22 days in Israel Itinerary

22 days in Israel Itinerary

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22 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  14 h
1
Jerusalem
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Arad
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Eilat
— 5 nights
+3
Fly + Foot + Bus + Train:  2 h 45 min
4
Haifa
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
5
Safed
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  16 h 15 min
End: Toronto

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Israel Museum and Nachlat Binyamin Pedestrian Mall. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old City of Jerusalem and Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jerusalem: Jaffa (Jaffa Old City & Ilana Goor Museum) and Tel Aviv (Tayelet, Neve Tzedek, & more). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, don't miss a visit to Western Wall, contemplate the long history of Dome of the Rock, and take a stroll through Christian Quarter.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Jerusalem tour builder website .

Toronto, Canada to Jerusalem is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Israel Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in May, with highs in Jerusalem at 34°C and lows at 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Arad.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Tel Aviv
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3
nights
Arad

Arad ©
Arad is a city in the Southern District of Israel. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Masada National Park and The Masada Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Masada Fortress and Herod's Western Palace. Get out of town with these interesting Arad side-trips: Mitspe Ramon (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours & Nabatean Avdat Acropolis) and Ein Bokek (Spas & Wellness & Ein Bokek Beach).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Arad trip planning site .

You can take a bus from Jerusalem to Arad in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Eilat.

Things to do in Arad

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Mitspe Ramon, Dead Sea Region, Masada National Park, Ein Bokek Beach
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Masada Fortress ©
Masada Fortress
Nabatean Avdat Acropolis ©
Nabatean Avdat Acropolis
Herod's Western Palace
Herod's Western Palace

5
nights
Eilat

At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Explore hidden gems such as Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Eilat Wines. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Princess Beach, get outside with Eilat Action, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Dekel Beach Eilat.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Eilat travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Arad to Eilat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In May in Eilat, expect temperatures between 42°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Haifa.

Things to do in Eilat

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Princess Beach ©
Princess Beach
Migdalor Beach ©
Migdalor Beach

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.
Crusader Fortress and Baha'i Gardens and Golden Dome are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Shvil Parot HaChalav (Milky Cow Way) and Nisco Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Nazareth (Megiddo National Park, International Center Mary of Nazareth, & more). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bahai Gardens and Shrine, enjoy the sand and surf at Dado Beach, steep yourself in history at Stella Maris Lighthouse and Carmelite Monastery, and stop by Mishi Chocolate Boutique.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Haifa trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Eilat to Haifa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Eilat in May, with highs in Haifa at 31°C and lows at 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Safed.

Things to do in Haifa

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Nazareth, Kiryat Tivon, Acre, Shvil Parot HaChalav (Milky Cow Way), Nisco Museum
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International Center Mary of Nazareth ©
St. Joseph Church ©
St. Joseph Church

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Magdala and Church of the Multiplication. Do your shopping at Olive Tree Fine Art Gallery and Soul and Art Fine Art Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Safed: Sea of Galilee (in Tiberias) and Capharnaum the Town of Jesus (in Capernaum). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Mount of Beatitudes, steep yourself in history at The House and Church of St. Peter, take in the exciting artwork at Leon Gallery, and deepen your understanding at Tzfat Gallery of Mystical Art.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Safed route website .

Traveling by car from Haifa to Safed takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Haifa, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Safed, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Safed

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Capernaum, Sea of Galilee, Magdala
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The Beatitude Monastery ©
The Beatitude Monastery
Capharnaum the Town of Jesus ©
Capharnaum the Town of Jesus
The Church of the Twelve Apostles ©
The Church of the Twelve Apostles

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