35 days in Israel Itinerary

35 days in Israel Itinerary

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35 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly + bus:  13​h 30​min
1
Jerusalem
— 9 nights
bus:  2​h 15​min
2
Tiberias
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h
3
Haifa
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
4
Netanya
— 4 nights
bus:  3​h 45​min
5
Ein Bokek
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
6
Ein Gedi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Tel Aviv
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h
8
Ein Hod
— Few hours
Drive + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Artists Quarter. Museum-lovers will get to explore Carasso Science Park and Lunada - Children's Museum. Kids will appreciate attractions like Tisch Family Zoological Gardens (Biblical Zoo) and Kalia Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Jerusalem: Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park (in Kiryat Gat) and ANZAC Memorial Center (in Beersheba). There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Mahane Yehuda Market, shop like a local with Mamilla Mall, take a stroll through Christian Quarter, and make a trip to Ben Yehuda Street.

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Getting from Eilat to Jerusalem by combination of flight and bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Eilat in December: highs in Jerusalem hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Netanya.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Beersheba, Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park, Kalia Beach, The Artists Quarter
Highlights from your plan
Carasso Science Park ©
Carasso Science Park
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park ©
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park

4
nights
Tiberias

Tiberias ©
On the shores of Lake Kinneret, a vacation in Tiberias offers plenty of water sports and biblical walks.
Explore hidden gems such as Olive Tree Fine Art Gallery and Susita (Hippos) Nature Reserve and National Park. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Circassian Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tomb of Maimonides, delve into the distant past at Tomb of Rabbi Meir, and don't miss a visit to Kibbutz Degania Alef.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tiberias planner .

Traveling by bus from Jerusalem to Tiberias takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in December, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Haifa.

Things to do in Tiberias

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Netofa Winery, Susita (Hippos) Nature Reserve and National Park, Olive Tree Fine Art Gallery, The Circassian Museum
Highlights from your plan
Kursi National Park ©
Kursi National Park
The Circassian Museum ©
The Circassian Museum
Aqua Kef ©
Aqua Kef

3
nights
Haifa

Haifa ©
A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Hecht Museum, University of Haifa and En Carmel. Explore hidden gems such as Carmel National Park and The Spice Way Herb & Spice Farm. Go for a jaunt from Haifa to Nahariya to see Ghetto Fighters Museum (Lohamei HaGetaot Museum) about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Sculptures Garden (Gan Hapsalim), browse the different shops at Grand Canyon Mall, have some family-friendly fun at Portal Shooting Range, and put a fun spin on your tour with Circus of Horror.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Haifa trip planning website .

You can take a bus from Tiberias to Haifa in an hour. Another option is to drive. In December, daily temperatures in Haifa can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can take a train to Netanya.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Ghetto Fighters Museum (Lohamei HaGetaot Museum), Portal Shooting Range, The Spice Way Herb & Spice Farm, Circus of Horror
Highlights from your plan

4
nights
Netanya

Netanya ©
The seaside town of Netanya draws tourists in with its fine sand beaches and lively atmosphere.
Step off the beaten path and head to Oshiland Mall and Science Park at Technoda. Family-friendly places like Khan Museum and Mikhmoret Beach will thrill your kids. Spend the 30th (Mon) exploring nature at HaSharon Park. Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Antique & Collectors Weekly Market, take an in-depth tour of Netanya Museum, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alexander Stream Hof Bet Yanai National Park, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Netanya day trip planning website .

You can take a train from Haifa to Netanya in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ein Bokek.

Things to do in Netanya

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Hadera, Kfar Saba, Room Escape Games, Mikhmoret Beach, Vitkin Winery
Highlights from your plan
Mikhmoret Beach ©
Mikhmoret Beach
Science Park at Technoda ©
Science Park at Technoda
HaSharon Park ©
HaSharon Park

3
nights
Ein Bokek

Ein Bokek ©
Sandwiched between the turquoise waters of evaporation pools and desert-like landscape, Ein Bokek features a strip of hotels and luxury resorts on the Israeli shore of the Dead Sea.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Crocoloco Crocodile Farm and Adi Miraro Jewelry. Attractions like Vidor Center - A window to Arava agriculture and Arad Contemporary Art Center make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Ein Bokek side-trips: HaMakhtesh HaGadol (in Yeruham), Carmey Avdat (in Sde Boker) and Beersheba (The Gateway to the Negev Visitor Center & Negev Museum of Art). There's lots more to do: trek along Nahal Tamar, see the interesting displays at Glass Art Museum Arad, and explore the ancient world of Shivta.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ein Bokek vacation planner.

Take a bus from Netanya to Ein Bokek in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Ein Gedi.

Things to do in Ein Bokek

Museums Parks Trails

Side Trips

Arad, Beersheba, Carmey Avdat, Crocoloco Crocodile Farm, Shivta
Highlights from your plan
Negev Museum of Art ©
Negev Museum of Art
HaMakhtesh HaGadol ©
HaMakhtesh HaGadol

3
nights
Ein Gedi

Ein Gedi ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nachal David Stream and Nachal Arugot Nature Reserve. Change things up with these side-trips from Ein Gedi: Colorful Sands Park (in Yeruham) and The Museum of Bedouin Culture (in Beersheba).

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ein Gedi trip itinerary planning tool .

Ein Gedi is very close to Ein Bokek. In January, daily temperatures in Ein Gedi can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Ein Gedi

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Dead Sea Region, The Museum of Bedouin Culture, Nachal Arugot Nature Reserve, Colorful Sands Park
Highlights from your plan
Ein Gedi Eco Center ©
Ein Gedi Eco Center
Spas
The Museum of Bedouin Culture ©
The Museum of Bedouin Culture

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ayalon Institute Museum and Frishman Beach. Bring the kids along to Israeli Children's Museum and Hof Palmahim National Park. Go for a jaunt from Tel Aviv to Ashdod to see Big Fashion Mall Ashdod about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll around Nalagaat Center, get engrossed in the history at Eretz Israel Museum Complex (Haaretz Museum), enjoy the sand and surf at Jerusalem Beach, and admire the masterpieces at Ilana Goor Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tel Aviv trip planner .

Drive from Ein Gedi to Tel Aviv in 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Ein Hod.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rishon Lezion, Holon, Acadia Beach, Ayalon Institute Museum, Big Fashion Mall Ashdod
Highlights from your plan
Nalagaat Center ©
Nalagaat Center
Ayalon Institute Museum ©
Ayalon Institute Museum
Israeli Children's Museum ©
Israeli Children's Museum

few
hours
Ein Hod

Ein Hod
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): have fun and explore at Nisco Museum, do a tasting at Morad Winery, then see the interesting displays at Beit Hankin, then test your team's savvy at Exit Room - Ramat Yishai, and finally wander the streets of Old City.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ein Hod trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Tel Aviv to Ein Hod takes an hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ein Hod

Museums Wildlife Parks

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