15 days in Israel Itinerary

15 days in Israel Itinerary

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15 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
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Jerusalem
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Ein Bokek
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Mitspe Ramon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Eilat
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Foot + Bus + Train:  2​h 30​min
5
Haifa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Capernaum
— 2 nights
Bus:  3​h
End: Jerusalem

2
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center and Western Wall. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Frishman Beach and Jaffa Gate (Bab al-Khalil). Change things up with these side-trips from Jerusalem: Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa) and Tayelet (in Tel Aviv). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Old City of Jerusalem, take an in-depth tour of Bible Lands Museum, get outside with Walk In Israel, and contemplate the long history of Mount of Olives.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Jerusalem itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Jerusalem. In October, daytime highs in Jerusalem are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Ein Bokek.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trip

Tel Aviv
Highlights from your plan
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Frishman Beach ©
Frishman Beach
Jaffa Old City ©
Jaffa Old City

3
nights
Ein Bokek

Ein Bokek ©
Sandwiched between the turquoise waters of evaporation pools and desert-like landscape, Ein Bokek features a strip of hotels and luxury resorts on the Israeli shore of the Dead Sea.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): explore the activities along Dead Sea Premier, admire nature's extreme beauty at Ein Gedi Botanical Garden, then identify plant and animal life at En Gedi Nature Reserve, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Dead Sea. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Herod's Western Palace, explore the ancient world of Masada Fortress, then get engrossed in the history at The Masada Museum, and finally head outdoors with Route 90.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ein Bokek itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Jerusalem to Ein Bokek takes 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Ein Bokek can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Ein Bokek

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dead Sea Region, Ein Gedi Botanical Garden, Masada Fortress
Highlights from your plan
En Gedi Nature Reserve ©
En Gedi Nature Reserve
Ein Gedi Botanical Garden ©
Ein Gedi Botanical Garden
Masada Fortress ©
Masada Fortress

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): make a trip to Ben Gurion Tomb, then explore the stunning scenery at Avdat National Park, and then do a tasting at Carmey Avdat. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Ramon Crater, then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then delve into the distant past at Nabatean Avdat Acropolis, and finally explore the engaging exhibits at The Alpaca Farm.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Mitspe Ramon trip planner.

You can drive from Ein Bokek to Mitspe Ramon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Ein Bokek in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Mitspe Ramon, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Eilat.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trip

Sde Boker
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Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park
Nabatean Avdat Acropolis ©
Nabatean Avdat Acropolis
Ramon Crater ©
Ramon Crater

3
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Dolphin Reef and Dekel Beach Eilat. Explore hidden gems such as Princess Beach and Red Canyon. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Hai Bar - Wildlife Reserve, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and have some family-friendly fun at Darkness - Israel's Biggest Haunted House.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Eilat trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mitspe Ramon to Eilat takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Mitspe Ramon in October; daily highs in Eilat reach 39°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Haifa.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Red Canyon ©
Red Canyon
Princess Beach ©
Princess Beach
Migdalor Beach ©
Migdalor Beach

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.
On the 13th (Fri), stroll through Dado Beach, then explore the striking landscape of Caesarea National Park, and then wander the streets of Akko Old Town. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at International Center Mary of Nazareth, admire the striking features of The Church of the Annunciation, then step into the grandiose world of Crusader Fortress, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bahai Gardens and Shrine.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Haifa travel planner.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Eilat to Haifa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Eilat, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Haifa, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Capernaum.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Acre, Nazareth, Caesarea National Park
Highlights from your plan
International Center Mary of Nazareth ©
Dado Beach ©
Dado Beach
Bahai Gardens  and Shrine ©
Bahai Gardens and Shrine

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nights
Capernaum

Capernaum ©
A trip to Capernaum takes pilgrims and tourists to the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee, which represents one of the major historical sites to see in Israel.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea of Galilee, take in the dramatic natural features at Arbel National Park, then take in the dramatic natural features at Nahal Amud, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hula Nature Reserve. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Sussita (Hippos) Nature Reserve and National Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Agmon Hahula, learn about winemaking at Galil Mountain Winery, then don't miss a visit to Nimrod's Lookout, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Mount of Beatitudes.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Capernaum itinerary builder.

Getting from Haifa to Capernaum by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Haifa in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Capernaum, with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus back home.

Things to do in Capernaum

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Tiberias, Galilee Region, Galil Mountain Winery, Nahal Amud, Susita (Hippos) Nature Reserve and National Park
Highlights from your plan
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Arbel National Park ©
Arbel National Park
Agmon Hahula ©
Agmon Hahula

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