12 days in Israel Itinerary

12 days in Israel Itinerary

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12 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + train:  18​h 45​min
1
Haifa
— 3 nights
+3
train + bus + foot + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Eilat
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
3
Jerusalem
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

3
nights
Haifa

Haifa ©
A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
Get out of town with these interesting Haifa side-trips: Tiberias (Sea of Galilee & Tiberias), Magdala (in Migdal) and Mount of Beatitudes (in Capernaum). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at The Baha'i Gardens, explore the galleries of Nazareth Village, walk around Caesarea National Park, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Tabor.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Haifa planner .

Los Angeles, USA to Haifa is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and train. Traveling from Los Angeles to Haifa, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 62°F in Haifa. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Tiberias, Nazareth, Mishi Chocolate Boutique, Hula Nature Reserve, Mount of Beatitudes
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

3
nights
Eilat

At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Eilat is known for wildlife, zoos & aquariums, nature, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Timna Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Reef, and see the vivid underwater world at Coral Beach Nature Reserve.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Eilat trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Haifa to Eilat in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Haifa, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Eilat, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Eilat

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Underwater Observatory Marine Park ©
Timna Park ©
Timna Park

4
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 Masada National Park (in Masada). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bethesda, steep yourself in history at Mt of Olives, and don't miss a visit to Western Wall.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Jerusalem road trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Eilat to Jerusalem takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In November, Jerusalem is slightly colder than Eilat - with highs of 77°F and lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Masada National Park, Jaffa Old City
Highlights from your plan
Israel Museum ©
Israel Museum
Walking tours

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