13 days in Israel Itinerary

13 days in Israel Itinerary

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13 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  26​h
1
Jerusalem
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Arad
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Mitspe Ramon
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Eilat
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + foot + bus + train:  2​h 45​min
5
Haifa
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Jerusalem: Neve Tzedek (in Tel Aviv) and Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, don't miss a visit to The Western Wall Tunnels, delve into the distant past at Western Wall, and enjoy breathtaking views from The Museum of the Tower of David.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Jerusalem day trip website .

Melbourne, Australia to Jerusalem is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Jerusalem, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In February, Jerusalem is little chillier than Melbourne - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Arad.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

1
night
Arad

Arad ©
Arad is a city in the Southern District of Israel. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Fine Art & Doll Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Masada National Park, then admire the striking features of Masada Fortress, and finally view the masterpieces at Adi Miraro Jewelry.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Arad tour planning tool .

Getting from Jerusalem to Arad by car takes about 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Arad

Nature Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Masada National Park
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Fine Art & Doll Museum ©
Fine Art & Doll Museum
Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Masada Fortress ©
Masada Fortress

1
night
Mitspe Ramon

Mitspe Ramon ©
Founded in 1951, the small desert town of Mitspe Ramon overlooks the Ramon Crater, a massive 40 km (24 mi) long dip in the Negev desert, created by erosion and notable for its interesting rock formations.
On the 19th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Ramon Crater, then cruise along Beresheet Desert Tours, then take in breathtaking views at Avdat National Park, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Faran Natural Cosmetic.

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You can drive from Arad to Mitspe Ramon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in February, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Eilat.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Ramon Crater ©
Ramon Crater
Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park
Beresheet Desert Tours ©
Beresheet Desert Tours

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 (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Timna Park, explore the gorgeous colors at Dolphin Reef, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Underwater Observatory Marine Park. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Beach Nature Reserve, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Eilat trip site .

Getting from Mitspe Ramon to Eilat by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Mitspe Ramon, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Eilat, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Haifa.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Underwater Observatory Marine Park ©
Timna Park ©
Timna Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

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 22nd (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at The Baha'i Gardens, contemplate the long history of Mount of Beatitudes, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sea of Galilee, and finally explore the ancient world of Magdala. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Tabor, learn about winemaking at Jezreel Valley Winery, then admire the landmark architecture of The Church of the Annunciation, and finally look for gifts at Mishi Chocolate Boutique.

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You can do a combination of flight and train from Eilat to Haifa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Eilat in February, plan for a bit cooler days in Haifa, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Haifa

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

The Church of the Annunciation, Magdala, Jezreel Valley Winery, Sea of Galilee, Circus of Horror
Highlights from your plan
The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation

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