15 days in Israel & Palestinian Territories Itinerary

15 days in Israel & Palestinian Territories Itinerary

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15 days in Israel & Palestinian Territories Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem, Israel
1
Jerusalem, Israel
— 4 nights
Bus:  15 min
2
Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories
— 1 night
Bus:  30 min
3
Hebron, Palestinian Territories
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Tram + Bus:  2 h 15 min
4
Nablus, Palestinian Territories
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Nazareth, Israel
— 3 nights
Bus:  45 min
6
Haifa, Israel
— 4 nights
Bus:  2 h
End: Jerusalem, Israel

4
nights
Jerusalem, Israel

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.
Do your shopping at Mahane Yehuda Market and Baltinester Bros. Jewelry and Judaica. Masada National Park and Old City of Jerusalem are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Jerusalem to Ein Gedi to see Ein Gedi Botanical Garden about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at En Gedi Nature Reserve, admire the landmark architecture of Church of the Holy Sepulchre, examine the collection at Israel Museum, and steep yourself in history at Mt of Olives.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Jerusalem trip planner.

If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major airport is Ben Gurion International Airport. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Bethlehem.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

En Gedi Nature Reserve, Ein Gedi Botanical Garden, Masada National Park
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En Gedi Nature Reserve ©
En Gedi Nature Reserve
Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

1
night
Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories

Bethlehem ©
For many, Bethlehem needs no introduction.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): get some fabulous bargains at Blessings Gift Shop and The Olive Wood Factory, steep yourself in history at Church of the Nativity, don't miss a visit to Sanctuary Bethlehem, take a stroll through Star Street, then look for gifts at Banksy's Shop, and finally look for gifts at St. John Souvenir.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bethlehem trip planning site .

Bethlehem is just a short distance from Jerusalem. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Hebron.

Things to do in Bethlehem

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Banksy's Shop ©
Banksy's Shop
Church of the Nativity ©
Church of the Nativity
Star Street ©
Star Street

1
night
Hebron, Palestinian Territories

Hebron ©
On the 23rd (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid-e-Khalil Mosque, examine the collection at Eretz Yehuda Archeological Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Me'arat ha-Makhpela, and finally gain insight at Susya - National Heritage Site.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hebron road trip website .

Hebron is just a short distance from Bethlehem. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Nablus.

Things to do in Hebron

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Eretz Yehuda Archeological Museum
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Susya - National Heritage Site ©
Susya - National Heritage Site
Me'arat ha-Makhpela ©
Me'arat ha-Makhpela
Masjid-e-Khalil Mosque ©
Masjid-e-Khalil Mosque

1
night
Nablus, Palestinian Territories

Nablus ©
Nablus is a city in the northern West Bank, approximately 49km north of Jerusalem, (approximately 63km by road), with a population of 126,132. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Samaritan Museum, then stop by Albader Soap Factory, then explore the ancient world of Tell Balata Archaeological Park, and finally explore the ancient world of Jacob's Well.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Nablus trip website .

Traveling by bus from Hebron to Nablus takes 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nazareth.

Things to do in Nablus

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Jacob's Well ©
Jacob's Well
The Samaritan Museum ©
The Samaritan Museum
Albader Soap Factory ©
Albader Soap Factory

3
nights
Nazareth, Israel

Nazareth ©
Known worldwide as the hometown of Jesus Christ, Nazareth draws flocks of pilgrims who come to see the place where Christ grew up, and follow his footsteps along the Jesus Trail.
Take a break from the city and head to Beit She'an National Park and Mount Tabor. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Church of the Annunciation and International Center Mary of Nazareth. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Megiddo National Park, explore the striking landscape of Zippori National Park, and steep yourself in history at Holy Caves of Nazareth.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Nazareth online day trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Nablus to Nazareth with the Route module. In July, daily temperatures in Nazareth can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Haifa.

Things to do in Nazareth

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mount Tabor, Zippori National Park
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Mount Tabor ©
Mount Tabor
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation
Tel Megiddo National Park ©
Tel Megiddo National Park

4
nights
Haifa, Israel

Haifa ©
A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
Get some historical perspective at Baha'i Gardens and Golden Dome and Stella Maris Lighthouse and Carmelite Monastery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Akko Old Town and Al-Jazzar Mosque. Get out of town with these interesting Haifa side-trips: Caesarea National Park (in Caesarea), Mikhmoret Beach (in Mikhmoret) and Poleg Beach (in Netanya). Spend the 31st (Tue) exploring nature at Achziv Beach National Park. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Dado Beach and stroll through Meridian Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Haifa road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Nazareth to Haifa in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Haifa, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can catcht the bus back home.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Acre, Caesarea National Park, Mikhmoret Beach, Achziv Beach National Park, Poleg Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dado Beach ©
Dado Beach
The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
Akko Old Town ©
Akko Old Town

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