16 days in Seoul & Israel Itinerary

16 days in Seoul & Israel Itinerary

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16 days in Seoul & Israel Itinerary

Start: Auckland, New Zealand
Fly:  11​h
1
Seoul, South Korea
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 30​min
2
Tel Aviv, Israel
— Few hours
bus:  30​min
3
Netanya, Israel
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Tiberias, Israel
— 3 nights
bus:  5​h 30​min
5
Ein Bokek, Israel
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Jerusalem, Israel
— 6 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Auckland, New Zealand

1
night
Seoul, South Korea

Seoul ©
One of east Asia's major cultural and financial centers, Seoul boasts five World Heritage Sites and a huge selection of museums, temples, shrines, palaces, parks, gardens, and glass-and-steel skyscrapers.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lotte World Tower & Mall as well as Trickeye Museum Seoul. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): don't miss a visit to Lotte World Tower & Mall.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Seoul journey planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Seoul is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Traveling from Auckland to Seoul, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Auckland in February, things will get much colder in Seoul: highs are around 5°C and lows about -4°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Sat) before leaving for Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Seoul

Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lotte World Tower & Mall ©
Lotte World Tower & Mall
Trickeye Museum Seoul ©
Trickeye Museum Seoul

few
hours
Tel Aviv, Israel

Tel Aviv
Called the "White City" thanks to the color of its World Heritage-listed architectural landmarks, Tel Aviv serves as Israel's modern and cosmopolitan second city.
To find out how to plan a trip to Tel Aviv, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Seoul to Tel Aviv takes 16 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from Seoul to Tel Aviv, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Seoul in February; daily highs in Tel Aviv reach 22°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Netanya.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Tours Outdoors Nightlife

1
night
Netanya, Israel

Netanya
The seaside town of Netanya draws tourists in with its fine sand beaches and lively atmosphere.
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Netanya online visit planner .

Netanya is just a stone's throw from Tel Aviv. In February, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tiberias.

Things to do in Netanya

Parks Tours Outdoors

3
nights
Tiberias, Israel

Tiberias ©
On the shores of Lake Kinneret, a vacation in Tiberias offers plenty of water sports and biblical walks.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tabgha and Tel Hazor National Park. There's much more to do: get outside with Ginosar Village, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tomb of Maimonides, make a trip to Kibbutz Degania Alef, and stroll the grounds of Tomb of Rabbi Meir.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tiberias day trip app .

Traveling by bus from Netanya to Tiberias takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. February in Tiberias sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Ein Bokek.

Things to do in Tiberias

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tabgha ©
Tabgha
Tel Hazor National Park ©
Tel Hazor National Park
Ginosar Village ©
Ginosar Village

2
nights
Ein Bokek, Israel

Ein Bokek ©
Sandwiched between the turquoise waters of evaporation pools and desert-like landscape, Ein Bokek features a strip of hotels and luxury resorts on the Israeli shore of the Dead Sea.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): get outside with Dead Sea Premier Beach Resort & Spa and then try out the rides at Funtasy Island. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Nachal David Stream, view the masterpieces at Adi Miraro Jewelry, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Negev Camel Ranch.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ein Bokek tour planner .

Traveling by bus from Tiberias to Ein Bokek takes 5.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Ein Bokek

Outdoors Fun & Games Theme Parks

Side Trips

Nachal David Stream, Negev Camel Ranch, Adi Miraro Jewelry
Highlights from your plan
Funtasy Island ©
Funtasy Island
Negev Camel Ranch ©
Negev Camel Ranch
Nachal David Stream ©
Nachal David Stream

6
nights
Jerusalem, Israel

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park and Tomb of the Virgin Mary. Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Herodyon National Park, take a stroll through Armenian Quarter, get to know the resident critters at Tisch Family Zoological Gardens (Biblical Zoo), and don't miss a visit to The Cardo.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Jerusalem attractions planning tool .

Getting from Ein Bokek to Jerusalem by car takes about 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Jerusalem can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
Highlights from your plan
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park ©
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
Herodyon National Park ©
Herodyon National Park
Tomb of the Virgin Mary ©
Tomb of the Virgin Mary

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