11 days in Israel Itinerary

11 days in Israel Itinerary

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11 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  15​h 30​min
1
Tiberias
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Meron
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Masada
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Eilat
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  3​h 15​min
5
Jerusalem
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Newark

2
nights
Tiberias

Tiberias ©
On the shores of Lake Kinneret, a vacation in Tiberias offers plenty of water sports and biblical walks.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tiberias: Nazareth (Nazareth Village & The Church of the Annunciation), The Baha'i Gardens (in Haifa) and Bahai Gardens and Shrine (in Acre). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Sea of Galilee, delve into the distant past at Magdala, steep yourself in history at Mount of Beatitudes, and identify plant and animal life at Hula Nature Reserve.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Tiberias road trip planner .

Newark, USA to Tiberias is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Tiberias is 7 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Newark in February; daily highs in Tiberias reach 67°F and lows reach 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Meron.

Things to do in Tiberias

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Nazareth, Bahai Gardens and Shrine, Mount Tabor, Hula Nature Reserve, Mount of Beatitudes
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The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation

1
night
Meron

Meron ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Galil Mountain Winery, then make a trip to Tomb of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Meadan Brewing Ltd, and finally don't miss a visit to Mount Meron Nature Reserve.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Meron vacation builder site .

Traveling by car from Tiberias to Meron takes an hour. In February, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Masada.

Things to do in Meron

Breweries & Distilleries Wineries

Side Trips

Galil Mountain Winery, Meadan Brewing Ltd
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Galil Mountain Winery ©
Galil Mountain Winery
Mount Meron Nature Reserve ©
Mount Meron Nature Reserve
Tomb of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai ©
Tomb of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai

1
night
Masada

Masada ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Masada National Park, then take in the pleasant sights at Nachal Arugot Nature Reserve, and then delve into the distant past at Herod's Western Palace.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Masada online route builder .

Drive from Meron to Masada in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Eilat.

Things to do in Masada

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Herod's Western Palace
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Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Herod's Western Palace
Herod's Western Palace

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 8th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Timna Park, then see the vivid underwater world at Dolphin Reef, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Underwater Observatory Marine Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): see the vivid underwater world at Coral Beach Nature Reserve, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Eilat online vacation planner .

Getting from Masada to Eilat by car takes about 3 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Underwater Observatory Marine Park ©
Timna Park ©
Timna Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
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 a short trip to Jaffa Old City in Jaffa (about 1h 05 min away). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, delve into the distant past at Western Wall, wander the streets of Old City of Jerusalem, and contemplate the long history of The Jerusalem Archaeological Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Jerusalem trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Eilat to Jerusalem in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Eilat in February; daily highs in Jerusalem reach 69°F and lows reach 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jaffa Old City
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The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Walking tours

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