17 days in Israel Itinerary

17 days in Israel Itinerary

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Eilat
— 3 nights
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Mitspe Ramon
— 2 nights
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Masada
— 1 night
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Ein Gedi
— 1 night
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Jerusalem
— 5 nights
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Haifa
— 4 nights
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Eilat

— 3 nights
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, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Reef, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, see the vivid underwater world at Coral Beach Nature Reserve, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

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Tel Aviv to Eilat is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in March: highs in Eilat hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Mitspe Ramon

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then take in the dramatic natural features at Ramon Crater, then look for gifts at Faran Natural Cosmetic, and finally learn about winemaking at Nana Estate Winery. On your second day here, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then take in breathtaking views at Avdat National Park, and then delve into the distant past at Nabatean Avdat Acropolis.

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You can drive from Eilat to Mitspe Ramon in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Masada.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Masada

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Masada National Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Nachal Arugot Nature Reserve.

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You can drive from Mitspe Ramon to Masada in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ein Gedi.

Things to do in Masada

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Ein Gedi

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): admire nature's extreme beauty at Ein Gedi Botanical Garden, then identify plant and animal life at En Gedi Nature Reserve, then explore the ancient world of Ein Gedi Synagogue, and finally explore the activities along Dead Sea.

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You can drive from Masada to Ein Gedi in 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Ein Gedi can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Ein Gedi

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Jerusalem side-trips: Jaffa (Suspended Orange Tree & Jaffa Old City) and Tel Aviv (Neve Tzedek & Tayelet). On the 27th (Sat), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, and contemplate the long history of Mt of Olives.

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Traveling by car from Ein Gedi to Jerusalem takes 1.5 hours. In March in Jerusalem, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Haifa.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Haifa

— 4 nights
A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mount of Beatitudes (in Capernaum), Magdala (in Migdal) and Sea of Galilee (in Tiberias). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at The Baha'i Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nazareth Village, steep yourself in history at Stella Maris Lighthouse and Carmelite Monastery, and appreciate the history behind The statue of Alexander Zaid.

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You can drive from Jerusalem to Haifa in 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Haifa are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Haifa

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wineries

Side Trips

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.