17 days in Israel Itinerary

17 days in Israel Itinerary

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17 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  14​h
1
Jerusalem
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Dimona
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
3
Eilat
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + foot + bus + train:  2​h 45​min
4
Haifa
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Toronto

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Jerusalem: Tel Aviv (Tayelet, Neve Tzedek, & more), Gan HaKaktusim (in Holon) and Jaffa (Jaffa Old City & Kikar Kedumim). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and make a trip to The Western Wall Tunnels.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Jerusalem day trip planning site .

Toronto, Canada to Jerusalem is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Israel Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in April: highs in Jerusalem hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Dimona.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Gan HaKaktusim
Highlights from your plan
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Walking tours

3
nights
Dimona

Dimona ©
Dimona is an Israeli city in the Negev desert, 36km to the south of Beersheba and 35km west of the Dead Sea above the Arava valley in the Southern District of Israel. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dimona: Masada Fortress (in Arad), Masada National Park (in Masada) and Mitspe Ramon (Avdat National Park & Ramon Crater). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at En Gedi Nature Reserve, stroll through Nahal Tamar, and delve into the distant past at Herod's Western Palace.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Dimona travel planning app .

Traveling by car from Jerusalem to Dimona takes 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Eilat.

Things to do in Dimona

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dead Sea Region, Mitspe Ramon, Masada National Park, Masada Fortress
Highlights from your plan
Ramon Crater ©
Ramon Crater
Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Masada Fortress ©
Masada Fortress

4
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Eilat is known for wildlife, zoos & aquariums, nature, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: observe the fascinating underwater world at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, have some family-friendly fun at Darkness - Israel's Biggest Haunted House, look for all kinds of wild species at Coral Beach Nature Reserve, and explore the striking landscape of Timna Park.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Eilat day trip planner.

Take a bus from Dimona to Eilat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daytime highs in Eilat are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Haifa.

Things to do in Eilat

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Underwater Observatory Marine Park ©
Scuba & Snorkeling
Timna Park ©
Timna Park

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Haifa: Mount of Beatitudes (in Capernaum), Tiberias (Tiberias, Sea of Galilee, & more) and The Church of the Annunciation (in Nazareth). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at The Baha'i Gardens, examine the collection at Ralli museum, Caesarea, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Caesarea National Park, and admire nature's extreme beauty at Kashash oriental sweets.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Haifa trip maker app .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Eilat to Haifa in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Eilat in April, with highs in Haifa at 28°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tiberias, Caesarea, The Church of the Annunciation, Magdala, Hula Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation

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