13 days in Israel Itinerary

13 days in Israel Itinerary

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13 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  16​h 45​min
1
Capernaum
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Haifa
— 2 nights
+3
Train + Bus + Foot + Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Eilat
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  3​h
4
Jerusalem
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Newark

2
nights
Capernaum

Capernaum ©
A trip to Capernaum takes pilgrims and tourists to the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee, which represents one of the major historical sites to see in Israel.
On the 12th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Mount of Beatitudes, contemplate the long history of Mount of Beatitudes, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea of Galilee, then steep yourself in history at Church of the Multiplication, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Tabgha. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Tabor, look for all kinds of wild species at Hula Nature Reserve, and then steep yourself in history at Capharnaum the Town of Jesus.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Capernaum holiday planner.

Newark, USA to Capernaum is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Israel Standard Time is 7 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Newark in November, with highs in Capernaum at 72°F and lows at 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Haifa.

Things to do in Capernaum

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tiberias, Mount Tabor, Hula Nature Reserve
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Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Mount Tabor ©
Mount Tabor
Mount of Beatitudes ©
Mount of Beatitudes

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Stella Maris Lighthouse and Carmelite Monastery, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Caesarea National Park, and then take some stellar pictures from Ramat HaNadiv. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): admire the striking features of The Church of the Annunciation, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dado Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Baha'i Gardens and Golden Dome.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Haifa holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Capernaum to Haifa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in November, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Caesarea National Park, The Church of the Annunciation, Ramat HaNadiv
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Caesarea National Park ©
Caesarea National Park
The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation

2
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): see the vivid underwater world at Dolphin Reef and then meet the residents at Underwater Observatory Marine Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Timna Park, then identify plant and animal life at Coral Beach Nature Reserve, and then take in the views from Harbour Bridge.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Eilat travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Haifa to Eilat in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Haifa in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Eilat, with highs around 82°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Underwater Observatory Marine Park ©
Underwater Observatory Marine Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
Timna Park ©
Timna Park

5
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: Tayelet (in Tel Aviv) and Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa). On the 21st (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, take a stroll through Old City of Jerusalem, admire the striking features of Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and explore the ancient world of Western Wall.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Jerusalem travel planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Eilat to Jerusalem in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Eilat in November, things will get slightly colder in Jerusalem: highs are around 69°F and lows about 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Tel Aviv
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The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Walking tours

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