31 days in Israel Itinerary

31 days in Israel Itinerary

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31 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  1​h
1
Eilat
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Mitspe Ramon
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Arad
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Jerusalem
— 9 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
5
Safed
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Haifa
— 6 nights
train:  1​h
End: Tel Aviv

5
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin Reef and Coral Beach Nature Reserve. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Princess Beach and Migdalor Beach. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Timna Park, admire nature's extreme beauty at Eilat Action, buy something for everyone on your list at Ice Mall Eilat, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Bird Watching Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Eilat trip planner .

Tel Aviv to Eilat is an approximately 1-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Tel Aviv in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Eilat: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Eilat

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef
Scuba & Snorkeling
Timna Park ©
Timna Park

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vidor Center - A window to Arava agriculture and Nabatean Avdat Acropolis. Popular historic sites such as Incense Route - Desert Cities in the Negev and Shivta are in your itinerary. Explore Mitspe Ramon's surroundings by going to Arava Vidor Center (in Ein Hatzeva) and Carmey Avdat (in Sde Boker). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Ramon Crater, see Off-Road Tours, head outdoors with Beresheet Desert Tours, and explore the stunning scenery at Avdat National Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Mitspe Ramon visit site .

Drive from Eilat to Mitspe Ramon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Arad.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Ramat Negev, Arava Vidor Center, Carmey Avdat, Vidor Center - A window to Arava agriculture
Highlights from your plan
Ramon Crater ©
Ramon Crater
Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park

2
nights
Arad

Arad ©
Arad is a city in the Southern District of Israel. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): have fun and explore at Arad Contemporary Art Center, admire the striking features of Masada Fortress, delve into the distant past at Herod's Western Palace, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Masada National Park, and finally browse the exhibits of The Masada Museum. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Ein Bokek Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at En Gedi Nature Reserve, then explore the fascinating landscape at Bokek River, and finally explore the world behind art at Fine Art & Doll Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Arad journey planner .

You can drive from Mitspe Ramon to Arad in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Arad

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Dead Sea Region, Ein Bokek, Masada National Park
Highlights from your plan
Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Masada Fortress ©
Masada Fortress
Fine Art & Doll Museum ©
Fine Art & Doll Museum

9
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Israel Museum and Vic's Armenian Art Studio. Visit Old City of Jerusalem and Mt of Olives for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Jerusalem: Jaffa (Jaffa Old City, Nalagaat Center, & more), Tel Aviv (Frank Meisler Gallery, Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art, & more) and Gan HaKaktusim (in Holon). Spend the 18th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, look for gifts at Jerusalem Pottery Hagop Karakashian, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and don't miss a visit to Western Wall.

To find where to stay and tourist information, read our Jerusalem planning app .

Getting from Arad to Jerusalem by bus takes about 2 hours. March in Jerusalem sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Safed.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Gan HaKaktusim, Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
Highlights from your plan
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Jaffa Old City ©
Jaffa Old City

5
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.
Visiting Sea of Galilee and Hamat Tiberias National Park will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will appreciate Olive Tree Fine Art Gallery and Soul and Art Fine Art Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Safed: The Nahal Snir Nature Reserve (Hasbani) (in She_ar Yashuv), Bet She'an National Park (in Beit She'an) and Amdur Fine Gallery (in Tiberias). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Mount of Beatitudes, explore the galleries of Sarah's Tent Art Gallery, explore the ancient world of Magdala, and view the masterpieces at Leon Gallery.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Safed trip site .

You can take a bus from Jerusalem to Safed in 3 hours. In March in Safed, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Haifa.

Things to do in Safed

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Tiberias, Capernaum, Lake Gallery Israel, Magdala, Church of the Primacy of Peter
Highlights from your plan
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Mount of Beatitudes ©
Mount of Beatitudes
Church of the Primacy of Peter ©
Church of the Primacy of Peter

6
nights
Haifa

Haifa ©
A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Nisco Museum and Art & Wear Gallery. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Shvil Parot HaChalav (Milky Cow Way) and Ein Hod Artists Village. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Haifa: Acre (The Citadel, Crusader Fortress, & more), Nazareth (Megiddo National Park, International Center Mary of Nazareth, & more) and Carmel Winery (in Zichron Yaakov). Spend the 31st (Sun) exploring nature at Achziv Beach National Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Baha'i Gardens and Golden Dome, explore the wide array of goods at BIG Krayot Shopping Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of The German Colony, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Bahai Gardens and Shrine.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Haifa trip planner.

You can drive from Safed to Haifa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Safed in March since evenings lows in Haifa dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Acre, Nazareth, Ein Hod, Zippori National Park, BIG Krayot Shopping Center
Highlights from your plan
The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation
Bahai Gardens  and Shrine ©
Bahai Gardens and Shrine

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