25 days in Israel Itinerary

25 days in Israel Itinerary

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25 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  26​h
1
Jerusalem
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Ein Gedi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Mitspe Ramon
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Eilat
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Foot + Bus + Train:  2​h 45​min
5
Haifa
— 5 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Safed
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  29​h
End: Sydney

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Jerusalem: Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park (in Kiryat Gat), Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa) and Tel Aviv (Tayelet, TLV2048, & more). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, wander the streets of Old City of Jerusalem, delve into the distant past at Western Wall, and contemplate the long history of Mt of Olives.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Jerusalem planner .

Sydney, Australia to Jerusalem is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Israel Standard Time (IST) is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Sydney in December, things will get slightly colder in Jerusalem: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ein Gedi.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
Highlights from your plan
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park ©
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
Tayelet ©
Tayelet

3
nights
Ein Gedi

Ein Gedi ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Arad (Masada Fortress, Fine Art & Doll Museum, & more), Masada National Park (in Masada) and Bokek River (in Ein Bokek).

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ein Gedi road trip planner.

You can drive from Jerusalem to Ein Gedi in 1.5 hours. December in Ein Gedi sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Ein Gedi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mitspe Ramon: Zin River (in Beersheba) and Yeruham (HaMakhtesh HaGadol & Ein Yorkeam). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Ramon Crater, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, wander the wide-open spaces of The Alpaca Farm, and explore the ancient world of Nabatean Avdat Acropolis.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Mitspe Ramon road trip website .

You can drive from Ein Gedi to Mitspe Ramon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in January, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Eilat.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Yeruham, Zin River
Highlights from your plan
Ramon Crater ©
Ramon Crater
Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

4
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Eilat is known for wildlife, zoos & aquariums, nature, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, see the vivid underwater world at Coral Beach Nature Reserve, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and kick back and relax at Dolphin Reef.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Eilat trip planning tool .

You can drive from Mitspe Ramon to Eilat in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Mitspe Ramon in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Eilat: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Haifa.

Things to do in Eilat

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Underwater Observatory Marine Park ©
Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef

5
nights
Haifa

Haifa ©
A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
Change things up with these side-trips from Haifa: Bet She'an National Park (in Beit She'an), Nazareth (Nazareth Village, The Church of the Annunciation, & more) and Caesarea National Park (in Caesarea). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at The Baha'i Gardens, explore the striking landscape at The Grottos at Rosh HaNiqra, partake in some friendly competition at Circus of Horror, and make a trip to Ahmadiyya Shaykh Mahmud Mosque.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Haifa trip planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Eilat to Haifa in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Eilat in January, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Haifa: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 12°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Mon) before leaving for Safed.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nazareth, Circus of Horror, The Grottos at Rosh HaNiqra, Bet She'an National Park, Caesarea National Park
Highlights from your plan
The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
Bet She'an National Park ©
Bet She'an National Park
The Grottos at Rosh HaNiqra ©
The Grottos at Rosh HaNiqra

2
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 find plenty of places to visit near Safed: Mount Tabor (in Kfar Tavor) and Tiberias (Arbel National Park & Sea of Galilee). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hula Nature Reserve, contemplate the long history of Mount of Beatitudes, make a trip to Abuhav Synagogue, and gain insight at Tzfat Gallery of Mystical Art.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Safed trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Haifa to Safed takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. January in Safed sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Safed

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tiberias, Mount of Beatitudes, Hula Nature Reserve, Mount Tabor
Highlights from your plan
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Mount Tabor ©
Mount Tabor
Hula Nature Reserve ©
Hula Nature Reserve

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