13 days in Israel Itinerary

13 days in Israel Itinerary

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13 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Manchester
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  20​h
1
Haifa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Sde Boker
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Eilat
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
4
Tel Aviv
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  18​h 30​min
End: Manchester

2
nights
Haifa

Haifa ©
A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Haifa: Sea of Galilee (in Tiberias), The Church of the Annunciation (in Nazareth) and Mount of Beatitudes (in Capernaum). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at The Baha'i Gardens, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tabor, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bahai Gardens and Shrine, and identify plant and animal life at Hula Nature Reserve.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Haifa trip itinerary app .

Manchester, USA to Haifa is an approximately 20-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Manchester to Haifa, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in December, expect Haifa to be warmer, temps between 66°F and 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sde Boker.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

The Church of the Annunciation, Sea of Galilee, Mount of Beatitudes, Hula Nature Reserve, Mount Tabor
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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
Sde Boker

Sde Boker ©
Sde Boker is a kibbutz in the Negev desert of southern Israel. Get out of town with these interesting Sde Boker side-trips: Masada National Park (in Masada), Joe Alon Center - The Museum of Bedouin Culture (in Lahav) and Masada Fortress (in Arad). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Ramon Crater, explore the ancient world of Shivta, explore the stunning scenery at Avdat National Park, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sde Boker journey site .

Getting from Haifa to Sde Boker by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Eilat.

Things to do in Sde Boker

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mitspe Ramon, Shivta, Masada Fortress, Masada National Park, Joe Alon Center - The Museum of Bedouin Culture
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Ramon Crater ©
Ramon Crater
Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Masada Fortress ©
Masada Fortress

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 30th (Mon), test your problem-solving skills at Escape Room Eilat, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Timna Park, then experience the excitement of Funtasy - Eilat's attractions center, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Darkness - Israel's Biggest Haunted House. Here are some ideas for day two: see the vivid underwater world at Dolphin Reef, then explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Beach Nature Reserve, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Underwater Observatory Marine Park.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Eilat vacation planner.

You can drive from Sde Boker to Eilat in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Eilat are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can fly to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
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Underwater Observatory Marine Park ©
Timna Park ©
Timna Park
Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Jerusalem (Israel Museum, Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, & more). There's more to do: wander the streets of Jaffa Old City and take in the waterfront at Tayelet.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Tel Aviv trip planner .

Getting from Eilat to Tel Aviv by flight takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Eilat in December, expect nights in Tel Aviv to be about the same, around 54°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 67°F. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jerusalem
Highlights from your plan
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Walking tours

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