10 days in Israel & Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

10 days in Israel & Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

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10 days in Israel & Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
bus + Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Eilat, Israel
— 1 day
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  3​h 15​min
2
Migdal, Israel
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 15​min
3
Jerusalem, Israel
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
4
Ishigaki, Japan
— 1 night
+2
Fly + train + bus:  5​h 15​min
5
Motobu-cho, Japan
— 1 day
bus:  1​h 30​min
6
Naha, Japan
— 1 night
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: New York City, United States

1
day
Eilat, Israel

Eilat ©
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 30th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Timna Park, test your team's savvy at Escape Room Eilat, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Underwater Observatory Marine Park.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Eilat trip planner.

New York City, USA to Eilat is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Eilat. When traveling from New York City in November, plan for warmer days in Eilat, with highs around 83°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Migdal.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Timna Park ©
Timna Park
Underwater Observatory Marine Park ©
Escape Room Eilat ©
Escape Room Eilat

1
night
Migdal, Israel

Migdal ©
Migdal is a town in the Northern District of Israel. On the 1st (Sun), make a trip to Magdala, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Primacy of Peter, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea of Galilee, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Twelve Apostles, then don't miss a visit to Nimrod's Lookout, and finally don't miss a visit to Abuhav Synagogue.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Migdal trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Eilat to Migdal in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Eilat in November: highs in Migdal hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Migdal

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Church of the Primacy of Peter, Nimrod's Lookout, Abuhav Synagogue, The Church of the Twelve Apostles, Sea of Galilee
Highlights from your plan
Magdala ©
Magdala
Nimrod's Lookout ©
Nimrod's Lookout
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee

3
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ayalon Institute Museum and Herod's Western Palace. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jerusalem: Tel Aviv (Wine Tours & Tastings & Palmach Museum). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, make a trip to Jaffa Gate, and see the interesting displays at Israel Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Jerusalem tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by bus from Migdal to Jerusalem takes 2.5 hours. December in Jerusalem sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Herod's Western Palace, Ayalon Institute Museum
Highlights from your plan
Israel Museum ©
Israel Museum
Wine Tours & Tastings

1
night
Ishigaki, Japan

Ishigaki ©
Ishigaki, the most populous island in the chain, features the country's southernmost city and acts as a transport hub for exploring the landmasses that surround.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Maesedake Observation Site, contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki trip maker tool .

You can fly from Jerusalem to Ishigaki in 17.5 hours. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Jerusalem to Ishigaki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jerusalem in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 64°F in Ishigaki. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal ©
Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal

1
day
Motobu-cho, Japan

Motobu-cho ©
Formed by the gradual merging of several old fishing villages, today the island town of Motobu-cho boasts paradisal beaches of white sand, clear waters, and a rich array of wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Tropical Dream Center, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Okichan Theater, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, and finally snap pictures at Kouri Bridge.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Motobu-cho trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Ishigaki to Motobu-cho in 5.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Ishigaki in December since evenings lows in Motobu-cho dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Naha.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Kouri Ohashi
Highlights from your plan
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Tropical Dream Center ©
Tropical Dream Center
Kouri Ohashi ©
Kouri Ohashi

1
night
Naha, Japan

Naha ©
Naha, the capital of Okinawa, has deep roots: Stone Age relics have been found in the city, and through the Middle Ages it rose in importance in the Ryukyu Kingdom.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): make a trip to Makishi Public Market, make a trip to Kokusaidori, then explore the historical opulence of Shurijo Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Tomari Iyumachi.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Naha trip itinerary builder .

Take a bus from Motobu-cho to Naha in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Motobu-cho in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 62°F in Naha. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Naha

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle
Tomari Iyumachi ©
Tomari Iyumachi
Kokusaidori ©
Kokusaidori

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