21 days in Israel Itinerary

21 days in Israel Itinerary

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21 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  1​h
1
Eilat
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
2
Dimona
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Ein Gedi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Jerusalem
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Ashkelon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Haifa
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
End: Tel Aviv

3
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Eilat: Mitspe Ramon (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours & Ramon Crater). And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, see the vivid underwater world at Dolphin Reef, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and have some family-friendly fun at Darkness - Israel's Biggest Haunted House.

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Tel Aviv to Eilat is an approximately 1-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tel Aviv in July, expect nights in Eilat to be about the same, around 32°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 47°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Dimona.

Things to do in Eilat

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Mitspe Ramon
Highlights from your plan
Ramon Crater ©
Ramon Crater
Underwater Observatory Marine Park ©
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Dimona

Dimona ©
Dimona is an Israeli city in the Negev desert, 36km to the south of Beersheba and 35km west of the Dead Sea above the Arava valley in the Southern District of Israel. On the 27th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Masada National Park, then explore the engaging exhibits at Arad Contemporary Art Center, then relax in the rural setting at Sea-gal advanced aguaculture, and finally have fun and explore at Vidor Center - A window to Arava agriculture. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Sde Boker Winery, then take in breathtaking views at Avdat National Park, and then learn about winemaking at Carmey Avdat.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Dimona trip itinerary site .

Getting from Eilat to Dimona by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ein Gedi.

Things to do in Dimona

Nature Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Sde Boker, Sea-gal advanced aguaculture, Vidor Center - A window to Arava agriculture, Masada National Park, Avdat National Park
Highlights from your plan
Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park
Carmey Avdat ©
Carmey Avdat

3
nights
Ein Gedi

Ein Gedi ©
Step out of Ein Gedi to go to Arad and see Masada Fortress, which is approximately 30 minutes away.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ein Gedi trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Dimona to Ein Gedi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Ein Gedi

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Dead Sea Region, Nachal Arugot Nature Reserve, Masada Fortress
Highlights from your plan
En Gedi Nature Reserve ©
En Gedi Nature Reserve
Masada Fortress ©
Masada Fortress
Dead Sea ©
Dead Sea

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Jerusalem side-trips: Tel Aviv (Neve Tzedek, Tayelet, & more), Gan HaKaktusim (in Holon) and Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, contemplate the long history of Mt of Olives, and explore the ancient world of Western Wall.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Jerusalem attractions planner .

You can drive from Ein Gedi to Jerusalem in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ashkelon.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Gan HaKaktusim
Highlights from your plan
Israel Museum ©
Israel Museum
Walking tours

2
nights
Ashkelon

Ashkelon ©
On the 7th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Joe Alon Center - The Museum of Bedouin Culture, then Head underground at Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park, and then do a tasting at Srigim Winery. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of From Holocaust to Revival Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Black Arrow Memorial, then admire the striking features of Weizmann House, then see the interesting displays at Ayalon Institute Museum, and finally partake in some friendly competition at The Wedding Escape Room.

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Drive from Jerusalem to Ashkelon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Haifa.

Things to do in Ashkelon

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Rehovot, Black Arrow Memorial, Srigim Winery, The Wedding Escape Room, Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
Highlights from your plan
Ayalon Institute Museum ©
Ayalon Institute Museum
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park ©
Weizmann House ©
Weizmann House

4
nights
Haifa

Haifa ©
A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
Venture out of the city with trips to Church of the Primacy of Peter (in Tabgha), Nazareth (Nazareth Village, The Church of the Annunciation, & more) and Sea of Galilee (in Tiberias). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at The Baha'i Gardens, contemplate the long history of Stella Maris Lighthouse and Carmelite Monastery, explore the striking landscape of Caesarea National Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bahai Gardens and Shrine.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Haifa online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Ashkelon to Haifa by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Haifa are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nazareth, Church of the Primacy of Peter, Caesarea National Park, Bahai Gardens and Shrine, Ramat HaNadiv
Highlights from your plan
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation

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