12 days in Israel Itinerary

12 days in Israel Itinerary

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12 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Cleveland
Fly:  16 h
1
Tel Aviv
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Haifa
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h
3
Jerusalem
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Masada
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
5
Eilat
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Train + Fly:  23 h 15 min
End: Cleveland

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.
Tel Aviv is known for museums, shopping, nightlife, fun & games, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a leisurely stroll along Tayelet, explore the world behind art at Tel Aviv Museum of Art, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and admire the natural beauty at Gan HaKaktusim.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tel Aviv tour planning app .

Cleveland, USA to Tel Aviv is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, shuttle, 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 Cleveland in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Tel Aviv, with lows of 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can take a train to Haifa.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Tours Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Gan HaKaktusim, Zephaniah Barzilai
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Jaffa Old City ©
Jaffa Old City
Tayelet ©
Tayelet
Room Escape Games

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): have fun and explore at Nisco Museum.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Haifa trip builder website .

You can take a train from Tel Aviv to Haifa in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Haifa can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Haifa

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

The statue of Alexander Zaid, Nazareth Village, Nisco Museum
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Nazareth Village ©
Nazareth Village
Nisco Museum ©
Nisco 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.
Step out of Jerusalem with an excursion to Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park in Kiryat Gat--about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, steep yourself in history at Old City of Jerusalem, identify plant and animal life at En Gedi Nature Reserve, and get your game on at Crazy Mary.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Jerusalem journey builder app .

Getting from Haifa to Jerusalem by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in June, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Masada.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

En Gedi Nature Reserve, Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
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The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park ©
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
En Gedi Nature Reserve ©
En Gedi Nature Reserve

1
night
Masada

Masada ©
On the 17th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Masada National Park, delve into the distant past at Herod's Western Palace, and then take some stellar pictures from Nachal Arugot Nature Reserve.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Masada online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Jerusalem to Masada takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Eilat.

Things to do in Masada

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Herod's Western Palace
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Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Herod's Western Palace
Herod's Western Palace

1
night
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
On the 18th (Thu), get your game on at Darkness - Israel's Biggest Haunted House, then see the vivid underwater world at Dolphin Reef, and then meet the residents at Underwater Observatory Marine Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Eilat trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Masada to Eilat takes 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Eilat are 103°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Underwater Observatory Marine Park ©
Underwater Observatory Marine Park
Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef
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