16 days in Israel Itinerary

16 days in Israel Itinerary

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16 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
car:  17​h 30​min
1
Haifa
— 2 nights
+3
train + bus + foot + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Eilat
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Mitspe Ramon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Ein Gedi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Tel Aviv
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Sao Paulo

2
nights
Haifa

Haifa ©
A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
You've now added Food Tours to your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Magdala and The German Colony. Get some historical perspective at Citadel of Acre and Bahai Gardens and Shrine. Get out of town with these interesting Haifa side-trips: Banias Waterfall (in Qiryat Shemona), Caesarea National Park (in Caesarea) and Nazareth (Nazareth Village & International Center Mary of Nazareth). There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at The Beatitude Monastery.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Haifa sightseeing planner .

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. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time to Israel Standard Time is 5 hours. In June, Haifa is a bit warmer than Sao Paulo - with highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Haifa

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Acre, Nazareth, Banias Waterfall, Magdala, Caesarea National Park
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Citadel of Acre ©
Citadel of Acre
Magdala ©
Magdala

3
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
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 Mosh Beach and Dekel Beach Eilat. We've included these beaches for you: Princess Beach and Migdalor Beach. There's much more to do: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, browse the different shops at Mall Hayam, look for gifts at King Solomon Promanade, and explore the striking landscape of Bird Watching Park.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Eilat trip builder .

Getting from Haifa to Eilat by combination of train and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Haifa in June: highs in Eilat hover around 46°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Eilat

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Mosh Beach ©
Mosh Beach
Migdalor Beach ©
Migdalor Beach
Botanical Garden Of Eilat ©
Botanical Garden Of Eilat

2
nights
Mitspe Ramon

Mitspe Ramon ©
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.
On the 10th (Wed), view the masterpieces at HabereH Pub, learn about winemaking at Carmey Avdat, and then explore the striking landscape at HaMakhtesh HaGadol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Har Karkom, then have fun and explore at Ethno Center, and then get some fabulous bargains at Faran Natural Cosmetic.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Mitspe Ramon online travel route planner .

Getting from Eilat to Mitspe Ramon by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Eilat in June, expect nights in Mitspe Ramon to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ein Gedi.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Carmey Avdat, HaMakhtesh HaGadol
Highlights from your plan
HaMakhtesh HaGadol ©
HaMakhtesh HaGadol
Har Karkom ©
Har Karkom
Carmey Avdat ©
Carmey Avdat

2
nights
Ein Gedi

Ein Gedi ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Tel Arad National Park, view the masterpieces at Adi Miraro Jewelry, and then get outside with Ein Gedi Eco Center. On the next day, view the masterpieces at The Artists Quarter, have fun and explore at Arad Contemporary Art Center, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Neve Midbar Beach.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ein Gedi trip planning tool .

You can drive from Mitspe Ramon to Ein Gedi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Mitspe Ramon in June since evenings lows in Ein Gedi dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Ein Gedi

Outdoors Beaches Nature

Side Trips

Arad, Tel Arad National Park, Neve Midbar Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ein Gedi Eco Center ©
Ein Gedi Eco Center
Neve Midbar Beach ©
Neve Midbar Beach
Tel Arad National Park ©
Tel Arad National Park

4
nights
Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Palmach Museum as well as Carmel Market (Shuk Ha'Carmel). Take a break from the city and head to Hof Palmahim National Park and Stalactite Cave Nature Reserve. Joseph Bau House and Israeli Children's Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to The Corinne Mamane Museum of Philistine Culture (in Ashdod), Church of the Visitation (in Ein Kerem) and Jerusalem (Tayelet Haas Promenade, U. Nahon Museum of Italian Jewish Art, & more). There's lots more to do: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, examine the collection at Design Museum Holon, view the masterpieces at Adina Plastelina, and take an in-depth tour of Hagana Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tel Aviv travel planning site .

Getting from Ein Gedi to Tel Aviv by car takes about 2 hours. When traveling from Ein Gedi in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Tel Aviv: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 26°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Holon, Jerusalem, Stalactite Cave Nature Reserve, The Corinne Mamane Museum of Philistine Culture, Church of the Visitation
Highlights from your plan
Carmel Market (Shuk Ha'Carmel) ©
Carmel Market (Shuk Ha'Carmel)
Palmach Museum ©
Palmach Museum
Joseph Bau House ©
Joseph Bau House

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