18 days in Israel Itinerary

18 days in Israel Itinerary

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18 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly + Drive:  10 h 15 min
1
Tiberias
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Eilat
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Mitspe Ramon
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Arad
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Jerusalem
— 4 nights
Fly:  8 h
End: Paris

3
nights
Tiberias

Tiberias ©
On the shores of Lake Kinneret, a vacation in Tiberias offers plenty of water sports and biblical walks.
Get out of town with these interesting Tiberias side-trips: The Church of the Annunciation (in Nazareth), Baha'i Gardens and Golden Dome (in Haifa) and Caesarea National Park (in Caesarea). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sea of Galilee, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Primacy of Peter, explore the striking landscape of Bet She'an National Park, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tabor.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tiberias trip planner .

Paris, France to Tiberias is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Tiberias is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in July, with highs in Tiberias at 36°C and lows at 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Tiberias

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mount Tabor, The Baha'i Gardens, The Grottos at Rosh HaNiqra, The Church of the Annunciation, Mount of Beatitudes
Highlights from your plan
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Mount Tabor ©
Mount Tabor
Bet She'an National Park ©
Bet She'an National Park

4
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
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, nature, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: meet the residents at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, explore the striking landscape of Timna Park, explore the stunning scenery at Eilat Action, and look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Reef.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Eilat vacation planning website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Tiberias to Eilat takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tiberias in July: highs in Eilat hover around 47°C, while lows dip to 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Eilat

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef
Scuba & Snorkeling
Underwater Observatory Marine Park ©
Underwater Observatory Marine Park

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mitspe Ramon: Zin River (in Beersheba) and Vidor Center - A window to Arava agriculture (in Hazeva). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Ramon Crater, explore the ancient world of Nabatean Avdat Acropolis, contemplate the long history of Incense Route - Desert Cities in the Negev, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Mitspe Ramon road trip planner .

Drive from Eilat to Mitspe Ramon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Eilat in July, expect nights in Mitspe Ramon to be about the same, around 32°C, while days are slightly colder, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Arad.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Zin River, Ben Gurion Tomb, Vidor Center - A window to Arava agriculture, Incense Route - Desert Cities in the Negev
Highlights from your plan
Ramon Crater ©
Ramon Crater
Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

2
nights
Arad

Arad ©
Arad is a city in the Southern District of Israel. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Masada Fortress, explore the ancient world of Herod's Western Palace, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Masada National Park, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Masada Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Ein Bokek Beach, then identify plant and animal life at En Gedi Nature Reserve, and then don't miss a visit to Nachal David Stream.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Arad driving holiday planner .

Drive from Mitspe Ramon to Arad in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Arad

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Dead Sea Region, Masada National Park, Ein Bokek Beach
Highlights from your plan
Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
En Gedi Nature Reserve ©
En Gedi Nature Reserve
Ein Bokek Beach ©
Ein Bokek Beach

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Jerusalem side-trips: Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa) and Tayelet (in Tel Aviv). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Israel Museum, take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, admire the striking features of Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and contemplate the long history of Old City of Jerusalem.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Jerusalem trip planning tool .

Traveling by bus from Arad to Jerusalem takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Dead Sea
Highlights from your plan
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Dead Sea ©
Dead Sea
Tayelet ©
Tayelet

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