16 days in Israel Itinerary

16 days in Israel Itinerary

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16 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  19 h 15 min
1
Jerusalem
— 8 nights
Bus:  2 h 45 min
2
Masada
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Haifa
— 4 nights
Train + Fly:  19 h 15 min
End: Los Angeles

8
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.
Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center and Israel Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate Western Wall and Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jerusalem: Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa) and Eretz Israel Museum Complex (Haaretz Museum) (in Tel Aviv). On the 6th (Mon), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Spend the 7th (Tue) exploring nature at Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Mount of Olives, take an in-depth tour of Tower of David Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Garden Tomb, and delve into the distant past at Temple Mount.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Jerusalem trip itinerary builder.

Los Angeles, USA to Jerusalem is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles to Jerusalem, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in November, with highs in Jerusalem at 69°F and lows at 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Masada.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
Highlights from your plan
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Mt of Olives ©
Mt of Olives

2
nights
Masada

Masada ©
Masada is a kibbutz in northern Israel. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Twelve Apostles, contemplate the long history of Capharnaum the Town of Jesus, then contemplate the long history of Church of the Multiplication, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea of Galilee, and finally contemplate the long history of Tiberias. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Mount of Beatitudes, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Mount of Beatitudes, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Tabgha.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Masada itinerary builder.

Take a bus from Jerusalem to Masada in 3 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Jerusalem in November: high temperatures in Masada hover around 75°F and lows are around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Haifa.

Things to do in Masada

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Capernaum, Tiberias
Highlights from your plan
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Mount of Beatitudes ©
Mount of Beatitudes
Church of the Multiplication ©
Church of the Multiplication

4
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 some historical perspective at The Church of the Annunciation and Megiddo National Park. Explore Haifa's surroundings by going to International Center Mary of Nazareth (in Nazareth), Beit She'an National Park (in Beit She'an) and Caesarea National Park (in Caesarea). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Baha'i Gardens and Golden Dome, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bahai Gardens and Shrine, look for gifts at Mishi Chocolate Boutique, and contemplate the long history of Stella Maris Lighthouse and Carmelite Monastery.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Haifa trip planner.

Take a bus from Masada to Haifa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. November in Haifa sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 61°F at night. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Haifa

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Nazareth, Acre, Mishi Chocolate Boutique, Caesarea National Park
Highlights from your plan
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation
The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
Tel Megiddo National Park ©
Tel Megiddo National Park

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