16 days in Israel Itinerary

16 days in Israel Itinerary

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16 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + train:  14​h 45​min
1
Haifa
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
2
Netanya
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Eilat
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Mitspe Ramon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Masada
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Jerusalem
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Toronto

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.
Kids will enjoy Nazareth Village and Dado Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Haifa: Sea of Galilee (in Tiberias) and The Church of the Annunciation (in Nazareth). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baha'i Gardens, get to know the fascinating history of The German Colony, appreciate the history behind The statue of Alexander Zaid, and contemplate the long history of Stella Maris Lighthouse and Carmelite Monastery.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Haifa route maker app .

Toronto, Canada to Haifa is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of ferry, flight, and train; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Israel Standard Time is 7 hours. Traveling from Toronto in November, expect Haifa to be much hotter, temps between 28°C and 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Netanya.

Things to do in Haifa

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Nazareth, Kiryat Tivon, Sea of Galilee
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The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
Nazareth Village ©
Nazareth Village

2
nights
Netanya

Netanya ©
The seaside town of Netanya draws tourists in with its fine sand beaches and lively atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Inter Active Atzmaut Square, then take in the natural beauty of Hamei Ga'ash, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Netanya Museum, cool off at Shefayim Water Park, then stroll through Poleg Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Victory Monument.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Netanya trip builder app .

You can take a train from Haifa to Netanya in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. November in Netanya sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Netanya

Parks Spas Nature
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Poleg Beach ©
Poleg Beach
Shefayim Water Park ©
Shefayim Water Park
Victory Monument ©
Victory Monument

3
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Kids will enjoy Underwater Observatory Marine Park and Dolphin Reef. There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and see the vivid underwater world at Coral Beach Nature Reserve.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Eilat planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Netanya to Eilat takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. When traveling from Netanya in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Eilat, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Eilat

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Underwater Observatory Marine Park ©
Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Ramon Crater, then revel in the low prices at Faran Natural Cosmetic, then explore the stunning scenery at Avdat National Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Ben Gurion Tomb. On your second day here, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, wander the wide-open spaces of The Alpaca Farm, and then delve into the distant past at Nabatean Avdat Acropolis.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Mitspe Ramon trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Eilat to Mitspe Ramon by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Eilat in December; daily highs in Mitspe Ramon reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Masada.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Ben Gurion Tomb
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Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park
The Alpaca Farm ©
The Alpaca Farm
Ramon Crater ©
Ramon Crater

1
night
Masada

Masada ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Masada National Park, then delve into the distant past at Herod's Western Palace, and then take an in-depth tour of The Masada Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Masada online tour itinerary maker .

Getting from Mitspe Ramon to Masada by car takes about 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Masada

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Dead Sea Region
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Herod's Western Palace ©
Herod's Western Palace
Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
The Masada Museum ©
The Masada Museum

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.
Attractions like Ayalon Institute Museum and Israel ScaVentures - Day Tours make great kid-friendly stops. Go for a jaunt from Jerusalem to Latrun to see Mini Israel about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, contemplate the long history of Mt of Olives, wander the streets of Old City of Jerusalem, and explore the ancient world of Western Wall.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Jerusalem trip tool .

Traveling by car from Masada to Jerusalem takes 2.5 hours. December in Jerusalem sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Barbara Shaw Gifts, Mini Israel, Ayalon Institute Museum
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