23 days in Israel Itinerary

23 days in Israel Itinerary

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23 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Metzingen
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
1
Tiberias
— 1 night
bus:  5​h
2
Mitspe Ramon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Arad
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
4
Ein Bokek
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Jerusalem
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Masada
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Nazareth
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Safed
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
9
Acre
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
End: Metzingen

1
night
Tiberias

Tiberias ©
On the shores of Lake Kinneret, a vacation in Tiberias offers plenty of water sports and biblical walks.
On the 27th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Tiberias, contemplate the waterfront views at Sea of Galilee, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Susita (Hippos) Nature Reserve and National Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Beatitude Monastery, and finally steep yourself in history at Mount of Beatitudes.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tiberias trip planner .

Metzingen, Germany to Tiberias is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Israel Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Metzingen in November, things will get much hotter in Tiberias: highs are around 28°C and lows about 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Tiberias

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Capernaum, The Circassian Museum, Susita (Hippos) Nature Reserve and National Park, The Ancient Galilee Boat, Magdala
Highlights from your plan
Tiberias ©
Tiberias
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Mount of Beatitudes ©
Mount of Beatitudes

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.
On the 28th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Ramon Crater, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, view the masterpieces at HabereH Pub, take an in-depth tour of Ben-Gurion Hut, then don't miss a visit to Ben Gurion Tomb, and finally explore the ancient world of Shivta. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Har Karkom, do a tasting at Carmey Avdat, take in breathtaking views at Avdat National Park, then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and finally explore the ancient world of Nabatean Avdat Acropolis.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mitspe Ramon driving holiday planner.

Take a bus from Tiberias to Mitspe Ramon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Arad.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sde Boker, Ein Yorkeam, Shivta
Highlights from your plan
Ramon Crater ©
Ramon Crater
Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Arad

Arad ©
Arad is a city in the Southern District of Israel. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Fine Art & Doll Museum, admire the striking features of Masada Fortress, have fun and explore at Lunada - Children's Museum, take an in-depth tour of ANZAC Memorial Center, then examine the collection at Carasso Science Park, and finally learn about all things military at Hatzerim Israel Airforce Museum. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Glass Art Museum Arad, then explore the engaging exhibits at Abraham's Well International Visitor Center, and then explore the striking landscape of Shivta National Park.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Arad road trip planning website .

You can drive from Mitspe Ramon to Arad in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Ein Bokek.

Things to do in Arad

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Beersheba, Shivta National Park
Highlights from your plan
Fine Art & Doll Museum ©
Fine Art & Doll Museum
Masada Fortress ©
Masada Fortress
Carasso Science Park ©
Carasso Science Park

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 2nd (Mon), stroll through Ein Bokek Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bokek River, head outdoors with Route 90, then engage your brain at Arava Vidor Center, then explore the engaging exhibits at Vidor Center - A window to Arava agriculture, and finally explore the ancient world of Biblical Tamar Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax in the rural setting at Sea-gal advanced aguaculture, then contemplate the long history of Porat Ein Yahav, then identify plant and animal life at Crocoloco Crocodile Farm, and finally head outdoors with Dead Sea Premier Beach Resort & Spa.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ein Bokek trip planner .

Ein Bokek is just a stone's throw from Arad. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Ein Bokek

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Hazeva, Sea-gal advanced aguaculture, Crocoloco Crocodile Farm, Porat Ein Yahav, Arava Vidor Center
Highlights from your plan
Ein Bokek Beach ©
Ein Bokek Beach
Bokek River ©
Bokek River
Route 90 ©
Route 90

3
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 Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center and Old City of Jerusalem. Western Wall and Sataf Nature Trail will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jerusalem: Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa), Tel Aviv (Neve Tzedek, Tayelet, & more) and Beit Shemesh (Sorek Stalactite Cave Nature Reserve & Adullam Grove Nature Reserve). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Israel Museum, contemplate the long history of Mt of Olives, look for all kinds of wild species at Safari Park, and admire the striking features of Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Jerusalem road trip site .

Traveling by car from Ein Bokek to Jerusalem takes 2 hours. December in Jerusalem sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Masada.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Beit Shemesh, Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park, Safari Park
Highlights from your plan
Tayelet ©
Tayelet
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

3
nights
Masada

Masada ©
Visit Masada National Park and The Masada Museum for their historical value. Spend the 9th (Mon) exploring nature at Nachal Arugot Nature Reserve.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Masada route planner.

Traveling by car from Jerusalem to Masada takes 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Nazareth.

Things to do in Masada

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Dead Sea Region
Highlights from your plan
Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Herod's Western Palace ©
Herod's Western Palace
The Masada Museum ©
The Masada Museum

3
nights
Nazareth

Nazareth ©
Known worldwide as the hometown of Jesus Christ, Nazareth draws flocks of pilgrims who come to see the place where Christ grew up, and follow his footsteps along the Jesus Trail.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Tel Megiddo National Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nazareth Village, admire the landmark architecture of The Church of the Annunciation, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Joseph Church, then stroll through International Center Mary of Nazareth, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bet She'an National Park and then learn about winemaking at Tishbi Estate Winery.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Nazareth online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Masada to Nazareth in 3 hours. December in Nazareth sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C at night. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Safed.

Things to do in Nazareth

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tishbi Estate Winery, Somek Estate Winery, Nahal Hashofet, Bet She'an National Park, Franciscan Wedding Church
Highlights from your plan
International Center Mary of Nazareth ©
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation
Nazareth Village ©
Nazareth Village

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.
HaReut Museum and Camus Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Get in touch with nature at Hula Nature Reserve and The Nahal Snir Nature Reserve (Hasbani). Change things up with these side-trips from Safed: 3 Vines Winery (in Ramot Naftali), Nurit Gallery (in Yesod Hamaala) and Banias Waterfall (in Qiryat Shemona). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Agmon Hahula, don't miss a visit to Nimrod's Lookout, do a tasting at Adir Winery, and take in the exciting artwork at Olive Tree Fine Art Gallery.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Safed trip planning website .

You can drive from Nazareth to Safed in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Safed can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Acre.

Things to do in Safed

Museums Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Galilee Region, 3 Vines Winery, Nimrod's Lookout, The Prehistoric Man Museum, Hashomer Museum
Highlights from your plan
HaReut Museum ©
HaReut Museum
Hula Nature Reserve ©
Hula Nature Reserve
The Nahal Snir Nature Reserve (Hasbani) ©

3
nights
Acre

Acre ©
Acre is a city in the northern coastal plain region of the Northern District, Israel at the northern extremity of Haifa Bay. On the 16th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Rosh Hanikra, explore the striking landscape at The Grottos at Rosh HaNiqra, see the interesting displays at Ghetto Fighters Museum (Lohamei HaGetaot Museum), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bahai Gardens and Shrine, then see the interesting displays at The Underground Prisoners Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Templars Tunnel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Al-Jazzar Mosque, then take a stroll through Akko Old Town, then examine the collection at Ethnographic Museum Treasures in the Walls, and finally stroll through Achziv Beach National Park.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Acre road trip planning tool .

Traveling by bus from Safed to Acre takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Acre, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 14°C at night. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Acre

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Nahariya, Qiryat Bialik, The Grottos at Rosh HaNiqra, Rosh Hanikra
Highlights from your plan
The Grottos at Rosh HaNiqra ©
The Grottos at Rosh HaNiqra
Bahai Gardens  and Shrine ©
Bahai Gardens and Shrine
Akko Old Town ©
Akko Old Town

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