21 days in Israel Itinerary

21 days in Israel Itinerary

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21 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + Train:  15​h
1
Haifa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Capernaum
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Eilat
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Mitspe Ramon
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Tel Aviv
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Toronto

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.
Visiting Dado Beach and The Grottos at Rosh HaNiqra will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Akko Old Town and The Church of the Annunciation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Haifa: Caesarea National Park (in Caesarea), International Center Mary of Nazareth (in Nazareth) and Crusader Fortress (in Acre). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Rosh ha-Niqra, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bahai Gardens and Shrine, engage your brain at Mada Tech - The Israel National Museum Of Science, and steep yourself in history at Stella Maris Lighthouse and Carmelite Monastery.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Haifa trip generator.

Toronto, Canada to Haifa is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and train. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Toronto to Haifa due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in July, things will get a bit warmer in Haifa: highs are around 36°C and lows about 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Capernaum.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Acre, Nazareth, Rosh Hanikra, The Grottos at Rosh HaNiqra, Caesarea National Park
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2
nights
Capernaum

Capernaum ©
A trip to Capernaum takes pilgrims and tourists to the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee, which represents one of the major historical sites to see in Israel.
On the 6th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Twelve Apostles, contemplate the long history of Mount of Beatitudes, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Mount of Beatitudes, then explore the activities along Sea of Galilee, then steep yourself in history at Tiberias, and finally steep yourself in history at Capharnaum the Town of Jesus.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Capernaum travel planner.

Getting from Haifa to Capernaum by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Haifa in July, you will find days in Capernaum are a bit warmer (40°C), and nights are a bit cooler (26°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Capernaum

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Tiberias
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The Church of the Twelve Apostles ©
The Church of the Twelve Apostles
Capharnaum the Town of Jesus ©
Capharnaum the Town of Jesus
The Beatitude Monastery ©
The Beatitude Monastery

6
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Princess Beach and Hai Bar - Wildlife Reserve. Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin Reef and Red Canyon. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Dekel Beach Eilat, meet the residents at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Migdalor Beach, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Eilat vacation trip planner.

Do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Capernaum to Eilat in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, Eilat is somewhat warmer than Capernaum - with highs of 47°C and lows of 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Migdalor Beach ©
Migdalor Beach
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ramon Crater and Shivta. Your inner history buff will appreciate Nabatean Avdat Acropolis and Biblical Tamar Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Avdat National Park, explore the engaging exhibits at The Alpaca Farm, and take in the dramatic natural features at Maktesh Ramon.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Mitspe Ramon trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Eilat to Mitspe Ramon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Eilat in July, expect Mitspe Ramon to be a bit cooler, temps between 37°C and 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Biblical Tamar Park, Shivta
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Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park
The Alpaca Farm ©
The Alpaca Farm
Nabatean Avdat Acropolis ©
Nabatean Avdat Acropolis

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Frishman Beach and Acadia Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Western Wall and Old City of Jerusalem. Change things up with these side-trips from Tel Aviv: Jerusalem (Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Hezekiah's Tunnel - Siloam Tunnel, & more). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Jaffa Old City, see the interesting displays at Palmach Museum, get engrossed in the history at Beit Hatfutsot - The Museum of the Jewish People, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hilton Beach.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Tel Aviv custom trip planner.

Getting from Mitspe Ramon to Tel Aviv by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Tel Aviv, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Jerusalem, Acadia Beach
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The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Frishman Beach ©
Frishman Beach

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