12 days in Israel Itinerary

12 days in Israel Itinerary

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12 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly + Train:  9​h 45​min
1
Haifa
— 4 nights
+3
Train + Bus + Foot + Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Eilat
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  3​h
3
Jerusalem
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Brussels

4
nights
Haifa

Haifa ©
A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Achziv Beach National Park. Appreciate the collections at Hecht Museum, University of Haifa and Clandestine Immigration and Naval Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tel Afek - En Afek Nature Reserve and Ghetto Fighters Museum (Lohamei HaGetaot Museum). Step out of Haifa with an excursion to Ralli museum, Caesarea in Caesarea--about 34 minutes away. It doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Sculptures Garden (Gan Hapsalim) and view the masterpieces at Ein Hod Artists Village.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Haifa itinerary planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Haifa is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Haifa is 1 hour. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Brussels in September; daily highs in Haifa reach 35°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Nahariya, Ralli museum, Caesarea, Tel Afek - En Afek Nature Reserve
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Achziv Beach National Park ©
Achziv Beach National Park
Tel Afek - En Afek Nature Reserve ©
Tel Afek - En Afek Nature Reserve
Ralli museum, Caesarea ©
Ralli museum, Caesarea

4
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 Princess Beach and Red Canyon. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin Reef and Dekel Beach Eilat. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hai Bar - Wildlife Reserve, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, have some family-friendly fun at Darkness - Israel's Biggest Haunted House, and take the plunge with a skydiving experience.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Eilat trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from Haifa to Eilat takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Haifa in October: highs in Eilat hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Red Canyon ©
Red Canyon
Princess Beach ©
Princess Beach
Migdalor Beach ©
Migdalor Beach

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 off the beaten path and head to Hezekiah's Tunnel - Siloam Tunnel and Ein Gedi Botanical Garden. Appreciate the collections at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center and Old City of Jerusalem. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Western Wall, admire the landmark architecture of Church of Saint Anne, steep yourself in history at Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and see the interesting displays at Israel Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Jerusalem sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Eilat to Jerusalem in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Eilat, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Jerusalem, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ein Gedi Botanical Garden, En Gedi Nature Reserve
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Ein Gedi Botanical Garden ©
Ein Gedi Botanical Garden
En Gedi Nature Reserve ©
En Gedi Nature Reserve
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

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