31 days in Israel Itinerary

31 days in Israel Itinerary

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31 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
1
Jerusalem
— 11 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Herzliya
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Eilat
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  4​h 15​min
4
Capernaum
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Bet Hananya
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Jerusalem

11
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.
Bring the kids along to Tisch Family Zoological Gardens (Biblical Zoo) and Ein Gedi Botanical Garden. Step out of Jerusalem to go to Arad and see Masada Fortress, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. On the 7th (Sat), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Spend the 11th (Wed) exploring nature at Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, don't miss a visit to Western Wall, examine the collection at Israel Museum, and wander the streets of Old City of Jerusalem.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Jerusalem vacation trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Jerusalem. In October, daily temperatures in Jerusalem can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Herzliya.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

Dead Sea Region, Mini Israel, Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park, Ein Gedi Botanical Garden, Masada Fortress
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4
nights
Herzliya

Herzliya ©
On the sunny Mediterranean central coast of Israel, Herzliya charms its visitors with upscale beachfront restaurants, rolling cerulean coastline, and trendy shops.
Family-friendly places like Safari Park and Bograshov Beach will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Neve Tzedek in Tel Aviv (about 30 minutes away). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Jaffa Old City, enjoy the sand and surf at Hilton Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Acadia Beach, and trek along Sharon Beach National Park.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Herzliya trip generator.

Traveling by bus from Jerusalem to Herzliya takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Jerusalem in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Herzliya, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Herzliya

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Sharon Beach National Park, Safari Park
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Jaffa Old City ©
Jaffa Old City
Safari Park ©
Safari Park
Tayelet ©
Tayelet

6
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Kids will enjoy Dolphin Reef and Coral Beach Nature Reserve. The adventure continues: meet the residents at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Ice Mall Eilat, stroll through Dekel Beach Eilat, and enjoy the sand and surf at Princess Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Eilat sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Herzliya to Eilat in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Herzliya in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Eilat, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Capernaum.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Underwater Observatory Marine Park ©
Underwater Observatory Marine Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef

4
nights
Capernaum

Capernaum ©
A trip to Capernaum takes pilgrims and tourists to the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee, which represents one of the major historical sites to see in Israel.
Attractions like Hula Nature Reserve and Agmon Hahula make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Mount Tabor (in Kfar Tavor), Nazareth (The Church of the Annunciation & Megiddo National Park) and The Old City of Safed (in Safed). Spend the 30th (Mon) exploring nature at Hamat Tiberias National Park. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Sea of Galilee, explore the striking landscape at Tabgha, don't miss a visit to The Sephardic Synagogue of the Ari, and contemplate the long history of Mount of Beatitudes.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Capernaum travel planner.

Getting from Eilat to Capernaum by combination of flight, bus, and train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Eilat in October; daily highs in Capernaum reach 34°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Bet Hananya.

Things to do in Capernaum

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tiberias, Safed, Galilee Region, Nazareth, Mount Tabor
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Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Hula Nature Reserve ©
Hula Nature Reserve
Agmon Hahula ©
Agmon Hahula

5
nights
Bet Hananya

Bet Hananya ©
Family-friendly places like Dado Beach and Rosh ha-Niqra will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Bet Hananya side-trips: Haifa (Stella Maris Lighthouse and Carmelite Monastery, Mada Tech - The Israel National Museum Of Science, & more), Mikhmoret Beach (in Mikhmoret) and Beit Shearim (in Kiryat Tivon).

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bet Hananya trip generator.

You can drive from Capernaum to Bet Hananya in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Capernaum in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Bet Hananya, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bet Hananya

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Haifa, Caesarea, Zichron Yaakov, Beit Shearim, Mikhmoret Beach
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Caesarea National Park ©
Caesarea National Park
Taninim Nature Reserve ©
Taninim Nature Reserve

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