12 days in Israel Itinerary

12 days in Israel Itinerary

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12 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  17​h
1
Tel Aviv
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Nazareth
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Jerusalem
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Ein Gedi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Masada
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Eilat
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
7
Tel Aviv
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Washington DC


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1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Immanuel Church, Migdal Shalom Tower and Ramses II's Gate Garden. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Ramses II's Gate Garden, then enjoy breathtaking views from Migdal Shalom Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Immanuel Church, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Frishman Beach.

To see maps and tourist information, read our Tel Aviv trip itinerary website .

Washington DC, USA to Tel Aviv is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Israel Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in November, you will find days in Tel Aviv are somewhat warmer (76°F), and nights are warmer (63°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Nazareth.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Immanuel Church ©
Immanuel Church
Frishman Beach ©
Frishman Beach
Ramses II's Gate Garden ©
Ramses II's Gate Garden

1
night
Nazareth

Nazareth ©
Known worldwide as the hometown of Jesus Christ, Nazareth draws flocks of pilgrims who come to see the place where Christ grew up, and follow his footsteps along the Jesus Trail.
Before you visit Nazareth, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Tel Aviv to Nazareth takes 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Nazareth

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
International Center Mary of Nazareth ©
Mary's Well ©
Mary's Well
Nazareth Village ©
Nazareth Village

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park and Old City of Jerusalem. Step off the beaten path and head to Christian Quarter and Mount Herzl National Cemetery. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, steep yourself in history at Jaffa Gate, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Visitation, and get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Jerusalem trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Nazareth to Jerusalem takes 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Jerusalem can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ein Gedi.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park, Church of the Visitation
Highlights from your plan
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park ©
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
Christian Quarter ©
Christian Quarter

1
night
Ein Gedi

Ein Gedi ©
To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ein Gedi vacation planning tool .

Traveling by car from Jerusalem to Ein Gedi takes 1.5 hours. In November in Ein Gedi, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Masada.

Things to do in Ein Gedi

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Dead Sea
Highlights from your plan
Ein Gedi Eco Center ©
Ein Gedi Eco Center
Dead Sea ©
Dead Sea

2
nights
Masada

Masada ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Herod's Western Palace, then get to know the fascinating history of Masada National Park, and then get engrossed in the history at The Masada Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Masada road trip planner .

You can drive from Ein Gedi to Masada in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Eilat.

Things to do in Masada

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

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

1
night
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mosh Beach, Desert Eco Tours and Red Canyon. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): tour in harmony with nature at Desert Eco Tours and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mosh Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Eilat trip app .

You can drive from Masada to Eilat in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in November, and nighttime lows around 63°F. On the 22nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Eilat

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Desert Eco Tours ©
Desert Eco Tours
Mosh Beach ©
Mosh Beach
Red Canyon ©
Red Canyon

1
night
Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv
To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tel Aviv trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from Eilat to Tel Aviv takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Eilat in November, you will find days in Tel Aviv are slightly colder (76°F), and nights are about the same (63°F). You'll set off for home on the 23rd (Sat).

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Tours Outdoors Parks

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