20 days in Israel, Istanbul & Moscow Itinerary

20 days in Israel, Istanbul & Moscow Itinerary

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20 days in Israel, Istanbul & Moscow Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  16​h
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
Moscow, Russia
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
3
Jerusalem, Israel
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Tel Aviv, Israel
— 6 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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 museums, historic sites, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul day trip website .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Istanbul is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. When traveling from Rio de Janeiro in November, plan for colder days in Istanbul, with highs around 17°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

4
nights
Moscow, Russia

Moscow ©
Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
Get out of town with these interesting Moscow side-trips: Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy) and FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex (in Sharapovo). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Red Square, steep yourself in history at Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, admire the striking features of Lenin's Mausoleum, and examine the collection at Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Moscow journey planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Moscow in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Istanbul in November; daily highs in Moscow reach 1°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Church of The Holy Virgin, FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex
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Church of The Holy Virgin ©
Church of The Holy Virgin
Red Square ©
Red Square
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral

3
nights
Jerusalem, Israel

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.
Step out of Jerusalem to go to Arad and see Masada Fortress, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, contemplate the long history of The Jerusalem Archaeological Park, get to know the fascinating history of Old City of Jerusalem, and delve into the distant past at Western Wall.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Jerusalem road trip planner.

Getting from Moscow to Jerusalem by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Israel Standard Time (IST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Moscow in November, things will get warmer in Jerusalem: highs are around 29°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Masada Fortress
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Food Tours
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

6
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 these side-trips from Tel Aviv: Mount of Beatitudes (in Capernaum), Sea of Galilee (in Tiberias) and Nazareth (Nazareth Village & The Church of the Annunciation). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Masada National Park, wander the streets of Neve Tzedek, stroll through The Baha'i Gardens, and examine the collection at Caesarea Antiquity Museum.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Tel Aviv trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv in an hour. November in Tel Aviv sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Nazareth, Caesarea Antiquity Museum, The Baha'i Gardens, Fine Art & Doll Museum, Masada National Park
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Fine Art & Doll Museum ©
Fine Art & Doll Museum
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park

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