12 days in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem & Ein Gedi Itinerary

12 days in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem & Ein Gedi Itinerary

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12 days in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem & Ein Gedi Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong
Fly:  11​h
1
Tel Aviv
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Jerusalem
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
3
Tel Aviv
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Ein Gedi
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Hong Kong

5
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.
Relax by the water at Acadia Beach and Frishman Beach. Popular historic sites such as St. Joseph Church and Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Church of the Primacy of Peter (in Tabgha), The Ancient Galilee Boat (in Ginosar) and Sea of Galilee (in Tiberias). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Bograshov Beach, look for gifts at Sarona, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gan HaShlosha National Park, and stroll through Jerusalem Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tel Aviv day trip planning tool .

Hong Kong, China to Tel Aviv is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Hong Kong to Tel Aviv, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Hong Kong in July: highs in Tel Aviv hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Sea of Galilee, Beit Shearim, Church of the Primacy of Peter, Ramat Gan National Park, The Ancient Galilee Boat
Highlights from your plan
Bograshov Beach
Bograshov Beach
Frishman Beach ©
Frishman Beach
The Ancient Galilee Boat ©
The Ancient Galilee Boat

few
hours
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): contemplate the long history of The Jerusalem Archaeological Park, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mahane Yehuda Market, and then explore the world behind art at Israel Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Jerusalem trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem takes an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Israel Museum ©
Israel Museum
Mahane Yehuda Market ©
Mahane Yehuda Market
The Jerusalem Archaeological Park ©
The Jerusalem Archaeological Park

3
nights
Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): take a leisurely stroll along Tayelet. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at The Russian Orthodox Church, examine the collection at Ayalon Institute Museum, examine the collection at Israeli Children's Museum, then look for gifts at The PhotoHouse, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Acadia Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tel Aviv road trip tool .

Drive from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv in an hour. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ein Gedi.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Holon, Gan HaShlosha National Park, Ayalon Institute Museum, Acadia Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ayalon Institute Museum ©
Ayalon Institute Museum
Gan HaShlosha National Park ©
Gan HaShlosha National Park
Israeli Children's Museum ©
Israeli Children's Museum

2
nights
Ein Gedi

Ein Gedi ©
Get outdoors at Ein Gedi Botanical Garden and Ein Gedi Eco Center. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ein Bokek Beach and HaMakhtesh HaGadol. Change things up with these side-trips from Ein Gedi: Vidor Center - A window to Arava agriculture (in Hazeva) and Mamshit (in Dimona).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ein Gedi itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Tel Aviv to Ein Gedi takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ein Gedi

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ein Bokek Beach, Mamshit, HaMakhtesh HaGadol, Vidor Center - A window to Arava agriculture
Highlights from your plan
Ein Bokek Beach ©
Ein Bokek Beach
Ein Gedi Botanical Garden ©
Ein Gedi Botanical Garden
HaMakhtesh HaGadol ©
HaMakhtesh HaGadol

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