24 days in Israel Itinerary

24 days in Israel Itinerary

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24 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
+3
train + bus + Fly + bus:  16​h
1
Jerusalem
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Eilat
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Mitspe Ramon
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Tel Aviv
— 7 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Ottawa

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.
Bring the kids along to Lunada - Children's Museum and Tisch Family Zoological Gardens (Biblical Zoo). Step off the beaten path and head to Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park and Carasso Science Park. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Herodyon National Park, Head underground at St. George's Monastery, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony).

Before you visit Jerusalem, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Ottawa, Canada to Jerusalem is an approximately 16-hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Ottawa to Jerusalem due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Ottawa in December; daily highs in Jerusalem reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Beersheba, Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
Highlights from your plan
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park ©
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
Lunada - Children's Museum ©
Lunada - Children's Museum

5
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Speed Boats Tours and Mosh Beach. Attractions like Migdalor Beach and Dekel Beach Eilat make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: stroll through Princess Beach, identify plant and animal life at Botanical Garden Of Eilat, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Timna Park, and grab your bike and head to Bird Watching Park.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Eilat road trip website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jerusalem to Eilat in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. December in Eilat sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Timna Park ©
Timna Park
Princess Beach ©
Princess Beach
Migdalor Beach ©
Migdalor Beach

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Alpaca Farm and HaMakhtesh HaGadol. When in Mitspe Ramon, make a side trip to see Zin River in Beersheba, approximately 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Avdat National Park, revel in the low prices at Faran Natural Cosmetic, take in the dramatic natural features at Ramon Crater, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ada Canion.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Mitspe Ramon day trip planning website .

Getting from Eilat to Mitspe Ramon by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Eilat in December; daily highs in Mitspe Ramon reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

HaMakhtesh HaGadol, Shivta, Zin River
Highlights from your plan
Ramon Crater ©
Ramon Crater
The Alpaca Farm ©
The Alpaca Farm
Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park

7
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Ayalon Institute Museum and Bograshov Beach. Attractions like Israeli Children's Museum and Jerusalem Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Tel Aviv's surroundings by going to Tiberias (Arbel National Park & Sea of Galilee), Park of Springs (in Nir David) and Al-Jazzar Mosque (in Acre). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Frishman Beach, hit the bull's-eye at Portal Shooting Range, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Achziv Beach National Park, and identify plant and animal life at Tel Afek - En Afek Nature Reserve.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tel Aviv trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Mitspe Ramon to Tel Aviv takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December in Tel Aviv, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tiberias, Rishon Lezion, Al-Jazzar Mosque, Achziv Beach National Park, Portal Shooting Range
Highlights from your plan
Park of Springs ©
Park of Springs
Arbel National Park ©
Arbel National Park
Achziv Beach National Park ©
Achziv Beach National Park

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