34 days in Israel Itinerary

34 days in Israel Itinerary

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34 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  1 h
1
Eilat
— 5 nights
Fly + Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Ashkelon
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Dimona
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Ein Gedi
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Jerusalem
— 8 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Yesod Hamaala
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Haifa
— 7 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 Eilat with a short trip to Har Karkom in Mitspe Ramon, about 1h 30 min away. Spend the 7th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: observe the fascinating underwater world at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, put a fun spin on your tour with Escape Room Eilat, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Timna Park, and explore the stunning scenery at Red Canyon.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Eilat trip website .

Tel Aviv to Eilat is an approximately 1-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In May, Eilat is a bit warmer than Tel Aviv - with highs of 42°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ashkelon.

Things to do in Eilat

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Har Karkom
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef
Underwater Observatory Marine Park ©
Underwater Observatory Marine Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Ashkelon

Ashkelon ©
Explore Ashkelon's surroundings by going to Negev Brewery (in Kiryat Gat), Rehovot (Ayalon Institute Museum, Weizmann House, & more) and Kahanov Winery Tasting & Brunch (in Gedera).

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ashkelon tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Eilat to Ashkelon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Eilat in May, expect Ashkelon to be a bit cooler, temps between 34°C and 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Dimona.

Things to do in Ashkelon

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Beersheba, Rehovot, Kiryat Gat, Black Arrow Memorial, Joe Alon Center - The Museum of Bedouin Culture
Highlights from your plan
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park ©
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
Ayalon Institute Museum ©
Ayalon Institute Museum
Weizmann House ©
Weizmann House

2
nights
Dimona

Dimona ©
Dimona is an Israeli city in the Negev desert, 36km to the south of Beersheba and 35km west of the Dead Sea above the Arava valley in the Southern District of Israel. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Masada National Park, view the masterpieces at Adi Miraro Jewelry, and then trek along Nahal Tamar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Carmey Avdat, then explore the stunning scenery at Avdat National Park, and then explore the ancient world of Shivta.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Dimona trip builder site .

You can drive from Ashkelon to Dimona in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ein Gedi.

Things to do in Dimona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Avdat National Park, Carmey Avdat, Masada National Park, Shivta, Nahal Tamar
Highlights from your plan
Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park
Nahal Tamar ©
Nahal Tamar

5
nights
Ein Gedi

Ein Gedi ©
Explore Ein Gedi's surroundings by going to Masada Fortress (in Arad), Route 90 (in Ein Bokek) and Mitspe Ramon (Ramon Crater, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, & more). Spend the 19th (Sun) exploring nature at Nachal Arugot Nature Reserve.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ein Gedi trip planner .

Traveling by car from Dimona to Ein Gedi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Ein Gedi are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Ein Gedi

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Mitspe Ramon, Dead Sea Region, Nachal Arugot Nature Reserve, Route 90, Masada Fortress
Highlights from your plan
Ramon Crater ©
Ramon Crater
Masada Fortress ©
Masada Fortress
Dead Sea ©
Dead Sea

8
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jerusalem: Tel Aviv (Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Room Escape Games, & more), Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa) and Gan HaKaktusim (in Holon). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, delve into the distant past at Western Wall, don't miss a visit to The Western Wall Tunnels, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Jerusalem online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Ein Gedi to Jerusalem by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in May, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Yesod Hamaala.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Church of St. John the Baptist, Gan HaKaktusim
Highlights from your plan
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Walking tours

3
nights
Yesod Hamaala

Yesod Hamaala ©
Yesud HaMa'ala is a moshava and local council in northern Israel. Get out of town with these interesting Yesod Hamaala side-trips: Migdal (Magdala & Mount Arbel), Mount Tabor (in Kfar Tavor) and Sea of Galilee (in Tiberias).

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Yesod Hamaala journey planner.

Traveling by car from Jerusalem to Yesod Hamaala takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in May, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Haifa.

Things to do in Yesod Hamaala

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Capernaum, Tiberias, Galilee Region, Migdal, Nimrod's Lookout
Highlights from your plan
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Mount Tabor ©
Mount Tabor
Mount of Beatitudes ©
Mount of Beatitudes

7
nights
Haifa

Haifa ©
A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
Change things up with these side-trips from Haifa: Nazareth (The Church of the Annunciation, International Center Mary of Nazareth, & more), Bet She'an National Park (in Beit She'an) and Caesarea (Ralli museum, Caesarea, Caesarea Antiquity Museum, & more). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at The Baha'i Gardens, explore the striking landscape of Zippori National Park, steep yourself in history at Stella Maris Lighthouse and Carmelite Monastery, and go for a walk through Ramat HaNadiv.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Haifa online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Yesod Hamaala to Haifa in 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Yesod Hamaala in May: highs in Haifa hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nazareth, Kiryat Tivon, Acre, Caesarea, Circus of Horror
Highlights from your plan
The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation
Caesarea National Park ©
Caesarea National Park

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