31 days in Israel Itinerary

31 days in Israel Itinerary

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31 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly + bus:  13​h 30​min
1
Jerusalem
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Sde Boker
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Ein Gedi
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h 15​min
4
Eilat
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h
5
Tel Aviv
— 6 nights
train:  1​h
6
Haifa
— 6 nights
Drive:  30​min
7
Ein Hod
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

2
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 The Menachem Begin Heritage Center Museum and Ammunition Hill Memorial and Museum (Givat Ha-Tachmoshet). Step off the beaten path and head to Mahane Yehuda Market and Ben Yehuda Street. Step out of Jerusalem with an excursion to Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park in Kiryat Gat--about 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: look for gifts at Baltinester Bros. Jewelry and Judaica, contemplate the long history of The Jerusalem Archaeological Park, make a trip to Jaffa Gate, and shop like a local with Mamilla Mall.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Jerusalem trip maker tool .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Jerusalem is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and bus. In December, Jerusalem is slightly colder than Johannesburg - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sde Boker.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
Highlights from your plan
Mahane Yehuda Market ©
Mahane Yehuda Market
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park ©
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park

3
nights
Sde Boker

Sde Boker ©
Sde Boker is a kibbutz in the Negev desert of southern Israel. Appreciate the collections at Vidor Center - A window to Arava agriculture and The Gateway to the Negev Visitor Center. Step off the beaten path and head to HaMakhtesh HaGadol and Zin River. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sde Boker: Faran Natural Cosmetic (in Mitspe Ramon) and Engine 70414 (in Beersheba). There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Ein Yorkeam, get engrossed in the history at Ben-Gurion Hut, do a tasting at Carmey Avdat, and explore the ancient world of Shivta.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Sde Boker trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Jerusalem to Sde Boker by car takes about 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ein Gedi.

Things to do in Sde Boker

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Beersheba, Yeruham, Vidor Center - A window to Arava agriculture, Nahal Tamar, Shivta
Highlights from your plan
HaMakhtesh HaGadol ©
HaMakhtesh HaGadol
Ein Yorkeam ©
Ein Yorkeam

3
nights
Ein Gedi

Ein Gedi ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ein Bokek Beach and The Masada Museum. Bring the kids along to Nachal David Stream and Arad Contemporary Art Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Ein Gedi: Arad (Glass Art Museum Arad, Fine Art & Doll Museum, & more).

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ein Gedi planner .

Getting from Sde Boker to Ein Gedi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Ein Gedi are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Eilat.

Things to do in Ein Gedi

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Arad, Dead Sea Region, Nachal Arugot Nature Reserve, Ein Bokek Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ein Bokek Beach ©
Ein Bokek Beach
Fine Art & Doll Museum ©
Fine Art & Doll Museum
Nachal David Stream ©
Nachal David Stream

6
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Head to Ice Mall Eilat and Mall Hayamfor plenty of shopping. Family-friendly places like Migdalor Beach and Princess Beach will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, stop by King Solomon Promanade, identify plant and animal life at Botanical Garden Of Eilat, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Crocoloco Crocodile Farm.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Eilat driving holiday planning tool .

Traveling by bus from Ein Gedi to Eilat takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In December in Eilat, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Eilat

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

6
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.
Bring the kids along to Ayalon Institute Museum and Big Fashion Mall Ashdod. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nalagaat Center and Bograshov Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tel Aviv: Hof Palmahim National Park (in Rishon Lezion) and Clore Garden of Science (in Rehovot). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Israeli Children's Museum, stroll through Jerusalem Beach, get engrossed in the history at Ben-Gurion House, and admire the masterpieces at Joseph Bau House.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tel Aviv trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Eilat to Tel Aviv takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Eilat, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Tel Aviv, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can take a train to Haifa.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rishon Lezion, Holon, Rehovot, Big Fashion Mall Ashdod, Acadia Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ayalon Institute Museum ©
Ayalon Institute Museum
Israeli Children's Museum ©
Israeli Children's Museum
Hof Palmahim National Park ©
Hof Palmahim National Park

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.
Bring the kids along to Hanging Bridge at Nesher Park and The Nahal Snir Nature Reserve (Hasbani). Museum-lovers will get to explore The Ancient Galilee Boat and Olive Tree Fine Art Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Haifa: Banias Waterfall (in Qiryat Shemona), Sheva Chaya Glassblowing Gallery (in Safed) and Nimrod's Lookout (in Rosh Pina). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Carmel National Park, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, hike along Hecht Park, and get engrossed in the history at Clandestine Immigration and Naval Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Haifa trip itinerary app .

Getting from Tel Aviv to Haifa by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In January in Haifa, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ein Hod.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Safed, The Ancient Galilee Boat, The Nahal Snir Nature Reserve (Hasbani), Nimrod's Lookout, Banias Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Sculptures Garden (Gan Hapsalim) ©
Sculptures Garden (Gan Hapsalim)
The Ancient Galilee Boat ©
The Ancient Galilee Boat
Banias Waterfall ©
Banias Waterfall

2
nights
Ein Hod

Ein Hod ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hotem Hacarmel Nature Reserve, look for gifts at Mishi Chocolate Boutique, then see the interesting displays at Beit Hankin, then do a tasting at Morad Winery, and finally explore the world behind art at Miniatures museum Great Mini World.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ein Hod trip planner .

Ein Hod is very close to Haifa. In January in Ein Hod, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ein Hod

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Yokneam Moshava, Hotem Hacarmel Nature Reserve, Beit Hankin, Mishi Chocolate Boutique, Taninim Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Taninim Nature Reserve ©
Taninim Nature Reserve
Beit Hankin ©
Beit Hankin
Mishi Chocolate Boutique ©
Mishi Chocolate Boutique

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