12 days in Israel Itinerary

12 days in Israel Itinerary

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12 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Jerusalem
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h
2
Haifa
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
3
Tel Aviv
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
4
Eilat
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Barcelona

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, explore the world behind art at Israel Museum, then steep yourself in history at Old City of Jerusalem, and finally delve into the distant past at Western Wall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Church of the Holy Sepulchre, wander the streets of Christian Quarter, admire the landmark architecture of Church of Saint Anne, steep yourself in history at Dome of the Rock, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony), and finally steep yourself in history at Mt of Olives.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Jerusalem journey planning app .

Barcelona, Spain to Jerusalem is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Jerusalem. Traveling from Barcelona in April, expect nights in Jerusalem to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Haifa.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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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.
Get some cultural insight at The Church of the Annunciation and St. Gabriel's Church. Step off the beaten path and head to Achziv Beach National Park and Ralli museum, Caesarea. Explore Haifa's surroundings by going to Jezreel Valley Winery (in Shefar'am) and The Citadel (in Acre). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Tel Afek - En Afek Nature Reserve, get engrossed in the history at Clandestine Immigration and Naval Museum, and take a stroll through Akko Old Town.

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Getting from Jerusalem to Haifa by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Beaches Nature

Side Trips

Nazareth, Akko Old Town, Tel Afek - En Afek Nature Reserve, Achziv Beach National Park, Jezreel Valley Winery
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Ralli museum, Caesarea ©
Ralli museum, Caesarea
Achziv Beach National Park ©
Achziv Beach National Park

2
nights
Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv ©
Called the "White City" thanks to the color of its World Heritage-listed architectural landmarks, Tel Aviv serves as Israel's modern and cosmopolitan second city.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take a stroll through White City, wander the streets of Neve Tzedek, take in the waterfront at Tayelet, then wander the streets of Jaffa Old City, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Peter Church. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Tel Aviv Museum of Art, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Russian Orthodox Church, and then identify plant and animal life at Safari Park.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tel Aviv trip site .

Take a train from Haifa to Tel Aviv in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Tel Aviv, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Eilat.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Parks Neighborhoods Wildlife

Side Trip

Safari Park
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Jaffa Old City ©
Jaffa Old City
Safari Park ©
Safari Park
Saint Peter Church ©
Saint Peter Church

4
nights
Eilat

At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Dolphin Reef and Dekel Beach Eilat. Escape the urban bustle at Eilat Action and Migdalor Beach. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Timna Park, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, have some family-friendly fun at Darkness - Israel's Biggest Haunted House, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Eilat day trip app .

Getting from Tel Aviv to Eilat by flight takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in April: high temperatures in Eilat hover around 38°C and lows are around 22°C. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Eilat

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Migdalor Beach ©
Migdalor Beach
Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef

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