21 days in Israel Itinerary

21 days in Israel Itinerary

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21 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  32​h
1
Tel Aviv
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Jerusalem
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Masada
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Ein Gedi
— 1 night
Bus + Train:  4​h 30​min
5
Haifa
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h
6
Tiberias
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Tel Aviv
— 1 night
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

7
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.
Artspace Tel Aviv and Frank Meisler Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. For shopping fun, head to Carmel Market (Shuk Ha'Carmel) or Nirit Levav Packer Art Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tel Aviv: The Markovitch Cheese Farm - Eretz Zavat Chalav (in Nehalim) and Ayalon Institute Museum (in Rehovot). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Jaffa Old City, view the masterpieces at Jaffa Art Salon, look for all kinds of wild species at Safari Park, and explore the galleries of Stern Gallery.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tel Aviv online driving holiday planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Tel Aviv is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Melbourne to Tel Aviv. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Melbourne in July, with highs in Tel Aviv at 35°C and lows at 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Museums Shopping Tours

Side Trips

The Markovitch Cheese Farm - Eretz Zavat Chalav, Safari Park, Ayalon Institute Museum
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Tayelet ©
Tayelet
Jaffa Old City ©
Jaffa Old City
Neve Tzedek ©
Neve Tzedek

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.
Head to Mahane Yehuda Market and Vic's Armenian Art Studiofor some retail therapy. Visiting Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park and The Arthur Rubinstein Memorial will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Israel Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Old City of Jerusalem, take in the exciting artwork at Art & Music Gallery and Gift Shop, Kikar Hamusica Jerusalem, and take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Jerusalem visit planner.

Getting from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem by bus takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Masada.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
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The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Old City of Jerusalem ©
Old City of Jerusalem

few
hours
Masada

Masada ©
On the 19th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at The Masada Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Masada National Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Masada tour builder .

Traveling by car from Jerusalem to Masada takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ein Gedi.

Things to do in Masada

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

The Masada Museum
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Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
The Masada Museum ©
The Masada Museum

1
night
Ein Gedi

Ein Gedi ©
For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ein Gedi holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Masada to Ein Gedi takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Haifa.

Things to do in Ein Gedi

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Ein Gedi Botanical Garden ©
Ein Gedi Botanical Garden

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 20th (Sat), kick back and relax at Dado Beach, then take a stroll through Akko Old Town, and then browse the exhibits of Beit Hankin. On your second day here, get curious at Madatech-Israel National Museum of Science, Technology, and Space and then explore the striking landscape of Caesarea National Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Haifa 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 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Tiberias.

Things to do in Haifa

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Beit Hankin, Caesarea National Park, Akko Old Town
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Beit Hankin ©
Beit Hankin
Akko Old Town ©
Akko Old Town
Caesarea National Park ©
Caesarea National Park

2
nights
Tiberias

Tiberias ©
On the shores of Lake Kinneret, a vacation in Tiberias offers plenty of water sports and biblical walks.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): see the interesting displays at The Circassian Museum, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then take in the exciting artwork at Amdur Fine Gallery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tomb of Maimonides. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Tiberias, explore the striking landscape at Tabgha, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea of Galilee, and finally explore the striking landscape at Arbel National Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tiberias online tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Haifa to Tiberias takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Tiberias, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Tiberias

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Circassian Museum
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Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Tabgha ©
Tabgha
Arbel National Park ©
Arbel National Park

1
night
Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): examine the collection at The Yitzhak Rabin Center, don't miss a visit to Rothschild Boulevard, then hunt for treasures at Nachlat Binyamin Pedestrian Mall, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tel Aviv vacation planner.

Take a bus from Tiberias to Tel Aviv in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. On the 25th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Frishman Beach ©
Frishman Beach
The Yitzhak Rabin Center ©
The Yitzhak Rabin Center
Spas

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