15 days in Israel Itinerary

15 days in Israel Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Israel travel planner

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Eilat
— 2 nights
Drive
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Masada
— 1 night
Drive
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Ein Gedi
— 1 night
Drive
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Jerusalem
— 5 nights
Drive
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Rosh Pina
— 3 nights
Drive
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Haifa
— 2 nights
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Eilat

— 2 nights
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
On the 3rd (Mon), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, and then explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Beach Nature Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: see the vivid underwater world at Dolphin Reef, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Timna Park, and then take some stellar pictures from Mount Yoash Observation Point.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Eilat trip tool.

London, UK to Eilat is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Israel Standard Time (IST) is 2 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from London in May, with highs in Eilat at 42°C and lows at 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Masada.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Masada

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Masada National Park and then identify plant and animal life at Nachal Arugot Nature Reserve.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Masada travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Eilat to Masada takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ein Gedi.

Things to do in Masada

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Ein Gedi

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Ein Bokek Beach, explore the ancient world of Ein Gedi Synagogue, then identify plant and animal life at En Gedi Nature Reserve, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Dead Sea.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ein Gedi trip website.

Traveling by car from Masada to Ein Gedi takes 1.5 hours. In May in Ein Gedi, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Ein Gedi

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jerusalem: Tel Aviv (Neve Tzedek, Tayelet, &more) and Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa). On the 9th (Sun), 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, take in panoramic vistas at Tower of David Museum of the History of Jerusalem, examine the collection at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, and take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of Gethsemane.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Jerusalem trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ein Gedi to Jerusalem in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in May, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rosh Pina.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Rosh Pina

— 3 nights
Rosh Pina is a town and local council in the Upper Galilee on the eastern slopes of Mount Kna'an in the Northern District of Israel. Get out of town with these interesting Rosh Pina side-trips: Mount Tabor (in Kfar Tavor), Sea of Galilee (in Tiberias) and Bet She'an National Park (in Beit She'an). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Mount of Beatitudes, don't miss a visit to Magdala, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Beatitude Monastery, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Multiplication.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rosh Pina trip maker.

You can drive from Jerusalem to Rosh Pina in 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Rosh Pina are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Haifa.

Things to do in Rosh Pina

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Haifa

— 2 nights
A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
On the 15th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at The Baha'i Gardens, make a trip to Cave of Elijah, then stroll around Caesarea National Park, and finally wander the streets of Akko Old Town. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bahai Gardens and Shrine, then admire the striking features of The Church of the Annunciation, and then make a trip to Mezquita de Omar.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Haifa online travel route planner.

You can drive from Rosh Pina to Haifa in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Rosh Pina in May: highs in Haifa hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Haifa

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

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.