17 days in Israel Itinerary

17 days in Israel Itinerary

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17 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
+3
train + bus + Fly + train:  15​h 15​min
1
Haifa
— 2 nights
+3
train + bus + foot + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Eilat
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
3
Dimona
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Ashkelon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Jerusalem
— 5 nights
+3
bus + Fly + bus + train:  16​h
End: Ottawa

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Haifa side-trips: Sea of Galilee (in Tiberias), Capernaum (Mount of Beatitudes & The Beatitude Monastery) and Nazareth (The Church of the Annunciation & Cana). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to The Baha'i Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bahai Gardens and Shrine, explore the striking landscape of Caesarea National Park, and do a tasting at Jezreel Valley Winery.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Haifa trip app .

Ottawa, Canada to Haifa is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Ottawa to Haifa. While traveling from Ottawa, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Haifa, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Capernaum, Nazareth, Bahai Gardens and Shrine, Ramat HaNadiv, Jezreel Valley Winery
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

3
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, explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Beach Nature Reserve, kick back and relax at Dolphin Reef, and admire nature's extreme beauty at Eilat Action.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Eilat tour itinerary builder app .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Haifa to Eilat in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Haifa in September: highs in Eilat hover around 44°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Dimona.

Things to do in Eilat

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Underwater Observatory Marine Park ©
Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef

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. Change things up with these side-trips from Dimona: Ramon Crater (in Mitspe Ramon), Arad (Masada Fortress & Adi Miraro Jewelry) and Masada National Park (in Masada). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at En Gedi Nature Reserve, explore the ancient world of Shivta, explore the fascinating landscape at HaMakhtesh HaGadol, and steep yourself in history at The Masada Museum.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Dimona trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by bus from Eilat to Dimona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Ashkelon.

Things to do in Dimona

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Dead Sea Region, Arad, HaMakhtesh HaGadol, Ramon Crater, Masada National Park
Highlights from your plan
Ramon Crater ©
Ramon Crater
Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Masada Fortress ©
Masada Fortress

2
nights
Ashkelon

Ashkelon ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park and then make a trip to The Eye of the Sun, by Motti Mizrachi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Kahanov Winery Tasting & Brunch, admire the striking features of Weizmann House, then examine the collection at Ayalon Institute Museum, and finally partake in some friendly competition at Mistory - Escape Rooms.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Ashkelon trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Dimona to Ashkelon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Ashkelon

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Rehovot, Mistory - Escape Rooms, Kahanov Winery Tasting & Brunch, Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park, The Eye of the Sun, by Motti Mizrachi
Highlights from your plan
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park ©
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
Ayalon Institute Museum ©
Ayalon Institute Museum
Weizmann House ©
Weizmann House

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.
Explore Jerusalem's surroundings by going to Tel Aviv (Neve Tzedek, Tayelet, & more) and Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, contemplate the long history of Mt of Olives, explore the world behind art at Israel Museum, and delve into the distant past at Western Wall.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Jerusalem trip planner .

You can drive from Ashkelon to Jerusalem in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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