14 days in Israel Itinerary

14 days in Israel Itinerary

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14 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  14​h 30​min
1
Jerusalem
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Ein Gedi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Masada
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Mitspe Ramon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Eilat
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Foot + Bus + Train:  2​h 45​min
6
Haifa
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h
End: Newark

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: Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa), Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park (in Kiryat Gat) and Tayelet (in Tel Aviv). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, take a stroll through Old City of Jerusalem, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and make a trip to Western Wall.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Jerusalem trip tool .

Newark, USA to Jerusalem is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Israel Standard Time (IST) is 7 hours. Traveling from Newark in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Jerusalem: highs are around 79°F and lows about 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ein Gedi.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
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Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park ©
Tayelet ©
Tayelet

1
night
Ein Gedi

Ein Gedi ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at En Gedi Nature Reserve, contemplate the waterfront views at Dead Sea, and then admire the striking features of Masada Fortress.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ein Gedi tour builder tool .

Getting from Jerusalem to Ein Gedi by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Ein Gedi can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Masada.

Things to do in Ein Gedi

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Dead Sea Region, Masada Fortress
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Dead Sea ©
Dead Sea
En Gedi Nature Reserve ©
En Gedi Nature Reserve
Masada Fortress ©
Masada Fortress

1
night
Masada

Masada ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Masada National Park, delve into the distant past at Herod's Western Palace, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nachal Arugot Nature Reserve.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Masada journey maker website .

Getting from Ein Gedi to Masada by car takes about 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Masada

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Herod's Western Palace
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Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Herod's Western Palace ©
Herod's Western Palace

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with Ethno Center, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Ramon Crater. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of life in the country at The Alpaca Farm, then take in breathtaking views at Avdat National Park, then explore the ancient world of Shivta, and finally admire nature's extreme beauty at HaMakhtesh HaGadol.

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Drive from Masada to Mitspe Ramon in 2 hours. In April in Mitspe Ramon, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 64°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Eilat.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Shivta, HaMakhtesh HaGadol
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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.
On the 9th (Thu), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Timna Park, then see the vivid underwater world at Dolphin Reef, and then see the vivid underwater world at Coral Beach Nature Reserve.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Eilat planning app .

Drive from Mitspe Ramon to Eilat in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Mitspe Ramon in April, you will find days in Eilat are somewhat warmer (90°F), and nights are about the same (67°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Haifa.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Underwater Observatory Marine Park ©
Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef

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.
Bring the kids along to Nazareth Village and Tel Afek - En Afek Nature Reserve. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Haifa: Sea of Galilee (in Tiberias), Mount Tabor (in Kfar Tavor) and Magdala (in Migdal). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at The Baha'i Gardens, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Gan Garoo - Australian Park, stop by Mishi Chocolate Boutique, and admire the striking features of The Church of the Annunciation.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Haifa online trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and train from Eilat to Haifa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, Haifa is a bit cooler than Eilat - with highs of 75°F and lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Nazareth, Tel Afek - En Afek Nature Reserve, Mishi Chocolate Boutique, Magdala, Gan Garoo - Australian Park
Highlights from your plan
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Mount Tabor ©
Mount Tabor
Nazareth Village ©
Nazareth Village

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