22 days in Israel Itinerary

22 days in Israel Itinerary

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22 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  23 h 45 min
1
Tel Aviv
— 5 nights
Fly:  1 h
2
Eilat
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Mitspe Ramon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Arad
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Ginosar
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Haifa
— 4 nights
Train + Fly:  25 h
End: Sydney

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.
Visiting Tayelet and Hilton Beach will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Israel Museum and Jaffa Old City. Explore Tel Aviv's surroundings by going to Jerusalem (Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Old City of Jerusalem, & more). On the 10th (Wed), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Neve Tzedek, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and take in the waterfront at Old Tel Aviv Port Area.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tel Aviv travel planning tool .

Sydney, Australia to Tel Aviv is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Israel Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in July, with highs in Tel Aviv at 35°C and lows at 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Eilat.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Museums Tours Parks

Side Trip

Jerusalem
Highlights from your plan
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Old City of Jerusalem ©
Old City of Jerusalem

4
nights
Eilat

At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Get in touch with nature at Dolphin Reef and Timna Park. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Princess Beach and Dekel Beach Eilat. There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, meet the residents at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, explore the fascinating landscape at Eilat Action, and look for all kinds of wild species at Coral Beach Nature Reserve.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Eilat trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Tel Aviv to Eilat in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tel Aviv in July, you will find days in Eilat are a bit warmer (47°C), and nights are about the same (32°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take a memorable drive along Beresheet Desert Tours, take in the dramatic natural features at Ramon Crater, and then explore the ancient world of Nabatean Avdat Acropolis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Avdat National Park, steep yourself in history at Incense Route - Desert Cities in the Negev, and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, go to the Mitspe Ramon trip builder app .

Drive from Eilat to Mitspe Ramon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Eilat in July, plan for slightly colder days in Mitspe Ramon, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Arad.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Incense Route - Desert Cities in the Negev
Highlights from your plan
Ramon Crater ©
Ramon Crater
Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

2
nights
Arad

Arad ©
Arad is a city in the Southern District of Israel. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Masada Fortress, delve into the distant past at Herod's Western Palace, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Masada National Park, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Masada Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Dead Sea, then identify plant and animal life at En Gedi Nature Reserve, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ein Bokek Beach.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Arad road trip app .

You can drive from Mitspe Ramon to Arad in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Ginosar.

Things to do in Arad

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Ginosar

Ginosar ©
Ginosar is a kibbutz in the Plain of Ginosar on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee in Israel. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Magdala, contemplate the long history of Capharnaum the Town of Jesus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The House and Church of St. Peter, pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Twelve Apostles, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Primacy of Peter, and finally steep yourself in history at Mount of Beatitudes. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Church of the Multiplication, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Arbel, then see the interesting displays at Yigal Alon Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at The Ancient Galilee Boat.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ginosar trip tool .

Traveling by car from Arad to Ginosar takes 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Ginosar are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Haifa.

Things to do in Ginosar

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Capernaum, Migdal, Church of the Primacy of Peter
Highlights from your plan
Mount of Beatitudes ©
Mount of Beatitudes
Magdala
Magdala
Church of the Multiplication ©
Church of the Multiplication

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.
Get some historical perspective at Sea of Galilee and Megiddo National Park. Escape the urban bustle at Mount Tabor and Caesarea National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Haifa: The Church of the Annunciation (in Nazareth), Tiberias (in Tiberias) and Zippori National Park (in Zippori). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Baha'i Gardens and Golden Dome, steep yourself in history at Beit Shearim, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Stella Maris Lighthouse and Carmelite Monastery.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Haifa online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Ginosar to Haifa in an hour. Traveling from Ginosar in July, you will find days in Haifa are little chillier (36°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nazareth, Tiberias, Bahai Gardens and Shrine, Mount Tabor, Caesarea National Park
Highlights from your plan
The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation

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