15 days in Israel Itinerary

15 days in Israel Itinerary

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15 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly + Train:  19​h
1
Tiberias
— Few hours
Bus:  2​h 30​min
2
Jerusalem
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Ein Bokek
— 2 nights
Bus:  2​h 45​min
4
Eilat
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
5
Herzliya
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

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Tiberias

Tiberias ©
On the shores of Lake Kinneret, a vacation in Tiberias offers plenty of water sports and biblical walks.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Mount of Beatitudes and then contemplate the waterfront views at Sea of Galilee.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tiberias trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to Tiberias is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Israel Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: high temperatures in Tiberias hover around 88°F and lows are around 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Tiberias

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Mount of Beatitudes
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Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Mount of Beatitudes ©
Mount of Beatitudes

5
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Western Wall and Mt of Olives. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Israel Museum and Temple Mount. When in Jerusalem, make a side trip to see Kalia Beach in Kalia, approximately 42 minutes away. On the 22nd (Sat), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, take a stroll through Jewish Quarter, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Aqsa Mosque, and contemplate the long history of The Garden Tomb.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Jerusalem trip itinerary planning website .

You can take a bus from Tiberias to Jerusalem in 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Ein Bokek.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Kalia Beach
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The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Western Wall ©
Western Wall

2
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.
On the 24th (Mon), admire the striking features of Masada Fortress and then explore the striking landscape of Masada National Park. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Dead Sea, then admire nature's extreme beauty at Ein Gedi Botanical Garden, and then kick back and relax at Ein Bokek Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ein Bokek travel planner.

Traveling by bus from Jerusalem to Ein Bokek takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Eilat.

Things to do in Ein Bokek

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ein Gedi Botanical Garden, Masada Fortress, Dead Sea, Masada National Park
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Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Masada Fortress ©
Masada Fortress
Ein Bokek Beach ©
Ein Bokek Beach

4
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Visit Dolphin Reef and Princess Beach for some beach relaxation. There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, explore the fascinating landscape at Eilat Action, stroll through Migdalor Beach, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Timna Park.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Eilat trip planning app .

You can drive from Ein Bokek to Eilat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 105°F in August, and nighttime lows around 83°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Herzliya.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef
Princess Beach ©
Princess Beach
Migdalor Beach ©
Migdalor Beach

2
nights
Herzliya

Herzliya ©
On the sunny Mediterranean central coast of Israel, Herzliya charms its visitors with upscale beachfront restaurants, rolling cerulean coastline, and trendy shops.
On the 30th (Sun), take a stroll through Neve Tzedek, take a stroll through Jaffa Old City, then get outside with Tayelet, and finally take an in-depth tour of Beit Hatfutsot - The Museum of the Jewish People. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Independence Hall Museum and then admire the masterpieces at Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Herzliya holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Eilat to Herzliya takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Eilat in August, with highs in Herzliya at 87°F and lows at 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Herzliya

Museums Neighborhoods Beaches

Side Trip

Tel Aviv
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Tayelet ©
Tayelet
Jaffa Old City ©
Jaffa Old City
Tel Aviv Museum of Art ©
Tel Aviv Museum of Art

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