15 days in Israel Itinerary

15 days in Israel Itinerary

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15 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + train:  25​h
1
Haifa
— 2 nights
+3
train + bus + foot + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Eilat
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Arad
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Jerusalem
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney

2
nights
Haifa

Haifa ©
A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Haifa: Church of the Primacy of Peter (in Tabgha), Mount of Beatitudes (in Capernaum) and Sea of Galilee (in Tiberias). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at The Baha'i Gardens, admire the striking features of The Church of the Annunciation, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bahai Gardens and Shrine, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tabor.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Haifa trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Haifa is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Israel Standard Time is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Sydney in January, things will get little chillier in Haifa: highs are around 20°C and lows about 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Church of the Primacy of Peter, Mount of Beatitudes, Hula Nature Reserve, Bahai Gardens and Shrine, Franciscan Wedding Church
Highlights from your plan
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation

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: explore the striking landscape of Timna Park, see the interesting displays at Erotic Museum, see the vivid underwater world at Dolphin Reef, and experience the excitement of Funtasy - Eilat's attractions center.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Eilat trip planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Haifa to Eilat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Haifa in January, you will find days in Eilat are a bit warmer (25°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Arad.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Timna Park ©
Timna Park
Underwater Observatory Marine Park ©
Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef

3
nights
Arad

Arad ©
Arad is a city in the Southern District of Israel. Change things up with these side-trips from Arad: Mitspe Ramon (Ramon Crater & Avdat National Park). The adventure continues: stroll through Masada National Park, admire the striking features of Masada Fortress, take in the exciting artwork at Adi Miraro Jewelry, and identify plant and animal life at En Gedi Nature Reserve.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Arad trip maker tool .

Getting from Eilat to Arad by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Arad

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dead Sea Region, Mitspe Ramon, Masada National Park
Highlights from your plan
Ramon Crater ©
Ramon Crater
Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Masada Fortress ©
Masada Fortress

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa) and Tayelet (in Tel Aviv). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, explore the ancient world of Western Wall, contemplate the long history of Mt of Olives, and stroll through Garden of Gethsemane.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Jerusalem travel website .

You can drive from Arad to Jerusalem in 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tel Aviv
Highlights from your plan
Israel Museum ©
Israel Museum
Walking tours

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