20 days in Israel Itinerary

20 days in Israel Itinerary

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20 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh, Scotland
Fly + Drive:  12​h 30​min
1
Ein Bokek
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
2
Mitspe Ramon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Eilat
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  3​h
4
Jerusalem
— 5 nights
Bus:  3​h
5
Capernaum
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Haifa
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
7
Tel Aviv
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Edinburgh, Scotland

few
hours
Ein Bokek

Ein Bokek ©
Sandwiched between the turquoise waters of evaporation pools and desert-like landscape, Ein Bokek features a strip of hotels and luxury resorts on the Israeli shore of the Dead Sea.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at En Gedi Nature Reserve and then admire the natural beauty at Ein Gedi Botanical Garden.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ein Bokek tour planner.

Edinburgh, UK to Ein Bokek is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Edinburgh to Ein Bokek, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Edinburgh in August: highs in Ein Bokek hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Ein Bokek

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

En Gedi Nature Reserve, Ein Gedi Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
En Gedi Nature Reserve ©
En Gedi Nature Reserve
Ein Gedi Botanical Garden ©
Ein Gedi Botanical Garden

2
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Zin River, learn about winemaking at Carmey Avdat, and then explore the engaging exhibits at The Alpaca Farm.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Mitspe Ramon vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Ein Bokek to Mitspe Ramon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Ein Bokek in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Mitspe Ramon, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Eilat.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Nature Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Zin River, Carmey Avdat
Highlights from your plan
Zin River ©
Zin River
Nabatean Avdat Acropolis ©
Nabatean Avdat Acropolis
Carmey Avdat ©
Carmey Avdat

4
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hai Bar - Wildlife Reserve and Dekel Beach Eilat. Get outdoors at Speed Boats Tours and Mosh Beach. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Princess Beach, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, tour the pleasant surroundings at Migdalor Beach, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Eilat trip generator.

Drive from Mitspe Ramon to Eilat in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Mitspe Ramon in August, things will get a bit warmer in Eilat: highs are around 47°C and lows about 32°C. On the 29th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Eilat

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Princess Beach ©
Princess Beach
Migdalor Beach ©
Migdalor Beach
Mosh Beach ©
Mosh Beach

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Church of Saint Anne and Herodyon National Park. Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park and Christian Quarter are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Jerusalem to Beit Shemesh to see Sorek Stalactite Cave Nature Reserve about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Mount Herzl National Cemetery, appreciate the history behind Ammunition Hill Memorial and Museum (Givat Ha-Tachmoshet), wander the streets of Old City of Jerusalem, and take an in-depth tour of The Menachem Begin Heritage Center Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Jerusalem holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Eilat to Jerusalem in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Eilat in August, expect nights in Jerusalem to be much colder, around 18°C, while days are slightly colder, around 39°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Capernaum.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park, Incense Route - Desert Cities in the Negev, Neot Kedumim Biblical Landscape Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park ©
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
Herodyon National Park ©
Herodyon National Park
Christian Quarter ©
Christian Quarter

1
night
Capernaum

Capernaum ©
A trip to Capernaum takes pilgrims and tourists to the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee, which represents one of the major historical sites to see in Israel.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Sheva Chaya Gallery, then take a peaceful walk through Biriya Forest, then do a tasting at Berenice Winery, and finally explore the ancient world of Kursi National Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Capernaum trip itinerary builder.

Take a bus from Jerusalem to Capernaum in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Jerusalem in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Capernaum, with lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Haifa.

Things to do in Capernaum

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tiberias, Safed
Highlights from your plan
Biriya Forest ©
Biriya Forest
Kursi National Park ©
Kursi National Park
Berenice Winery ©
Berenice Winery

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 5th (Wed), browse the exhibits of Sculptures Garden (Gan Hapsalim), then examine the collection at Ghetto Fighters Museum (Lohamei HaGetaot Museum), and then explore the striking landscape at Rosh ha-Niqra. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Hecht Museum, University of Haifa, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tel Afek - En Afek Nature Reserve, then don't miss a visit to Al-Jazzar Mosque, and finally steep yourself in history at Beit Shearim.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Haifa holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Capernaum to Haifa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Haifa when traveling from Capernaum in September, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Rosh Hanikra, Tel Afek - En Afek Nature Reserve, Ghetto Fighters Museum (Lohamei HaGetaot Museum), Al-Jazzar Mosque, Beit Shearim
Highlights from your plan
Beit Shearim ©
Beit Shearim
Tel Afek - En Afek Nature Reserve ©
Tel Afek - En Afek Nature Reserve

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.
Get outdoors at Safari Park and Frishman Beach. Get some cultural insight at Ben-Gurion House and Eretz Israel Museum Complex (Haaretz Museum). Go for a jaunt from Tel Aviv to Rehovot to see Ayalon Institute Museum about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through White City, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the exciting artwork at Adina Plastelina, and get engrossed in the history at Hagana Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tel Aviv vacation trip planner.

Traveling by train from Haifa to Tel Aviv takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Tel Aviv, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Safari Park, Ayalon Institute Museum
Highlights from your plan
Frishman Beach ©
Frishman Beach
Ayalon Institute Museum ©
Ayalon Institute Museum
Hagana Museum ©
Hagana Museum

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