28 days in Israel Itinerary

28 days in Israel Itinerary

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28 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
1
Tel Aviv
— 7 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Haifa
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Yesod Hamaala
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Ein Gedi
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Sde Boker
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Eilat
— 5 nights
Fly:  1 h
End: Tel Aviv

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Carmel Market (Shuk Ha'Carmel) and Ben Yehuda Street. Get outdoors at Frishman Beach and Bograshov Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Tel Aviv: Jerusalem (Church of Saint Anne, Christian Quarter, & more). Spend the 1st (Wed) exploring nature at Ramat Gan National Park. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Jerusalem Beach, hike along Sharon Beach National Park, get into the urban bustle at Bat Yam Boardwalk-Tayelet, and take in the exciting artwork at Stern Gallery.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Tel Aviv trip itinerary planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Tel Aviv. In April, daily temperatures in Tel Aviv can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Haifa.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Jerusalem, Ramat Gan National Park, Sharon Beach National Park, Bat Yam Boardwalk-Tayelet, Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
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Jerusalem Beach ©
Jerusalem Beach
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park ©
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
Frishman Beach ©
Frishman Beach

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.
Do your shopping at Shvil Parot HaChalav (Milky Cow Way) and Mishi Chocolate Boutique. Escape the urban bustle at Caesarea National Park and Bet She'an National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Achziv Beach National Park (in Nahariya), Taninim Nature Reserve (in Bet Hananya) and Beit Hankin (in Kfar Yehoshua). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Dado Beach, explore the striking landscape at The Grottos at Rosh HaNiqra, have fun and explore at Nisco Museum, and stroll through Meridian Beach.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Haifa trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by train from Tel Aviv to Haifa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yesod Hamaala.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Acre, Shvil Parot HaChalav (Milky Cow Way), Mishi Chocolate Boutique, BIG Krayot Shopping Center, Caesarea National Park
Highlights from your plan
Dado Beach ©
Dado Beach
Bet She'an National Park ©
Bet She'an National Park
Achziv Beach National Park ©
Achziv Beach National Park

3
nights
Yesod Hamaala

Yesod Hamaala ©
Yesud HaMa'ala is a moshava and local council in northern Israel. Discover out-of-the-way places like Banias Waterfall and Ortal Winery. Take a break from the city and head to Arbel National Park and The Nahal Snir Nature Reserve (Hasbani). Take a break from Yesod Hamaala with a short trip to Olive Tree Fine Art Gallery in Safed, about 34 minutes away.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Yesod Hamaala online road trip planner .

You can drive from Haifa to Yesod Hamaala in 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Haifa in May: highs in Yesod Hamaala hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Ein Gedi.

Things to do in Yesod Hamaala

Wineries Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Ramot Naftali, Safed, Adir Winery, Galil Mountain Winery, Ortal Winery
Highlights from your plan
The Nahal Snir Nature Reserve (Hasbani) ©
Banias Waterfall ©
Banias Waterfall
Arbel National Park ©
Arbel National Park

4
nights
Ein Gedi

Ein Gedi ©
Take a break from the city and head to Ein Bokek Beach and En Gedi Nature Reserve. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bokek River and Route 90. Get out of town with these interesting Ein Gedi side-trips: Arad (Masada Fortress & Adi Miraro Jewelry) and Spas (in Ein Bokek). Spend the 12th (Sun) exploring nature at Nachal Arugot Nature Reserve.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ein Gedi trip planner.

You can drive from Yesod Hamaala to Ein Gedi in 3.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sde Boker.

Things to do in Ein Gedi

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Dead Sea Region, Ein Bokek, Arad, Nachal Arugot Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Ein Bokek Beach ©
Ein Bokek Beach
En Gedi Nature Reserve ©
En Gedi Nature Reserve
Ein Gedi Botanical Garden ©
Ein Gedi Botanical Garden

3
nights
Sde Boker

Sde Boker ©
Sde Boker is a kibbutz in the Negev desert of southern Israel. Get outdoors at Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Avdat National Park. Step off the beaten path and head to HabereH Pub and Faran Natural Cosmetic. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sde Boker: Beresheet Desert Tours (in Mitspe Ramon) and Colorful Sands Park (in Yeruham). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Carmey Avdat, hike along Nahal Tamar, explore the stunning scenery at Ein Yorkeam, and delve into the distant past at Nabatean Avdat Acropolis.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sde Boker day trip planning website .

You can drive from Ein Gedi to Sde Boker in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Eilat.

Things to do in Sde Boker

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Mitspe Ramon, Yeruham, Nahal Tamar, Shivta
Highlights from your plan
Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park
Beresheet Desert Tours ©
Beresheet Desert Tours
HaMakhtesh HaGadol ©
HaMakhtesh HaGadol

5
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Eilat Wines and Mall Hayam. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Eilat Action and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Red Canyon, head outdoors with Sea and Desert Adventures, enjoy the sand and surf at Dekel Beach Eilat, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ice Mall Eilat.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Eilat trip builder .

Getting from Sde Boker to Eilat by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Eilat are 42°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Eilat

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Princess Beach ©
Princess Beach
Eilat Action ©
Eilat Action
Migdalor Beach ©
Migdalor Beach

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