11 days in Sochi & Israel Itinerary

11 days in Sochi & Israel Itinerary

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11 days in Sochi & Israel Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Sochi, Russia
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  8​h
2
Tiberias, Israel
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  4​h
3
Eilat, Israel
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Arad, Israel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Jerusalem, Israel
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Newark, United States

2
nights
Sochi, Russia

Sochi ©
Called the "Summer Capital of Russia," the busy resort town of Sochi is best known as the host of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): see where the action happens at "Laura" Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Khostinsky Tisosamshitovaya Grove and then fly down the slopes at Lift Complex Roza Khutor.

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Newark, USA to Sochi is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Sochi, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Newark in January, with highs in Sochi at 50°F and lows at 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tiberias.

Things to do in Sochi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Khostinsky Tisosamshitovaya Grove ©
Khostinsky Tisosamshitovaya Grove
Sochi National Park ©
Sochi National Park

2
nights
Tiberias, Israel

Tiberias ©
On the shores of Lake Kinneret, a vacation in Tiberias offers plenty of water sports and biblical walks.
On the 15th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cana, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franciscan Wedding Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, then explore the activities along Sea of Galilee, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Twelve Apostles. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Domus Galilaeae, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Primacy of Peter, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Tomb of Rabbi Meir, and finally steep yourself in history at Tiberias.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tiberias trip itinerary planning website .

Explore your travel options from Sochi to Tiberias with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Israel Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sochi in January, with highs in Tiberias at 63°F and lows at 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Tiberias

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Nazareth, The Church of the Twelve Apostles, Church of the Primacy of Peter, Franciscan Wedding Church
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Church of the Primacy of Peter ©
Church of the Primacy of Peter
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee

2
nights
Eilat, Israel

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 17th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Timna Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mosh Beach. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Botanical Garden Of Eilat, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bird Watching Park, then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Darkness - Israel's Biggest Haunted House.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Eilat road trip planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Tiberias to Eilat in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Tiberias in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Eilat, with highs around 71°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Arad.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Timna Park ©
Timna Park
Botanical Garden Of Eilat ©
Botanical Garden Of Eilat
Mosh Beach ©
Mosh Beach

1
night
Arad, Israel

Arad ©
Arad is a city in the Southern District of Israel. On the 19th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Masada National Park, admire the landmark architecture of Masada Fortress, then browse the exhibits of Adi Miraro Jewelry, and finally explore the engaging exhibits at Arad Contemporary Art Center.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Arad trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Eilat to Arad by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Arad

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Masada National Park
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Masada Fortress ©
Masada Fortress
Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Adi Miraro Jewelry ©
Adi Miraro Jewelry

2
nights
Jerusalem, Israel

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 20th (Mon), Head underground at St. George's Monastery, then make a trip to Western Wall, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony), and finally make a trip to Jaffa Gate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Holy Monastery of the Praetorium, take some stellar pictures from Ein Lavan, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Jerusalem online tour planner .

Getting from Arad to Jerusalem by car takes about 2 hours. In January in Jerusalem, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
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Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park ©
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
Jaffa Gate ©
Jaffa Gate

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