11 days in Israel Itinerary

11 days in Israel Itinerary

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11 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly:  20​h
1
Tel Aviv
— 3 nights
bus:  45​min
2
Caesarea
— 1 night
train:  30​min
3
Haifa
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
4
Jerusalem
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Masada
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Tel Aviv
— 1 night
Fly:  20​h
End: Phoenix

3
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Walking tours, Jaffa Old City, Mount of Beatitudes, and other attractions. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Neve Tzedek, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and contemplate the long history of Ben-Gurion House.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tel Aviv road trip app .

Phoenix, USA to Tel Aviv is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Israel Standard Time (IST) is 9 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Tel Aviv when traveling from Phoenix in December, with lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Caesarea.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nazareth, Capernaum
Highlights from your plan
Jaffa Old City ©
Jaffa Old City
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation
Walking tours

1
night
Caesarea

Caesarea ©
Caesarea is a town in north-central Israel. Bahai Gardens and Shrine has been added to your itinerary. On the 11th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Bahai Gardens and Shrine, see the interesting displays at Caesarea Antiquity Museum, see the interesting displays at Ralli museum, Caesarea, then walk around Caesarea National Park, and finally shop like a local with Old City Gallery - Caesarea. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Vitkin Winery, then make a trip to Aqueduct Beach, and then explore the striking landscape of Caesarea Harbor National Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Caesarea online day trip planner .

Getting from Beit She'an to Caesarea by car takes about 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 51°F. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Caesarea

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bahai Gardens and Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Ralli museum, Caesarea ©
Ralli museum, Caesarea
Bahai Gardens  and Shrine ©
Bahai Gardens and Shrine
Caesarea Antiquity Museum ©
Caesarea Antiquity Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of The German Colony.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Haifa route planner .

Haifa is just a stone's throw from Caesarea. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in December, and nighttime lows around 54°F. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Wed) before leaving for Jerusalem.

Things to do in Haifa

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
The German Colony ©
The German Colony

1
night
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.
You've now added Herodian Quarter/Wohl Archaeological Museum to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the ancient world of Herodian Quarter/Wohl Archaeological Museum, delve into the distant past at Western Wall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, then explore the fascinating underground world of Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park, and finally get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, examine the collection at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, and then take a stroll through Old City of Jerusalem.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Jerusalem trip maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Eilat to Jerusalem takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Eilat in December, you will find days in Jerusalem are slightly colder (69°F), and nights are about the same (50°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Masada.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Old City of Jerusalem ©
Old City of Jerusalem
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

1
night
Masada

Masada ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): get great views at Nachal Arugot Nature Reserve and then take an in-depth tour of The Masada Museum. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Masada National Park and then explore the ancient world of Herod's Western Palace.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Masada online itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Jerusalem to Masada takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Masada

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dead Sea Region
Highlights from your plan
Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Herod's Western Palace ©
Herod's Western Palace
The Masada Museum ©
The Masada Museum

1
night
Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mount of Beatitudes. On the 4th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Mount of Beatitudes.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tel Aviv online trip planner .

Drive from Masada to Tel Aviv in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mount of Beatitudes
Highlights from your plan
Mount of Beatitudes ©
Mount of Beatitudes

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