16 days in Israel Itinerary

16 days in Israel Itinerary

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16 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Orlando, Florida
Fly:  18 h 45 min
1
Jerusalem
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h
2
Eilat
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  3 h 45 min
3
Tiberias
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Rishpon
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  18 h 30 min
End: Orlando, Florida

5
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Western Wall and Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Museum-lovers will get to explore Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center and Israel Museum. On the 21st (Thu), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Old City of Jerusalem, take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Aqsa Mosque, steep yourself in history at Dome of the Rock, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Tisch Family Zoological Gardens (Biblical Zoo).

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Jerusalem travel planner.

Orlando, USA to Jerusalem is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 7 hours. When traveling from Orlando in December, plan for slightly colder days in Jerusalem, with highs around 59°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Old City of Jerusalem ©
Old City of Jerusalem

4
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Underwater Observatory Marine Park and Coral Beach Nature Reserve. There's still lots to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Dolphin Reef, look for all kinds of wild species at Hai Bar - Wildlife Reserve, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and take in the views from Harbour Bridge.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Eilat travel planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jerusalem to Eilat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Jerusalem in December: high temperatures in Eilat hover around 73°F and lows are around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tiberias.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Underwater Observatory Marine Park ©
Underwater Observatory Marine Park
Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef
Princess Beach ©
Princess Beach

3
nights
Tiberias

Tiberias ©
On the shores of Lake Kinneret, a vacation in Tiberias offers plenty of water sports and biblical walks.
On the 27th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Mount of Beatitudes, steep yourself in history at Mount of Beatitudes, pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Twelve Apostles, then steep yourself in history at Church of the Multiplication, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sea of Galilee, and finally contemplate the long history of Tiberias. On the next day, delve into the distant past at Megiddo National Park, admire the landmark architecture of The Church of the Annunciation, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hula Nature Reserve.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Tiberias vacation builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Eilat to Tiberias takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Eilat in December, things will get little chillier in Tiberias: highs are around 58°F and lows about 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rishpon.

Things to do in Tiberias

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Capernaum, Nazareth, Hula Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation
Mount of Beatitudes ©
Mount of Beatitudes

2
nights
Rishpon

Rishpon ©
Rishpon is a moshav in the Central District of Israel. Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take a leisurely stroll along Yarkon River and Park Hayarkon, take in the waterfront at Old Tel Aviv Port Area, then don't miss a visit to Tayelet, and finally wander the streets of Jaffa Old City. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Beit Hatfutsot - The Museum of the Jewish People, get engrossed in the history at Eretz Israel Museum Complex (Haaretz Museum), and then admire the masterpieces at Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rishpon trip generator.

Drive from Tiberias to Rishpon in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Tiberias in December, expect Rishpon to be a bit warmer, temps between 67°F and 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rishpon

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Tel Aviv
Highlights from your plan
Jaffa Old City ©
Jaffa Old City
Tel Aviv Museum of Art ©
Tel Aviv Museum of Art
Tayelet ©
Tayelet

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