16 days in Israel Itinerary

16 days in Israel Itinerary

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16 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Chattanooga
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  22​h 30​min
1
Haifa
— 3 nights
+3
train + bus + foot + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Eilat
— 4 nights
bus:  3​h 15​min
3
Ein Gedi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Jerusalem
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Chattanooga

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at International Center Mary of Nazareth and Capharnaum the Town of Jesus. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Beatitude Monastery and Magdala. Change things up with these side-trips from Haifa: Citadel of Acre (in Acre), Caesarea National Park (in Caesarea) and Nazareth (The Church of the Annunciation & St. Joseph Church). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of The German Colony, contemplate the waterfront views at Sea of Galilee, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bahai Gardens and Shrine, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Baha'i Gardens.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Haifa trip planner .

Chattanooga, USA to Haifa is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Chattanooga to Haifa. In February, Haifa is a bit warmer than Chattanooga - with highs of 67°F and lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Haifa

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Capernaum, Nazareth, Acre, Caesarea National Park, Magdala
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The German Colony ©
The German Colony
Magdala ©
Magdala
Citadel of Acre ©
Citadel of Acre

4
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at HabereH Pub and Erotic Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Eilat Action and Mosh Beach. Step out of Eilat with an excursion to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours in Mitspe Ramon--about 2 hours away. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Red Canyon, push the limits with an extreme tour, admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Eilat driving holiday planner .

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. When traveling from Haifa in February, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Eilat: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to Ein Gedi.

Things to do in Eilat

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Mitspe Ramon
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Red Canyon ©
Red Canyon
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Mosh Beach ©
Mosh Beach

2
nights
Ein Gedi

Ein Gedi ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): kick back and relax at Ein Bokek Beach, admire nature's extreme beauty at Bokek River, then take an in-depth tour of The Masada Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Masada Fortress. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating landscape at Ein Gedi Botanical Garden, then identify plant and animal life at En Gedi Nature Reserve, and then see the interesting displays at Fine Art & Doll Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ein Gedi trip maker app .

Traveling by bus from Eilat to Ein Gedi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Eilat in February, expect Ein Gedi to be a bit cooler, temps between 69°F and 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Ein Gedi

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ein Bokek, Dead Sea Region, Arad
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Ein Bokek Beach ©
Ein Bokek Beach
Bokek River ©
Bokek River
Masada Fortress ©
Masada Fortress

4
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.
For shopping fun, head to Carmel Market (Shuk Ha'Carmel) or Ilana Goor Museum. Visit Jaffa Gate and Masada National Park for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jerusalem: Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa) and Tel Aviv (Palmach Museum & Independence Hall Museum). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Israel Museum, delve into the distant past at Western Wall, don't miss a visit to Ben Yehuda Street, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Jerusalem trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Ein Gedi to Jerusalem in 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Jerusalem can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Masada National Park
Highlights from your plan
Palmach Museum ©
Palmach Museum
Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park

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