20 days in Beirut & Israel Itinerary

20 days in Beirut & Israel Itinerary

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Beirut, Lebanon
— 3 nights
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Safed, Israel
— 2 nights
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Haifa, Israel
— 2 nights
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Masada, Israel
— 1 night
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Eilat, Israel
— 4 nights
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Tel Aviv, Israel
— 7 nights

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Beirut, Lebanon

Beirut ©

Paris of the East

Sitting on the Mediterranean coast, Beirut, the country's capital and largest city, has plenty of appeal itself, as well as offering a convenient base for exploring the country's other sights and cities.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Beirut Souks and Dar El-Nimer for Arts and Culture. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Hamra Street and City Centre Beirut. Change things up with these side-trips from Beirut: Baalbeck (Baalbek Roman Ruins & Temples of Baalbek). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Beirut, see the interesting displays at Banque Du Liban Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at ABC Mall, and stop by Selim Mouzannar.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Beirut holiday builder.

Paphos, Cyprus to Beirut is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Beirut can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Safed.

Things to do in Beirut

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Temples of Baalbek ©
Temples of Baalbek
Mim Museum - Mineral Museum ©
Mim Museum - Mineral Museum
National Museum of Beirut ©
National Museum of Beirut

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Safed, Israel

Safed ©
The birthplace of the Kabbalah movement, Safed boasts a mystical and spiritual heritage as one of the country's four holy cities.
On the 16th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Hula Nature Reserve, take in the exciting artwork at Nurit Gallery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sea of Galilee, and finally delve into the distant past at Magdala. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with Sarah's Tent Art Gallery, view the masterpieces at Leon Gallery, view the masterpieces at Yom Tov Art Gallery, then explore the world behind art at Tzfat Gallery of Mystical Art, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Camus Gallery.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Safed online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Beirut to Safed by car takes about 6.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in May, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Haifa.

Things to do in Safed

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Sarah's Tent Art Gallery ©
Sarah's Tent Art Gallery
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Hula Nature Reserve ©
Hula Nature Reserve

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Haifa, Israel

Haifa ©
A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): admire the striking features of The Church of the Annunciation, take in the exciting artwork at Musmar Pottery, and then view the masterpieces at Beit Hankin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at The Baha'i Gardens, explore the wide array of goods at BIG Krayot Shopping Center, then take in the exciting artwork at Art 192, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Bahai Gardens and Shrine.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Haifa road trip app.

Traveling by car from Safed to Haifa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Safed in May, plan for little chillier days in Haifa, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Masada.

Things to do in Haifa

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Beit Hankin ©
Beit Hankin
The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation

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Masada, Israel

Masada ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Masada National Park and then take an in-depth tour of The Masada Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Masada trip planning app.

Traveling by bus from Haifa to Masada takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Eilat.

Things to do in Masada

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
The Masada Museum ©
The Masada Museum

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Eilat, Israel

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin Reef and Timna Park. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Botanical Garden Of Eilat, observe the fascinating underwater world at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Migdalor Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Eilat online route planner.

Getting from Masada to Eilat by car takes about 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 42°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can fly to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef
Scuba & Snorkeling
Timna Park ©
Timna Park

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Tel Aviv, Israel

Tel Aviv ©

White City

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.
For shopping fun, head to Levantine Gallery or Stern Gallery. You'll explore and learn at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center and Nirit Levav Packer Art Gallery. Explore Tel Aviv's surroundings by going to Jerusalem (Ethnics Artist Co-operative, Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, &more). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Jaffa Old City, view the masterpieces at Frank Meisler Gallery, get a taste of the local shopping with Miss D. Gallery, and hunt for treasures at Carmel Market (Shuk Ha'Carmel).

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tel Aviv trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Eilat to Tel Aviv takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Eilat in May, expect Tel Aviv to be little chillier, temps between 30°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Jaffa Old City ©
Jaffa Old City

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