12 days in Israel Itinerary

12 days in Israel Itinerary

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12 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  16 h 15 min
1
Jerusalem
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h
2
Eilat
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Foot + Bus + Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Haifa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Capernaum
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  22 h 15 min
End: New York City

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa) and Tel Aviv Museum of Art (in Tel Aviv). On the 18th (Wed), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, explore the ancient world of Western Wall, steep yourself in history at Mount of Olives, and admire the natural beauty at Garden of Gethsemane.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Jerusalem trip planner.

New York City, USA to Jerusalem is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight, train, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Jerusalem is 7 hours. When traveling from New York City in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Jerusalem, with highs around 82°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Eilat is known for nature, zoos & aquariums, adventure, sightseeing, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, see the vivid underwater world at Dolphin Reef, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and identify plant and animal life at Coral Beach Nature Reserve.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Eilat itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jerusalem to Eilat in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Jerusalem in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Eilat, with highs around 92°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Haifa.

Things to do in Eilat

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

2
nights
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 23rd (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Baha'i Gardens and Golden Dome, stroll the grounds of Khayat Beach War Cemetery, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Caesarea National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): admire the striking features of The Church of the Annunciation, explore the ancient world of Megiddo National Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Stella Maris Lighthouse and Carmelite Monastery, and finally don't miss a visit to Louis Promenade.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Haifa travel planner.

Getting from Eilat to Haifa by combination of flight, bus, and train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Eilat in October: highs in Haifa hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Capernaum.

Things to do in Haifa

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Nazareth, Caesarea National Park
Highlights from your plan
The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation
Caesarea National Park ©
Caesarea National Park

1
day
Capernaum

Capernaum ©
A trip to Capernaum takes pilgrims and tourists to the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee, which represents one of the major historical sites to see in Israel.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Tabgha, then contemplate the long history of Church of the Multiplication, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sea of Galilee, and finally contemplate the long history of Mount of Beatitudes.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Capernaum travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Haifa to Capernaum takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Haifa in October, Capernaum is little chillier at night with lows of 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Capernaum

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tiberias
Highlights from your plan
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Mount of Beatitudes ©
Mount of Beatitudes
Church of the Multiplication ©
Church of the Multiplication

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