35 days in Israel Itinerary

35 days in Israel Itinerary

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35 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Jerusalem
— 12 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Ein Gedi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Mitspe Ramon
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Acre
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Herzliya
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
6
Eilat
— 9 nights
+3
bus + train + Fly + bus:  15​h 15​min
End: New York City

12
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 Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center and Bible Lands Museum. Do your shopping at Mahane Yehuda Market and Baltinester Bros. Jewelry and Judaica. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jerusalem: Kalia Beach (in Kalia) and Sorek Stalactite Cave Nature Reserve (in Beit Shemesh). Spend the 19th (Mon) exploring nature at Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park. On the 24th (Sat), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Old City of Jerusalem, get a taste of the local shopping with Ben Yehuda Street, delve into the distant past at Western Wall, and steep yourself in history at Hezekiah's Tunnel - Siloam Tunnel.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Jerusalem trip planner .

New York City, USA to Jerusalem is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight, train, and bus. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Jerusalem due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New York City, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Jerusalem, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Ein Gedi.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kalia Beach, Incense Route - Desert Cities in the Negev, Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
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Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park ©
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
Herodyon National Park ©
Herodyon National Park

3
nights
Ein Gedi

Ein Gedi ©
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Masada Museum and Herod's Western Palace. You'll discover tucked-away gems like En Gedi Nature Reserve and Ein Gedi Botanical Garden. Venture out of the city with trips to Masada Fortress (in Arad) and Ein Bokek (Dead Sea Premier & Route 90).

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ein Gedi attractions planning website .

Getting from Jerusalem to Ein Gedi by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Jerusalem in March, with highs in Ein Gedi at 67°F and lows at 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Ein Gedi

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dead Sea Region, Ein Bokek, Masada Fortress
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Ein Gedi Botanical Garden ©
Ein Gedi Botanical Garden
En Gedi Nature Reserve ©
En Gedi Nature Reserve
Masada Fortress ©
Masada Fortress

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Alpaca Farm and Nabatean Avdat Acropolis. Get outdoors at Ramon Crater and Zin River. Change things up with a short trip to Carmey Avdat in Sde Boker (about 32 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Avdat National Park and take in the dramatic natural features at Maktesh Ramon.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mitspe Ramon trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ein Gedi to Mitspe Ramon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Ein Gedi in March since evenings lows in Mitspe Ramon dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Acre.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Nature Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Zin River, Carmey Avdat
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Ramon Crater ©
Ramon Crater
Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park
Nabatean Avdat Acropolis ©
Nabatean Avdat Acropolis

3
nights
Acre

Acre ©
Acre is a city in the northern coastal plain region of the Northern District, Israel at the northern extremity of Haifa Bay. The Church of the Annunciation and Sea of Galilee will appeal to history buffs. You'll get in some beach time at Dado Beach and Achziv Beach National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to International Center Mary of Nazareth (in Nazareth) and Mount of Beatitudes (in Capernaum). It doesn't end there: take a stroll through Akko Old Town and contemplate the long history of Crusader Fortress.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Acre trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Mitspe Ramon to Acre takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Acre are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Herzliya.

Things to do in Acre

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Nazareth, Mount of Beatitudes, Sea of Galilee, Achziv Beach National Park, Dado Beach
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Citadel of Acre ©
Citadel of Acre
Achziv Beach National Park ©
Achziv Beach National Park

3
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.
Visiting Sharon Beach National Park and Jerusalem Beach will get you outdoors. You'll get in some beach time at Frishman Beach and Tayelet. Venture out of the city with trips to Nachlat Binyamin Pedestrian Mall (in Tel Aviv) and Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa). There's much more to do: shop like a local with Dizengoff Street, kick back and relax at Hilton Beach, and look for gifts at Agas and Tamar.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Herzliya tour builder tool .

You can drive from Acre to Herzliya in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. April in Herzliya sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Herzliya

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Sharon Beach National Park
Highlights from your plan
Frishman Beach ©
Frishman Beach
Jerusalem Beach ©
Jerusalem Beach
Jaffa Old City ©
Jaffa Old City

9
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Get some cultural insight at Botanical Garden Of Eilat and Erotic Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin Reef and Migdalor Beach. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Princess Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Dekel Beach Eilat, relax in the rural setting at Crocoloco Crocodile Farm, and explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Beach Nature Reserve.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Eilat trip builder website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Herzliya to Eilat in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Herzliya in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Eilat, with highs around 90°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Red Canyon ©
Red Canyon
Princess Beach ©
Princess Beach
Migdalor Beach ©
Migdalor Beach

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