13 days in Israel Itinerary

13 days in Israel Itinerary

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13 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly + train:  8​h 15​min
1
Haifa
— 3 nights
+3
train + bus + foot + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Eilat
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Arad
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Jerusalem
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Milan

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Haifa side-trips: Capernaum (Church of the Multiplication & Mount of Beatitudes), Sea of Galilee (in Tiberias) and Nazareth (Nazareth Village & The Church of the Annunciation). The adventure continues: make a trip to The Baha'i Gardens, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tabor, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bahai Gardens and Shrine, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Primacy of Peter.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Haifa trip builder website .

Milan, Italy to Haifa is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Milan to Haifa due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Milan in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Haifa, with lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Haifa

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Nazareth, Capernaum, Mount Tabor, Church of the Primacy of Peter, Bahai Gardens and Shrine
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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

3
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Eilat is known for wildlife, zoos & aquariums, nature, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, explore the striking landscape of Timna Park, have some family-friendly fun at Funtasy - Eilat's attractions center, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Eilat road trip planning website .

Do a combination of train and flight from Haifa to Eilat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Haifa, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Eilat, ranging from highs of 47°C to lows of 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Arad.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Underwater Observatory Marine Park ©
Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef

2
nights
Arad

Arad ©
Arad is a city in the Southern District of Israel. On the 1st (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Masada Fortress, get to know the fascinating history of Masada National Park, then explore the ancient world of Herod's Western Palace, and finally look for gifts at Adi Miraro Jewelry. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at ANZAC Memorial Center, see the interesting displays at Joe Alon Center - The Museum of Bedouin Culture, and then look for all kinds of wild species at En Gedi Nature Reserve.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Arad travel planning tool .

Drive from Eilat to Arad in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Arad

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Dead Sea Region, Masada National Park, Joe Alon Center - The Museum of Bedouin Culture, ANZAC Memorial Center
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Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Masada Fortress ©
Masada Fortress
En Gedi Nature Reserve ©
En Gedi Nature Reserve

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jerusalem: Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa), Tel Aviv (Tayelet & Neve Tzedek) and Wine N' Dine (in Bat Yam). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, wander the streets of Old City of Jerusalem, and delve into the distant past at Western Wall.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Jerusalem online holiday planner .

You can drive from Arad to Jerusalem in 2 hours. In September in Jerusalem, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Wine N' Dine
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Israel Museum ©
Israel Museum
Walking tours

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