31 days in Israel & Key West Itinerary

31 days in Israel & Key West Itinerary

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31 days in Israel & Key West Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem, Israel
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
Masada, Israel
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Mitspe Ramon, Israel
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Eilat, Israel
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + foot + bus + train:  2​h 45​min
4
Haifa, Israel
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Safed, Israel
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 45​min
6
Key West, United States
— 7 nights
Fly + bus:  19​h 15​min
7
Jerusalem, Israel
— 6 nights
End: Jerusalem, Israel

1
night
Masada, Israel

Masada ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Masada National Park and then explore the ancient world of Herod's Western Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of The Masada Museum and then explore the striking landscape of Nachal Arugot Nature Reserve.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Masada trip planner .

Jerusalem to Masada is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Masada

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dead Sea Region
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Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Herod's Western Palace ©
Herod's Western Palace
The Masada Museum ©
The Masada Museum

3
nights
Mitspe Ramon, Israel

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mitspe Ramon: Carmey Avdat (in Sde Boker), HaMakhtesh HaGadol (in Yeruham) and Vidor Center - A window to Arava agriculture (in Hazeva). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Avdat National Park, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Ramon Crater, and get interesting insight from Beresheet Desert Tours.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mitspe Ramon online itinerary builder .

Getting from Masada to Mitspe Ramon by car takes about 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Mitspe Ramon can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Eilat.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

HaMakhtesh HaGadol, Carmey Avdat, Shivta, Vidor Center - A window to Arava agriculture
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Ramon Crater ©
Ramon Crater
Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

3
nights
Eilat, Israel

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: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Timna Park, see the vivid underwater world at Coral Beach Nature Reserve, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and partake in some friendly competition at Escape Room Eilat.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Eilat online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Mitspe Ramon to Eilat takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Mitspe Ramon in October, you will find days in Eilat are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Haifa.

Things to do in Eilat

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Timna Park ©
Timna Park
Underwater Observatory Marine Park ©

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Haifa side-trips: Bet She'an National Park (in Beit She'an), Caesarea (Caesarea Antiquity Museum & Caesarea National Park) and Ramat HaNadiv (in Zichron Yaakov). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at The Baha'i Gardens, explore the ancient world of Tel Yodfat, admire the landmark architecture of The Church of the Annunciation, and steep yourself in history at Beit Shearim.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Haifa driving holiday website .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Eilat to Haifa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Eilat in October, expect nights in Haifa to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are little chillier, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Safed.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nazareth, Caesarea, Bahai Gardens and Shrine, Bet She'an National Park, Ramat HaNadiv
Highlights from your plan
The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation
Bet She'an National Park ©
Bet She'an National Park

4
nights
Safed, Israel

Safed ©
The birthplace of the Kabbalah movement, Safed boasts a mystical and spiritual heritage as one of the country's four holy cities.
Venture out of the city with trips to Yardenit (in Kinneret), Sea of Galilee (in Tiberias) and Mount Tabor (in Kfar Tavor). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Mount of Beatitudes, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Multiplication, look for all kinds of wild species at Hula Nature Reserve, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Arbel.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Safed trip itinerary planning app .

You can take a bus from Haifa to Safed in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In October, daily temperatures in Safed can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Safed

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Galilee, Tiberias, Capernaum, Migdal, The Circassian Museum
Highlights from your plan
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Mount Tabor ©
Mount Tabor
Mount of Beatitudes ©
Mount of Beatitudes

7
nights
Key West, United States

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Key West: Bahia Honda State Park (in Big Pine Key) and The Turtle Hospital (in Marathon). Spend the 17th (Thu) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, don't miss a visit to Duval Street, take a memorable tour with Tours, and contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Key West vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Safed to Key West with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Safed in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Key West, with lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

The Turtle Hospital, Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Parasailing & Paragliding

6
nights
Jerusalem, Israel

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Jerusalem: Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa), Wine N' Dine (in Bat Yam) and Route 90 (in Ein Bokek). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, explore the ancient world of Western Wall, admire the masterpieces at Tel Aviv Museum of Art, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Jerusalem trip builder app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Key West to Jerusalem takes 19.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. Traveling from Key West to Jerusalem, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Key West in October since evenings lows in Jerusalem dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Wine N' Dine, Route 90, Masada Fortress
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Israel Museum ©
Israel Museum

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