11 days in Israel Itinerary

11 days in Israel Itinerary

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11 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  18​h
1
Jerusalem
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Dimona
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
3
Eilat
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + foot + bus + train:  2​h 45​min
4
Haifa
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

2
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). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, admire the striking features of Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, explore the world behind art at Israel Museum, and take a stroll through Old City of Jerusalem.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Jerusalem trip planner .

Washington DC, USA to Jerusalem is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Jerusalem, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in October: high temperatures in Jerusalem hover around 84°F and lows are around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Dimona.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jaffa Old City
Highlights from your plan
Israel Museum ©
Israel Museum
Walking tours

2
nights
Dimona

Dimona ©
Dimona is an Israeli city in the Negev desert, 36km to the south of Beersheba and 35km west of the Dead Sea above the Arava valley in the Southern District of Israel. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Masada Fortress, explore the striking landscape of Masada National Park, and then delve into the distant past at Herod's Western Palace. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Carmey Avdat, explore the stunning scenery at Avdat National Park, and then explore the ancient world of Shivta.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Dimona trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Jerusalem to Dimona in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Eilat.

Things to do in Dimona

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Carmey Avdat, Avdat National Park, Shivta, Herod's Western Palace, Masada National Park
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Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park
Masada Fortress ©
Masada Fortress

2
nights
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 9th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Timna Park, experience the excitement of Funtasy - Eilat's attractions center, and then see the vivid underwater world at Coral Beach Nature Reserve. On your second day here, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then meet the residents at Underwater Observatory Marine Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Eilat trip builder site .

Take a bus from Dimona to Eilat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Eilat sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Haifa.

Things to do in Eilat

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): browse the exhibits of Nazareth Village, admire the landmark architecture of The Church of the Annunciation, then explore the activities along Sea of Galilee, and finally contemplate the long history of Mount of Beatitudes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Hula Nature Reserve and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tabor.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Haifa trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Eilat to Haifa in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Eilat in October, expect nights in Haifa to be about the same, around 68°F, while days are slightly colder, around 81°F. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Nazareth, Hula Nature Reserve, Mount of Beatitudes, Sea of Galilee, Mount Tabor
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

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