13 days in Israel Itinerary

13 days in Israel Itinerary

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13 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Sofia
car:  7 h
1
Haifa
— 3 nights
car:  3 h
2
Eilat
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Mitspe Ramon
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Ein Bokek
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Jerusalem
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: Sofia

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.
Get in touch with nature at Banias Waterfall and Hula Nature Reserve. The House and Church of St. Peter and Beit Shearim will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to The Nahal Snir Nature Reserve (Hasbani) (in She_ar Yashuv), The Church of the Twelve Apostles (in Capernaum) and Achziv Beach National Park (in Nahariya). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, explore the striking landscape of Zippori National Park, stroll through Meridian Beach, and walk around Hecht Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Haifa trip maker tool .

Sofia, Bulgaria to Haifa is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sofia in April, with highs in Haifa at 28°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Galilee Region, Kiryat Tivon, Capernaum, The Nahal Snir Nature Reserve (Hasbani), Tel Afek - En Afek Nature Reserve
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Banias Waterfall ©
Banias Waterfall
The Nahal Snir Nature Reserve (Hasbani) ©
The Church of the Twelve Apostles ©
The Church of the Twelve Apostles

3
nights
Eilat

At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Explore hidden gems such as Red Canyon and Mosh Beach. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Speed Boats Tours. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Botanical Garden Of Eilat, kick back and relax at Aqua Beach, take a memorable drive along Mount Yoash Observation Point, and stroll through Princess Beach.

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You can do a combination of train and flight from Haifa to Eilat in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Haifa in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Eilat: highs are around 38°C and lows about 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Eilat

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Botanical Garden Of Eilat ©
Botanical Garden Of Eilat
Red Canyon ©
Red Canyon

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 24th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Ada Canion, contemplate the waterfront views at Zin River, and then see Off-Road Tours.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Mitspe Ramon trip planner .

You can drive from Eilat to Mitspe Ramon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Eilat in April: highs in Mitspe Ramon hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ein Bokek.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Zin River
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Zin River ©
Zin River
Off-Road Tours

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 25th (Sat), stroll through Ein Bokek Beach, get outside with Ein Gedi Eco Center, don't miss a visit to Nachal David Stream, take a memorable drive along Jeepers Desert Jeep Tours, then delve into the distant past at Upper Zohar, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Nahal Tamar.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ein Bokek sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Mitspe Ramon to Ein Bokek takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Ein Bokek

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Dead Sea Region, Arad, Ein Gedi Eco Center
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Ein Bokek Beach ©
Ein Bokek Beach
Bokek River ©
Bokek River
Nahal Tamar ©
Nahal Tamar

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lutheran Church of the Redeemer and Dominus Flevit. Get some historical perspective at Church of the Pater Noster and St. George's Monastery. Change things up with these side-trips from Jerusalem: Hof Palmahim National Park (in Rishon Lezion), Let's Walk - Hike & Travel Israel with Omer Ziv (in Tel Aviv) and Herzliya (Acadia Beach & Apollonia National Park). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Stalactite Cave Nature Reserve, explore the striking landscape of Nachal Arugot Nature Reserve, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sataf Nature Trail, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Mary Magdalena.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Jerusalem trip planning website .

You can drive from Ein Bokek to Jerusalem in 2 hours. April in Jerusalem sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Herzliya, Beit Shemesh, Hof Palmahim National Park, Gil Beach, Church of the Visitation
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Lutheran Church of the Redeemer ©
Lutheran Church of the Redeemer
Stalactite Cave Nature Reserve ©
Stalactite Cave Nature Reserve
Acadia Beach ©
Acadia Beach

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