29 days in Israel Itinerary

29 days in Israel Itinerary

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29 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Jerusalem
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Ein Gedi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Sde Boker
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Eilat
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  3​h
5
Acre
— 3 nights
Bus:  2​h
6
Tiberias
— 3 nights
Bus:  2​h 30​min
7
Tel Aviv
— 8 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Lisbon

5
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.
Get some historical perspective at Western Wall and Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park. Escape the urban bustle at Kalia Beach and Tisch Family Zoological Gardens (Biblical Zoo). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, make a trip to Herodyon National Park, admire the landmark architecture of Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony).

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Jerusalem trip maker app .

Lisbon, Portugal to Jerusalem is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Eastern European Time is 2 hours. When traveling from Lisbon in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Jerusalem: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 18°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Ein Gedi.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Kalia Beach, Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
Highlights from your plan
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park ©
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Herodyon National Park ©
Herodyon National Park

3
nights
Ein Gedi

Ein Gedi ©
Get a sense of the local culture at Masada Fortress and Tel Arad National Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ein Gedi Botanical Garden and Dead Sea Premier. Take a break from Ein Gedi with a short trip to Glass Museum in Arad, about 44 minutes away.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Ein Gedi road trip website .

Traveling by bus from Jerusalem to Ein Gedi takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. On the 12th (Sun), you're off toSde Boker.

Things to do in Ein Gedi

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Arad, Tel Arad National Park, Dead Sea Premier Beach Resort & Spa
Highlights from your plan
Tel Arad National Park ©
Tel Arad National Park
Masada Fortress ©
Masada Fortress
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 some cultural insight at The Alpaca Farm and Tel Be'er Sheva National Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Avdat National Park and Zin River. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sde Boker: Beersheba (Engine 70414, Negev Museum of Art, & more).

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sde Boker day trip planner .

Getting from Ein Gedi to Sde Boker by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Ein Gedi in August, Sde Boker is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Sde Boker

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Beersheba, Mitspe Ramon
Highlights from your plan
Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park
Negev Museum of Art ©
Negev Museum of Art
Engine 70414 ©
Engine 70414

3
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Step off the beaten path and head to Princess Beach and Migdalor Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Botanical Garden Of Eilat and Eilat, My City History Museum. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Dekel Beach Eilat, have some family-friendly fun at Darkness, and take in the views from Harbour Bridge.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Eilat travel route app .

Drive from Sde Boker to Eilat in 2.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sde Boker in August: high temperatures in Eilat hover around 47°C and lows are around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Acre.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Princess Beach ©
Princess Beach
Migdalor Beach ©
Migdalor Beach
Botanical Garden Of Eilat ©
Botanical Garden Of Eilat

3
nights
Acre

Acre ©
Acre is a city in the northern coastal plain region of the Northern District, Israel at the northern extremity of Haifa Bay. Get some historical perspective at Crusader Fortress and Bahai Gardens and Shrine. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Al-Jazzar Mosque and The Acre Turkish Bazaar. Go for a jaunt from Acre to Kefar Rosh HaNiqra to see The Grottos at Rosh HaNiqra about 34 minutes away. Spend the 19th (Sun) exploring nature at Achziv Beach National Park. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Ghetto Fighters Museum (Lohamei HaGetaot Museum).

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Acre trip tool .

Getting from Eilat to Acre by combination of flight, bus, and train takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Eilat, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Acre, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 30°C. You'll set off for Tiberias on the 21st (Tue).

Things to do in Acre

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Nahariya, The Grottos at Rosh HaNiqra
Highlights from your plan
Achziv Beach National Park ©
Achziv Beach National Park
Bahai Gardens  and Shrine ©
Bahai Gardens and Shrine

3
nights
Tiberias

Tiberias ©
On the shores of Lake Kinneret, a vacation in Tiberias offers plenty of water sports and biblical walks.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like International Center Mary of Nazareth and Franciscan Wedding Church. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea of Galilee and Church of the Multiplication. Change things up with these side-trips from Tiberias: Beit Shearim (in Kiryat Tivon) and Olive Tree Fine Art Gallery (in Safed). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Mount of Beatitudes, examine the collection at The Ancient Galilee Boat, and delve into the distant past at The House and Church of St. Peter.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Tiberias trip planner .

Traveling by car from Acre to Tiberias takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Tiberias when traveling from Acre in August, with lows around 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Fri) before leaving for Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Tiberias

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Capernaum, Beit Shearim, Franciscan Wedding Church, International Center Mary of Nazareth, The Ancient Galilee Boat
Highlights from your plan
The Church of the Twelve Apostles ©
The Church of the Twelve Apostles
International Center Mary of Nazareth ©
The Beatitude Monastery ©
The Beatitude Monastery

8
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Frishman Beach and Jerusalem Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Palmach Museum and Ramat Gan National Park. Take a break from Tel Aviv with a short trip to Ayalon Institute Museum in Rehovot, about 32 minutes away. Dedicate the 30th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Acadia Beach, see the interesting displays at Beit Hatfutsot - The Museum of the Jewish People, steep yourself in history at Independence Hall Museum, and take a stroll through Neve Tzedek.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tel Aviv road trip planning website .

Take a bus from Tiberias to Tel Aviv in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Tel Aviv when traveling from Tiberias in August, with lows around 30°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Acadia Beach, Ramat Gan National Park, Ayalon Institute Museum
Highlights from your plan
Ayalon Institute Museum ©
Ayalon Institute Museum
Frishman Beach ©
Frishman Beach
Bograshov Beach
Bograshov Beach

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