15 days in Israel Itinerary

15 days in Israel Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Israel trip itinerary planner

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Jerusalem
— 5 nights
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Masada
— 1 night
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Eilat
— 3 nights
Fly
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Haifa
— 4 nights
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Jerusalem

— 5 nights

Holy City

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: Tel Aviv (Tayelet & Beit Hatfutsot - The Museum of the Jewish People) and Jaffa (Iris Eshet Cohen Gallery, Jaffa Old City, &more). On the 28th (Sat), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, steep yourself in history at Western Wall, take in the exciting artwork at Levantine Gallery, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Jerusalem route planner.

Tampa, USA to Jerusalem is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Israel Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 7 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Masada.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Masada

— 1 night
On the 2nd (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Masada National Park and then get engrossed in the history at The Masada Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Masada trip builder site.

You can take a bus from Jerusalem to Masada in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Eilat.

Things to do in Masada

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Eilat

— 3 nights
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, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: observe the fascinating underwater world at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, ponder the design of Musical Fountain, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Timna Park.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Eilat attractions planner.

Drive from Masada to Eilat in 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Eilat can reach 100°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Haifa.

Things to do in Eilat

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Haifa

— 4 nights
A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Haifa: Ralli museum, Caesarea (in Caesarea), The Beatitude Monastery (in Capernaum) and Sea of Galilee (in Tiberias). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at The Baha'i Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Church of the Annunciation, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tabor, and delve into the distant past at Magdala.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Haifa trip maker tool.

You can fly from Eilat to Haifa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Eilat in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Haifa, with highs around 86°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Haifa

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Israel travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites · Ruins
Land of Creation
Surprisingly diverse for such a narrow strip of land pressed against the Mediterranean, modern Israel only dates back to 1948, though the history of this "Holy Land" spans many millennia. The big three monotheistic religions--Christianity, Judaism, and Islam--maintain extremely strong ties to this part of the world, so you can expect to see plenty of historic churches, mosques, and synagogues during your holiday in Israel. Beyond the undeniable cultural appeal, Israel also offers impressive natural features, including the Dead Sea and Makhtesh Ramon, one of the world's biggest craters. As you tour Israel, you'll find yourself following in the footsteps of figures that helped shape the world thousands of years ago.