20 days in Israel Itinerary

20 days in Israel Itinerary

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20 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + Drive:  15​h
1
Haifa
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
2
Tel Aviv
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h
3
Eilat
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Mitspe Ramon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Ein Bokek
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

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.
Visiting Agmon Hahula and Ma'ayan Harod National Park will get you outdoors. Magdala and Citadel of Acre will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Capernaum (Capharnaum the Town of Jesus & The Beatitude Monastery), Nazareth (St. Joseph Church, International Center Mary of Nazareth, & more) and Caesarea National Park (in Caesarea). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of The German Colony, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bahai Gardens and Shrine, and steep yourself in history at Stella Maris Lighthouse and Carmelite Monastery.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Haifa online trip itinerary builder .

Washington DC, USA to Haifa is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car; or do a combination of train, bus, flight, and car. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Washington DC to Haifa due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Washington DC, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Haifa, ranging from highs of 63°F to lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Haifa

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Nazareth, Capernaum, Acre, Agmon Hahula, Caesarea National Park
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St. Joseph Church ©
St. Joseph Church
Capharnaum the Town of Jesus ©
Capharnaum the Town of Jesus
International Center Mary of Nazareth ©

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.
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park and Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony) will appeal to history buffs. Palmach Museum and Jaffa Gate are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tel Aviv: Jerusalem (Armenian Quarter, Christian Quarter, & more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Yitzhak Rabin Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Frishman Beach, take an in-depth tour of Ben-Gurion House, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Carmel Market (Shuk Ha'Carmel).

Make your Tel Aviv itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by train from Haifa to Tel Aviv takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Tel Aviv can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Eilat.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Jerusalem, Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
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Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park ©
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
Herodyon National Park ©
Herodyon National Park

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 Red Canyon and Botanical Garden Of Eilat. Take a break from the city and head to Speed Boats Tours and Dekel Beach Eilat. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Mosh Beach, test the waters at a local thermal spa, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and stroll through Migdalor Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Eilat holiday builder site .

You can fly from Tel Aviv to Eilat in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Tel Aviv, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Eilat, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Botanical Garden Of Eilat ©
Botanical Garden Of Eilat
Red Canyon ©
Red Canyon
Migdalor Beach ©
Migdalor Beach

2
nights
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.
On the 11th (Tue), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then delve into the distant past at Nabatean Avdat Acropolis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): wander the wide-open spaces of The Alpaca Farm, then explore the striking landscape of Avdat National Park, and then don't miss a visit to Ben Gurion Tomb.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Mitspe Ramon day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Eilat to Mitspe Ramon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Eilat, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mitspe Ramon, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Ein Bokek.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Ben Gurion Tomb
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park
Nabatean Avdat Acropolis ©
Nabatean Avdat Acropolis

3
nights
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.
You've now added Route 90 to your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Masada Fortress and Bokek River. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Masada Museum and Arad Contemporary Art Center. There's still lots to do: stroll through Ein Bokek Beach, explore the fascinating landscape at Ein Gedi Botanical Garden, identify plant and animal life at En Gedi Nature Reserve, and don't miss a visit to Nachal David Stream.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ein Bokek road trip website .

Traveling by car from Mitspe Ramon to Ein Bokek takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ein Bokek

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Dead Sea Region, Arad, Ein Gedi Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Route 90 ©
Route 90
Bokek River ©
Bokek River
En Gedi Nature Reserve ©
En Gedi Nature Reserve

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