37 days in Israel Itinerary

37 days in Israel Itinerary

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37 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Ein Gedi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Sde Boker
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Eilat
— 8 nights
Fly:  1​h
4
Tel Aviv
— 10 nights
train:  1​h
5
Haifa
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Qiryat Shemona
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h 15​min
End: Jerusalem

4
nights
Ein Gedi

Ein Gedi ©
Kids will appreciate attractions like Ein Bokek Beach and Nachal David Stream. Let the collections at Fine Art & Doll Museum and Kakadu Art Gallery capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ein Gedi: Masada National Park (in Masada), Masada Fortress (in Arad) and Ein Bokek (Bokek River & Route 90). Spend the 30th (Sun) exploring nature at Nachal Arugot Nature Reserve.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ein Gedi itinerary builder app .

Jerusalem to Ein Gedi is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Sde Boker.

Things to do in Ein Gedi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Dead Sea Region, Ein Bokek, Masada, Arad, Kakadu Art Gallery
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Fine Art & Doll Museum ©
Fine Art & Doll Museum
Ein Bokek Beach ©
Ein Bokek Beach
Bokek River ©
Bokek River

4
nights
Sde Boker

Sde Boker ©
Sde Boker is a kibbutz in the Negev desert of southern Israel. Head to HabereH Pub and Faran Natural Cosmeticfor some retail therapy. Carasso Science Park and Lunada - Children's Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Sde Boker side-trips: Beersheba (Hatzerim Israel Airforce Museum & ANZAC Memorial Center) and Vidor Center - A window to Arava agriculture (in Hazeva). There's much more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, explore the stunning scenery at Avdat National Park, delve into the distant past at Shivta, and explore the striking landscape at Ramon Crater.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Sde Boker trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Ein Gedi to Sde Boker by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Eilat.

Things to do in Sde Boker

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Mitspe Ramon, Beersheba, Vidor Center - A window to Arava agriculture, Shivta
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Ramon Crater ©
Ramon Crater
Carasso Science Park ©
Carasso Science Park
Lunada - Children's Museum ©
Lunada - Children's Museum

8
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Step off the beaten path and head to Migdalor Beach and Speed Boats Tours. For shopping fun, head to Ice Mall Eilat or Eilat Wines. And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating landscape at Eilat Action, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Hai Bar - Wildlife Reserve, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Eilat day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Sde Boker to Eilat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Eilat can reach 47°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Eilat

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef
Red Canyon ©
Red Canyon
Princess Beach ©
Princess Beach

10
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.
Let the collections at Ayalon Institute Museum and Palmach Museum capture your imagination. Kids will appreciate attractions like Frishman Beach and Jerusalem Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tel Aviv: Big Fashion Mall Ashdod (in Ashdod) and Jerusalem (Tisch Family Zoological Gardens (Biblical Zoo), Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, & more). The adventure continues: take a stroll around Nalagaat Center, wander the streets of Jaffa Old City, look for all kinds of wild species at Safari Park, and take an in-depth tour of Beit Hatfutsot - The Museum of the Jewish People.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tel Aviv day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Eilat to Tel Aviv takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Eilat in July: highs in Tel Aviv hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Haifa.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Jerusalem, Safari Park, Big Fashion Mall Ashdod, Ayalon Institute Museum
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Ayalon Institute Museum ©
Ayalon Institute Museum
Safari Park ©
Safari Park

8
nights
Haifa

Haifa ©
A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
Attractions like Madatech-Israel National Museum of Science, Technology, and Space and Dado Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Museum-lovers will get to explore Sculptures Garden (Gan Hapsalim) and Beit Hankin. Explore Haifa's surroundings by going to Caesarea National Park (in Caesarea), Mount Tabor (in Kfar Tavor) and Tiberias (Arbel National Park, Berenice Winery, & more). Spend the 26th (Fri) exploring nature at Achziv Beach National Park. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Rosh Hanikra, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bahai Gardens and Shrine, admire the natural beauty at The Baha'i Gardens, and contemplate the long history of Citadel of Acre.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Haifa vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Tel Aviv to Haifa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Haifa are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Qiryat Shemona.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Acre, Tiberias, Safed, Achziv Beach National Park, Nurit Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Achziv Beach National Park ©
Achziv Beach National Park
Arbel National Park ©
Arbel National Park

2
nights
Qiryat Shemona

Qiryat Shemona ©
Kiryat Shmona is a city located in the Northern District of Israel on the western slopes of the Hula Valley near the Lebanese border. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Upper Galilee Museum of Prehistory, make a trip to Tel Dan, then take in the dramatic scenery at Banias Waterfall, and finally stop by Shulman's Chocolate Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Beit HaShome Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Iyon Stream Nature Reserve, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Nahal Snir Nature Reserve (Hasbani).

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Qiryat Shemona trip planner .

Traveling by car from Haifa to Qiryat Shemona takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Haifa in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Qiryat Shemona, with highs around 40°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to take a bus back home.

Things to do in Qiryat Shemona

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Galilee Region, The Prehistoric Man Museum, Beit HaShome Museum, Iyon Stream Nature Reserve, The Nahal Snir Nature Reserve (Hasbani)
Highlights from your plan
Banias Waterfall ©
Banias Waterfall
Iyon Stream Nature Reserve ©
Iyon Stream Nature Reserve

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