11 days in Israel Itinerary

11 days in Israel Itinerary

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11 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Bus + Fly + Train:  18 h 45 min
1
Haifa
— 2 nights
+3
Train + Bus + Foot + Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Eilat
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h
3
Jerusalem
— 4 nights
Fly:  16 h 15 min
End: New York City

2
nights
Haifa

Haifa ©
A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Haifa: Capernaum (Church of Mount of Beatitudes & Mount of Beatitudes), Sea of Galilee (in Tiberias) and The Church of the Annunciation (in Nazareth). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Caesarea National Park, steep yourself in history at Stella Maris Lighthouse and Carmelite Monastery, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Tabor, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bahai Gardens and Shrine.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Haifa trip itinerary builder.

New York City, USA to Haifa is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Haifa is 7 hours. Traveling from New York City in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Haifa: highs are around 81°F and lows about 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Capernaum, Mount Tabor, Bahai Gardens and Shrine, Sea of Galilee, The Church of the Annunciation
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Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation

3
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
On the 13th (Fri), snap pictures at Harbour Bridge, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Timna Park, and then take in the waterfront activity at Eilat Marina. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, then explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Beach Nature Reserve, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dolphin Reef.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Eilat trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Haifa to Eilat in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Haifa in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Eilat: temperatures range from 92°F by day to 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Eilat

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

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jerusalem: Tel Aviv Museum of Art (in Tel Aviv) and Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa). On the 18th (Wed), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, explore the ancient world of Temple Mount, wander the streets of Old City of Jerusalem, and contemplate the long history of Mount of Olives.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Jerusalem trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Eilat to Jerusalem takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Eilat in October, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Jerusalem: temperatures range from 82°F by day to 51°F at night. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tel Aviv
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The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Walking tours

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