10 days in Israel Itinerary

10 days in Israel Itinerary

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10 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Bus + Fly + Train:  20 h 45 min
1
Haifa
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Tel Aviv
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  14 h
End: New York City

4
nights
Haifa

Haifa ©
A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
You'll explore and learn at Ralli museum, Caesarea and Sculptures Garden (Gan Hapsalim). Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bahai Gardens and Shrine and St. Gabriel's Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Haifa: The Citadel (in Acre), Capernaum (Church of Mount of Beatitudes, The Church of the Twelve Apostles, & more) and Ghetto Fighters Museum (Lohamei HaGetaot Museum) (in Nahariya). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Beit Shearim, view the masterpieces at Ein Hod Artists Village, see the interesting displays at Hecht Museum, University of Haifa, and get engrossed in the history at Clandestine Immigration and Naval Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Haifa itinerary builder.

New York City, USA to Haifa is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Haifa is 7 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in September, with highs in Haifa at 86°F and lows at 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Haifa

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Capernaum, Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, Bahai Gardens and Shrine, Ghetto Fighters Museum (Lohamei HaGetaot Museum), Ralli museum, Caesarea
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The Beatitude Monastery ©
The Beatitude Monastery
The Church of the Twelve Apostles ©
The Church of the Twelve Apostles

3
nights
Tel Aviv

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Palmach Museum and Temple Mount. Visit Hezekiah's Tunnel - Siloam Tunnel and Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony) for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Tel Aviv side-trips: Jerusalem (Mount Herzl National Cemetery, Jaffa Gate (Bab al-Khalil), & more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Independence Hall Museum, see the interesting displays at Yitzhak Rabin Center, take a stroll through Jaffa Old City, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Russian Orthodox Church.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tel Aviv trip builder.

Traveling by train from Haifa to Tel Aviv takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Tel Aviv can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Jerusalem
Highlights from your plan
The Yitzhak Rabin Center ©
The Yitzhak Rabin Center
Mount Herzl National Cemetery ©
Mount Herzl National Cemetery

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