12 days in Israel Itinerary

12 days in Israel Itinerary

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12 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Las Vegas
Fly:  18​h
1
Jerusalem
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Arad
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Mitspe Ramon
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Eilat
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  3​h 45​min
5
Tiberias
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Las Vegas

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Jerusalem: Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa) and Tayelet (in Tel Aviv). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, contemplate the long history of Mt of Olives, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and admire the striking features of Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Jerusalem trip site .

Las Vegas, USA to Jerusalem is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Jerusalem due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Jerusalem are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Arad.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tel Aviv
Highlights from your plan
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Walking tours

1
night
Arad

Arad ©
Arad is a city in the Southern District of Israel. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Masada Fortress, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Masada National Park, then view the masterpieces at Adi Miraro Jewelry, and finally explore the world behind art at Fine Art & Doll Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Arad trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Jerusalem to Arad takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Arad

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Masada National Park
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Fine Art & Doll Museum ©
Fine Art & Doll Museum
Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Masada Fortress ©
Masada Fortress

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.
On the 18th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Ramon Crater, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then explore the stunning scenery at Avdat National Park.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Mitspe Ramon trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Arad to Mitspe Ramon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in May, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Eilat.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Parks Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
Ramon Crater ©
Ramon Crater
Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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 19th (Tue): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then ponder the design of Musical Fountain. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Timna Park, then see the vivid underwater world at Dolphin Reef, and then explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Beach Nature Reserve.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Eilat vacation planning tool .

Traveling by car from Mitspe Ramon to Eilat takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Mitspe Ramon in May, you will find days in Eilat are somewhat warmer (97°F), and nights are about the same (73°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tiberias.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Underwater Observatory Marine Park ©
Underwater Observatory Marine Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
Timna Park ©
Timna Park

3
nights
Tiberias

Tiberias ©
On the shores of Lake Kinneret, a vacation in Tiberias offers plenty of water sports and biblical walks.
Explore Tiberias' surroundings by going to The Baha'i Gardens (in Haifa), Nazareth (The Church of the Annunciation & Nazareth Village) and Mount Tabor (in Kfar Tavor). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Sea of Galilee, contemplate the long history of Cana, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Beatitude Monastery, and make a trip to Magdala.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tiberias visit planner.

Getting from Eilat to Tiberias by combination of flight and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, Tiberias is slightly colder than Eilat - with highs of 80°F and lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tiberias

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Nazareth, Capernaum, Magdala, Mount Tabor, The Baha'i Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation

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