15 days in Israel Itinerary

15 days in Israel Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Israel route planner

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Tiberias
— 3 nights
Drive
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Jerusalem
— 5 nights
Drive
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Ein Gedi
— 1 night
Drive
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Masada
— 1 night
Drive
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Mitspe Ramon
— 2 nights
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Eilat
— 2 nights
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Tiberias

— 3 nights
On the shores of Lake Kinneret, a vacation in Tiberias offers plenty of water sports and biblical walks.
Kids will enjoy Sea of Galilee and Bet She'an National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tiberias: Nazareth (Nazareth Village & The Church of the Annunciation), Mount Tabor (in Kfar Tavor) and Mezquita de Omar (in Bet Lehem HaGelilit). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at The Baha'i Gardens, don't miss a visit to Kibbutz Degania Alef, steep yourself in history at Mount of Beatitudes, and take in the dramatic natural features at Tabgha.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tiberias trip itinerary maker tool.

Tel Aviv to Tiberias is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in May, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Tiberias

Parks · Nature · 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.
Family-friendly places like Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center and The Israel Museum, Jerusalem will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Jerusalem: Tel Aviv (Tayelet & Neve Tzedek) and Jaffa (Jaffa Old City & Suspended Orange Tree). On the 19th (Wed), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Old City of Jerusalem, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Mount, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bethesda, and admire the natural beauty at Garden of Gethsemane.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Jerusalem travel planner.

Traveling by car from Tiberias to Jerusalem takes 2 hours. May in Jerusalem sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ein Gedi.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Ein Gedi

— 1 night
On the 21st (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Ein Bokek Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at En Gedi Nature Reserve, then admire nature's extreme beauty at Ein Gedi Botanical Garden, and finally explore the activities along Dead Sea.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ein Gedi road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Jerusalem to Ein Gedi takes 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Ein Gedi can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Masada.

Things to do in Ein Gedi

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Masada

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Masada National Park and then identify plant and animal life at Nachal Arugot Nature Reserve.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Masada road trip website.

You can drive from Ein Gedi to Masada in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Masada

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Mitspe Ramon

— 2 nights
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.
On the 23rd (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Ben-Gurion Hut, take in breathtaking views at Avdat National Park, and then explore the ancient world of Nabatean Avdat Acropolis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Ramon Crater, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Mitspe Ramon travel route website.

Traveling by car from Masada to Mitspe Ramon takes 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Mitspe Ramon can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Eilat.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Eilat

— 2 nights
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Beach Nature Reserve, then meet the residents at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, then kick back and relax at Migdalor Beach, and finally admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Timna Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Reef, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Eilat road trip tool.

Drive from Mitspe Ramon to Eilat in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Mitspe Ramon in May, expect nights in Eilat to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 42°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

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.