12 days in Israel Itinerary

12 days in Israel Itinerary

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12 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly + Drive:  11​h 30​min
1
Ginosar
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Haifa
— 3 nights
+3
train + bus + foot + Fly:  3​h
3
Eilat
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Arad
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Jerusalem
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Lisbon

1
day
Ginosar

Ginosar ©
Ginosar is a kibbutz in the Plain of Ginosar on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee in Israel. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Magdala, contemplate the long history of Capharnaum the Town of Jesus, explore the ancient world of The House and Church of St. Peter, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Primacy of Peter, then steep yourself in history at Church of the Multiplication, and finally contemplate the long history of Mount of Beatitudes.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ginosar trip maker website .

Lisbon, Portugal to Ginosar is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Lisbon to Ginosar. Traveling from Lisbon in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Ginosar, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Haifa.

Things to do in Ginosar

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Capernaum, Church of the Primacy of Peter, Magdala
Highlights from your plan
Mount of Beatitudes ©
Mount of Beatitudes
Church of the Primacy of Peter ©
Church of the Primacy of Peter
Magdala ©
Magdala

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea of Galilee and Megiddo National Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Baha'i Gardens and Golden Dome and Crusader Fortress. Venture out of the city with trips to Nazareth (The Church of the Annunciation & International Center Mary of Nazareth) and Tiberias (in Tiberias). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bahai Gardens and Shrine, get curious at Mada Tech - The Israel National Museum Of Science, examine the collection at The Munio Gitai Weinraub Museum, and stop by Mishi Chocolate Boutique.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Haifa day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Ginosar to Haifa takes an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Haifa can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Haifa

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Nazareth, Tiberias, Acre, Mishi Chocolate Boutique
Highlights from your plan
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation
The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens

3
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
We've included these beaches for you: Dolphin Reef and Princess Beach. And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, cool off at Dekel Beach Eilat, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Beach Nature Reserve.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Eilat day trip 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. Traveling from Haifa in June, expect nights in Eilat to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 46°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Arad.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef
Princess Beach ©
Princess Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Arad

Arad ©
Arad is a city in the Southern District of Israel. On the 16th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Masada Fortress, explore the ancient world of Herod's Western Palace, then explore the striking landscape of Masada National Park, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Masada Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Arad trip website .

Drive from Eilat to Arad in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Arad

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

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

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tayelet and Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Western Wall and Temple Mount. Step out of Jerusalem to go to Jaffa and see Jaffa Old City, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Israel Museum, steep yourself in history at Mt of Olives, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Garden Tomb, and stroll through Grotto of Gethsemane.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Jerusalem trip itinerary website .

Getting from Arad to Jerusalem by bus takes about 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Jerusalem are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Tel Aviv
Highlights from your plan
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Western Wall ©
Western Wall

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