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
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Mitspe Ramon
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Ein Bokek
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Jerusalem
— 5 nights
Bus:  2​h 45​min
5
Safed
— 3 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Haifa
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h
End: Tel Aviv

4
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Red Canyon and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. There's still lots to do: stroll through Princess Beach, explore the striking landscape of Timna Park, see the vivid underwater world at Coral Beach Nature Reserve, and cool off at Dekel Beach Eilat.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Eilat sightseeing planner.

Tel Aviv to Eilat is an approximately 1-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Tel Aviv in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Eilat, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Underwater Observatory Marine Park ©
Underwater Observatory Marine Park
Red Canyon ©
Red Canyon
Princess Beach ©
Princess Beach

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Avdat National Park and Nabatean Avdat Acropolis. Step out of Mitspe Ramon to go to Ein Yahav and see Peimot Midbar, which is approximately 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: have fun and explore at The Alpaca Farm, look for gifts at Faran Natural Cosmetic, make a trip to Ben Gurion Tomb, and explore the striking landscape at Ramon Crater.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Mitspe Ramon day trip planning website .

You can drive from Eilat to Mitspe Ramon in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Eilat in October, expect nights in Mitspe Ramon to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are little chillier, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Ein Bokek.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Ben Gurion Tomb, Peimot Midbar
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Ramon Crater ©
Ramon Crater
Nabatean Avdat Acropolis ©
Nabatean Avdat Acropolis
Ben Gurion Tomb ©
Ben Gurion Tomb

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): admire nature's extreme beauty at Bokek River, then explore the ancient world of Herod's Western Palace, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Masada National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ein Bokek Beach, then don't miss a visit to Nachal David Stream, then look for all kinds of wild species at En Gedi Nature Reserve, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Masada Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ein Bokek trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Mitspe Ramon to Ein Bokek in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Ein Bokek

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Dead Sea Region, Masada National Park
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Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Ein Bokek Beach ©
Ein Bokek Beach
Herod's Western Palace
Herod's Western Palace

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Food Tours and Jaffa Gate (Bab al-Khalil). On the 9th (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, take a stroll through Old City of Jerusalem, explore the ancient world of Temple Mount, and admire the landmark architecture of Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Jerusalem online route planner .

You can take a bus from Ein Bokek to Jerusalem in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in November, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Safed.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours Historic Sites Museums
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3
nights
Safed

Safed ©
The birthplace of the Kabbalah movement, Safed boasts a mystical and spiritual heritage as one of the country's four holy cities.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Agmon Hahula and Arbel National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Safed side-trips: Banias Waterfall (in Qiryat Shemona), Sea of Galilee (in Tiberias) and Capharnaum the Town of Jesus (in Capernaum). There's much more to do: make a trip to The Old City of Safed, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Mount of Beatitudes, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Magdala, and contemplate the long history of Mount of Beatitudes.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Safed online itinerary planner .

Traveling by bus from Jerusalem to Safed takes 3 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Safed can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Haifa.

Things to do in Safed

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Tiberias, Capernaum, Banias Waterfall, Nimrod's Lookout, Magdala
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Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Nimrod's Lookout ©
Nimrod's Lookout
Arbel National Park ©
Arbel National Park

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Louis Promenade and Bahai Gardens and Shrine. Change things up with these side-trips from Haifa: International Center Mary of Nazareth (in Nazareth), Crusader Fortress (in Acre) and Caesarea National Park (in Caesarea). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Yefe Nof Street, stroll through Baha'i Gardens and Golden Dome, steep yourself in history at Beit Shearim, and go for a stroll along the water at Haifa Port.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Haifa online trip builder .

Drive from Safed to Haifa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daytime highs in Haifa are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Acre, Caesarea National Park, International Center Mary of Nazareth, Beit Shearim
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International Center Mary of Nazareth ©
Louis Promenade ©
Louis Promenade
Yefe Nof Street ©
Yefe Nof Street

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