11 days in Israel Itinerary

11 days in Israel Itinerary

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11 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Durban
Fly + train:  13​h
1
Haifa
— 3 nights
+3
train + bus + foot + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Eilat
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Masada
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Jerusalem
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Durban

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Haifa: Nazareth (The Church of the Annunciation & Cana), Sea of Galilee (in Tiberias) and Mount Tabor (in Kfar Tavor). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Baha'i Gardens, contemplate the long history of Mount of Beatitudes, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Primacy of Peter, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Caesarea National Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Haifa trip itinerary maker .

Durban, South Africa to Haifa is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Durban in December; daily highs in Haifa reach 22°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Nazareth, Mount Tabor, Hula Nature Reserve, Sea of Galilee, Church of the Primacy of Peter
Highlights from your plan
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation

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 12th (Thu): partake in some friendly competition at Escape Room Eilat, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Timna Park, then experience the excitement of Funtasy - Eilat's attractions center, and finally ponder the design of Musical Fountain. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Dolphin Reef, then explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Beach Nature Reserve, and then meet the residents at Underwater Observatory Marine Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Eilat travel route builder site .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Haifa to Eilat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Haifa, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Eilat, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Masada.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Wildlife Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Underwater Observatory Marine Park ©
Timna Park ©
Timna Park
Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef

1
night
Masada

Masada ©
On the 14th (Sat), steep yourself in history at The Masada Museum, explore the ancient world of Herod's Western Palace, and then explore the striking landscape of Masada National Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Masada itinerary planner.

You can drive from Eilat to Masada in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Masada

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dead Sea Region
Highlights from your plan
Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Herod's Western Palace ©
Herod's Western Palace
The Masada Museum ©
The Masada Museum

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Jerusalem: Tayelet (in Tel Aviv) and Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of Gethsemane, explore the ancient world of Western Wall, and explore the world behind art at Israel Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Jerusalem online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Masada to Jerusalem in 2.5 hours. In December in Jerusalem, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tel Aviv
Highlights from your plan
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Walking tours

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