21 days in Israel Itinerary

21 days in Israel Itinerary

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21 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  15 h
1
Tel Aviv
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
2
Jerusalem
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Ein Bokek
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Masada
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Eilat
— 1 night
Bus:  3 h 30 min
6
Ein Gedi
— 1 day
Bus + Train:  4 h 30 min
7
Haifa
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
8
Mitspe Ramon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
9
Tel Aviv
— 4 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: Chicago

1
night
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.
For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Tel Aviv holiday builder tool .

Chicago, USA to Tel Aviv is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Chicago to Tel Aviv, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in April, you will find days in Tel Aviv are a bit warmer (73°F), and nights are warmer (61°F). You will leave for Jerusalem on the 19th (Sun).

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Tours Outdoors Nightlife

3
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.
Jerusalem is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Jerusalem Archaeological Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Bethesda, and admire the landmark architecture of Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Jerusalem trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in an hour. While traveling from Tel Aviv, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Jerusalem, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ein Bokek.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Food Tours

1
night
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.
On the 22nd (Wed), head outdoors with Route 90, then stop by Adi Miraro Jewelry, then take in breathtaking views at Bokek River, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ein Bokek Beach.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ein Bokek tour planner.

Drive from Jerusalem to Ein Bokek in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Masada.

Things to do in Ein Bokek

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Adi Miraro Jewelry
Highlights from your plan
Route 90 ©
Route 90
Ein Bokek Beach ©
Ein Bokek Beach
Bokek River ©
Bokek River

3
nights
Masada

Masada ©
Masada is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Masada National Park and get engrossed in the history at The Masada Museum.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Masada trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Ein Bokek to Masada takes an hour. You'll set off for Eilat on the 26th (Sun).

Things to do in Masada

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

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

1
night
Eilat

At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Underwater Observatory Marine Park and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Eilat trip builder site .

You can drive from Masada to Eilat in 3 hours. April in Eilat sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 67°F at night. You will leave for Ein Gedi on the 27th (Mon).

Things to do in Eilat

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Underwater Observatory Marine Park ©
Underwater Observatory Marine Park

1
day
Ein Gedi

Ein Gedi ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): admire nature's extreme beauty at Ein Gedi Botanical Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at En Gedi Nature Reserve, then explore the activities along Dead Sea, and finally make a trip to Nahal Prazim.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ein Gedi vacation planner.

You can take a bus from Eilat to Ein Gedi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Eilat in April, with highs in Ein Gedi at 79°F and lows at 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Haifa.

Things to do in Ein Gedi

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Dead Sea Region
Highlights from your plan
Dead Sea ©
Dead Sea
En Gedi Nature Reserve ©
En Gedi Nature Reserve
Ein Gedi Botanical Garden ©
Ein Gedi Botanical Garden

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.
Explore Haifa's surroundings by going to Nazareth (Nazareth Village, The Church of the Annunciation, &more), Tiberias (Berenice Winery & Sea of Galilee) and Citadel of Acre (in Acre). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at The Baha'i Gardens, appreciate the history behind The statue of Alexander Zaid, take in the spiritual surroundings of Magdala, and contemplate the long history of Mount of Beatitudes.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Haifa day trip planner .

Getting from Ein Gedi to Haifa by combination of bus and train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in April, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Haifa

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Nazareth, Tiberias, Capernaum, Citadel of Acre, Magdala
Highlights from your plan
The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation

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.
On the 2nd (Sat), explore the ancient world of Shivta, then make a trip to Ben Gurion Tomb, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Avdat National Park, and finally wander the wide-open spaces of The Alpaca Farm. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour and then take in the dramatic natural features at Ramon Crater.

Find out how to plan Mitspe Ramon trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Drive from Haifa to Mitspe Ramon in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Haifa in May; daily highs in Mitspe Ramon reach 88°F and lows reach 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Shivta, Ben Gurion Tomb
Highlights from your plan
Ramon Crater ©
Ramon Crater
Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

4
nights
Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv ©
Enjoy Tel Aviv some more: wander the streets of Jaffa Old City, go all around town with City Tours, take a leisurely stroll along Tayelet, and steep yourself in history at Ben-Gurion House.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tel Aviv trip itinerary builder.

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. Traveling from Mitspe Ramon in May, expect Tel Aviv to be little chillier, temps between 78°F and 67°F. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Tours Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Jaffa Old City ©
Jaffa Old City
Walking tours
Neve Tzedek ©
Neve Tzedek

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