12 days in Israel Itinerary

12 days in Israel Itinerary

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12 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Eilat
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + foot + bus + train:  2​h 45​min
2
Haifa
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h
3
Jerusalem
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Berlin

3
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Relax by the water at Dolphin Reef and Migdalor Beach. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Timna Park. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Coral Beach Nature Reserve, stroll through Princess Beach, examine the collection at Erotic Museum, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Underwater Observatory Marine Park.

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Berlin, Germany to Eilat is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Israel Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 47°C in August, and nighttime lows around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Haifa.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef
Scuba & Snorkeling
Timna Park ©
Timna Park

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea of Galilee and The Baha'i Gardens. The Church of the Annunciation and Church of the Primacy of Peter will appeal to history buffs. Explore Haifa's surroundings by going to Magdala (in Migdal), Nazareth Village (in Nazareth) and Capernaum (Church of the Multiplication, Mount of Beatitudes, & more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bahai Gardens and Shrine, partake in some friendly competition at Circus of Horror, enjoy the sand and surf at Dado Beach, and contemplate the long history of Stella Maris Lighthouse and Carmelite Monastery.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Haifa travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Eilat to Haifa by combination of flight and train takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Eilat in August, you will find days in Haifa are a bit cooler (36°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Haifa

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Capernaum, Nazareth, Acre, Circus of Horror, Church of the Primacy of Peter
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Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation
The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens

5
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.
Old City of Jerusalem and Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center and Israel Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jerusalem: Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa), Masada National Park (in Masada) and Tel Aviv (Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Ben-Gurion House, & more). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Western Wall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. James, contemplate the long history of The Jerusalem Archaeological Park, and admire the striking features of Masada Fortress.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Jerusalem trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by bus from Haifa to Jerusalem takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Masada Fortress, Masada National Park, Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
Highlights from your plan
Old City of Jerusalem ©
Old City of Jerusalem
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

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