13 days in Israel Itinerary

13 days in Israel Itinerary

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13 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Jerusalem
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Ein Gedi
— 1 night
bus:  3​h 30​min
3
Eilat
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + foot + bus + train:  2​h 45​min
4
Haifa
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony) and Ayalon Institute Museum. Western Wall and Israel Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Jerusalem's surroundings by going to Tel Aviv (Joseph Bau House, The Yitzhak Rabin Center, & more) and Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park (in Kiryat Gat). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hurva Synagogue, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Herzl National Cemetery, take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, and take a stroll through Christian Quarter.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Jerusalem trip itinerary planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Jerusalem is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Johannesburg in September: highs in Jerusalem hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ein Gedi.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Ayalon Institute Museum, Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
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Western Wall ©
Western Wall
Ayalon Institute Museum ©
Ayalon Institute Museum
Palmach Museum ©
Palmach Museum

1
night
Ein Gedi

Ein Gedi ©
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Traveling by car from Jerusalem to Ein Gedi takes 1.5 hours. September in Ein Gedi sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Eilat.

Things to do in Ein Gedi

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Dead Sea Region, Ein Bokek Beach, Masada Fortress
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Ein Bokek Beach ©
Ein Bokek Beach
Masada Fortress ©
Masada Fortress
The Masada Museum ©
The Masada Museum

3
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Princess Beach and Migdalor Beach. Visit Mosh Beach and Dolphin Reef for some beach relaxation. The adventure continues: take advantage of the amenities at Dekel Beach Eilat, get your game on at Darkness - Israel's Biggest Haunted House, admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Underwater Observatory Marine Park.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Eilat trip planner .

You can take a bus from Ein Gedi to Eilat in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Ein Gedi in September; daily highs in Eilat reach 44°C and lows reach 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Haifa.

Things to do in Eilat

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Princess Beach ©
Princess Beach
Migdalor Beach ©
Migdalor Beach
Mosh Beach ©
Mosh Beach

4
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 some historical perspective at Magdala and The German Colony. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Ancient Galilee Boat and Nisco Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Haifa: Church of the Primacy of Peter (in Tabgha), Capernaum (The Church of the Twelve Apostles & The House and Church of St. Peter) and Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation (in Nazareth). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Beit Shearim, see the interesting displays at Ralli museum, Caesarea, delve into the distant past at Tel Shikmona, and admire the natural beauty at The Baha'i Gardens.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Haifa trip itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Eilat to Haifa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Eilat in September, plan for slightly colder days in Haifa, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Haifa

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Capernaum, Church of the Primacy of Peter, Ralli museum, Caesarea, Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, Nisco Museum
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Magdala ©
Magdala
Church of the Primacy of Peter ©
Church of the Primacy of Peter

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