-Beidha - Little Petra ©
Al-Beidha - Little Petra
Street of Facades ©
Street of Facades

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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.
To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Wadi Rum sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Petra - Wadi Musa to Wadi Rum in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Wadi Rum

Nature Parks
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Wadi Rum Protected Area ©
Wadi Rum Protected Area

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Eilat, Israel

Eilat
For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Eilat road trip app .

You can drive from Wadi Rum to Eilat in 1.5 hours. You will leave for Tel Aviv on the 17th (Mon).

Things to do in Eilat

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Tel Aviv, Israel

Tel Aviv ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Immanuel Church, wander the streets of Neve Tzedek, take a stroll through Jaffa Old City, then take an in-depth tour of Ben-Gurion House, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Old Tel Aviv Port Area. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Tel Aviv Museum of Art, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Russian Orthodox Church, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Tel Aviv trip itinerary planning site .

Fly from Eilat to Tel Aviv in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Eilat in June, you will find days in Tel Aviv are much colder (32°C), and nights are little chillier (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Tours Museums Neighborhoods
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Tayelet ©
Tayelet
Jaffa Old City ©
Jaffa Old City
Tel Aviv Museum of Art ©
Tel Aviv Museum of Art

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