11 days in Israel Itinerary

11 days in Israel Itinerary

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11 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  17​h
1
Tel Aviv
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h
2
Eilat
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Mitspe Ramon
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Masada
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  19​h
End: San Francisco

5
nights
Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv ©
Called the "White City" thanks to the color of its World Heritage-listed architectural landmarks, Tel Aviv serves as Israel's modern and cosmopolitan second city.
Family-friendly places like Tayelet and Safari Park will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Jerusalem (Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, Old City of Jerusalem, & more), Hay Park Kiryat Motzkin (in Kiryat Motzkin) and Sea of Galilee (in Tiberias). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at The Baha'i Gardens, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take an in-depth tour of Beit Hatfutsot - The Museum of the Jewish People, and get your game on at Art Quest - Club Allenby 28.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Tel Aviv day trip planning website .

San Francisco, USA to Tel Aviv is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from San Francisco to Tel Aviv. Traveling from San Francisco in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Tel Aviv, with lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Eilat.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Jerusalem, Hay Park Kiryat Motzkin, Sea of Galilee, Safari Park, The Baha'i Gardens
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Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Tayelet ©
Tayelet

2
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 12th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Timna Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dolphin Reef, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Underwater Observatory Marine Park. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Beach Nature Reserve, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Eilat trip maker .

Getting from Tel Aviv to Eilat by flight takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tel Aviv in January, you will find days in Eilat are somewhat warmer (71°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Underwater Observatory Marine Park ©
Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef

1
night
Mitspe Ramon

Mitspe Ramon ©
Founded in 1951, the small desert town of Mitspe Ramon overlooks the Ramon Crater, a massive 40 km (24 mi) long dip in the Negev desert, created by erosion and notable for its interesting rock formations.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Avdat National Park, revel in the low prices at Faran Natural Cosmetic, then take in the dramatic natural features at Ramon Crater, and finally wander the wide-open spaces of The Alpaca Farm.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Mitspe Ramon travel route app .

Traveling by car from Eilat to Mitspe Ramon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Eilat in January, expect nights in Mitspe Ramon to be about the same, around 47°F, while days are little chillier, around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Masada.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Parks Nature Shopping
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Ramon Crater ©
Ramon Crater
Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park
The Alpaca Farm ©
The Alpaca Farm

1
night
Masada

Masada ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Masada National Park.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Masada road trip app .

Getting from Mitspe Ramon to Masada by car takes about 2 hours. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Masada

Parks Nature
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Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park

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