28 days in Israel, Nablus & Bethlehem Itinerary

28 days in Israel, Nablus & Bethlehem Itinerary

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28 days in Israel, Nablus & Bethlehem Itinerary

Start: Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Fly:  5​h
1
Tel Aviv, Israel
— 3 nights
bus + Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Nablus, Palestinian Territories
— 2 nights
+3
bus + foot + train + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Eilat, Israel
— 1 night
bus:  3​h 15​min
4
Beersheba, Israel
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Ein Gedi, Israel
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Jerusalem, Israel
— 4 nights
bus:  15​min
7
Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Nazareth, Israel
— 2 nights
bus:  45​min
9
Tiberias, Israel
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
10
Acre, Israel
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
11
Haifa, Israel
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  5​h
End: Cluj-Napoca, Romania

3
nights
Tel Aviv, Israel

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.
On the 2nd (Sat), take in the waterfront at Tayelet, explore the galleries of Ben-Gurion House, then wander the streets of Jaffa Old City, then take a stroll through Neve Tzedek, and finally squeeze the most out of the city with City Tours. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Independence Hall Museum in the Shalom Mayer Tower, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Old Tel Aviv Port Area.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Tel Aviv driving holiday planner.

Cluj-Napoca, Romania to Tel Aviv is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Cluj-Napoca in November, with highs in Tel Aviv at 28°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Nablus.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Tours Neighborhoods Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Jaffa Old City ©
Jaffa Old City
Walking tours
Neve Tzedek ©
Neve Tzedek

2
nights
Nablus, Palestinian Territories

Nablus ©
Nablus is a city in the northern West Bank, approximately 49km north of Jerusalem, (approximately 63km by road), with a population of 126,132. Venture out of the city with trips to Ancient Shiloh (Tel Shiloh) (in Ariel) and Shiloh Winery (in Shilo). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Jacob's Well, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Great Mosque of Nablus, look for gifts at Albader Soap Factory, and stroll around Shomron National Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Nablus online trip maker .

You can do a combination of bus and car from Tel Aviv to Nablus in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Nablus

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Shilo, Shomron National Park
Highlights from your plan
Shomron National Park ©
Shomron National Park
Jacob's Well ©
Jacob's Well
Shiloh Winery ©
Shiloh Winery

1
night
Eilat, Israel

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
On the 7th (Thu), explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Beach Nature Reserve, then explore the striking landscape of Timna Park, then get your game on at Darkness - Israel's Biggest Haunted House, and finally admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Eilat trip itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Nablus to Eilat in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Beersheba.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Timna Park ©
Timna Park
Coral Beach Nature Reserve ©
Coral Beach Nature Reserve
Musical Fountain ©
Musical Fountain

3
nights
Beersheba, Israel

Beersheba ©
Beersheba also spelled Beer-Sheva is the largest city in the Negev desert of southern Israel. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park, then explore the stunning scenery at Avdat National Park, and then learn about all things military at ANZAC Memorial Center. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Tel Be'er Sheva National Park, pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Negev Brigade, then explore the ancient world of Shivta, then make a trip to Moshav Nevatim Cochin cultural center, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Hatzerim Israel Airforce Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Beersheba trip builder app .

Getting from Eilat to Beersheba by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Ein Gedi.

Things to do in Beersheba

Nature Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park, Shivta, Avdat National Park
Highlights from your plan
Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park ©
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
ANZAC Memorial Center ©
ANZAC Memorial Center

2
nights
Ein Gedi, Israel

Ein Gedi ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Masada Fortress, then contemplate the waterfront views at Dead Sea, and then identify plant and animal life at En Gedi Nature Reserve. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating landscape at Ein Gedi Botanical Garden, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then stroll through Ein Bokek Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ein Gedi trip website .

