19 days in Israel Itinerary

19 days in Israel Itinerary

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19 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  1​h
1
Eilat
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
2
Dimona
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Ashkelon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Jerusalem
— 6 nights
bus:  2​h
5
Haifa
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
End: Tel Aviv

3
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: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, push the limits with an extreme tour, explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Beach Nature Reserve, and get your game on at Darkness - Israel's Biggest Haunted House.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Eilat trip planner .

Tel Aviv to Eilat is an approximately 1-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Tel Aviv in June, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Eilat: temperatures range from 46°C by day to 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Dimona.

Things to do in Eilat

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef
Underwater Observatory Marine Park ©
Timna Park ©
Timna Park

3
nights
Dimona

Dimona ©
Dimona is an Israeli city in the Negev desert, 36km to the south of Beersheba and 35km west of the Dead Sea above the Arava valley in the Southern District of Israel. Change things up with these side-trips from Dimona: Masada Fortress (in Arad), Mitspe Ramon (Nabatean Avdat Acropolis, Ramon Crater, & more) and Sea-gal advanced aguaculture (in Idan). There's more to do: stroll through Masada National Park and explore the ancient world of Herod's Western Palace.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Dimona trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Eilat to Dimona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ashkelon.

Things to do in Dimona

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Mitspe Ramon, Masada Fortress, Masada National Park, Sea-gal advanced aguaculture, Herod's Western Palace
Highlights from your plan
Ramon Crater ©
Ramon Crater
Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park

2
nights
Ashkelon

Ashkelon ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Negev Brewery, and then take in panoramic vistas at Black Arrow Memorial. Keep things going the next day: test your team's savvy at The Wedding Escape Room, see the interesting displays at Ayalon Institute Museum, then do a tasting at Kahanov Winery Tasting & Brunch, and finally get engrossed in the history at From Holocaust to Revival Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ashkelon tour planner.

Getting from Dimona to Ashkelon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Ashkelon

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Kiryat Gat, Black Arrow Memorial, The Wedding Escape Room, Ayalon Institute Museum, Kahanov Winery Tasting & Brunch
Highlights from your plan
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park ©
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
Ayalon Institute Museum ©
Ayalon Institute Museum
The Wedding Escape Room ©
The Wedding Escape Room

6
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: Esc Rooms (in Petah Tiqwa), Masada National Park (in Masada) and Tel Aviv (Tayelet & Neve Tzedek). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, contemplate the long history of Western Wall, wander the streets of Old City of Jerusalem, and don't miss a visit to Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Jerusalem trip builder site .

Getting from Ashkelon to Jerusalem by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June in Jerusalem, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Haifa.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, The Church of the Annunciation, Masada National Park, Mount Tabor, Esc Rooms
Highlights from your plan
Israel Museum ©
Israel Museum

4
nights
Haifa

Haifa ©
A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Haifa: Tiberias (Sea of Galilee & Tiberias), Magdala (in Migdal) and Capernaum (Mount of Beatitudes & The Beatitude Monastery). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at The Baha'i Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Church of the Annunciation, take in the dramatic natural features at The Grottos at Rosh HaNiqra, and don't miss a visit to Tel Dan.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Haifa journey planning tool .

You can take a bus from Jerusalem to Haifa in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Haifa

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Capernaum, Tiberias, Yardenit, Bahai Gardens and Shrine, The Church of the Annunciation
Highlights from your plan
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation

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