15 days in Addis Ababa, Israel & Chicago Itinerary

15 days in Addis Ababa, Israel & Chicago Itinerary

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New York City, United States
Fly:
23​h 15​min
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
— 1 night
Fly:
9​h
Tiberias, Israel
— 4 nights
bus:
2​h 30​min
Jerusalem, Israel
— 3 nights
Fly:
23​h 30​min
Chicago, United States
— 5 nights
Fly:
4​h 30​min
New York City, United States

1
day
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

A sprawling metropolis and home to millions of Ethiopians, Addis Ababa houses many international organizations, embassies, and commissions, making it a diplomatic, political, and economic hub of the country.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): look for gifts at Sabahar, contemplate the long history of Meskel Square, take in the dramatic natural features at Entoto Hill, then don't miss a visit to The Mausoleum of Menelik II, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Cathedral, and finally look for gifts at Salem's Ethiopia.

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New York City, USA to Addis Ababa is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern African Time (EAT), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in August, things will get a bit cooler in Addis Ababa: highs are around 69°F and lows about 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Tiberias.

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The Mausoleum of Menelik II
Salem's Ethiopia
Entoto Hill

3
days
Tiberias, Israel

On the shores of Lake Kinneret, a vacation in Tiberias offers plenty of water sports and biblical walks.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tiberias: Bahai Gardens and Shrine (in Acre), Caesarea National Park (in Caesarea) and The Church of the Annunciation (in Nazareth). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Sea of Galilee, don't miss a visit to Tel Dan, steep yourself in history at Mount of Beatitudes, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Mount of Beatitudes.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Addis Ababa to Tiberias. Traveling from Addis Ababa to Tiberias, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Addis Ababa in August: highs in Tiberias hover around 91°F, while lows dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Jerusalem.

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Galilee, Capernaum, Caesarea National Park, Mount Tabor, Bahai Gardens and Shrine
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Sea of Galilee
Caesarea National Park
Mount Tabor

3
days
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.
Jerusalem is known for historic sites, sightseeing, museums, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Mount, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Tisch Family Zoological Gardens (Biblical Zoo), and contemplate the long history of Mount of Olives.

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Traveling by bus from Tiberias to Jerusalem takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Tiberias in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Jerusalem, with lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

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Western Wall
Israel Museum
Old City of Jerusalem

5
days
Chicago, United States

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for sightseeing, museums, historic sites, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire the landmark architecture of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, see the interesting displays at The Field Museum, and meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Jerusalem to Chicago. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Jerusalem to Chicago due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Jerusalem, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Chicago, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Millennium Park
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field

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