Getting from Beersheba to Ein Gedi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in November, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Ein Gedi

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Dead Sea Region, Masada Fortress, Ein Bokek Beach
Highlights from your plan
En Gedi Nature Reserve ©
En Gedi Nature Reserve
Masada Fortress ©
Masada Fortress
Dead Sea ©
Dead Sea

4
nights
Jerusalem, Israel

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.
Jerusalem is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, enjoy breathtaking views from The Museum of the Tower of David, and admire the masterpieces at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Jerusalem tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Ein Gedi to Jerusalem in 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Jerusalem can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Bethlehem.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Walking tours

2
nights
Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories

Bethlehem ©
For many, Bethlehem needs no introduction.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): make a trip to Milk Grotto, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Nativity, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mount of Temptation Monastery, don't miss a visit to Sanctuary Bethlehem, then delve into the distant past at The Church of St. Catherine, and finally revel in the low prices at Blessings Gift Shop and The Olive Wood Factory.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bethlehem trip planner .

Bethlehem is very close to Jerusalem. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nazareth.

Things to do in Bethlehem

Historic Sites Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Mount of Temptation Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Church of the Nativity ©
Church of the Nativity
Walking tours
Sanctuary Bethlehem ©
Sanctuary Bethlehem

2
nights
Nazareth, Israel

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nazareth: Tel Yodfat (in Yodfat), Bet She'an National Park (in Beit She'an) and The Spice Way Herb & Spice Farm (in Beit Lechem Haglilit). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of The Church of the Annunciation, delve into the distant past at Tel Megiddo National Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Joseph Church, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at International Center Mary of Nazareth.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Nazareth trip builder .

Drive from Bethlehem to Nazareth in 2.5 hours. November in Nazareth sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Tiberias.

Things to do in Nazareth

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Jezreel Valley Winery, Bet She'an National Park, The Spice Way Herb & Spice Farm, Tel Yodfat, Franciscan Wedding Church
Highlights from your plan
Nazareth Village ©
Nazareth Village
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation
Bet She'an National Park ©
Bet She'an National Park

3
nights
Tiberias, Israel

Tiberias ©
On the shores of Lake Kinneret, a vacation in Tiberias offers plenty of water sports and biblical walks.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Tiberias and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tomb of Maimonides. On your second day here, make a trip to Domus Galilaeae, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Beatitude Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Magdala, then explore the activities along Sea of Galilee, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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Getting from Nazareth to Tiberias by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. November in Tiberias sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Acre.

Things to do in Tiberias

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Capernaum, Magdala
Highlights from your plan
Tiberias ©
Tiberias
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Mount of Beatitudes ©
Mount of Beatitudes

2
nights
Acre, Israel

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 23rd (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Templars Tunnel, contemplate the long history of Citadel of Acre, then make a trip to Al-Jazzar Mosque, and finally take a stroll through Akko Old Town. Keep things going the next day: stop by Mirpe HaBosem, then take in the dramatic natural features at The Grottos at Rosh HaNiqra, then explore the striking landscape at Rosh Hanikra, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Bahai Gardens and Shrine.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Acre trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Tiberias to Acre in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in November, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can take a train to Haifa.

Things to do in Acre

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Mirpe HaBosem, Rosh Hanikra, The Grottos at Rosh HaNiqra
Highlights from your plan
Bahai Gardens  and Shrine ©
Bahai Gardens and Shrine
The Grottos at Rosh HaNiqra ©
The Grottos at Rosh HaNiqra
Akko Old Town ©
Akko Old Town

3
nights
Haifa, Israel

Haifa ©
A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ramat HaNadiv (in Zichron Yaakov) and Caesarea National Park (in Caesarea). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baha'i Gardens, trek along Hecht Park, stop by Mishi Chocolate Boutique, and get to know the fascinating history of The German Colony.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Haifa online journey planner .

Haifa is just a short distance from Acre. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in November, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Caesarea National Park, Mishi Chocolate Boutique, Ramat HaNadiv
Highlights from your plan
The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
Caesarea National Park ©
Caesarea National Park
Ramat HaNadiv ©
Ramat HaNadiv

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