21 days in Israel Itinerary

21 days in Israel Itinerary

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21 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Tel Aviv
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h
2
Eilat
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Mitspe Ramon
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Ein Bokek
— 2 nights
Bus:  5​h 45​min
5
Safed
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Haifa
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Fly + Bus:  15​h
End: New York City

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Nachlat Binyamin Pedestrian Mall and Ilana Goor Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Yitzhak Rabin Center and Independence Hall Museum. Explore Tel Aviv's surroundings by going to Jerusalem (Ben Yehuda Street, Art & Music Gallery and Gift Shop, Kikar Hamusica Jerusalem, & more). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Beit Hatfutsot - The Museum of the Jewish People, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park, browse the collection at Ben-Gurion House, and explore the galleries of Adina Plastelina.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tel Aviv online tour builder .

New York City, USA to Tel Aviv is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Tel Aviv is 7 hours. Traveling from New York City in March, you will find days in Tel Aviv are somewhat warmer (69°F), and nights are much hotter (58°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Eilat.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Jerusalem, Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
Highlights from your plan
The Yitzhak Rabin Center ©
The Yitzhak Rabin Center
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park ©
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
Frishman Beach ©
Frishman Beach

4
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Get outdoors at Eilat Action and Mosh Beach. Get some cultural insight at Botanical Garden Of Eilat and Eilat, My City History Museum. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Red Canyon, stop by Eilat Wines, kick back and relax at Princess Beach, and get your game on at Darkness - Israel's Biggest Haunted House.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Eilat trip planner .

You can fly from Tel Aviv to Eilat in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in March: highs in Eilat hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Eilat

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Mosh Beach ©
Mosh Beach
Princess Beach ©
Princess Beach
Migdalor Beach ©
Migdalor 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 Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Do some cultural sightseeing at HabereH Pub and Arava Vidor Center. Venture out of the city with trips to Sde Boker (Sde Boker Winery, Ben-Gurion Hut, & more). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Nabatean Avdat Acropolis, get some fabulous bargains at Faran Natural Cosmetic, and see Beresheet Desert Tours.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Mitspe Ramon itinerary planner .

Getting from Eilat to Mitspe Ramon by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Eilat in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Mitspe Ramon, with highs around 81°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ein Bokek.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Sde Boker, Arava Vidor Center
Highlights from your plan
Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park
Nabatean Avdat Acropolis ©
Nabatean Avdat Acropolis
Beresheet Desert Tours ©
Beresheet Desert Tours

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 5th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Ein Bokek Beach, get engrossed in the history at The Masada Museum, then delve into the distant past at Masada Fortress, and finally explore the ancient world of Herod's Western Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Fine Art & Doll Museum, trek along Bokek River, and then look for all kinds of wild species at En Gedi Nature Reserve.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ein Bokek trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Mitspe Ramon to Ein Bokek in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Safed.

Things to do in Ein Bokek

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Dead Sea Region, Arad
Highlights from your plan
Ein Bokek Beach ©
Ein Bokek Beach
Fine Art & Doll Museum ©
Fine Art & Doll Museum
Bokek River ©
Bokek River

2
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.
Do your shopping at Nurit Gallery and Leon Gallery. Do some cultural sightseeing at Church of Mount of Beatitudes and HaReut Museum. Explore Safed's surroundings by going to Bet She'an National Park (in Beit She'an), Beit HaShome Museum (in Kfar Giladi) and Capharnaum the Town of Jesus (in Capernaum). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Mount of Beatitudes, get engrossed in the history at Hammeiara House Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Yom Tov Art Gallery, and browse the exhibits of Olive Tree Fine Art Gallery.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Safed sightseeing planner .

Getting from Ein Bokek to Safed by bus takes about 6 hours. In April in Safed, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 61°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Haifa.

Things to do in Safed

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Capernaum, HaReut Museum, Beit HaShome Museum, The Prehistoric Man Museum, Bet She'an National Park
Highlights from your plan
Capharnaum the Town of Jesus ©
Capharnaum the Town of Jesus
Bet She'an National Park ©
Bet She'an National Park
The Beatitude Monastery ©
The Beatitude Monastery

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like International Center Mary of Nazareth and Madatech-Israel National Museum of Science, Technology, and Space. Get some historical perspective at Bahai Gardens and Shrine and Khayat Beach War Cemetery. Explore Haifa's surroundings by going to St. Joseph Church (in Nazareth), Beit Hankin (in Kfar Yehoshua) and Beit Shearim (in Kiryat Tivon). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Stella Maris Lighthouse and Carmelite Monastery, kick back and relax at Dado Beach, and take an in-depth tour of Clandestine Immigration and Naval Museum.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Haifa itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Safed to Haifa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Haifa can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Haifa

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Nazareth, Bahai Gardens and Shrine, Beit Shearim, Beit Hankin
Highlights from your plan
St. Joseph Church ©
St. Joseph Church
International Center Mary of Nazareth ©
Beit Shearim ©
Beit Shearim

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