19 days in Israel Itinerary

19 days in Israel Itinerary

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19 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  16​h
1
Tel Aviv
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Jerusalem
— 5 nights
car:  2​h
3
Haifa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Tiberias
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Nazareth
— 2 nights
car:  4​h 30​min
6
Ein Gedi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Herzliya
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  18​h
End: Philadelphia

2
nights
Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv ©
Called the "White City" thanks to the color of its World Heritage-listed architectural landmarks, Tel Aviv serves as Israel's modern and cosmopolitan second city.
Take the guesswork out of planning a Tel Aviv vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Philadelphia, USA to Tel Aviv is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or fly. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Tel Aviv due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in October, expect Tel Aviv to be a bit warmer, temps between 82°F and 69°F. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Sun) before leaving for Jerusalem.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Neighborhoods Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Jaffa Old City ©
Jaffa Old City
Neve Tzedek ©
Neve Tzedek
Tayelet ©
Tayelet

5
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park in Kiryat Gat (about 52 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, don't miss a visit to Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, explore the ancient world of Western Wall, and get to know the fascinating history of Old City of Jerusalem.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Jerusalem trip maker .

Getting from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in October, and nighttime lows around 65°F. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Haifa.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
Highlights from your plan
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Western Wall ©
Western Wall

2
nights
Haifa

Haifa ©
A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
On the 1st (Fri), walk around Caesarea National Park. Keep things going the next day: stop by Mirpe HaBosem, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bahai Gardens and Shrine, then steep yourself in history at Citadel of Acre, and finally wander the streets of Akko Old Town.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Haifa itinerary planning app .

Traveling by bus from Jerusalem to Haifa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, daytime highs in Haifa are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time for the bus ride to Tiberias.

Things to do in Haifa

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Acre, Caesarea National Park, Mirpe HaBosem
Highlights from your plan
The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
Caesarea National Park ©
Caesarea National Park
Bahai Gardens  and Shrine ©
Bahai Gardens and Shrine

2
nights
Tiberias

Tiberias ©
On the shores of Lake Kinneret, a vacation in Tiberias offers plenty of water sports and biblical walks.
To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Tiberias route planning tool .

Getting from Haifa to Tiberias by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. November in Tiberias sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 62°F at night. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nazareth.

Things to do in Tiberias

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Magdala, The Beatitude Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Magdala ©
Magdala
Tiberias ©
Tiberias

2
nights
Nazareth

Nazareth ©
Known worldwide as the hometown of Jesus Christ, Nazareth draws flocks of pilgrims who come to see the place where Christ grew up, and follow his footsteps along the Jesus Trail.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nazareth Village, steep yourself in history at The Church of the Annunciation, then contemplate the long history of Cana, and finally admire the natural beauty at International Center Mary of Nazareth. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Joseph Church, explore the ancient world of Tel Megiddo National Park, and then contemplate the long history of Mary's Well.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Nazareth trip itinerary tool .

You can take a bus from Tiberias to Nazareth in an hour. Another option is to drive. November in Nazareth sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 62°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Thu) before leaving for Ein Gedi.

Things to do in Nazareth

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Nazareth Village ©
Nazareth Village
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation

3
nights
Ein Gedi

Ein Gedi ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ein Gedi: Masada Fortress (in Arad), Masada National Park (in Masada) and Avdat National Park (in Mitspe Ramon).

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ein Gedi trip itinerary maker site .

Take a bus from Nazareth to Ein Gedi in 4.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Ein Gedi can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Herzliya.

Things to do in Ein Gedi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Dead Sea Region, Ein Bokek Beach, Masada Fortress, Masada National Park, Avdat National Park
Highlights from your plan
Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park
Masada Fortress ©
Masada Fortress

1
night
Herzliya

Herzliya
On the sunny Mediterranean central coast of Israel, Herzliya charms its visitors with upscale beachfront restaurants, rolling cerulean coastline, and trendy shops.
To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Herzliya journey planner.

Traveling by car from Ein Gedi to Herzliya takes 2.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Herzliya can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Herzliya

Parks Outdoors Tours

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