19 days in Israel Itinerary

19 days in Israel Itinerary

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19 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Guatemala City
+2
Fly + train + bus:  28​h
1
Eilat
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
2
Jerusalem
— 6 nights
bus:  2​h
3
Haifa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Rishon Lezion
— 1 night
train:  15​min
5
Tel Aviv
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Guatemala City

3
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
You'll get in some beach time at Dolphin Reef and Migdalor Beach. Head to Ice Mall Eilat and Eilat Winesfor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Botanical Garden Of Eilat, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Timna Park, and admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Eilat sightseeing planner .

Guatemala City, Guatemala to Eilat is an approximately 28-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Guatemala City to Eilat. When traveling from Guatemala City in June, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Eilat: temperatures range from 46°C by day to 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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Underwater Observatory Marine Park ©
Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef
Ice Mall Eilat ©
Ice Mall Eilat

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Israel Museum and Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center. Old City of Jerusalem and Western Wall are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jerusalem: Masada Fortress (in Arad), Masada National Park (in Masada) and Ein Bokek Beach (in Ein Bokek). There's lots more to do: hunt for treasures at Mahane Yehuda Market, explore the galleries of Vic's Armenian Art Studio, take in the exciting artwork at Ethnics Artist Co-operative, and examine the collection at Shrine of the Book.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Jerusalem online trip planner .

Getting from Eilat to Jerusalem by combination of flight and bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Eilat in June: high temperatures in Jerusalem hover around 36°C and lows are around 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Haifa.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Masada Fortress, Masada National Park, Ein Bokek Beach
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The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Masada National Park ©
Masada National 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Beit Hankin and The Circassian Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Sea of Galilee and Nisco Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Haifa side-trips: Magdala (in Migdal), The Church of the Annunciation (in Nazareth) and Ralli museum, Caesarea (in Caesarea). There's still lots to do: stroll through The Baha'i Gardens, view the masterpieces at Ein Hod Artists Village, engage your brain at Madatech-Israel National Museum of Science, Technology, and Space, and look for gifts at Mishi Chocolate Boutique.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Haifa route website .

Take a bus from Jerusalem to Haifa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Haifa can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rishon Lezion.

Things to do in Haifa

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ralli museum, Caesarea, Beit Hankin, Akko Old Town, Nisco Museum, The Church of the Annunciation
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Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens

1
night
Rishon Lezion

Rishon Lezion ©
Rishon LeZion is the fourth-largest city in Israel, located along the central Israeli coastal plain 8km south of Tel Aviv. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): examine the collection at Ayalon Institute Museum, kick back and relax at Hof Palmahim National Park, then get into the urban bustle at Bat Yam Boardwalk-Tayelet, and finally examine the collection at Design Museum Holon.

Discover how to plan a Rishon Lezion trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Haifa to Rishon Lezion in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Rishon Lezion, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Rishon Lezion

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bat Yam Boardwalk-Tayelet, Ayalon Institute Museum, Design Museum Holon
Highlights from your plan
Hof Palmahim National Park ©
Hof Palmahim National Park
Ayalon Institute Museum ©
Ayalon Institute Museum
Design Museum Holon ©
Design Museum Holon

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Under 1000 Art Gallery, hunt for treasures at Carmel Market (Shuk Ha'Carmel), then take a stroll through Neve Tzedek, then take a stroll through Jaffa Old City, and finally take in the waterfront at Tayelet. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then admire the masterpieces at Tel Aviv Museum of Art, and then stop by Baby Teva.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tel Aviv trip builder .

Tel Aviv is just a stone's throw from Rishon Lezion. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Tours Museums Shopping
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Tayelet ©
Tayelet
Tel Aviv Museum of Art ©
Tel Aviv Museum of Art
Jaffa Old City ©
Jaffa Old City

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