11 days in Israel & Jerusalem District Itinerary

11 days in Israel & Jerusalem District Itinerary

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11 days in Israel & Jerusalem District Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly + train:  13​h
1
Haifa
— 1 night
+3
train + bus + foot + Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Eilat
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
3
Ein Bokek
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Jerusalem
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Pune

1
night
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): admire the natural beauty at Baha'i Gardens and Golden Dome, contemplate the long history of Stella Maris Lighthouse and Carmelite Monastery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Dado Beach, and finally take a stroll through Akko Old Town.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Haifa route app .

Pune, India to Haifa is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Israel Standard Time (IST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in December, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Akko Old Town
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The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
Akko Old Town ©
Akko Old Town

2
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
On the 25th (Tue), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, then explore the striking landscape of Timna Park, and then make a trip to King Solomon's Mines. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Coral Beach Nature Reserve, then stroll through Dolphin Reef, and then go for a stroll along the water at Eilat Marina.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Eilat trip planner .

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Haifa to Eilat in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Haifa in December, expect nights in Eilat to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Ein Bokek.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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Underwater Observatory Marine Park ©
Underwater Observatory Marine Park
Timna Park ©
Timna Park
Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef

2
nights
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 27th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Masada Fortress, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Masada National Park, and then delve into the distant past at Herod's Western Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ein Bokek Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at En Gedi Nature Reserve, and then explore the activities along Dead Sea.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ein Bokek trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Eilat to Ein Bokek in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Ein Bokek

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dead Sea Region, Masada National Park, Masada Fortress
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Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Masada Fortress ©
Masada Fortress
Dead Sea ©
Dead Sea

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.
On the 31st (Mon), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, explore the engaging exhibits at Tower of David Museum, and browse the exhibits of Old City of Jerusalem.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Jerusalem road trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Ein Bokek to Jerusalem takes 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Jerusalem can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Jerusalem International YMCA ©
Jerusalem International YMCA
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

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