18 days in Israel Itinerary

18 days in Israel Itinerary

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Haifa
— 3 nights
Fly
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Eilat
— 3 nights
Drive
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Masada
— 1 night
Drive
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Kiryat Gat
— 1 night
Drive
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Jerusalem
— 8 nights
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Haifa

— 3 nights
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: Church of the Primacy of Peter (in Tabgha), The Beatitude Monastery (in Capernaum) and Sea of Galilee (in Tiberias). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of The Church of the Annunciation, make a trip to The Ashkenazi HaAri Synagogue, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tabor, and explore the striking landscape of Ramat HaNadiv.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Haifa trip itinerary maker tool.

Los Angeles, USA to Haifa is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Israel Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, Haifa is a bit warmer at night with lows of 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Eilat.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

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: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, browse the different shops at Ice Mall, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, and kick back and relax at Dolphin Reef.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Eilat route planning website.

Fly from Haifa to Eilat in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Haifa, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Eilat, ranging from highs of 105°F to lows of 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Masada.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Masada

— 1 night
On the 4th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Masada National Park and then identify plant and animal life at Nachal Arugot Nature Reserve.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Masada online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Eilat to Masada takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kiryat Gat.

Things to do in Masada

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Kiryat Gat

— 1 night
Kiryat Gat, is a city in the Southern District of Israel. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Negev Brewery, and then appreciate the history behind Black Arrow Memorial.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kiryat Gat attractions planner.

You can drive from Masada to Kiryat Gat in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Kiryat Gat are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Kiryat Gat

Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Jerusalem

— 8 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: Tel Aviv (Ben-Gurion House, Beit Hatfutsot - The Museum of the Jewish People, &more) and Jaffa (Jaffa Old City & Wishing Bridge). On the 13th (Sat), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, admire the landmark architecture of Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, contemplate the long history of Mt of Olives, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

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Drive from Kiryat Gat to Jerusalem in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.