18 days in Israel Itinerary

18 days in Israel Itinerary

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18 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Jerusalem
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Masada
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Mitspe Ramon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Eilat
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + foot + bus + train:  2​h 45​min
5
Haifa
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Safed
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center and Israel Museum. Do your shopping at Ophir Jewelry and Vic's Armenian Art Studio. Change things up with these side-trips from Jerusalem: Jaffa (Jaffa Old City & Nalagaat Center) and Tel Aviv (Artspace Tel Aviv & Under 1000 Art Gallery). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Western Wall, contemplate the long history of Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Jerusalem Archaeological Park, and take a stroll through Old City of Jerusalem.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Jerusalem trip itinerary builder tool .

Mumbai, India to Jerusalem is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Jerusalem is minus 3 hours. In September in Jerusalem, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Masada.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, En Gedi Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Western Wall ©
Western Wall
Israel Museum ©
Israel Museum

1
night
Masada

Masada ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Herod's Western Palace, explore the striking landscape of Masada National Park, and then take an in-depth tour of The Masada Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Masada trip planner .

You can drive from Jerusalem to Masada in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Masada

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Dead Sea Region
Highlights from your plan
Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Herod's Western Palace ©
Herod's Western Palace
The Masada Museum ©
The Masada Museum

2
nights
Mitspe Ramon

Mitspe Ramon ©
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 28th (Sat): get some fabulous bargains at Faran Natural Cosmetic, browse the exhibits of HabereH Pub, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Avdat National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: have fun and explore at Ethno Center, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then explore the striking landscape at Ramon Crater.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mitspe Ramon road trip planning app .

Getting from Masada to Mitspe Ramon by car takes about 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Mitspe Ramon can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Eilat.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Nature Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Ramon Crater ©
Ramon Crater
Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Eilat

At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Visiting Dolphin Reef and Coral Beach Nature Reserve will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Timna Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Botanical Garden Of Eilat, and have some family-friendly fun at Darkness - Israel's Biggest Haunted House.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Eilat online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Mitspe Ramon to Eilat in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Mitspe Ramon, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Eilat, ranging from highs of 44°C to lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Haifa.

Things to do in Eilat

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef
Timna Park ©
Timna Park

3
nights
Haifa

Haifa ©
A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
Head to Beit Hankin and Mirpe HaBosemfor some retail therapy. Get a sense of the local culture at The Baha'i Gardens and Bahai Gardens and Shrine. Change things up with these side-trips from Haifa: Nazareth (The Church of the Annunciation, Nazareth Village, & more), Nahal Hashofet (in Yokneam Moshava) and Shvil Parot HaChalav (Milky Cow Way) (in Beit Lechem Haglilit). And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at BIG Krayot Shopping Center, explore the engaging exhibits at Nisco Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Sculptures Garden (Gan Hapsalim).

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Haifa online trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Eilat to Haifa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Eilat, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Haifa, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Safed.

Things to do in Haifa

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Nazareth, Shvil Parot HaChalav (Milky Cow Way), Beit Hankin, Mirpe HaBosem, BIG Krayot Shopping Center
Highlights from your plan
Beit Hankin ©
Beit Hankin
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation
The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens

3
nights
Safed

Safed ©
The birthplace of the Kabbalah movement, Safed boasts a mystical and spiritual heritage as one of the country's four holy cities.
Popular historic sites such as Sea of Galilee and Church of the Multiplication are in your itinerary. Head to Olive Tree Fine Art Gallery and Camus Galleryfor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Safed: Susita (Hippos) Nature Reserve and National Park (in Ein Gev), Nurit Gallery (in Yesod Hamaala) and Magdala (in Migdal). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hula Nature Reserve, contemplate the long history of Mount of Beatitudes, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tabor, and admire the masterpieces at Tzfat Gallery of Mystical Art.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Safed trip itinerary planner .

You can take a bus from Haifa to Safed in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In October in Safed, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Safed

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Capernaum, Magdala, Nurit Gallery, Church of the Primacy of Peter, Susita (Hippos) Nature Reserve and National Park
Highlights from your plan
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Mount of Beatitudes ©
Mount of Beatitudes
Church of the Primacy of Peter ©
Church of the Primacy of Peter

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