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
+3
train + bus + foot + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Eilat
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Sde Boker
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Ein Gedi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like International Center Mary of Nazareth and Church of Mount of Beatitudes. Explore hidden gems such as Citadel of Acre and Magdala. Change things up with these side-trips from Haifa: Jezreel Valley Winery (in Hanaton), Sea of Galilee (in Tiberias) and Capharnaum the Town of Jesus (in Capernaum). There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with The German Colony, admire the natural beauty at The Baha'i Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bahai Gardens and Shrine, and kick back and relax at Dado Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Haifa day trip planning tool .

Toronto, Canada to Haifa is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Haifa is 7 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in October: high temperatures in Haifa hover around 32°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Haifa

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Acre, Capernaum, Caesarea National Park, International Center Mary of Nazareth, Magdala
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International Center Mary of Nazareth ©
Capharnaum the Town of Jesus ©
Capharnaum the Town of Jesus
The Beatitude Monastery ©
The Beatitude Monastery

4
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Princess Beach and Mosh Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Migdalor Beach and Dekel Beach Eilat. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Botanical Garden Of Eilat, admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain, get your game on at Darkness - Israel's Biggest Haunted House, and explore the gorgeous colors at Dolphin Reef.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Eilat day trip planning site .

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. Traveling from Haifa in October, you will find days in Eilat are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sde Boker.

Things to do in Eilat

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Underwater Observatory Marine Park ©
Migdalor Beach ©
Migdalor Beach
Mosh Beach ©
Mosh Beach

2
nights
Sde Boker

Sde Boker ©
Sde Boker is a kibbutz in the Negev desert of southern Israel. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Ramon Crater, then revel in the low prices at Faran Natural Cosmetic, then delve into the distant past at Nabatean Avdat Acropolis, and finally scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Ben Gurion Tomb, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Avdat National Park, then explore the ancient world of Shivta, and finally learn about all things military at ANZAC Memorial Center.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Sde Boker trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Eilat to Sde Boker takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ein Gedi.

Things to do in Sde Boker

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Mitspe Ramon, Shivta, ANZAC Memorial Center
Highlights from your plan
Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park
Nabatean Avdat Acropolis ©
Nabatean Avdat Acropolis
Ben Gurion Tomb ©
Ben Gurion Tomb

2
nights
Ein Gedi

Ein Gedi ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): kick back and relax at Ein Bokek Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then look for all kinds of wild species at En Gedi Nature Reserve. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating landscape at Ein Gedi Botanical Garden, then contemplate the long history of The Masada Museum, then explore the ancient world of Herod's Western Palace, and finally explore the ancient world of Masada Fortress.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ein Gedi trip planner .

Traveling by car from Sde Boker to Ein Gedi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Ein Gedi can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Ein Gedi

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Dead Sea Region, Masada Fortress, Ein Bokek Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ein Bokek Beach ©
Ein Bokek Beach
Herod's Western Palace ©
Herod's Western Palace
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony) and Holy Monastery of the Praetorium. Get some historical perspective at Jaffa Gate and Church of Saint Anne. Get out of town with these interesting Jerusalem side-trips: Masada National Park (in Masada) and Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Western Wall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Christian Quarter, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and admire the landmark architecture of Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Jerusalem trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Ein Gedi to Jerusalem in 1.5 hours. In October in Jerusalem, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Masada National Park, Jaffa Old City
Highlights from your plan
Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Mt of Olives ©
Mt of Olives

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