19 days in Israel Itinerary

19 days in Israel Itinerary

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19 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly + train:  7​h 45​min
1
Haifa
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Sde Boker
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Ein Gedi
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h 15​min
4
Eilat
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h
5
Tel Aviv
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Zurich

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Caesarea National Park and Sea of Galilee. Popular historic sites such as Citadel of Acre and Bahai Gardens and Shrine are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Haifa side-trips: Capernaum (Capharnaum the Town of Jesus & Church of Mount of Beatitudes), Magdala (in Migdal) and Nazareth (International Center Mary of Nazareth & St. Joseph Church). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of The German Colony, stop by Mishi Chocolate Boutique, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baha'i Gardens.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Haifa trip itinerary app .

Zurich, Switzerland to Haifa is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Haifa. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Zurich in January, with highs in Haifa at 20°C and lows at 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Sde Boker.

Things to do in Haifa

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Capernaum, Nazareth, Acre, Mishi Chocolate Boutique, Sea of Galilee
Highlights from your plan
Capharnaum the Town of Jesus ©
Capharnaum the Town of Jesus
International Center Mary of Nazareth ©
The Beatitude Monastery ©
The Beatitude Monastery

3
nights
Sde Boker

Sde Boker ©
Sde Boker is a kibbutz in the Negev desert of southern Israel. Get in touch with nature at Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Avdat National Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nabatean Avdat Acropolis and Incense Route - Desert Cities in the Negev. Venture out of the city with trips to Vidor Center - A window to Arava agriculture (in Hazeva), Faran Natural Cosmetic (in Mitspe Ramon) and Porat Ein Yahav (in Ein Yahav). The adventure continues: explore the galleries of HabereH Pub, delve into the distant past at Shivta, explore the fascinating landscape at HaMakhtesh HaGadol, and take in the dramatic natural features at Ramon Crater.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sde Boker road trip site .

Drive from Haifa to Sde Boker in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Ein Gedi.

Things to do in Sde Boker

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mitspe Ramon, Ramat Negev, HaMakhtesh HaGadol, Porat Ein Yahav, Vidor Center - A window to Arava agriculture
Highlights from your plan
Ramon Crater ©
Ramon Crater
Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park
Nabatean Avdat Acropolis ©
Nabatean Avdat Acropolis

3
nights
Ein Gedi

Ein Gedi ©
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Masada National Park and Herod's Western Palace. Visit Masada Fortress and The Masada Museum for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Bokek River (in Ein Bokek) and Arad (Glass Art Museum Arad, Fine Art & Doll Museum, & more).

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ein Gedi trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Sde Boker to Ein Gedi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Ein Gedi sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Eilat.

Things to do in Ein Gedi

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Arad, Dead Sea Region, Ein Bokek, Masada National Park
Highlights from your plan
Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Ein Bokek Beach ©
Ein Bokek Beach
Fine Art & Doll Museum ©
Fine Art & Doll Museum

4
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 Princess Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Eilat Action and Red Canyon. Next up on the itinerary: push the limits with an extreme tour, stroll through Mosh Beach, ponder the design of Musical Fountain, and get advice or help at Botanical Garden Of Eilat.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Eilat online attractions planner .

Traveling by bus from Ein Gedi to Eilat takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Ein Gedi in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Eilat: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Eilat

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Red Canyon ©
Red Canyon
Botanical Garden Of Eilat ©
Botanical Garden Of Eilat
Mosh Beach ©
Mosh Beach

5
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.
Israel Museum and Old City of Jerusalem are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Western Wall and Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony) will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tel Aviv: Jerusalem (Tzuba Winery, Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, & more). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Jaffa Old City, explore the galleries of Jojo Gallery, see the interesting displays at Palmach Museum, and kick back and relax at Frishman Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tel Aviv online tour itinerary builder .

Getting from Eilat to Tel Aviv by flight takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Eilat, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Tel Aviv, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Jerusalem
Highlights from your plan
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Frishman Beach ©
Frishman Beach

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