11 days in Israel Itinerary

11 days in Israel Itinerary

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11 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Colombo
+2
Fly + Train + Bus:  21 h 45 min
1
Eilat
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  3 h 45 min
2
Tiberias
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h 30 min
3
Jerusalem
— 5 nights
Fly:  20 h 15 min
End: Colombo

2
nights
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 11th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, see the vivid underwater world at Coral Beach Nature Reserve, and then explore the gorgeous colors at Dolphin Reef. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get your game on at Darkness - Israel's Biggest Haunted House, then identify plant and animal life at Hai Bar - Wildlife Reserve, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Eilat trip builder.

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Eilat is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Colombo to Eilat is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Colombo in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Eilat: temperatures range from 44°C by day to 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tiberias.

Things to do in Eilat

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef
Coral Beach Nature Reserve ©
Coral Beach Nature Reserve

1
night
Tiberias

Tiberias ©
On the shores of Lake Kinneret, a vacation in Tiberias offers plenty of water sports and biblical walks.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): explore the activities along Sea of Galilee, steep yourself in history at Tiberias, and then steep yourself in history at Church of the Multiplication.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tiberias vacation builder.

Getting from Eilat to Tiberias by combination of flight and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Eilat in September, with highs in Tiberias at 36°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Tiberias

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Capernaum, Hula Nature Reserve
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Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Mount of Beatitudes ©
Mount of Beatitudes
Church of the Multiplication ©
Church of the Multiplication

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center and Old City of Jerusalem. You'll explore and learn at Israel Museum and Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Get out of town with these interesting Jerusalem side-trips: Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa), Safari Park (in Ramat Gan) and Beit Hatfutsot - The Museum of the Jewish People (in Tel Aviv). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Western Wall, identify plant and animal life at Gamla Nature Reserve, contemplate the long history of Garden Tomb, and admire the landmark architecture of Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Jerusalem sightseeing planner.

Getting from Tiberias to Jerusalem by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Tiberias in September since evenings lows in Jerusalem dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Safari Park
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The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Western Wall ©
Western Wall

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