10 days in Israel Itinerary

10 days in Israel Itinerary

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10 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
+2
Fly + Train + Bus:  21 h
1
Eilat
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h
2
Ginosar
— 1 night
Bus:  3 h
3
Jerusalem
— 4 nights
Fly:  20 h 45 min
End: Phoenix

3
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Spend the 29th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: observe the fascinating underwater world at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, get your game on at Darkness - Israel's Biggest Haunted House, see the vivid underwater world at Coral Beach Nature Reserve, and explore the striking landscape of Timna Park.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Eilat road trip site .

Phoenix, USA to Eilat is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Phoenix to Eilat. Traveling from Phoenix in December, things will get a bit warmer in Eilat: highs are around 74°F and lows about 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ginosar.

Things to do in Eilat

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef
Underwater Observatory Marine Park ©
Underwater Observatory Marine Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Ginosar

Ginosar ©
Ginosar is a kibbutz in the Plain of Ginosar on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee in Israel. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Tabgha, then stroll through Sea of Galilee, then explore and take pictures at Vered Hagalil Guest Farm, and finally contemplate the long history of Mount of Beatitudes.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ginosar online trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Eilat to Ginosar takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Eilat in December, expect nights in Ginosar to be about the same, around 54°F, while days are slightly colder, around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Ginosar

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tiberias, Mount of Beatitudes, Vered Hagalil Guest Farm
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Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Tabgha ©
Tabgha
Vered Hagalil Guest Farm ©
Vered Hagalil Guest Farm

4
nights
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.
Step out of Jerusalem to go to Masada and see Masada National Park, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, admire the landmark architecture of Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, examine the collection at Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem, and pause for some serene contemplation at Bethesda.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Jerusalem online route maker .

Traveling by bus from Ginosar to Jerusalem takes 3 hours. December in Jerusalem sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 50°F at night. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Masada National Park
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Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

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