34 days in Israel Itinerary

34 days in Israel Itinerary

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34 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly + train:  14​h 15​min
1
Tiberias
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Zichron Yaakov
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Eilat
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Mitspe Ramon
— 2 nights
5
Mitspe Ramon
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Ein Gedi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Jerusalem
— 9 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg

6
nights
Tiberias

Tiberias ©
On the shores of Lake Kinneret, a vacation in Tiberias offers plenty of water sports and biblical walks.
Attractions like Nazareth Village and Park of Springs make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Tiberias side-trips: The Church of the Annunciation (in Nazareth) and Bet She'an National Park (in Beit She'an). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Sea of Galilee, take in the dramatic natural features at Arbel Cliff, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tel Hazor National Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Magdala.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tiberias travel route builder website .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Tiberias is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. In December, Tiberias is slightly colder than Johannesburg - with highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Zichron Yaakov.

Things to do in Tiberias

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Capernaum, Nazareth, Bet She'an National Park, Magdala, Mount Tabor
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Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Mount Tabor ©
Mount Tabor
Bet She'an National Park ©
Bet She'an National Park

2
nights
Zichron Yaakov

Zichron Yaakov ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): engage your brain at Madatech-Israel National Museum of Science, Technology, and Space and then explore the striking landscape of Caesarea National Park. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Ramat HaNadiv, have fun and explore at Nisco Museum, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Dor Habonim Beach Nature Reserve.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Zichron Yaakov trip planner.

You can drive from Tiberias to Zichron Yaakov in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in Zichron Yaakov can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Zichron Yaakov

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Nisco Museum, Caesarea National Park, Madatech-Israel National Museum of Science, Technology, and Space
Highlights from your plan
Caesarea National Park ©
Caesarea National Park
Nisco Museum ©
Nisco Museum

7
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Bring the kids along to Underwater Observatory Marine Park and Speed Boats Tours. The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Timna Park, have some family-friendly fun at Darkness - Israel's Biggest Haunted House, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and see the vivid underwater world at Coral Beach Nature Reserve.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Eilat trip tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Zichron Yaakov to Eilat takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Zichron Yaakov in December, expect nights in Eilat to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Eilat

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the activities along Zin River, delve into the distant past at Mamshit, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Colorful Sands Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Ein Yorkeam, stroll around Yeruham Park and Lake, and then raise your glass at HabereH Pub.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Mitspe Ramon travel planning website .

You can drive from Eilat to Mitspe Ramon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Eilat in December: high temperatures in Mitspe Ramon hover around 20°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Yeruham, Zin River, Mamshit
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Zin River ©
Zin River
Ein Yorkeam ©
Ein Yorkeam
Yeruham Park and Lake ©
Yeruham Park and Lake

4
nights
Mitspe Ramon

Mitspe Ramon ©
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Beresheet Desert Tours and The Alpaca Farm. Venture out of the city with trips to Carmey Avdat (in Sde Boker), HaMakhtesh HaGadol (in Yeruham) and Hatzerim Israel Airforce Museum (in Beersheba). See some other sides of Mitspe Ramon: take in breathtaking views at Avdat National Park, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, delve into the distant past at Shivta, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Mitspe Ramon road trip app .

Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ein Gedi.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Tours Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Sde Boker, HaMakhtesh HaGadol, Hatzerim Israel Airforce Museum, Shivta
Highlights from your plan
Ramon Crater ©
Ramon Crater
Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

3
nights
Ein Gedi

Ein Gedi ©
Kids will appreciate attractions like Ein Bokek Beach and Nachal David Stream. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ein Gedi: Arad (Masada Fortress, Arad Contemporary Art Center, & more) and Masada National Park (in Masada).

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Ein Gedi trip maker website .

You can drive from Mitspe Ramon to Ein Gedi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Ein Gedi can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Ein Gedi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Dead Sea Region, Arad, Ein Bokek Beach, Masada National Park
Highlights from your plan
Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Dead Sea ©
Dead Sea
En Gedi Nature Reserve ©
En Gedi Nature Reserve

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.
Kids will enjoy Safari Park and Ayalon Institute Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jerusalem: The White Tower (in Ramla), Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park (in Kiryat Gat) and Room Escape Games (in Tel Aviv). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, make a trip to The Western Wall Tunnels, and admire the landmark architecture of Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Jerusalem trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Ein Gedi to Jerusalem takes 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park, Mini Israel, Safari Park, The White Tower
Highlights from your plan
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park ©
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
Safari Park ©
Safari Park

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