11 days in Israel & Jordan Itinerary

11 days in Israel & Jordan Itinerary

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11 days in Israel & Jordan Itinerary

Start: Chicago, United States
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Jerusalem, Israel
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Ein Bokek, Israel
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 1 night
+6
bus + taxi + bus + foot + Fly + train + bus:  4​h 15​min
4
Eilat, Israel
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  3​h 45​min
5
Nazareth, Israel
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h
End: Chicago, United States


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1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Jaffa Gate (Bab al-Khalil), then see the interesting displays at Israel Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Mt of Olives, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony), don't miss a visit to Western Wall, take a stroll through Old City of Jerusalem, then admire the landmark architecture of Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and finally wander the streets of Ben Yehuda Street.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Jerusalem online holiday planner .

Chicago, USA to Jerusalem is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Jerusalem is 8 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Chicago in November, with highs in Jerusalem at 77°F and lows at 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Ein Bokek.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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2
nights
Ein Bokek, Israel

Ein Bokek ©
Sandwiched between the turquoise waters of evaporation pools and desert-like landscape, Ein Bokek features a strip of hotels and luxury resorts on the Israeli shore of the Dead Sea.
On the 17th (Sat), admire nature's extreme beauty at Bokek River, get engrossed in the history at The Masada Museum, then explore the striking landscape of Masada National Park, and finally explore the ancient world of Herod's Western Palace. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Ein Bokek Beach, admire the natural beauty at Ein Gedi Botanical Garden, and then look for all kinds of wild species at En Gedi Nature Reserve.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ein Bokek holiday planner .

Getting from Jerusalem to Ein Bokek by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Ein Bokek

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Dead Sea Region, Ein Gedi Botanical Garden, Masada National Park
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Bokek River ©
Bokek River
Ein Bokek Beach ©
Ein Bokek Beach
En Gedi Nature Reserve ©
En Gedi Nature Reserve

1
night
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 19th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Temple of Dushares, delve into the distant past at Obelisk Tomb, delve into the distant past at The Great Temple, then explore the ancient world of Byzantine Church, and finally delve into the distant past at Street of Facades.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Petra - Wadi Musa trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Ein Bokek to Petra - Wadi Musa in 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites
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Obelisk Tomb ©
Obelisk Tomb
Street of Facades ©
Street of Facades
Byzantine Church ©
Byzantine Church

3
nights
Eilat, Israel

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Head to Eilat Wines and King Solomon Promanadefor plenty of shopping. Family-friendly places like Eilat Action and Dekel Beach Eilat will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Red Canyon, enjoy the sand and surf at Princess Beach, stroll through Migdalor Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Reef.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Eilat trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Petra - Wadi Musa to Eilat takes 2.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Eilat can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Nazareth.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Red Canyon ©
Red Canyon
Princess Beach ©
Princess Beach
Migdalor Beach ©
Migdalor Beach

2
nights
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.
On the 23rd (Fri), stroll through Sea of Galilee, contemplate the long history of Capharnaum the Town of Jesus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bahai Gardens and Shrine, and finally step into the grandiose world of Crusader Fortress.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Nazareth tour planning tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Eilat to Nazareth in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Eilat, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Nazareth, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 62°F. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nazareth

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Acre, Sea of Galilee, Capharnaum the Town of Jesus
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Capharnaum the Town of Jesus ©
Capharnaum the Town of Jesus
Citadel of Acre ©
Citadel of Acre
International Center Mary of Nazareth ©

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