10 days in Israel Itinerary

10 days in Israel Itinerary

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10 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  18​h
1
Jerusalem
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Ein Bokek
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Mitspe Ramon
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Eilat
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Foot + Bus + Train:  2​h 30​min
5
Haifa
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

1
night
Jerusalem

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): shop like a local with Ben Yehuda Street, don't miss a visit to Jaffa Gate (Bab al-Khalil), then get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, and finally examine the collection at Israel Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Church of the Holy Sepulchre, get engrossed in the history at Old City of Jerusalem, don't miss a visit to Western Wall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony), then explore the ancient world of Temple Mount, and finally steep yourself in history at Dome of the Rock.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Jerusalem day trip planning app .

Washington DC, USA to Jerusalem is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Israel Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in December; daily highs in Jerusalem reach 69°F and lows reach 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Ein Bokek.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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1
night
Ein Bokek

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ein Bokek Beach, then identify plant and animal life at En Gedi Nature Reserve, then explore the fascinating landscape at Ein Gedi Botanical Garden, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Masada Museum.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ein Bokek trip itinerary website .

Take a bus from Jerusalem to Ein Bokek in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Ein Bokek

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Dead Sea Region, Ein Gedi Botanical Garden
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Ein Bokek Beach ©
Ein Bokek Beach
En Gedi Nature Reserve ©
En Gedi Nature Reserve
Ein Gedi Botanical Garden ©
Ein Gedi Botanical Garden

1
night
Mitspe Ramon

Mitspe Ramon ©
Founded in 1951, the small desert town of Mitspe Ramon overlooks the Ramon Crater, a massive 40 km (24 mi) long dip in the Negev desert, created by erosion and notable for its interesting rock formations.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Avdat National Park, explore the striking landscape at Ramon Crater, then have fun and explore at The Alpaca Farm, and finally explore the ancient world of Nabatean Avdat Acropolis.

For reviews and other tourist information, read our Mitspe Ramon trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Ein Bokek to Mitspe Ramon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Mitspe Ramon sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Eilat.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Ramon Crater ©
Ramon Crater
Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park
Nabatean Avdat Acropolis ©
Nabatean Avdat Acropolis

2
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Botanical Garden Of Eilat, then explore the gorgeous colors at Dolphin Reef, then explore the stunning scenery at Red Canyon, and finally look for gifts at King Solomon Promanade. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating landscape at Eilat Action, tour the pleasant surroundings at Migdalor Beach, then kick back and relax at Princess Beach, and finally look for gifts at Eilat Wines.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Eilat road trip app .

You can drive from Mitspe Ramon to Eilat in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Mitspe Ramon in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Eilat: temperatures range from 74°F by day to 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Haifa.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Botanical Garden Of Eilat ©
Botanical Garden Of Eilat
Princess Beach ©
Princess Beach
Migdalor Beach ©
Migdalor Beach

3
nights
Haifa

Haifa ©
A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bahai Gardens and Shrine, explore the historical opulence of Crusader Fortress, delve into the distant past at Magdala, then explore the activities along Sea of Galilee, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at International Center Mary of Nazareth. On the next day, stroll through Dado Beach, stop by Mishi Chocolate Boutique, then steep yourself in history at Mount of Beatitudes, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Mount of Beatitudes, and finally contemplate the long history of Capharnaum the Town of Jesus.

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You can do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Eilat to Haifa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Eilat in December, expect nights in Haifa to be about the same, around 54°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 66°F. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Haifa

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Capernaum, Acre, Sea of Galilee, Mishi Chocolate Boutique, Magdala
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International Center Mary of Nazareth ©
Capharnaum the Town of Jesus ©
Capharnaum the Town of Jesus
The Beatitude Monastery ©
The Beatitude Monastery

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