15 days in Israel Itinerary

15 days in Israel Itinerary

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15 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly + Drive:  14​h 15​min
1
Haifa
— 2 nights
+3
train + bus + foot + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Eilat
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
3
Ein Bokek
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Jerusalem
— 6 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Cape Town

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Magdala and The German Colony. Get some historical perspective at Citadel of Acre and The Beatitude Monastery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Haifa: Sea of Galilee (in Tiberias), Capharnaum the Town of Jesus (in Capernaum) and Nazareth (International Center Mary of Nazareth & Nazareth Village). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Dado Beach, appreciate the history behind The statue of Alexander Zaid, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bahai Gardens and Shrine, and admire the natural beauty at The Baha'i Gardens.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Haifa online trip builder .

Cape Town, South Africa to Haifa is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cape Town in September: highs in Haifa hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Haifa

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Capernaum, Nazareth, Kiryat Tivon, Acre, Magdala
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Citadel of Acre ©
Citadel of Acre
Magdala ©
Magdala
Capharnaum the Town of Jesus ©
Capharnaum the Town of Jesus

3
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Explore hidden gems such as Princess Beach and Mosh Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Migdalor Beach and Dekel Beach Eilat. There's lots more to do: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, identify plant and animal life at Botanical Garden Of Eilat, see the vivid underwater world at Dolphin Reef, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Underwater Observatory Marine Park.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Eilat trip site .

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 September, expect nights in Eilat to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 44°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Ein Bokek.

Things to do in Eilat

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Princess Beach ©
Princess Beach
Migdalor Beach ©
Migdalor Beach
Mosh Beach ©
Mosh Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Masada National Park, get engrossed in the history at The Masada Museum, then make a trip to Nachal David Stream, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ein Bokek Beach. On the next day, examine the collection at Fine Art & Doll Museum, delve into the distant past at Herod's Western Palace, then delve into the distant past at Masada Fortress, and finally explore the engaging exhibits at Arad Contemporary Art Center.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Ein Bokek road trip app .

You can take a bus from Eilat to Ein Bokek in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Ein Bokek

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Dead Sea Region, Arad, Masada National Park
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Ein Bokek Beach ©
Ein Bokek Beach
Fine Art & Doll Museum ©
Fine Art & Doll Museum
Masada Fortress ©
Masada Fortress

6
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.
Let the collections at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center and Israel Museum capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony) and Palmach Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jerusalem: Tel Aviv (Independence Hall Museum in the Shalom Mayer Tower, Ravid, & more) and Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Jaffa Gate, wander the streets of Ben Yehuda Street, take in the spiritual surroundings of Christian Quarter, and delve into the distant past at Herodian Quarter/Wohl Archaeological Museum.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Jerusalem day trip site .

Drive from Ein Bokek to Jerusalem in 2 hours. September in Jerusalem sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Israeli Cartoon Museum
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The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Palmach Museum ©
Palmach Museum

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