40 days in Israel Itinerary

40 days in Israel Itinerary

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40 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Rajkot
Fly + Drive:  18​h 30​min
1
Jerusalem
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Masada
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Mitspe Ramon
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Eilat
— 7 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Netanya
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Safed
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Nazareth
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h
End: Rajkot

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Jerusalem side-trips: Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park (in Kiryat Gat) and Rehovot (Ayalon Institute Museum & Weizmann House). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, steep yourself in history at Mt of Olives, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Jerusalem trip planner .

Rajkot, India to Jerusalem is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Rajkot to Jerusalem due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Rajkot in December, with highs in Jerusalem at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Masada.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Rehovot, En Gedi Nature Reserve, Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
Highlights from your plan
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Walking tours

2
nights
Masada

Masada ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): delve into the distant past at Herod's Western Palace and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Masada National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): explore the galleries of The Masada Museum and then go for a walk through Nachal Arugot Nature Reserve.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Masada trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Jerusalem to Masada in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Masada

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dead Sea Region
Highlights from your plan
Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Herod's Western Palace ©
Herod's Western Palace
The Masada Museum ©
The Masada Museum

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Mitspe Ramon side-trips: Sea-gal advanced aguaculture (in Idan), Negev Camel Ranch (in Dimona) and Sde Boker (Sde Boker Winery & Ben Gurion Tomb). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Ramon Crater, get engrossed in the history at Ben-Gurion Hut, delve into the distant past at Nabatean Avdat Acropolis, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mitspe Ramon online sightseeing planner .

Drive from Masada to Mitspe Ramon in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in January, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Eilat.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sde Boker, Ramat Negev, Sea-gal advanced aguaculture, Negev Camel Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Ramon Crater ©
Ramon Crater
Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

7
nights
Eilat

At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Eilat is known for wildlife, zoos & aquariums, nature, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, explore the striking landscape of Timna Park, explore the gorgeous colors at Dolphin Reef, and take in breathtaking views at Red Canyon.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Eilat vacation builder site .

Drive from Mitspe Ramon to Eilat in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mitspe Ramon in January: highs in Eilat hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Netanya.

Things to do in Eilat

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Underwater Observatory Marine Park ©
Timna Park ©
Timna Park

5
nights
Netanya

Netanya ©
The seaside town of Netanya draws tourists in with its fine sand beaches and lively atmosphere.
Get out of town with these interesting Netanya side-trips: Old City Gallery - Caesarea (in Caesarea), Nisco Museum (in Ein Hod) and Zichron Yaakov (Ramat HaNadiv, Somek Estate Winery, & more). The adventure continues: walk around Caesarea National Park, identify plant and animal life at Taninim Nature Reserve, see the interesting displays at Ralli museum, Caesarea, and explore the striking landscape of Apollonia National Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Netanya trip planner .

You can fly from Eilat to Netanya in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Eilat in January, expect nights in Netanya to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are little chillier, around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Safed.

Things to do in Netanya

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Caesarea, Zichron Yaakov, Nisco Museum, Taninim Nature Reserve, Apollonia National Park
Highlights from your plan
Ramat HaNadiv ©
Ramat HaNadiv
Caesarea National Park ©
Caesarea National Park
Ralli museum, Caesarea ©
Ralli museum, Caesarea

6
nights
Safed

Safed ©
The birthplace of the Kabbalah movement, Safed boasts a mystical and spiritual heritage as one of the country's four holy cities.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nurit Gallery (in Yesod Hamaala), Magdala (in Migdal) and The Grottos at Rosh HaNiqra (in Kefar Rosh HaNiqra). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Sea of Galilee, identify plant and animal life at Hula Nature Reserve, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Multiplication, and don't miss a visit to The Old City of Safed.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Safed road trip website .

Traveling by car from Netanya to Safed takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Safed, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nazareth.

Things to do in Safed

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Capernaum, Tiberias, Galilee Region, Church of the Primacy of Peter, The Grottos at Rosh HaNiqra
Highlights from your plan
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Hula Nature Reserve ©
Hula Nature Reserve
Mount of Beatitudes ©
Mount of Beatitudes

6
nights
Nazareth

Nazareth ©
Known worldwide as the hometown of Jesus Christ, Nazareth draws flocks of pilgrims who come to see the place where Christ grew up, and follow his footsteps along the Jesus Trail.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nazareth: Bet She'an National Park (in Beit She'an), Mount Tabor (in Kfar Tavor) and Acre (Akko Old Town & Bahai Gardens and Shrine). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of The Church of the Annunciation, view the masterpieces at Beit Hankin, explore the ancient world of Tel Megiddo National Park, and get great views at Mt. of Precipice Lookout Point.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, go to the Nazareth trip planner.

Getting from Safed to Nazareth by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nazareth

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Acre, Beit Hankin, Bet She'an National Park, Gecko Climbing, Zippori National Park
Highlights from your plan
International Center Mary of Nazareth ©
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation
Mount Tabor ©
Mount Tabor

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