15 days in Israel Itinerary

15 days in Israel Itinerary

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Tel Aviv
— 3 nights
Drive
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Haifa
— 3 nights
Drive
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Qiryat Shemona
— 1 night
Drive
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Ein Bokek
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mitspe Ramon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Eilat
— 3 nights
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Tel Aviv

— 3 nights

White City

Called the "White City" thanks to the color of its World Heritage-listed architectural landmarks, Tel Aviv serves as Israel's modern and cosmopolitan second city.
Get outdoors at Apollonia National Park and Jerusalem Beach. Relax by the water at Bograshov Beach and Acadia Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tel Aviv: Ashdod (Big Fashion Mall Ashdod & Ashdod Yam Park) and Jerusalem (Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony), Mamilla Mall, &more). There's much more to do: browse the different shops at Nachalat Binyamin Pedestrian Mall, steep yourself in history at Ben-Gurion House, take a stroll around Nalagaat Center, and take in the waterfront at Jaffa Port.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Tel Aviv route planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Tel Aviv. In May in Tel Aviv, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Haifa.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Shopping · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Haifa

— 3 nights
A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
Step out of the city life by going to Ramat HaNadiv and Achziv Beach National Park. For shopping fun, head to Sculptures Garden (Gan Hapsalim) or Ein Hod Artists Village. Venture out of the city with trips to Rosh Hanikra (in Rosh Hanikra) and The Grottos at Rosh HaNiqra (in Kefar Rosh HaNiqra). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Louis Promenade, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bahai Gardens and Shrine, kick back and relax at Dado Beach, and contemplate the long history of Stella Maris Lighthouse and Carmelite Monastery.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Haifa travel planner.

You can drive from Tel Aviv to Haifa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Haifa can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Qiryat Shemona.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Qiryat Shemona

— 1 night
Kiryat Shmona is a city located in the Northern District of Israel on the western slopes of the Hula Valley near the Lebanese border. On the 8th (Sat), look for gifts at Shulman's Chocolate Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Nahal Snir Nature Reserve (Hasbani), then admire the sheer force of Banias Waterfall, and finally don't miss a visit to Tel Dan.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Qiryat Shemona planning app.

Drive from Haifa to Qiryat Shemona in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Haifa in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Qiryat Shemona, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ein Bokek.

Things to do in Qiryat Shemona

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Ein Bokek

— 2 nights
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 9th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Ein Bokek Beach, then browse the different shops at Dead Sea Mall, then take an in-depth tour of The Masada Museum, and finally make a trip to Nachal David Stream. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ein Gedi Botanical Garden, stroll through En Gedi Nature Reserve, contemplate the waterfront views at Bokek River, then explore the world behind art at Fine Art & Doll Museum, and finally head outdoors with Route 90.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ein Bokek trip planner.

You can drive from Qiryat Shemona to Ein Bokek in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Ein Bokek

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Derech Hashalom Ba'arava - the peace trail in Arava, then explore the ancient world of Nabatean Avdat Acropolis, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): cruise along Beresheet Desert Tours, wander the wide-open spaces of The Alpaca Farm, then take in breathtaking views at Avdat National Park, then learn about winemaking at Sde Boker Winery, and finally make a trip to Ben Gurion Tomb.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Mitspe Ramon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ein Bokek to Mitspe Ramon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Eilat.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive · Wildlife

Side Trips

Eilat

— 3 nights
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Red Canyon and Speed Boats Tours. Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Dekel Beach Eilat. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Botanical Garden Of Eilat, enjoy the sand and surf at Aqua Beach, admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain, and take an in-depth tour of Eilat City Museum.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Eilat day trip planner.

Drive from Mitspe Ramon to Eilat in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Mitspe Ramon, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Eilat, ranging from highs of 42°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Eilat

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Israel travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Walking Areas · 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.