16 days in Israel Itinerary

16 days in Israel Itinerary

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Fly
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Haifa
— 3 nights
Drive
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Jerusalem
— 6 nights
Drive
3
Kiryat Gat
— 1 night
Drive
4
Masada
— 1 night
Drive
5
Eilat
— 4 nights
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Foot to Taba, Bus to Sharm el Sheikh, Fly to Riyadh

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Haifa

— 3 nights
A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
Get out of town with these interesting Haifa side-trips: Mount of Beatitudes (in Capernaum), Nazareth (The Church of the Annunciation & Nazareth Village) and Sea of Galilee (in Tiberias). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at The Baha'i Gardens, steep yourself in history at Stella Maris Lighthouse and Carmelite Monastery, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tabor, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Bahai Gardens and Shrine.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Haifa trip planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Haifa is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Traveling from Riyadh to Haifa, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Riyadh in July, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Haifa: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Haifa

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

Jerusalem

— 6 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jerusalem: Tel Aviv (Old Tel Aviv Port Area, Neve Tzedek, &more) and Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa). On the 10th (Sat), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, explore the ancient world of Western Wall, steep yourself in history at Mt of Olives, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Western Wall Tunnels.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Jerusalem trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Haifa to Jerusalem in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kiryat Gat.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Kiryat Gat

— 1 night
Kiryat Gat, is a city in the Southern District of Israel. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Negev Brewery.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kiryat Gat day trip planning tool.

Getting from Jerusalem to Kiryat Gat by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Masada.

Things to do in Kiryat Gat

Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Masada

— 1 night
On the 16th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Masada National Park and then stroll through Nachal Arugot Nature Reserve.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Masada day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kiryat Gat to Masada takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Eilat.

Things to do in Masada

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Eilat

— 4 nights
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Eilat is known for wildlife, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the striking landscape of Timna Park, kick back and relax at Princess Beach, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Underwater Observatory Marine Park.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Eilat trip planner.

Getting from Masada to Eilat by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 47°C in July, and nighttime lows around 32°C. You'll set off for home on the 20th (Tue).

Things to do in Eilat

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

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.