14 days in Israel Itinerary

14 days in Israel Itinerary

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14 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  18​h
1
Jerusalem
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Arad
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Mitspe Ramon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Eilat
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  3​h 45​min
5
Tiberias
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Jerusalem side-trips: Gan HaKaktusim (in Holon), Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa) and Tel Aviv (Room Escape Games, Neve Tzedek, & more). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and explore the ancient world of Western Wall.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Jerusalem attractions planner.

Washington DC, USA to Jerusalem is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Israel Standard Time (IST) is 7 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in March; daily highs in Jerusalem reach 73°F and lows reach 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Arad.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Gan HaKaktusim
Highlights from your plan
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Walking tours

1
night
Arad

Arad ©
Arad is a city in the Southern District of Israel. On the 18th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of The Masada Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Masada National Park, then explore the ancient world of Herod's Western Palace, then delve into the distant past at Masada Fortress, and finally admire the masterpieces at Fine Art & Doll Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Arad road trip planning app .

You can take a bus from Jerusalem to Arad in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Arad

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Dead Sea Region, Masada National Park
Highlights from your plan
Fine Art & Doll Museum ©
Fine Art & Doll Museum
Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Masada Fortress ©
Masada Fortress

2
nights
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 19th (Tue), take a memorable drive along Beresheet Desert Tours, get outside with Outdoor Activities, then explore the striking landscape at Ramon Crater, and finally revel in the low prices at Faran Natural Cosmetic. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Incense Route - Desert Cities in the Negev, then explore the striking landscape of Avdat National Park, then don't miss a visit to Ben Gurion Tomb, and finally explore the ancient world of Nabatean Avdat Acropolis.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mitspe Ramon tour itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Arad to Mitspe Ramon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Eilat.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trips

Ben Gurion Tomb, Incense Route - Desert Cities in the Negev
Highlights from your plan
Ramon Crater ©
Ramon Crater
Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

2
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Timna Park, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Coral Beach Nature Reserve. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: put a fun spin on your tour with Escape Room Eilat, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Reef, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Darkness - Israel's Biggest Haunted House.

Discover how to plan a Eilat trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Mitspe Ramon to Eilat takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in March, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Tiberias.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Underwater Observatory Marine Park ©
Scuba & Snorkeling
Timna Park ©
Timna Park

3
nights
Tiberias

Tiberias ©
On the shores of Lake Kinneret, a vacation in Tiberias offers plenty of water sports and biblical walks.
Explore Tiberias' surroundings by going to The Church of the Annunciation (in Nazareth), Baha'i Gardens and Golden Dome (in Haifa) and VRality (in Kiryat Motzkin). There's still lots to do: stroll through Sea of Galilee, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Mount of Beatitudes, contemplate the long history of Tiberias, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tabor.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tiberias itinerary builder website .

Getting from Eilat to Tiberias by combination of flight and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Eilat, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Tiberias, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tiberias

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Capernaum, VRality, Magdala, Bet She'an National Park, 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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