21 days in Israel Itinerary

21 days in Israel Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Israel trip planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

21 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
+3
train + bus + Fly + train:  15​h 15​min
1
Haifa
— 3 nights
+3
train + bus + foot + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Eilat
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Mitspe Ramon
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Masada
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Ein Gedi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Jerusalem
— 6 nights
+3
bus + Fly + bus + train:  16​h
End: Ottawa

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.
Bring the kids along to Nazareth Village and Achziv Beach National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Sea of Galilee (in Tiberias), Mount Tabor (in Kfar Tavor) and Magdala (in Migdal). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at The Baha'i Gardens, identify plant and animal life at Hula Nature Reserve, stop by Mishi Chocolate Boutique, and contemplate the long history of Mount of Beatitudes.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Haifa online trip maker .

Ottawa, Canada to Haifa is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Ottawa to Haifa, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Haifa is warmer than Ottawa - with highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Galilee Region, Nazareth, Mount Tabor, Achziv Beach National Park, Mount of Beatitudes
Highlights from your plan
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Mount Tabor ©
Mount Tabor
Hula Nature Reserve ©
Hula Nature Reserve

4
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Family-friendly places like Underwater Observatory Marine Park and Dolphin Reef will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Timna Park, take in breathtaking views at Red Canyon, experience the excitement of Funtasy - Eilat's attractions center, and put a fun spin on your tour with Escape Room Eilat.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Eilat trip itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Haifa to Eilat in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Haifa in December, expect nights in Eilat to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Eilat

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Underwater Observatory Marine Park ©
Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Beresheet Desert Tours and The Alpaca Farm. Change things up with these side-trips from Mitspe Ramon: Vidor Center - A window to Arava agriculture (in Hazeva) and HaMakhtesh HaGadol (in Yeruham). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Avdat National Park, explore the ancient world of Nabatean Avdat Acropolis, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and explore the engaging exhibits at Ethno Center.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Mitspe Ramon online day trip planner .

You can drive from Eilat to Mitspe Ramon in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Eilat in December, expect Mitspe Ramon to be slightly colder, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Masada.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Vidor Center - A window to Arava agriculture, HaMakhtesh HaGadol
Highlights from your plan
Ramon Crater ©
Ramon Crater
Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

1
night
Masada

Masada ©
On the 26th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of The Masada Museum, then delve into the distant past at Herod's Western Palace, and then explore the striking landscape of Masada National Park.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Masada trip planner .

Traveling by car from Mitspe Ramon to Masada takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ein Gedi.

Things to do in Masada

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Dead Sea Region
Highlights from your plan
Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Herod's Western Palace ©
Herod's Western Palace
The Masada Museum ©
The Masada Museum

2
nights
Ein Gedi

Ein Gedi ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the fascinating landscape at Ein Gedi Botanical Garden, explore the activities along Dead Sea, then make a trip to Nachal David Stream, and finally identify plant and animal life at En Gedi Nature Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Ein Bokek Beach, take in breathtaking views at Bokek River, then see the interesting displays at Arad Contemporary Art Center, and finally explore the ancient world of Masada Fortress.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ein Gedi route planning website .

Traveling by car from Masada to Ein Gedi takes 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Ein Gedi can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Ein Gedi

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Dead Sea Region, Ein Bokek, Arad
Highlights from your plan
Dead Sea ©
Dead Sea
En Gedi Nature Reserve ©
En Gedi Nature Reserve
Bokek River ©
Bokek River

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.
Bring the kids along to Tayelet and Beit Hatfutsot - The Museum of the Jewish People. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jerusalem: Tel Aviv (Eretz Israel Museum Complex (Haaretz Museum), Room Escape Games, & more), Safari Park (in Ramat Gan) and Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, admire the masterpieces at Israel Museum, steep yourself in history at Temple Mount, and enjoy breathtaking views from The Museum of the Tower of David.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Jerusalem trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ein Gedi to Jerusalem takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park, Safari Park
Highlights from your plan
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park ©
Safari Park ©
Safari Park

Similar Plans

23 days in Israel BY A USER FROM GERMANY November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, extra fast, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Extra fast 23 days in Egypt, Jordan & Israel BY A USER FROM BRAZIL May, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 20 days in Israel BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 23 days in Israel BY A USER FROM THAILAND October, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in Israel BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA September, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Israel BY A USER FROM BRAZIL December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 24 days in Israel BY A USER FROM BRAZIL October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 24 days in Israel BY A USER FROM CANADA July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in Italy & Israel BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA September, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 13 days in Israel BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Israel BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 59 days in Canada, Asia & Europe BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS March, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans