11 days in Israel & Bethlehem Itinerary

11 days in Israel & Bethlehem Itinerary

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11 days in Israel & Bethlehem Itinerary

Start: Manila, Philippines
Fly + train:  17​h 30​min
1
Haifa, Israel
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
2
Nazareth, Israel
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Kfar Cana, Israel
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
4
Kfar Tavor, Israel
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h
5
Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
6
Jerusalem, Israel
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Manila, Philippines

1
night
Haifa, Israel

Haifa ©
A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Haifa trip planner .

Manila, Philippines to Haifa is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Manila to Haifa due to the time zone difference. July in Haifa sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to Nazareth.

Things to do in Haifa

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Acre
Highlights from your plan
The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
Bahai Gardens  and Shrine ©
Bahai Gardens and Shrine
Citadel of Acre ©
Citadel of Acre

3
nights
Nazareth, Israel

Nazareth ©
Known worldwide as the hometown of Jesus Christ, Nazareth draws flocks of pilgrims who come to see the place where Christ grew up, and follow his footsteps along the Jesus Trail.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mensa Christi Church, Mary's Well and St. Joseph Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Sea of Galilee, contemplate the long history of Mount of Beatitudes, take some stellar pictures from International Center Mary of Nazareth, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Joseph Church, then admire the striking features of The Church of the Annunciation, and finally browse the exhibits of Nazareth Village.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Nazareth trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Haifa to Nazareth takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Nazareth are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kfar Cana.

Things to do in Nazareth

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Capernaum, Sea of Galilee, Magdala
Highlights from your plan
St. Joseph Church ©
St. Joseph Church
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation

1
night
Kfar Cana, Israel

Kfar Cana ©
Franciscan Wedding Church has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Tiberias, don't miss a visit to Nabi Shu'ayb, then pause for some serene contemplation at Franciscan Wedding Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cana, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Greek Orthodox St. George Church.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kfar Cana trip planning app .

Kfar Cana is very close to Nazareth. In July in Kfar Cana, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kfar Tavor.

Things to do in Kfar Cana

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tiberias, Cana
Highlights from your plan
Tiberias ©
Tiberias
Franciscan Wedding Church ©
Franciscan Wedding Church
Cana ©
Cana

1
day
Kfar Tavor, Israel

Kfar Tavor ©
Kfar Tavor is a village in the Lower Galilee region of Northern Israel, at the foot of Mount Tabor. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mount Tabor. On the 7th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Mishkan Museum of Art, Ein Harod, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yardenit, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tabor.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kfar Tavor sightseeing planning website .

Kfar Tavor is just a short distance from Kfar Cana. While traveling from Kfar Cana, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Kfar Tavor, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bethlehem.

Things to do in Kfar Tavor

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Mishkan Museum of Art, Ein Harod, Yardenit
Highlights from your plan
Mount Tabor ©
Mount Tabor
Yardenit ©
Yardenit
Mishkan Museum of Art, Ein Harod ©

1
night
Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories

Bethlehem ©
For many, Bethlehem needs no introduction.
You've added Cave of St. Jerome, Milk Grotto, Church of the Nativity, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Sanctuary Bethlehem, contemplate the long history of Church of the Nativity, explore the ancient world of The Church of St. Catherine, make a trip to Milk Grotto, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cave of St. Jerome, and finally get engrossed in the history at Palestinian Heritage Center.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bethlehem trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kfar Tavor to Bethlehem takes 2.5 hours. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Bethlehem

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Church of the Nativity ©
Church of the Nativity
Palestinian Heritage Center ©
Palestinian Heritage Center
The Church of St. Catherine ©
The Church of St. Catherine

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Tomb of Lazarus, Jaffa Old City, Bethesda, and other attractions. Get some historical perspective at Western Wall and Mt of Olives. Israel Museum and The Museum of the Tower of David will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Old City of Jerusalem, contemplate the long history of The Jerusalem Archaeological Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of Gethsemane, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Anne.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Jerusalem online trip itinerary builder .

Jerusalem is just a short distance from Bethlehem. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Church of St. John the Baptist, Jaffa Old City
Highlights from your plan
Israel Museum ©
Israel Museum
Western Wall ©
Western Wall
Old City of Jerusalem ©
Old City of Jerusalem

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