16 days in Israel Itinerary

16 days in Israel Itinerary

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16 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly + train:  12​h 15​min
1
Haifa
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Safed
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  5​h
3
Eilat
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Arad
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Jerusalem
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Hyderabad

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 hidden gems such as Crusader Fortress and Bahai Gardens and Shrine. International Center Mary of Nazareth and Mada Tech - The Israel National Museum Of Science are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Haifa side-trips: Acre (The Citadel & Sinan Basha Mosque (alBahr Mosque)), Jezreel Valley Winery (in Shefar'am) and Nazareth (The Church of the Annunciation, St. Joseph Church, & more). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Baha'i Gardens and Golden Dome, view the masterpieces at Art & Wear Gallery, contemplate the long history of Beit Shearim, and have fun and explore at Nisco Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Haifa trip itinerary planning website .

Hyderabad, India to Haifa is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Hyderabad to Haifa is minus 3 hours. Expect colder weather when traveling from Hyderabad in December: highs in Haifa hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Safed.

Things to do in Haifa

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Nazareth, Acre, Ein Hod, Jezreel Valley Winery, Beit Shearim
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Beit Shearim ©
Beit Shearim
International Center Mary of Nazareth ©
St. Joseph Church ©
St. Joseph Church

2
nights
Safed

Safed ©
The birthplace of the Kabbalah movement, Safed boasts a mystical and spiritual heritage as one of the country's four holy cities.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Mount of Beatitudes, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Mount of Beatitudes, steep yourself in history at Capharnaum the Town of Jesus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Magdala, then explore the activities along Sea of Galilee, and finally explore the galleries of Leon Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Banias Waterfall, then identify plant and animal life at Agmon Hahula, and then browse the exhibits of Nurit Gallery.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Safed itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Haifa to Safed in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December in Safed, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Safed

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Capernaum, Magdala, Banias Waterfall, Agmon Hahula, Sea of Galilee
Highlights from your plan
Capharnaum the Town of Jesus ©
Capharnaum the Town of Jesus
The Beatitude Monastery ©
The Beatitude Monastery
Banias Waterfall ©
Banias Waterfall

4
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Eilat Action and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Get a sense of the local culture at Botanical Garden Of Eilat and Eilat, My City History Museum. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Red Canyon, put a fun spin on your tour with Escape Room Eilat, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Timna Park, and get your game on at Darkness - Israel's Biggest Haunted House.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Eilat day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Safed to Eilat takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Safed in December: highs in Eilat hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Arad.

Things to do in Eilat

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Red Canyon ©
Red Canyon
Botanical Garden Of Eilat ©
Botanical Garden Of Eilat
Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef

2
nights
Arad

Arad ©
Arad is a city in the Southern District of Israel. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Masada Fortress, explore the ancient world of Herod's Western Palace, and then stroll through Masada National Park. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at The Masada Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at En Gedi Nature Reserve, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ein Bokek Beach, and finally have fun and explore at Arad Contemporary Art Center.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Arad online trip 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 (Wed) so you can take a bus to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Arad

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Dead Sea Region, Ein Bokek Beach, Masada National Park
Highlights from your plan
Masada Fortress ©
Masada Fortress
Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Ein Bokek Beach ©
Ein Bokek Beach

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old City of Jerusalem and Western Wall. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Israel Museum and Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jerusalem: Tel Aviv (Independence Hall Museum & Nachlat Binyamin Pedestrian Mall) and Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Ben Yehuda Street, explore the ancient world of Mount Zion, steep yourself in history at Mt of Olives, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Jerusalem sightseeing planning app .

You can take a bus from Arad to Jerusalem in 2 hours. December in Jerusalem sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Tel Aviv
Highlights from your plan
Ben Yehuda Street ©
Ben Yehuda Street
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

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