38 days in Israel Itinerary

38 days in Israel Itinerary

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38 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Cortez
Fly + Drive:  25​h
1
Haifa
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Capernaum
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Masada
— 2 nights
Bus:  2​h 45​min
4
Jerusalem
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Ein Bokek
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Mitspe Ramon
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Eilat
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  1​h 30​min
8
Holon
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Cortez

5
nights
Haifa

Haifa ©
A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
Head to Zichron Yaakov Pedestrian Mall and Ein Hod Artists Villagefor plenty of shopping. Explore hidden gems such as The Church of the Annunciation and Bat Galim Beach. Explore Haifa's surroundings by going to Ralli museum, Caesarea (in Caesarea), Achziv Beach National Park (in Nahariya) and Acre (The Citadel & The Acre Turkish Bazaar). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Meridian Beach, examine the collection at Hamam El Basha Museum, explore the engaging exhibits at Nisco Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Gabriel's Church.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Haifa trip website .

Cortez, USA to Haifa is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Israel Standard Time is 9 hours. When traveling from Cortez in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Haifa, with highs around 70°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Capernaum.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Nazareth, Acre, Nisco Museum, Ralli museum, Caesarea, Rosh Hanikra
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Beit Shearim ©
Beit Shearim
Ralli museum, Caesarea ©
Ralli museum, Caesarea

4
nights
Capernaum

Capernaum ©
A trip to Capernaum takes pilgrims and tourists to the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee, which represents one of the major historical sites to see in Israel.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea of Galilee and Mount of Beatitudes. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Church of Mount of Beatitudes and Magdala. Venture out of the city with trips to Sheva Chaya Gallery (in Safed) and Adir Winery (in Dalton). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Capharnaum the Town of Jesus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Primacy of Peter, make a trip to The Ashkenazi HaAri Synagogue, and look for gifts at Tzfat Gallery.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Capernaum trip planner .

Drive from Haifa to Capernaum in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Capernaum when traveling from Haifa in March, with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Masada.

Things to do in Capernaum

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Safed, Tiberias, The Ancient Galilee Boat, Adir Winery, Church of the Primacy of Peter
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The Church of the Twelve Apostles ©
The Church of the Twelve Apostles
Capharnaum the Town of Jesus ©
Capharnaum the Town of Jesus
The Beatitude Monastery ©
The Beatitude Monastery

2
nights
Masada

Masada ©
Masada is a kibbutz in northern Israel. On the 24th (Sat), stop by Galita World of Chocolate, then examine the collection at National Park Beit Alfa - Bet Alfa Synagogue National Park, then steep yourself in history at Holy Caves of Nazareth, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franciscan Wedding Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Beit She'an National Park.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Masada tour itinerary planner .

Masada is just a stone's throw from Capernaum. In March, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Masada

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

National Park Beit Alfa - Bet Alfa Synagogue National Park, Holy Caves of Nazareth, Franciscan Wedding Church, Galita World of Chocolate
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Holy Caves of Nazareth ©
Holy Caves of Nazareth
Franciscan Wedding Church ©
Franciscan Wedding Church

7
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kalia Beach and Jaffa Gate (Bab al-Khalil). Do your shopping at Mahane Yehuda Market and Ben Yehuda Street. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, examine the collection at Israel Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Church of Saint Anne, and wander the streets of Old City of Jerusalem.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Jerusalem tour planning website .

Take a bus from Masada to Jerusalem in 3 hours. In March, daytime highs in Jerusalem are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Ein Bokek.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Kalia Beach
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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.
Masada Fortress and Tel Arad National Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at The Masada Museum and Glass Art Museum Arad. Explore Ein Bokek's surroundings by going to Beersheba (Abraham's Well International Visitor Center, Carasso Science Park, & more).

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ein Bokek trip builder app .

You can take a bus from Jerusalem to Ein Bokek in 1.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Jerusalem in April since evenings lows in Ein Bokek dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Ein Bokek

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Beersheba, Dead Sea Region, Arad
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Masada Fortress ©
Masada Fortress
Carasso Science Park ©
Carasso Science Park
The Masada Museum ©
The Masada Museum

5
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Alpaca Farm and Hatzerim Israel Airforce Museum. Get some cultural insight at Nabatean Avdat Acropolis and Carmey Avdat. Get out of town with these interesting Mitspe Ramon side-trips: Zin River (in Beersheba) and Antelope Ranch in the Arava Valley (in Mahane Zofar). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Ramon Crater, take in breathtaking views at Avdat National Park, make a trip to Ben Gurion Tomb, and look for gifts at Hadasaar Natural Living.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Mitspe Ramon road trip website .

Traveling by car from Ein Bokek to Mitspe Ramon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Ein Bokek in April since evenings lows in Mitspe Ramon dip to 57°F. On the 10th (Tue), you'll travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Nature Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Sde Boker, Beersheba, Antelope Ranch in the Arava Valley
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Zin River ©
Zin River
Hatzerim Israel Airforce Museum ©
Hatzerim Israel Airforce Museum
Nabatean Avdat Acropolis ©
Nabatean Avdat Acropolis

7
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Princess Beach and Dekel Beach Eilat. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Migdalor Beach and Dolphin Reef. There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Ice Mall Eilat, get to know the fascinating history of Botanical Garden Of Eilat, stop by King Solomon Promanade, and kick back and relax at Aqua Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Eilat road trip tool .

Getting from Mitspe Ramon to Eilat by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Mitspe Ramon in April, with highs in Eilat at 90°F and lows at 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Holon.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Botanical Garden Of Eilat ©
Botanical Garden Of Eilat
Princess Beach ©
Princess Beach
Migdalor Beach ©
Migdalor Beach

2
nights
Holon

Holon ©
Holon is a city on the central coastal strip south of Tel Aviv, Israel. On the 18th (Wed), buy something for everyone on your list at Ir Yamim Mall, take in the exciting artwork at Adina Plastelina and the Mysterious Room, look for gifts at Irit Goldberg, then admire the masterpieces at Jewish Yemenite Culture & Art Museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Hasela Beach. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Ayalon Institute Museum, then take a stroll around Bat Yam Boardwalk-Tayelet, then have fun and explore at Ilana Goor Museum, and finally hunt for treasures at Shuk Hapishpeshim.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Holon online vacation planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Eilat to Holon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Eilat in April; daily highs in Holon reach 78°F and lows reach 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Holon

Shopping Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Bat Yam, Ayalon Institute Museum, Ir Yamim Mall
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Ayalon Institute Museum ©
Ayalon Institute Museum
Ilana Goor Museum ©
Ilana Goor Museum
Adina Plastelina ©
Adina Plastelina

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