32 days in Jerusalem District & Tel Aviv District Itinerary

32 days in Jerusalem District & Tel Aviv District Itinerary

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32 days in Jerusalem District & Tel Aviv District Itinerary

Start: York
train + Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Jerusalem
— 13 nights
bus:  30​min
2
Beit Shemesh
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Bat Yam
— 1 night
train:  15​min
4
Tel Aviv
— 14 nights
Fly + train:  9​h 45​min
End: York

13
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Old City of Jerusalem and Dome of the Rock. Do your shopping at Mamilla Mall and Baltinester Bros. Jewelry and Judaica. Spend the 7th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Israel Museum, explore the ancient world of Western Wall, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ramparts Walk, and explore the striking landscape of Herodyon National Park.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Jerusalem tour itinerary planning site .

York, UK to Jerusalem is an approximately 11-hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from York to Jerusalem is 2 hours. Traveling from York in August, things will get much hotter in Jerusalem: highs are around 38°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Beit Shemesh.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Halilim Stream
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The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Dominus Flevit ©
Dominus Flevit
Hurva Synagogue ©
Hurva Synagogue

2
nights
Beit Shemesh

Beit Shemesh ©
On the 16th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Sorek Stalactite Cave Nature Reserve and then identify plant and animal life at Stalactite Cave Nature Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: cruise along Elah Valley, then do a tasting at Adulam Winery & Vinyards, then do a tasting at Srigim Winery, and finally go for a walk through Twins Cave.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Beit Shemesh trip maker site .

Beit Shemesh is just a stone's throw from Jerusalem. In August, daily temperatures in Beit Shemesh can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Bat Yam.

Things to do in Beit Shemesh

Wineries Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Adulam Winery & Vinyards, Srigim Winery
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Stalactite Cave Nature Reserve ©
Stalactite Cave Nature Reserve
Elah Valley
Elah Valley
Twins Cave ©
Twins Cave

1
night
Bat Yam

Bat Yam ©
Bat Yam is a city located on Israel's Mediterranean Sea coast, on the central coastal strip, just south of Tel Aviv. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Gan HaKaktusim, see the interesting displays at Israeli Children's Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hasela Beach, and finally take a stroll around Bat Yam Boardwalk-Tayelet.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bat Yam trip itinerary planner.

Take a bus from Beit Shemesh to Bat Yam in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Bat Yam

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Holon
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Hasela Beach ©
Hasela Beach
Israeli Children's Museum ©
Israeli Children's Museum
Gan HaKaktusim ©
Gan HaKaktusim

14
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.
Popular historic sites such as Saint Peter Church and The Russian Orthodox Church are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Jaffa Old City and Neve Tzedek. Dedicate the 24th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 25th (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Ilana Goor Museum, take a stroll around Nalagaat Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Frishman Beach, and take an in-depth tour of Beit Hatfutsot - The Museum of the Jewish People.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tel Aviv road trip planner.

Tel Aviv is just a stone's throw from Bat Yam. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Ramat Gan, Acadia Beach
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Frishman Beach ©
Frishman Beach
Bograshov Beach
Bograshov Beach
Jerusalem Beach ©
Jerusalem Beach

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