22 days in Israel Itinerary

22 days in Israel Itinerary

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22 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Jerusalem
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h 15​min
2
Tiberias
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Caesarea
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  2​h
4
Eilat
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Mitspe Ramon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Arad
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Tayelet and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Western Wall and Mt of Olives will appeal to history buffs. Explore Jerusalem's surroundings by going to Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa) and Neve Tzedek (in Tel Aviv). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Israel Museum, contemplate the long history of Dome of the Rock, explore the ancient world of Temple Mount, and admire the striking features of Church of Saint Anne.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Jerusalem trip planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Jerusalem is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Jerusalem: highs are around 34°C and lows about 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Tiberias.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Tel Aviv
Highlights from your plan
Western Wall ©
Western Wall
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

4
nights
Tiberias

Tiberias ©
On the shores of Lake Kinneret, a vacation in Tiberias offers plenty of water sports and biblical walks.
Sea of Galilee and Baha'i Gardens and Golden Dome are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit The Church of the Annunciation and Church of the Multiplication for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tiberias: Bet She'an National Park (in Beit She'an), Bahai Gardens and Shrine (in Acre) and Nazareth (Megiddo National Park & International Center Mary of Nazareth). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Mount of Beatitudes, look for all kinds of wild species at Hula Nature Reserve, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Primacy of Peter, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tabor.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tiberias online trip maker .

Traveling by bus from Jerusalem to Tiberias takes 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Tiberias are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Caesarea.

Things to do in Tiberias

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Nazareth, Capernaum, The Baha'i Gardens, Bahai Gardens and Shrine, Bet She'an National Park
Highlights from your plan
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation

3
nights
Caesarea

Caesarea ©
Caesarea is a town in north-central Israel. Visiting Caesarea National Park and Taninim Nature Reserve will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Ralli museum, Caesarea and Nahal Mearot - Wadi el-Mughara Caves. When in Caesarea, make a side trip to see Nahal Hashofet in Yokneam Moshava, approximately 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Hotem Hacarmel Nature Reserve, take some stellar pictures from Ramat HaNadiv, see the interesting displays at Caesarea Antiquity Museum, and look for all kinds of wild species at The Betekha, Bethsaida, Majrase and Zaki Nature Reserve.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Caesarea trip website .

Traveling by car from Tiberias to Caesarea takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Caesarea

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Zichron Yaakov, Nahal Mearot - Wadi el-Mughara Caves, Taninim Nature Reserve, The Betekha, Bethsaida, Majrase and Zaki Nature Reserve, Mikhmoret Beach
Highlights from your plan
Caesarea National Park ©
Caesarea National Park
Taninim Nature Reserve ©
Taninim Nature Reserve
Caesarea Antiquity Museum ©
Caesarea Antiquity Museum

4
nights
Eilat

At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
We've included these beaches for you: Dolphin Reef and Princess Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Eilat Action. Next up on the itinerary: see the vivid underwater world at Coral Beach Nature Reserve, identify plant and animal life at Hai Bar - Wildlife Reserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Mosh Beach, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Timna Park.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Caesarea to Eilat takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Caesarea in May, you will find days in Eilat are somewhat warmer (42°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Eilat

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef
Timna Park ©
Timna Park

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): get interesting insight from Beresheet Desert Tours, revel in the low prices at Faran Natural Cosmetic, then explore the striking landscape at Ramon Crater, and finally skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour. On the next day, take in breathtaking views at Avdat National Park, then delve into the distant past at Shivta, then steep yourself in history at Incense Route - Desert Cities in the Negev, and finally explore the ancient world of Nabatean Avdat Acropolis.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Mitspe Ramon trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Eilat to Mitspe Ramon in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Eilat in May, you will find days in Mitspe Ramon are a bit cooler (36°C), and nights are about the same (27°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Arad.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Ramat Negev
Highlights from your plan
Ramon Crater ©
Ramon Crater
Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park

2
nights
Arad

Arad ©
Arad is a city in the Southern District of Israel. On the 23rd (Thu), delve into the distant past at Masada Fortress, delve into the distant past at Herod's Western Palace, then head outdoors with Route 90, and finally explore the striking landscape of Masada National Park. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Fine Art & Doll Museum, then explore the fascinating landscape at Bokek River, then identify plant and animal life at En Gedi Nature Reserve, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ein Bokek Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Arad route maker app .

Drive from Mitspe Ramon to Arad in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Arad

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Ein Bokek, Dead Sea Region, Masada National Park
Highlights from your plan
Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Masada Fortress ©
Masada Fortress
En Gedi Nature Reserve ©
En Gedi Nature Reserve

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