22 days in Israel, Jordan & Saudi Arabia Itinerary

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Jerusalem, Israel
— 4 nights
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Tiberias, Israel
— 3 nights
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Masada, Israel
— 1 night
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Eilat, Israel
— 2 nights
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Foot to Taba, Ferry to Aqaba, Taxi to Wadi Rum
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Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 4 nights
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Amman, Jordan
— 2 nights
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Mecca, Saudi Arabia
— 3 nights
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Medina, Saudi Arabia
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Jerusalem, Israel — 4 nights

Holy City

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jerusalem: Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa) and Tel Aviv (Tayelet, Neve Tzedek, &more). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, get to know the fascinating history of Old City of Jerusalem, admire the striking features of Church of Saint Anne, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Jerusalem online road trip planner.

Edinburgh, UK to Jerusalem is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from Edinburgh to Jerusalem, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Edinburgh in September; daily highs in Jerusalem reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Tiberias.
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Tiberias, Israel — 3 nights

On the shores of Lake Kinneret, a vacation in Tiberias offers plenty of water sports and biblical walks.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mount Tabor (in Kfar Tavor), The Baha'i Gardens (in Haifa) and Church Of Annunciation (in Nazareth). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Sea of Galilee, steep yourself in history at Mount Of Beatitudes, do a tasting at Somek Estate Winery, and explore the ancient world of Magdala.

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You can drive from Jerusalem to Tiberias in 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Tiberias can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Masada.
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Masada, Israel — 1 night

On the 11th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at The Masada Museum and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Masada National Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Masada road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Tiberias to Masada takes 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Eilat.
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Eilat, Israel — 2 nights

At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): see the vivid underwater world at Dolphin Reef, meet the residents at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Eilat online journey planner.

You can drive from Masada to Eilat in 3.5 hours. In September in Eilat, expect temperatures between 44°C during the day and 30°C at night. You'll set off for Wadi Rum on the 13th (Wed).
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Wadi Rum, Jordan — 4 nights

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.
Explore Wadi Rum's surroundings by going to Petra (in Petra - Wadi Musa) and Aqaba (Sharif Hussein Bin Ali & Scuba & Snorkeling). Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's extreme beauty at Wadi Rum Protected Area, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Wadi Rum Desert Dreams, and get great views at Lawrence's House.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Wadi Rum trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Eilat to Wadi Rum in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Amman.
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Amman, Jordan — 2 nights

White City

Jordan's capital city, Amman spreads across 19 hills and includes many distinct districts, each with their own historical and cultural marvels.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): look for gifts at RivaCrystals, contemplate the long history of The Citadel, then contemplate the long history of Roman Theatre, and finally see the interesting displays at Royal Automobile Museum. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Jerash Ruins, then pause for some photo ops at Madaba Mosaic Map, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Nebo.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Amman trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Wadi Rum to Amman takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Amman can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can fly to Mecca.
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Mecca, Saudi Arabia — 3 nights

Mother of All Settlements

The city of Mecca boasts the statues of the holiest site in Islam, and represents the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad and therefore the religion itself.
Get out of town with these interesting Mecca side-trips: Jeddah (Jeddah Flagpole, King Fahd's Fountain, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Kaaba, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bilal Masjid, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jabal al-Nour, and admire the striking features of Abraj Al-Bait Towers.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Mecca road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Amman to Mecca takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Arabian Standard Time (AST) is 1 hour. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Amman in September: highs in Mecca hover around 51°C, while lows dip to 35°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to fly to Medina.
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Medina, Saudi Arabia — 2 nights

Radiant City

Most tourism in Medina, the second-holiest city in Islam, comes from pilgrims who visit as part of the Hajj, an annual traditional journey that ends in Mecca.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): examine the collection at Koran Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Masjid an Nabawi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Al Ghamamah, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Quba.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Medina trip site.

Getting from Mecca to Medina by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In September in Medina, expect temperatures between 49°C during the day and 35°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Israel travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites · Ruins
Land of Creation
Surprisingly diverse for such a narrow strip of land pressed against the Mediterranean, modern Israel only dates back to 1948, though the history of this "Holy Land" spans many millennia. The big three monotheistic religions--Christianity, Judaism, and Islam--maintain extremely strong ties to this part of the world, so you can expect to see plenty of historic churches, mosques, and synagogues during your holiday in Israel. Beyond the undeniable cultural appeal, Israel also offers impressive natural features, including the Dead Sea and Makhtesh Ramon, one of the world's biggest craters. As you tour Israel, you'll find yourself following in the footsteps of figures that helped shape the world thousands of years ago.
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Jordan travel guide

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Historic Sites · Ruins · Nightlife
For such a small country, Jordan boasts a surprising variety of natural landscapes and urban attractions. A trip to Jordan takes visitors on a journey back to biblical times, when sites like the Dead Sea and the ancient yet astonishingly well-preserved city of Petra seemed to be at the heart of world events. Although covered in rocky deserts, Jordan boasts a good network of roads, which makes sightseeing by car an easy way to discover many of the country's top highlights. Begin your tour of Jordan in Amman, the largest urban center and a major political, cultural, and economic hub of this Middle Eastern kingdom.
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Saudi Arabia travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Shopping Malls
With coastlines on two seas, Saudi Arabia boasts some of the world's top scuba diving locations. At the same time, it has tourist attractions of such cultural heft as Mecca and Medina, the most sacred destinations for Muslim travelers and pilgrims. When it comes to relaxation and recreation, a trip to Saudi Arabia opens a world of possibilities for outdoor adventures, which include desert excursions by horse or camel, mountain climbing, cycling, and camping under the starry sky. Think about beginning or ending your tour of Saudi Arabia in Jeddah, a cosmopolitan center of commerce, shopping, and dining situated on the Red Sea coastline.
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