14 days in Israel Itinerary

14 days in Israel Itinerary

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14 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly + train:  7​h 45​min
1
Haifa
— 5 nights
train:  3​h
2
Dimona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Jerusalem
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Zurich

5
nights
Haifa

Haifa ©
A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Baha'i Gardens and The Church of the Annunciation. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea of Galilee and Mount of Beatitudes. Change things up with these side-trips from Haifa: Church of the Primacy of Peter (in Tabgha), Yardenit (in Kinneret) and Nazareth (Megiddo National Park, International Center Mary of Nazareth, & more). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bahai Gardens and Shrine, pause for some serene contemplation at Franciscan Wedding Church, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Tabor, and contemplate the long history of Capharnaum the Town of Jesus.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Haifa travel planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Haifa is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Israel Standard Time (IST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Zurich in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Haifa, with highs around 35°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Dimona.

Things to do in Haifa

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Capernaum, Nazareth, Acre, Mishi Chocolate Boutique, Sea of Galilee
Highlights from your plan
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation
The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens

2
nights
Dimona

Dimona ©
Dimona is an Israeli city in the Negev desert, 36km to the south of Beersheba and 35km west of the Dead Sea above the Arava valley in the Southern District of Israel. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the ancient world of Masada Fortress, appreciate the extensive heritage of Masada National Park, and then delve into the distant past at Herod's Western Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Shivta, take in breathtaking views at Avdat National Park, and then learn about winemaking at Carmey Avdat.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Dimona sightseeing site .

Traveling by train from Haifa to Dimona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Dimona

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Shivta, Carmey Avdat, Avdat National Park, 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

6
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.
Popular historic sites such as Western Wall and Mt of Olives are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Israel Museum and Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre. Venture out of the city with trips to Tel Aviv (Eretz Israel Museum Complex (Haaretz Museum), The American Colony Quarter Tel Aviv, & more) and Jaffa (Immanuel Church & Jaffa Old City). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of Gethsemane, take a stroll through Old City of Jerusalem, and admire the landmark architecture of Church of Saint Anne.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Jerusalem trip builder website .

You can drive from Dimona to Jerusalem in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Jerusalem are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Church of the Visitation
Highlights from your plan
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Western Wall ©
Western Wall

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