15 days in Israel Itinerary

15 days in Israel Itinerary

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15 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  30​h
1
Jerusalem
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Ein Bokek
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Mitspe Ramon
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Eilat
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + foot + bus + train:  2​h 30​min
5
Haifa
— 3 nights
bus:  45​min
6
Nazareth
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  32​h
End: Auckland

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Mt of Olives, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Mount, then delve into the distant past at Western Wall, then wander the streets of Old City of Jerusalem, and finally contemplate the long history of Church of the Holy Sepulchre. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Church of Saint Anne, then steep yourself in history at Jaffa Gate (Bab al-Khalil), then see the interesting displays at Israel Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center.

For reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Jerusalem visit planning website .

Auckland Central, New Zealand to Jerusalem is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Auckland Central to Jerusalem due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Auckland Central in September, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Jerusalem: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Ein Bokek.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Western Wall ©
Western Wall

1
night
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 22nd (Sun): kick back and relax at Ein Bokek Beach, then identify plant and animal life at En Gedi Nature Reserve, and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Ein Gedi Botanical Garden.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ein Bokek trip itinerary maker app .

You can take a bus from Jerusalem to Ein Bokek in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Ein Bokek

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

En Gedi Nature Reserve, Ein Gedi Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
En Gedi Nature Reserve ©
En Gedi Nature Reserve
Ein Bokek Beach ©
Ein Bokek Beach
Ein Gedi Botanical Garden ©
Ein Gedi Botanical Garden

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Avdat National Park, have fun and explore at The Alpaca Farm, and then delve into the distant past at Nabatean Avdat Acropolis.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Mitspe Ramon visit planner .

Getting from Ein Bokek to Mitspe Ramon by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. September in Mitspe Ramon sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Eilat.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park
Nabatean Avdat Acropolis ©
Nabatean Avdat Acropolis
The Alpaca Farm ©
The Alpaca Farm

2
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Botanical Garden Of Eilat, explore the stunning scenery at Red Canyon, and then explore the gorgeous colors at Dolphin Reef. On your second day here, stroll through Princess Beach, identify plant and animal life at Coral Beach Nature Reserve, and then take in breathtaking views at Eilat Action.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Eilat trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Mitspe Ramon to Eilat takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Mitspe Ramon in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Eilat: temperatures range from 44°C by day to 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Haifa.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef
Red Canyon ©
Red Canyon
Botanical Garden Of Eilat ©
Botanical Garden Of Eilat

3
nights
Haifa

Haifa ©
A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like International Center Mary of Nazareth and Church of Mount of Beatitudes. Visit Crusader Fortress and Sea of Galilee for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Haifa: Magdala (in Migdal), Capernaum (Capharnaum the Town of Jesus & Mount of Beatitudes) and Templars Tunnel (in Acre). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bahai Gardens and Shrine, admire the natural beauty at Baha'i Gardens and Golden Dome, enjoy the sand and surf at Meridian Beach, and stroll through Dado Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Haifa trip itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Eilat to Haifa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Eilat in September, expect nights in Haifa to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are little chillier, around 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Haifa

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Acre, Capernaum, Nazareth, Sea of Galilee, Magdala
Highlights from your plan
Capharnaum the Town of Jesus ©
Capharnaum the Town of Jesus
International Center Mary of Nazareth ©
The Beatitude Monastery ©
The Beatitude Monastery

3
nights
Nazareth

Nazareth ©
Known worldwide as the hometown of Jesus Christ, Nazareth draws flocks of pilgrims who come to see the place where Christ grew up, and follow his footsteps along the Jesus Trail.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Old Market as well as The Church of the Annunciation. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Market, explore the ancient world of Megiddo National Park, then do a tasting at Stern Winery, then steep yourself in history at Holy Caves of Nazareth, and finally admire the striking features of The Church of the Annunciation. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Pelter Winery and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Nahal Snir Nature Reserve (Hasbani).

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Nazareth trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Haifa to Nazareth takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Nazareth sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nazareth

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

The Nahal Snir Nature Reserve (Hasbani), Stern Winery, Franciscan Wedding Church, Tel Yodfat
Highlights from your plan
St. Joseph Church ©
St. Joseph Church
Tel Megiddo National Park ©
Tel Megiddo National Park

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