19 days in Israel Itinerary

19 days in Israel Itinerary

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19 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
+3
train + bus + Fly + bus:  16​h
1
Jerusalem
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Ein Gedi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Eilat
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Mitspe Ramon
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Tel Aviv
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Ottawa

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Tisch Family Zoological Gardens (Biblical Zoo) and Mini Israel. Change things up with these side-trips from Jerusalem: Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park (in Kiryat Gat) and Beit Shemesh (The Biblical Museum of Natural History & Stalactite Cave Nature Reserve). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, partake in some friendly competition at Israel ScaVentures - Day Tours, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and get to know the fascinating history of Old City of Jerusalem.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Jerusalem online trip itinerary maker .

Ottawa, Canada to Jerusalem is an approximately 16-hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Ottawa to Jerusalem. In December, Jerusalem is warmer than Ottawa - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ein Gedi.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trips

Beit Shemesh, Mini Israel, Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
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1
night
Ein Gedi

Ein Gedi ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): stroll through Ein Bokek Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at En Gedi Nature Reserve, and then explore the activities along Dead Sea.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ein Gedi trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Jerusalem to Ein Gedi in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Ein Gedi can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Eilat.

Things to do in Ein Gedi

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Dead Sea Region, Ein Bokek Beach
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Ein Bokek Beach ©
Ein Bokek Beach
Dead Sea ©
Dead Sea
En Gedi Nature Reserve ©
En Gedi Nature Reserve

3
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
On the 22nd (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Timna Park, explore the stunning scenery at Red Canyon, and then get your game on at Darkness - Israel's Biggest Haunted House. On your second day here, see the vivid underwater world at Dolphin Reef, then look for all kinds of wild species at Coral Beach Nature Reserve, and then meet the residents at Underwater Observatory Marine Park.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Eilat trip 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. In December, daily temperatures in Eilat can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Underwater Observatory Marine Park ©
Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef
Timna Park ©
Timna 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.
Kids will enjoy Beresheet Desert Tours and Hatzerim Israel Airforce Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mitspe Ramon: Negev Camel Ranch (in Dimona) and HaMakhtesh HaGadol (in Yeruham). The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Avdat National Park, don't miss a visit to Ben Gurion Tomb, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mitspe Ramon trip planner .

Getting from Eilat to Mitspe Ramon by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Eilat in December; daily highs in Mitspe Ramon reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Negev Camel Ranch, Hatzerim Israel Airforce Museum, HaMakhtesh HaGadol, Ben Gurion Tomb
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Ramon Crater ©
Ramon Crater
Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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.
Kids will enjoy Tayelet and Ayalon Institute Museum. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Jaffa Old City, examine the collection at Beit Hatfutsot - The Museum of the Jewish People, take in the waterfront at Old Tel Aviv Port Area, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tel Aviv trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Mitspe Ramon to Tel Aviv takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. December in Tel Aviv sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Israeli Children's Museum, Gan b'Ivrit, Ayalon Institute Museum, Safari Park
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Jaffa Old City ©
Jaffa Old City
Safari Park ©
Safari Park
Tayelet ©
Tayelet

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