14 days in Israel Itinerary

14 days in Israel Itinerary

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14 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly + bus:  13​h 30​min
1
Jerusalem
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Arad
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Mitspe Ramon
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Eilat
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + foot + bus + train:  2​h 45​min
5
Haifa
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa) and Tel Aviv (Tel Aviv Museum of Art & Neve Tzedek). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, admire the natural beauty at Garden of Gethsemane, admire the masterpieces at Israel Museum, and contemplate the long history of Mt of Olives.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Jerusalem online route planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Jerusalem is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Johannesburg in December; daily highs in Jerusalem reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Arad.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tel Aviv
Highlights from your plan
Israel Museum ©
Israel Museum
Walking tours

1
night
Arad

Arad ©
Arad is a city in the Southern District of Israel. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Herod's Western Palace, explore the striking landscape of Masada National Park, then admire the landmark architecture of Masada Fortress, and finally stop by Adi Miraro Jewelry.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Arad online travel planner .

Drive from Jerusalem to Arad in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Arad

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Herod's Western Palace, Masada National Park
Highlights from your plan
Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Masada Fortress ©
Masada Fortress
Herod's Western Palace ©
Herod's Western Palace

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.
On the 26th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Ramon Crater, explore the stunning scenery at Avdat National Park, and then delve into the distant past at Nabatean Avdat Acropolis.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Mitspe Ramon trip planner .

Traveling by car from Arad to Mitspe Ramon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Mitspe Ramon sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Eilat.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ramon Crater ©
Ramon Crater
Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park
Nabatean Avdat Acropolis ©
Nabatean Avdat Acropolis

3
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Eilat is known for wildlife, zoos & aquariums, nature, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: observe the fascinating underwater world at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, experience the excitement of Funtasy - Eilat's attractions center, don't miss a visit to Ammerm columns, and have some family-friendly fun at Darkness - Israel's Biggest Haunted House.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Eilat vacation planning app .

Getting from Mitspe Ramon to Eilat by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mitspe Ramon in December: highs in Eilat hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Haifa.

Things to do in Eilat

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef
Underwater Observatory Marine Park ©
Timna Park ©
Timna Park

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Haifa: Mount Tabor (in Kfar Tavor), Sea of Galilee (in Tiberias) and The Church of the Annunciation (in Nazareth). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at The Baha'i Gardens, steep yourself in history at Mount of Beatitudes, put a fun spin on your tour with Circus of Horror, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Primacy of Peter.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Haifa driving holiday site .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Eilat to Haifa in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Eilat in December: highs in Haifa hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 14°C. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

The Church of the Annunciation, Sea of Galilee, Church of the Primacy of Peter, Mount Tabor, Hula Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation

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