17 days in Israel Itinerary

17 days in Israel Itinerary

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17 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  17 h
1
Tel Aviv
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Masada
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Jerusalem
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Ein Gedi
— 4 nights
Bus + Train:  4 h 30 min
5
Haifa
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  18 h
End: Atlanta

2
nights
Tel Aviv

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.
Tel Aviv is known for shopping, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Jaffa Old City, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, explore the world behind art at Tel Aviv Museum of Art, and look for gifts at Maskit.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tel Aviv online route planner .

Atlanta, USA to Tel Aviv is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Atlanta to Tel Aviv due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Tel Aviv can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Masada.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Tours Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Jaffa Old City ©
Jaffa Old City
Neve Tzedek ©
Neve Tzedek
Walking tours

2
nights
Masada

Masada ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): make a trip to Nachal Arugot Nature Reserve and then get engrossed in the history at The Masada Museum. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Masada National Park and then delve into the distant past at Herod's Western Palace.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Masada trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Tel Aviv to Masada in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Masada

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Dead Sea Region
Highlights from your plan
Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Herod's Western Palace
Herod's Western Palace
The Masada Museum ©
The Masada Museum

2
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.
Jerusalem is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, make a trip to The Western Wall Tunnels, admire the landmark architecture of Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, and delve into the distant past at Western Wall.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Jerusalem trip builder website .

Drive from Masada to Jerusalem in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ein Gedi.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Walking tours

4
nights
Ein Gedi

Ein Gedi ©
Ein Gedi is known for spas, nature, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Dead Sea, get outside with Ein Gedi Eco Center, take in nature's colorful creations at Ein Gedi Botanical Garden, and explore the ancient world of Ein Gedi Synagogue.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ein Gedi visit planner.

You can drive from Jerusalem to Ein Gedi in 1.5 hours. You will leave for Haifa on the 14th (Tue).

Things to do in Ein Gedi

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Dead Sea Region
Highlights from your plan
Dead Sea ©
Dead Sea
En Gedi Nature Reserve ©
En Gedi Nature Reserve
Ein Gedi Botanical Garden ©
Ein Gedi Botanical Garden

3
nights
Haifa

Haifa ©
A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of The German Colony, then don't miss a visit to The Baha'i Gardens, then make a trip to Louis Promenade, and finally make a trip to Yefe Nof Street. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Stella Maris Lighthouse and Carmelite Monastery, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sea of Galilee, and then admire the striking features of The Church of the Annunciation.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Haifa route builder.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Ein Gedi to Haifa in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. July in Haifa sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Haifa

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

The Church of the Annunciation, Sea of Galilee
Highlights from your plan
The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation

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