17 days in Israel Itinerary

17 days in Israel Itinerary

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17 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Jerusalem
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Ein Gedi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Sde Boker
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Eilat
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  3​h 15​min
5
Nazareth
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Salt Lake City

3
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.
Visit Masada National Park and Masada Fortress for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Palmach Museum and Jaffa Gate. Get out of town with these interesting Jerusalem side-trips: Tel Aviv (The Yitzhak Rabin Center & Tayelet). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, explore the ancient world of Western Wall, deepen your understanding at BYU Jerusalem Center, and explore the world behind art at Israel Museum.

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Salt Lake City, USA to Jerusalem is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Salt Lake City to Jerusalem due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Salt Lake City in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 70°F in Jerusalem. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ein Gedi.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Masada National Park, Masada Fortress
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BYU Jerusalem Center ©
BYU Jerusalem Center
Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

2
nights
Ein Gedi

Ein Gedi ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): admire nature's extreme beauty at Bokek River, explore the ancient world of Masada Fortress, and then explore the ancient world of Herod's Western Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Ein Bokek Beach, then contemplate the long history of The Masada Museum, then identify plant and animal life at En Gedi Nature Reserve, and finally explore the fascinating landscape at Ein Gedi Botanical Garden.

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You can drive from Jerusalem to Ein Gedi in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in June, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sde Boker.

Things to do in Ein Gedi

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dead Sea Region, Ein Bokek, Masada Fortress
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Masada Fortress ©
Masada Fortress
Herod's Western Palace ©
Herod's Western Palace
The Masada Museum ©
The Masada Museum

3
nights
Sde Boker

Sde Boker ©
Sde Boker is a kibbutz in the Negev desert of southern Israel. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nabatean Avdat Acropolis and Incense Route - Desert Cities in the Negev. Museum-lovers will appreciate Vidor Center - A window to Arava agriculture and ANZAC Memorial Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Sde Boker: Hatzerim Israel Airforce Museum (in Beersheba) and Arava Vidor Center (in Ein Hatzeva). There's much more to do: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take in breathtaking views at Avdat National Park, delve into the distant past at Shivta, and explore the galleries of HabereH Pub.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sde Boker trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ein Gedi to Sde Boker takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Eilat.

Things to do in Sde Boker

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Mitspe Ramon, Ramat Negev, Beersheba, Vidor Center - A window to Arava agriculture, Arava Vidor Center
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Ramon Crater ©
Ramon Crater
Nabatean Avdat Acropolis ©
Nabatean Avdat Acropolis
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

3
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Explore hidden gems such as Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Red Canyon. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Eilat Action, appreciate the extensive heritage of Botanical Garden Of Eilat, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and stroll through Dolphin Reef.

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Traveling by car from Sde Boker to Eilat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 103°F in June, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Nazareth.

Things to do in Eilat

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Underwater Observatory Marine Park ©
Underwater Observatory Marine Park
Red Canyon ©
Red Canyon
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

3
nights
Nazareth

Nazareth ©
Known worldwide as the hometown of Jesus Christ, Nazareth draws flocks of pilgrims who come to see the place where Christ grew up, and follow his footsteps along the Jesus Trail.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Citadel of Acre and International Center Mary of Nazareth. Sea of Galilee and Church of Mount of Beatitudes are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nazareth: Magdala (in Migdal), Capernaum (Mount of Beatitudes, The House and Church of St. Peter, & more) and Bahai Gardens and Shrine (in Acre). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of The Church of the Annunciation, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Joseph Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Primacy of Peter, and examine the collection at The Circassian Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Nazareth trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Eilat to Nazareth takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Eilat in June, you will find days in Nazareth are colder (83°F), and nights are little chillier (73°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nazareth

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Capernaum, Acre, Sea of Galilee, The Circassian Museum, Church of the Primacy of Peter
Highlights from your plan
The House and Church of St. Peter ©
The House and Church of St. Peter
Capharnaum the Town of Jesus ©
Capharnaum the Town of Jesus
International Center Mary of Nazareth ©

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