16 days in Israel Itinerary

16 days in Israel Itinerary

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16 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly + Drive:  17​h 15​min
1
Haifa
— 3 nights
+3
train + bus + foot + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Eilat
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Arad
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Jerusalem
— 5 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Sao Paulo

3
nights
Haifa

Haifa ©
A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
Explore Haifa's surroundings by going to Tiberias (Sea of Galilee & Tabgha), Magdala (in Migdal) and Mount Tabor (in Kfar Tavor). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at The Baha'i Gardens, steep yourself in history at Mount of Beatitudes, identify plant and animal life at Hula Nature Reserve, and walk around Caesarea National Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Haifa, use our trip itinerary maker.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Haifa is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Haifa due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in May, expect Haifa to be somewhat warmer, temps between 31°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tiberias, The Church of the Annunciation, Mishi Chocolate Boutique, Caesarea National Park, Magdala
Highlights from your plan
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation

3
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
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, nature, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: observe the fascinating underwater world at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, partake in some friendly competition at Escape Room Eilat, admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain, and explore the stunning scenery at Red Canyon.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Eilat road trip planning app .

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 May, expect nights in Eilat to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 42°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Arad.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Underwater Observatory Marine Park ©
Scuba & Snorkeling
Timna Park ©
Timna Park

3
nights
Arad

Arad ©
Arad is a city in the Southern District of Israel. Venture out of the city with trips to Mitspe Ramon (Ramon Crater & Avdat National Park), ANZAC Memorial Center (in Beersheba) and Joe Alon Center - The Museum of Bedouin Culture (in Lahav). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Masada National Park, identify plant and animal life at En Gedi Nature Reserve, explore the ancient world of Masada Fortress, and admire the masterpieces at Arad Contemporary Art Center.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Arad trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Eilat to Arad by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Arad

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mitspe Ramon, Dead Sea Region, Masada National Park, ANZAC Memorial Center, Joe Alon Center - The Museum of Bedouin Culture
Highlights from your plan
Ramon Crater ©
Ramon Crater
Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Masada Fortress ©
Masada Fortress

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Jerusalem: Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa) and Tel Aviv (Tel Aviv Museum of Art & Tayelet). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the landmark architecture of Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Jerusalem tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Arad to Jerusalem in 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Jerusalem can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tel Aviv
Highlights from your plan
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Walking tours

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