11 days in Israel Itinerary

11 days in Israel Itinerary

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11 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: San Jose
Fly:  31 h
1
Jerusalem
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h
2
Eilat
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Foot + Bus + Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Haifa
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  31 h
End: San Jose

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.
On the 19th (Tue), 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, admire the landmark architecture of Church of the Holy Sepulchre, see the interesting displays at Israel Museum, and take a stroll through Old City of Jerusalem.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Jerusalem itinerary maker.

San Jose, Costa Rica to Jerusalem is an approximately 31-hour flight. Traveling from San Jose to Jerusalem, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from San Jose, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Jerusalem, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Walking tours

3
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): explore the gorgeous colors at Dolphin Reef, then see the vivid underwater world at Coral Beach Nature Reserve, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Underwater Observatory Marine Park. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Timna Park and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Eilat trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Jerusalem to Eilat by combination of bus and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Jerusalem, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Eilat, ranging from highs of 44°C to lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Haifa.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Underwater Observatory Marine Park ©
Underwater Observatory Marine Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Baha'i Gardens and Golden Dome, indulge your taste buds at Xocoatlzy, and then explore the striking landscape of Caesarea National Park. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of The Church of the Annunciation, then explore the ancient world of Megiddo National Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Stella Maris Lighthouse and Carmelite Monastery, and finally don't miss a visit to Louis Promenade.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Haifa trip builder.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from Eilat to Haifa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Eilat, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Haifa, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Haifa

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Nazareth, Xocoatlzy, Caesarea National Park
Highlights from your plan
The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation
Caesarea National Park ©
Caesarea National Park

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