30 days in Israel Itinerary

30 days in Israel Itinerary

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30 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly + Drive:  32​h
1
Safed
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Haifa
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Masada
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Mitspe Ramon
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Eilat
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h
6
Tel Aviv
— 7 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Auckland

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Safed: Tiberias (Sea of Galilee, Tiberias, & more), Mount Tabor (in Kfar Tavor) and Migdal (Magdala & Mount Arbel). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Hula Nature Reserve, take in the spiritual surroundings of Yardenit, make a trip to The Old City of Safed, and contemplate the long history of Mount of Beatitudes.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Safed route site .

Auckland, New Zealand to Safed is an approximately 32-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Auckland to Safed due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Auckland in December since evenings lows in Safed dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Haifa.

Things to do in Safed

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tiberias, Capernaum, Migdal, Galilee, Yardenit
Highlights from your plan
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Mount Tabor ©
Mount Tabor
Hula Nature Reserve ©
Hula Nature Reserve

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to The Grottos at Rosh HaNiqra (in Kefar Rosh HaNiqra), Bet She'an National Park (in Beit She'an) and Caesarea (Caesarea Antiquity Museum, Caesarea National Park, & more). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at The Baha'i Gardens, take some stellar pictures from International Center Mary of Nazareth, pause for some photo ops at Ramat HaNadiv, and see the interesting displays at National Park Beit Alfa - Bet Alfa Synagogue National Park.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Haifa trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Safed to Haifa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Haifa, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Masada.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nazareth, Caesarea, Kiryat Tivon, Acre, Nisco Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation
Caesarea National Park ©
Caesarea National Park

2
nights
Masada

Masada ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): browse the exhibits of The Masada Museum, then explore the ancient world of Herod's Western Palace, and then explore the striking landscape of Masada National Park. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Nachal Arugot Nature Reserve.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Masada holiday planner .

Getting from Haifa to Masada by car takes about 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Masada

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dead Sea Region
Highlights from your plan
Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Herod's Western Palace ©
Herod's Western Palace
The Masada Museum ©
The Masada Museum

4
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 Mitspe Ramon's surroundings by going to ANZAC Memorial Center (in Beersheba), Masada Fortress (in Arad) and Carmey Avdat (in Sde Boker). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Ramon Crater, explore the ancient world of Shivta, explore the stunning scenery at Avdat National Park, and explore the striking landscape of Shivta National Park.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Mitspe Ramon trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Masada to Mitspe Ramon in 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Mitspe Ramon are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Eilat.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

ANZAC Memorial Center, Shivta National Park, Shivta, Carmey Avdat, Masada Fortress
Highlights from your plan
Ramon Crater ©
Ramon Crater
Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park
Masada Fortress ©
Masada Fortress

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, experience the excitement of Funtasy - Eilat's attractions center, explore the striking landscape of Timna Park, and test your problem-solving skills at Escape Room Eilat.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Eilat travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Mitspe Ramon to Eilat takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Mitspe Ramon in December, expect nights in Eilat to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can fly to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Underwater Observatory Marine Park ©
Timna Park ©
Timna Park
Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef

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 find plenty of places to visit near Tel Aviv: Jerusalem (Tzuba Winery, Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, & more). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Jaffa Old City, take in the waterfront at Old Tel Aviv Port Area, browse the exhibits of Uri Dushy - Artist's Gallery, and see the interesting displays at Beit Hatfutsot - The Museum of the Jewish People.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tel Aviv trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Eilat to Tel Aviv in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Eilat in January, you will find days in Tel Aviv are slightly colder (20°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Jerusalem, Zephaniah Barzilai
Highlights from your plan
Israel Museum ©
Israel Museum
Jaffa Old City ©
Jaffa Old City

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