13 days in Israel Itinerary

13 days in Israel Itinerary

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13 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly + Drive:  32​h
1
Nazareth
— 2 nights
Bus:  30​min
2
Tiberias
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Eilat
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Mitspe Ramon
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Ein Bokek
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Jerusalem
— 2 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Auckland

2
nights
Nazareth

Nazareth ©
Known worldwide as the hometown of Jesus Christ, Nazareth draws flocks of pilgrims who come to see the place where Christ grew up, and follow his footsteps along the Jesus Trail.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Sokolov Beach and then take a peaceful walk through Nahal Hashofet. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): delve into the distant past at Megiddo National Park and then examine the collection at Beit Aaronsohn - N.I.L.I. Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Nazareth trip itinerary maker .

Auckland Central, New Zealand to Nazareth is an approximately 32-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Israel Standard Time (IST) is minus 10 hours. When traveling from Auckland Central in September, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Nazareth: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tiberias.

Things to do in Nazareth

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Sokolov Beach, Nahal Hashofet, Beit Aaronsohn - N.I.L.I. Museum
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Sokolov Beach ©
Sokolov Beach
Tel Megiddo National Park ©
Tel Megiddo National Park
Beit Aaronsohn - N.I.L.I. Museum ©
Beit Aaronsohn - N.I.L.I. Museum

1
night
Tiberias

Tiberias ©
On the shores of Lake Kinneret, a vacation in Tiberias offers plenty of water sports and biblical walks.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Olive Tree Fine Art Gallery and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Majrasa. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Magdala, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Mount of Beatitudes, steep yourself in history at Mount of Beatitudes, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Twelve Apostles, then explore the activities along Sea of Galilee, and finally explore the striking landscape of Sussita (Hippos) Nature Reserve and National Park.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tiberias day trip planner .

Tiberias is very close to Nazareth. In September, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Tiberias

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Capernaum, The Majrasa, Magdala, Susita (Hippos) Nature Reserve and National Park, Olive Tree Fine Art Gallery
Highlights from your plan
The Beatitude Monastery ©
The Beatitude Monastery
The Church of the Twelve Apostles ©
The Church of the Twelve Apostles
Mount of Beatitudes ©
Mount of Beatitudes

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 25th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Botanical Garden Of Eilat, stroll through Dolphin Reef, and then kick back and relax at Princess Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Eilat, My City History Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Dekel Beach Eilat, and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Eilat Action.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Eilat vacation planner .

Getting from Tiberias to Eilat by combination of bus and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Tiberias in September, expect nights in Eilat to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 44°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Eilat

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Princess Beach ©
Princess Beach
Botanical Garden Of Eilat ©
Botanical Garden Of Eilat
Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Incense Route - Desert Cities in the Negev, then get interesting insight from The Alpaca Farm, then delve into the distant past at Nabatean Avdat Acropolis, and finally take a memorable drive along Beresheet Desert Tour.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Mitspe Ramon vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Eilat to Mitspe Ramon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Eilat in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Mitspe Ramon, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ein Bokek.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Scenic Drive Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Incense Route - Desert Cities in the Negev
Highlights from your plan
Beresheet Desert Tours ©
Beresheet Desert Tours
Nabatean Avdat Acropolis ©
Nabatean Avdat Acropolis

1
night
Ein Bokek

Ein Bokek ©
Sandwiched between the turquoise waters of evaporation pools and desert-like landscape, Ein Bokek features a strip of hotels and luxury resorts on the Israeli shore of the Dead Sea.
On the 28th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Ein Bokek Beach, take an in-depth tour of The Masada Museum, then identify plant and animal life at En Gedi Nature Reserve, and finally don't miss a visit to Nachal David Stream.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Ein Bokek vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Mitspe Ramon to Ein Bokek in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Ein Bokek

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Dead Sea Region
Highlights from your plan
Ein Bokek Beach ©
Ein Bokek Beach
En Gedi Nature Reserve ©
En Gedi Nature Reserve
The Masada Museum ©
The Masada Museum

2
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.
On the 29th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park and then take a stroll through Old City of Jerusalem. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nachal Arugot Nature Reserve.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Jerusalem tour builder site .

You can take a bus from Ein Bokek to Jerusalem in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Jerusalem can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Nachal Arugot Nature Reserve, Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
Highlights from your plan
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park ©
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
Old City of Jerusalem ©
Old City of Jerusalem

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