12 days in Israel Itinerary

12 days in Israel Itinerary

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12 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Jerusalem
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h
2
Eilat
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Foot + Bus + Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Haifa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Masada
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  17 h
End: New Delhi

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.
Get some historical perspective at Western Wall and Temple Mount. Spend the 19th (Thu) exploring nature at Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Mount of Olives, make a trip to Church of the Holy Sepulchre, take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Garden Tomb.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Jerusalem itinerary maker.

New Delhi, India to Jerusalem is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight, train, and bus. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from New Delhi in October, expect Jerusalem to be a bit cooler, temps between 32°C and 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
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Western Wall ©
Western Wall
Mt of Olives ©
Mt of Olives
Old City of Jerusalem ©
Old City of Jerusalem

2
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
On the 20th (Fri), see the vivid underwater world at Coral Beach Nature Reserve and then explore the gorgeous colors at Dolphin Reef. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Timna Park and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Eilat travel planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jerusalem to Eilat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Jerusalem, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Eilat, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): admire the striking features of The Church of the Annunciation, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Caesarea National Park, and then admire the natural beauty at Baha'i Gardens and Golden Dome. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Zippori National Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Haifa trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Eilat to Haifa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Eilat, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Haifa, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Masada.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Caesarea National Park, The Church of the Annunciation, Zippori National Park
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Caesarea National Park ©
Caesarea National Park
The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation

1
night
Masada

Masada ©
Masada is a kibbutz in northern Israel. On the 25th (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Tabor, then steep yourself in history at Mount of Beatitudes, and then explore the activities along Sea of Galilee. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Tiberias, look for all kinds of wild species at Hula Nature Reserve, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Tabgha.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Masada vacation planner.

Traveling by bus from Haifa to Masada takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Masada

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tiberias, Hula Nature Reserve, Mount Tabor, Mount of Beatitudes
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Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Mount of Beatitudes ©
Mount of Beatitudes
Mount Tabor ©
Mount Tabor

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