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
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Ein Gedi
— 1 night
Bus:  3 h 15 min
3
Eilat
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h
4
Tel Aviv
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
5
Haifa
— 4 nights
Train + Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Johannesburg

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Tisch Family Zoological Gardens (Biblical Zoo), browse the eclectic array of goods at Mahane Yehuda Market, then take a stroll through Ben Yehuda Street, and finally don't miss a visit to Western Wall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park, take a stroll through Old City of Jerusalem, and then steep yourself in history at Jaffa Gate.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Jerusalem trip planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Jerusalem is an approximately 13- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ein Gedi.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
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Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park ©
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
Old City of Jerusalem ©
Old City of Jerusalem
Western Wall ©
Western Wall

1
night
Ein Gedi

Ein Gedi ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Ein Gedi Botanical Garden, then don't miss a visit to Nachal David Stream, then look for all kinds of wild species at En Gedi Nature Reserve, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ein Bokek Beach.

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Drive from Jerusalem to Ein Gedi in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Eilat.

Things to do in Ein Gedi

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Dead Sea Region, Ein Bokek Beach
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Ein Gedi Botanical Garden ©
Ein Gedi Botanical Garden
Ein Bokek Beach ©
Ein Bokek Beach
En Gedi Nature Reserve ©
En Gedi Nature Reserve

3
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mosh Beach and Eilat Action. Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin Reef and Coral Beach Nature Reserve. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Princess Beach, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and get engrossed in the history at Eilat City Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Eilat online trip builder.

You can take a bus from Ein Gedi to Eilat in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. July in Eilat sees daily highs of 47°C and lows of 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Eilat

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef
Princess Beach ©
Princess Beach
Mosh Beach ©
Mosh Beach

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Beit Hatfutsot - The Museum of the Jewish People. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): wander the streets of Jaffa Old City, explore the engaging exhibits at Ilana Goor Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Tayelet, get engrossed in the history at Ben-Gurion House, then get engrossed in the history at Beit Hatfutsot - The Museum of the Jewish People, and finally view the masterpieces at Adina Plastelina. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Eretz Israel Museum Complex (Haaretz Museum), explore the world behind art at Tel Aviv Museum of Art, and then identify plant and animal life at Safari Park.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tel Aviv trip maker tool .

Fly from Eilat to Tel Aviv in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Eilat in July, plan for slightly colder days in Tel Aviv, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Haifa.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Safari Park
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Jaffa Old City ©
Jaffa Old City
Ilana Goor Museum ©
Ilana Goor Museum

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zippori National Park and Nisco Museum. Ralli museum, Caesarea and Sculptures Garden (Gan Hapsalim) will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Haifa: Achziv Beach National Park (in Nahariya), Magdala (in Migdal) and Sea of Galilee (in Tiberias). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Mishi Chocolate Boutique.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Haifa itinerary app.

Traveling by train from Tel Aviv to Haifa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. July in Haifa sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Achziv Beach National Park, Mishi Chocolate Boutique, Zippori National Park, Ralli museum, Caesarea, Magdala
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Zippori National Park ©
Zippori National Park
Achziv Beach National Park ©
Achziv Beach National Park
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee

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