17 days in Israel Itinerary

17 days in Israel Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Israel trip planner

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Jerusalem
— 5 nights
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Tiberias
— 3 nights
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Ein Gedi
— 1 night
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Masada
— 1 night
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Mitspe Ramon
— 1 night
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Eilat
— 3 nights
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Jerusalem

— 5 nights

Holy City

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.
Kids will enjoy The Israel Museum, Jerusalem and Food Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jerusalem: Tel Aviv (Tayelet & Neve Tzedek) and Jaffa (Iris Eshet Cohen Gallery & Jaffa Old City). On the 28th (Mon), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, take in panoramic vistas at Tower of David Museum of the History of Jerusalem, steep yourself in history at Hezekiah's Tunnel - Siloam Tunnel, and take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of Gethsemane.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Jerusalem trip itinerary maker tool.

New York City, USA to Jerusalem is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Israel Standard Time is 7 hours. When traveling from New York City in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Jerusalem, with highs around 87°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Tiberias.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Tiberias

— 3 nights
On the shores of Lake Kinneret, a vacation in Tiberias offers plenty of water sports and biblical walks.
Attractions like Sea of Galilee and Tiberias make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Tiberias side-trips: Nazareth (Nazareth Village & The Church of the Annunciation), Mount Tabor (in Kfar Tavor) and Acre (Art 192 & Bahai Gardens and Shrine). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at The Baha'i Gardens, explore the striking landscape of Hamat Tiberias National Park, get to know the fascinating history of The German Colony, and steep yourself in history at Magdala.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tiberias trip planner.

Drive from Jerusalem to Tiberias in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Tiberias are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Ein Gedi.

Things to do in Tiberias

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Ein Gedi

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Ein Gedi Botanical Garden, explore the activities along Dead Sea, then look for all kinds of wild species at En Gedi Nature Reserve, and finally delve into the distant past at Ein Gedi Synagogue.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ein Gedi vacation maker website.

Drive from Tiberias to Ein Gedi in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Masada.

Things to do in Ein Gedi

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Masada

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of The Masada Museum and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Masada National Park.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Masada trip builder.

Traveling by car from Ein Gedi to Masada takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Masada

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mitspe Ramon

— 1 night
Founded in 1951, the small desert town of Mitspe Ramon overlooks the Ramon Crater, a massive 40 km (24 mi) long dip in the Negev desert, created by erosion and notable for its interesting rock formations.
On the 9th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Ramon Crater, take in breathtaking views at Avdat National Park, and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mitspe Ramon trip planner.

You can drive from Masada to Mitspe Ramon in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 93°F in July, and nighttime lows around 82°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Eilat.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Eilat

— 3 nights
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Bring the kids along to Scuba & Snorkeling and Dolphin Reef. There's lots more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Timna Park, and kick back and relax at Mosh Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Eilat trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Mitspe Ramon to Eilat takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mitspe Ramon in July: highs in Eilat hover around 105°F, while lows dip to 81°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Israel travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites · Ruins
Land of Creation
Surprisingly diverse for such a narrow strip of land pressed against the Mediterranean, modern Israel only dates back to 1948, though the history of this "Holy Land" spans many millennia. The big three monotheistic religions--Christianity, Judaism, and Islam--maintain extremely strong ties to this part of the world, so you can expect to see plenty of historic churches, mosques, and synagogues during your holiday in Israel. Beyond the undeniable cultural appeal, Israel also offers impressive natural features, including the Dead Sea and Makhtesh Ramon, one of the world's biggest craters. As you tour Israel, you'll find yourself following in the footsteps of figures that helped shape the world thousands of years ago.