12 days in Israel Itinerary

12 days in Israel Itinerary

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12 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Durham
Fly + Train:  21​h 45​min
1
Haifa
— 3 nights
+3
Train + Bus + Foot + Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Eilat
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  3​h
3
Jerusalem
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Durham

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.
Sea of Galilee and Crusader Fortress will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at The Church of the Annunciation and Church of Mount of Beatitudes. Go for a jaunt from Haifa to Acre to see Akko Old Town about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Dado Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Meridian Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bahai Gardens and Shrine.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Haifa trip itinerary planner.

Durham, USA to Haifa is an approximately 22-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Durham to Haifa due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Durham in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 61°F in Haifa. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Beaches Historic Sites

Side Trips

Acre, The Church of the Annunciation, The Beatitude Monastery, Sea of Galilee
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The Beatitude Monastery ©
The Beatitude Monastery
Bahai Gardens  and Shrine ©
Bahai Gardens and Shrine
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee

4
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Step out of the city life by going to Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Dekel Beach Eilat. Explore hidden gems such as Ice Mall Eilat and Princess Beach. The adventure continues: explore the gorgeous colors at Dolphin Reef, have some family-friendly fun at Darkness - Israel's Biggest Haunted House, enjoy the sand and surf at Migdalor Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mosh Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Eilat trip generator.

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Haifa to Eilat in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Haifa in April: highs in Eilat hover around 90°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Eilat

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef
Princess Beach ©
Princess Beach
Migdalor Beach ©
Migdalor Beach

2
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Via Dolorosa (Way of the Cross) and Mount of Olives. Head to Nachlat Binyamin Pedestrian Mall and Mahane Yehuda Marketfor some retail therapy. Take a break from Jerusalem with a short trip to Tayelet in Tel Aviv, about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Western Wall, examine the collection at Israel Museum, get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, and admire the striking features of Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Jerusalem trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Eilat to Jerusalem by combination of flight and bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Eilat, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Jerusalem, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Tel Aviv
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The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Western Wall ©
Western Wall

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