16 days in Israel Itinerary

16 days in Israel Itinerary

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Eilat
— 2 nights
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Mitspe Ramon
— 1 night
Drive
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Ein Bokek
— 2 nights
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Haifa
— 5 nights
Drive
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Tel Aviv
— 5 nights
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Eilat

— 2 nights
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Princess Beach will get you outdoors. You'll get in some beach time at Migdalor Beach and Dekel Beach Eilat. The adventure continues: race across the water with a speed boat tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Botanical Garden Of Eilat, ponder the design of Musical Fountain, and take in breathtaking views at Red Canyon.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Eilat trip itinerary planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Eilat is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Israel Standard Time (IST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Zurich in June, things will get much hotter in Eilat: highs are around 46°C and lows about 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Eilat

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Mitspe Ramon

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Avdat National Park, get a taste of life in the country at The Alpaca Farm, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Mitspe Ramon online trip maker.

You can drive from Eilat to Mitspe Ramon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Eilat, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mitspe Ramon, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ein Bokek.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

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 12th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at En Gedi Nature Reserve, then get engrossed in the history at The Masada Museum, and then get outside with Route 90. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Ein Bokek Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Bokek River, then admire the masterpieces at Fine Art & Doll Museum, and finally shop like a local with House of Art - Garden.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ein Bokek tour planning website.

You can drive from Mitspe Ramon to Ein Bokek in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Haifa.

Things to do in Ein Bokek

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Haifa

— 5 nights
A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
Capharnaum the Town of Jesus and International Center Mary of Nazareth are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Beatitude Monastery and Bahai Gardens and Shrine. Explore Haifa's surroundings by going to Tabgha (in Tiberias), The Grottos at Rosh HaNiqra (in Kefar Rosh HaNiqra) and Capernaum (Mount of Beatitudes, The House and Church of St. Peter, &more). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Tel Megiddo National Park, kick back and relax at Dado Beach, get curious at Madatech-Israel National Museum of Science, Technology, and Space, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Stella Maris Lighthouse and Carmelite Monastery.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Haifa trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Ein Bokek to Haifa in 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Haifa are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Haifa

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Tel Aviv

— 5 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.
Ilana Goor Museum and Independence Hall Museum in the Shalom Mayer Tower will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony) and Frishman Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Jerusalem (The Cardo, Wine Tours & Tastings, &more) and Mary's Spring (in Ein Kerem). The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Yarkon River and Park Hayarkon, browse the different shops at Nachalat Binyamin Pedestrian Mall, get engrossed in the history at Eretz Israel Museum Complex (Haaretz Museum), and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tel Aviv online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Haifa to Tel Aviv takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.