26 days in Israel Itinerary

26 days in Israel Itinerary

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Haifa
— 4 nights
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Rosh Pina
— 3 nights
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Jerusalem
— 6 nights
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Kiryat Gat
— 3 nights
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Masada
— 1 night
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Mitspe Ramon
— 4 nights
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Eilat
— 4 nights
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Haifa

— 4 nights
A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Haifa: Nazareth (International Center Mary of Nazareth, The Church of the Annunciation, &more), Acre (Citadel of Acre & Western Galilee Now - Tourist Information Center) and The Grottos at Rosh HaNiqra (in Kefar Rosh HaNiqra). Spend the 3rd (Mon) exploring nature at Zippori National Park. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at The Baha'i Gardens, pause for some photo ops at Tel Yodfat, wander the streets of Akko Old Town, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Stella Maris Lighthouse and Carmelite Monastery.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Haifa route builder tool.

Tel Aviv to Haifa is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Haifa are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Rosh Pina.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rosh Pina

— 3 nights
Rosh Pina is a town and local council in the Upper Galilee on the eastern slopes of Mount Kna'an in the Northern District of Israel. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rosh Pina: Yardenit (in Kinneret), Sea of Galilee (in Tiberias) and Iyon Stream Nature Reserve (in Metulla). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Mount of Beatitudes, pause for some serene contemplation at The Beatitude Monastery, do a tasting at Netofa Winery, and identify plant and animal life at Hula Nature Reserve.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rosh Pina trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Haifa to Rosh Pina in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Haifa in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Rosh Pina, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Rosh Pina

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Jerusalem

— 6 nights

Holy City

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Jerusalem side-trips: Tel Aviv (Neve Tzedek & Joseph Bau House Museum) and Jaffa (Jewish Yemenite Culture & Art Museum & Jaffa Old City). On the 11th (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, take in panoramic vistas at Tower of David Museum of the History of Jerusalem, stop by Old City of Jerusalem, and steep yourself in history at Mt of Olives.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Jerusalem online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Rosh Pina to Jerusalem takes 2.5 hours. In May in Jerusalem, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kiryat Gat.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kiryat Gat

— 3 nights
Kiryat Gat, is a city in the Southern District of Israel. Change things up with these side-trips from Kiryat Gat: Kahanov Winery Tasting & Brunch (in Gedera), Srigim Winery (in Srigim) and Beit Shemesh (Mony Vineyard, Elah Valley, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park, sample the tasty concoctions at Negev Brewery, learn about winemaking at Adulam Winery & Vinyards, and take in panoramic vistas at Black Arrow Memorial.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kiryat Gat trip website.

Drive from Jerusalem to Kiryat Gat in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Masada.

Things to do in Kiryat Gat

Parks · Nature · Wineries · Wildlife

Side Trips

Masada

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Masada National Park and then get engrossed in the history at The Masada Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Masada trip planner.

You can drive from Kiryat Gat to Masada in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Masada

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mitspe Ramon

— 4 nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Mitspe Ramon side-trips: Sea-gal advanced aguaculture (in Idan), Arava Vidor Center (in Ein Hatzeva) and Negev Camel Ranch (in Dimona). The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Avdat National Park, explore the ancient world of Nabatean Avdat Acropolis, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and take in the exciting artwork at Adi Miraro Jewelry.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mitspe Ramon road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Masada to Mitspe Ramon takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in May, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Eilat.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Museums · Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Eilat

— 4 nights
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, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Timna Park, explore the stunning scenery at Red Canyon, identify plant and animal life at Botanical Garden Of Eilat, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Eilat trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mitspe Ramon to Eilat takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Mitspe Ramon in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Eilat: temperatures range from 42°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Israel travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites · Ruins
Land of Creation
Surprisingly diverse for such a narrow strip of land pressed against the Mediterranean, modern Israel only dates back to 1948, though the history of this "Holy Land" spans many millennia. The big three monotheistic religions--Christianity, Judaism, and Islam--maintain extremely strong ties to this part of the world, so you can expect to see plenty of historic churches, mosques, and synagogues during your holiday in Israel. Beyond the undeniable cultural appeal, Israel also offers impressive natural features, including the Dead Sea and Makhtesh Ramon, one of the world's biggest craters. As you tour Israel, you'll find yourself following in the footsteps of figures that helped shape the world thousands of years ago.