23 days in Israel Itinerary

23 days in Israel Itinerary

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23 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Orlando, Florida
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Tel Aviv
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h
2
Haifa
— 3 nights
Bus:  2​h
3
Jerusalem
— 6 nights
Bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Eilat
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Mitspe Ramon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Ein Bokek
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Orlando, Florida

4
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.
Frishman Beach and Ilana Goor Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Jerusalem Beach and Bograshov Beach. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Eretz Israel Museum Complex (Haaretz Museum), take in the exciting artwork at Ravid, trek along Let's Walk - Hike & Travel Israel with Omer Ziv, and browse the exhibits of Adina Plastelina.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tel Aviv day trip website .

Orlando, USA to Tel Aviv is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to Tel Aviv is 7 hours. While traveling from Orlando, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Tel Aviv, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Haifa.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Frishman Beach ©
Frishman Beach
Bograshov Beach
Bograshov Beach
Jerusalem Beach ©
Jerusalem Beach

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chagall Artists' House as well as Ein Hod Artists Village. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Banias Waterfall and Ralli museum, Caesarea. Museum-lovers will appreciate Clandestine Immigration and Naval Museum and Sculptures Garden (Gan Hapsalim). Venture out of the city with trips to Beit Shearim (in Kiryat Tivon) and Achziv Beach National Park (in Nahariya). It doesn't end there: examine the collection at Hecht Museum, University of Haifa and kick back and relax at Meridian Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Haifa trip builder website .

Traveling by train from Tel Aviv to Haifa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Haifa, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 78°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Banias Waterfall, Ralli museum, Caesarea, Beit Shearim, Achziv Beach National Park
Highlights from your plan
Banias Waterfall ©
Banias Waterfall
Beit Shearim ©
Beit Shearim
Ralli museum, Caesarea ©
Ralli museum, Caesarea

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park and Herodyon National Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Jaffa Gate and Dome of the Rock. Step out of Jerusalem with an excursion to Nachal Arugot Nature Reserve in Masada--about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Ben Yehuda Street, stroll through Tisch Family Zoological Gardens (Biblical Zoo), trek along Sataf Nature Trail, and learn more about the world around you at Notre Dame de Sion Ecce Homo Convent.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Jerusalem trip planner .

Getting from Haifa to Jerusalem by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park, Nachal Arugot Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park ©
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
Herodyon National Park ©
Herodyon National Park

3
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
On the 24th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Botanical Garden Of Eilat, enjoy the sand and surf at Mosh Beach, and then get engrossed in the history at Eilat, My City History Museum. On your second day here, explore the stunning scenery at Eilat Action, then get your game on at Darkness - Israel's Biggest Haunted House, and then stroll through Princess Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Eilat journey website .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Jerusalem to Eilat in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. July in Eilat sees daily highs of 105°F and lows of 81°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Eilat

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Princess Beach ©
Princess Beach
Botanical Garden Of Eilat ©
Botanical Garden Of Eilat
Mosh Beach ©
Mosh Beach

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 26th (Fri): experience rural life at Porat Ein Yahav, then contemplate the long history of Incense Route - Desert Cities in the Negev, and then view the masterpieces at HabereH Pub. Here are some ideas for day two: get some fabulous bargains at Faran Natural Cosmetic, explore the striking landscape at Colorful Sands Park, then explore the activities along Ein Yorkeam, and finally explore the ancient world of Shivta.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Mitspe Ramon trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Eilat to Mitspe Ramon by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Eilat in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Mitspe Ramon: temperatures range from 93°F by day to 82°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Ein Bokek.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Shopping Nature Parks

Side Trips

Ramat Negev, Yeruham, Porat Ein Yahav
Highlights from your plan
HabereH Pub ©
HabereH Pub
Ein Yorkeam ©
Ein Yorkeam

2
nights
Ein Bokek

Ein Bokek ©
Sandwiched between the turquoise waters of evaporation pools and desert-like landscape, Ein Bokek features a strip of hotels and luxury resorts on the Israeli shore of the Dead Sea.
On the 28th (Sun), take in breathtaking views at Bokek River, delve into the distant past at Tel Arad National Park, then explore the ancient world of Mamshit, and finally get engrossed in the history at ANZAC Memorial Center. Keep things going the next day: trek along Nahal Tamar and then get outside with Ein Gedi Eco Center.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ein Bokek trip planner .

You can drive from Mitspe Ramon to Ein Bokek in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Ein Bokek

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Beersheba, Dead Sea Region, Ein Gedi Eco Center, Mamshit
Highlights from your plan
Bokek River ©
Bokek River
ANZAC Memorial Center ©
ANZAC Memorial Center
Mamshit ©
Mamshit

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