15 days in Israel Itinerary

15 days in Israel Itinerary

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15 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Jerusalem
— 4 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
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  3​h 45​min
5
Tiberias
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Portland

4
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.
Explore Jerusalem's surroundings by going to Neve Tzedek (in Tel Aviv) and Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, wander the streets of Old City of Jerusalem, and don't miss a visit to The Western Wall Tunnels.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Jerusalem tour itinerary maker tool .

Portland, USA to Jerusalem is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Portland to Jerusalem is 10 hours. Traveling from Portland in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Jerusalem: highs are around 69°F and lows about 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Arad.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Tel Aviv
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. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Masada Fortress, explore the ancient world of Herod's Western Palace, then explore the striking landscape of Masada National Park, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Masada Museum.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Arad trip planning app .

Getting from Jerusalem to Arad by bus takes about 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Arad

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Dead Sea Region, Masada National Park
Highlights from your plan
Masada Fortress ©
Masada Fortress
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.
On the 21st (Thu), take in breathtaking views at Avdat National Park, then explore the striking landscape at Ramon Crater, and then delve into the distant past at Nabatean Avdat Acropolis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then get outside with Beresheet Desert Tours, and then steep yourself in history at Incense Route - Desert Cities in the Negev.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Mitspe Ramon travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Arad to Mitspe Ramon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Mitspe Ramon, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Eilat.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
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, nature, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Coral Beach Nature Reserve, explore the fascinating landscape at Eilat Action, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos and more tourist information, refer to the Eilat route builder app .

Drive from Mitspe Ramon to Eilat in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Mitspe Ramon in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Eilat: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tiberias.

Things to do in Eilat

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef
Underwater Observatory Marine Park ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Tiberias, take in nature's colorful creations at Baha'i Gardens and Golden Dome, then steep yourself in history at The Church of the Annunciation, then take some stellar pictures from International Center Mary of Nazareth, and finally steep yourself in history at Cana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Mount of Beatitudes, identify plant and animal life at Hula Nature Reserve, then explore the striking landscape at Tabgha, and finally make a trip to Magdala.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Tiberias trip itinerary site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Eilat to Tiberias in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Eilat in February, you will find days in Tiberias are a bit cooler (67°F), and nights are about the same (53°F). On the 28th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tiberias

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Nazareth, Magdala, Hula Nature Reserve, The Baha'i Gardens, Mount of Beatitudes
Highlights from your plan
The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation

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