12 days in Israel Itinerary

12 days in Israel Itinerary

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12 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Jerusalem
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  3​h
2
Eilat
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Foot + Bus + Train:  2​h 30​min
3
Haifa
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

4
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.
Appreciate the collections at Israel Museum and Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Masada National Park and Ben Yehuda Street. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Mt of Olives, stop by Jerusalem Pottery Hagop Karakashian, admire the landmark architecture of Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and explore the ancient world of Western Wall.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Jerusalem trip builder .

Mumbai, India to Jerusalem is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Israel Standard Time (IST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in May, expect Jerusalem to be little chillier, temps between 34°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Masada National Park
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The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park

3
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin Reef and Timna Park. Bring the kids along to Ice Mall Eilat and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's still lots to do: meet the residents at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, see the vivid underwater world at Coral Beach Nature Reserve, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden Of Eilat, and don't miss a visit to King Solomon's Mines.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Eilat trip website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jerusalem to Eilat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Jerusalem in May: high temperatures in Eilat hover around 42°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Haifa.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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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.
Sea of Galilee and Mount of Beatitudes are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Beit Hatfutsot - The Museum of the Jewish People and Eretz Israel Museum Complex (Haaretz Museum) will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Haifa's surroundings by going to Magdala (in Migdal), Church of Mount of Beatitudes (in Capernaum) and The Church of the Annunciation (in Nazareth). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Baha'i Gardens and Golden Dome, enjoy the sand and surf at Dado Beach, explore the striking landscape of Caesarea National Park, and take a stroll through Akko Old Town.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Haifa visit site .

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Eilat to Haifa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Eilat in May, expect Haifa to be slightly colder, temps between 31°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Capernaum, Acre, Tel Aviv, Magdala, The Church of the Annunciation
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Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation

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