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:  3​h 15​min
2
Ein Gedi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Sde Boker
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Haifa
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
5
Tel Aviv
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Jerusalem
— 3 nights
Drive:  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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Princess Beach and Mosh Beach. Get outdoors at Migdalor Beach and Botanical Garden Of Eilat. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Dekel Beach Eilat, add some fun to your beach time Water Sports, look for all kinds of wild species at Crocoloco Crocodile Farm, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Bird Watching Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Eilat day trip planner.

Tel Aviv to Eilat is an approximately 1-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Tel Aviv in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Eilat, with highs around 47°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 33°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Ein Gedi.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Mosh Beach ©
Mosh Beach
Migdalor Beach ©
Migdalor Beach
Botanical Garden Of Eilat ©
Botanical Garden Of Eilat

3
nights
Ein Gedi

Ein Gedi ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Herod's Western Palace and Upper Zohar. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Masada Museum and Glass Art Museum Arad.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ein Gedi tour 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. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Eilat in August; daily highs in Ein Gedi reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sde Boker.

Things to do in Ein Gedi

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Dead Sea Region, Arad, Nachal Arugot Nature Reserve
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Herod's Western Palace ©
Herod's Western Palace
The Masada Museum ©
The Masada Museum
Glass Art Museum Arad ©
Glass Art Museum Arad

2
nights
Sde Boker

Sde Boker ©
Sde Boker is a kibbutz in the Negev desert of southern Israel. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Shivta, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at HaMakhtesh HaGadol, then take an in-depth tour of Ben-Gurion Hut, then learn about winemaking at Sde Boker Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Carmey Avdat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Colorful Sands Park, trek along Nahal Tamar, and then contemplate the long history of Incense Route - Desert Cities in the Negev.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sde Boker trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Ein Gedi to Sde Boker takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Haifa.

Things to do in Sde Boker

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Ramat Negev, Yeruham, Nahal Tamar
Highlights from your plan
HaMakhtesh HaGadol ©
HaMakhtesh HaGadol
Carmey Avdat ©
Carmey Avdat

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.
Visit Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation and The Church of the Twelve Apostles for their historical value. Get outdoors at Banias Waterfall and Zippori National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Haifa side-trips: Ralli museum, Caesarea (in Caesarea) and The House and Church of St. Peter (in Capernaum). There's much more to do: walk around Carmel National Park, contemplate the long history of Beit Shearim, don't miss a visit to Discalced Carmelite Order Muhraqa Monastery, and appreciate the history behind The statue of Alexander Zaid.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Haifa online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Sde Boker to Haifa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can take a train to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kiryat Tivon, Capernaum, Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, Zippori National Park, Ralli museum, Caesarea
Highlights from your plan
The Church of the Twelve Apostles ©
The Church of the Twelve Apostles
Banias Waterfall ©
Banias Waterfall

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Frishman Beach and Acadia Beach. Jerusalem Beach and Ayalon Institute Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Tel Aviv with a short trip to Hof Palmahim National Park in Rishon Lezion, about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bograshov Beach, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, explore the striking landscape of Ramat Gan National Park, and admire the masterpieces at Joseph Bau House.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tel Aviv itinerary maker .

You can take a train from Haifa to Tel Aviv in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Tel Aviv can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Herzliya, Ayalon Institute Museum, Ramat Gan National Park, Hof Palmahim National Park
Highlights from your plan
Jerusalem Beach ©
Jerusalem Beach
Frishman Beach ©
Frishman Beach
Bograshov Beach
Bograshov Beach

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.
On the 30th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Christian Quarter, identify plant and animal life at Stalactite Cave Nature Reserve, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kalia Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Pater Noster, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony), then admire the striking features of Church of Saint Anne, and finally contemplate the long history of Jaffa Gate.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Jerusalem trip planner .

Traveling by car from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem takes an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Jerusalem can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kalia Beach, Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park, Stalactite Cave Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Stalactite Cave Nature Reserve ©
Stalactite Cave Nature Reserve
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park ©
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park

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