40 days in Israel Itinerary

40 days in Israel Itinerary

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40 days in Israel Itinerary

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

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Haifa: Zichron Yaakov (Somek Estate Winery, Ramat HaNadiv, & more), Caesarea (Caesarea Antiquity Museum, Caesarea National Park, & more) and Zippori National Park (in Zippori). Spend the 17th (Mon) exploring nature at Gan HaShlosha National Park. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baha'i Gardens, steep yourself in history at The Church of the Annunciation, delve into the distant past at Megiddo National Park, and make a trip to Louis Promenade.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Haifa trip maker app .

Tel Aviv to Haifa is an approximately 1-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Rosh Pina.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Acre, Caesarea, Zichron Yaakov, Nazareth, Keshet Cave
Highlights from your plan
The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation
Caesarea National Park ©
Caesarea National Park

5
nights
Rosh Pina

Rosh Pina ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Yardenit (in Kinneret), Montfort and Goren Park (in Elifelet) and Mount Tabor (in Kfar Tavor).

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rosh Pina online trip planner .

You can drive from Haifa to Rosh Pina in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Haifa, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rosh Pina, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Rosh Pina

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Capernaum, Galilee Region, Safed, Tiberias, Migdal
Highlights from your plan
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Mount Tabor ©
Mount Tabor
Mount of Beatitudes ©
Mount of Beatitudes

10
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Jerusalem: Holon (Gan HaKaktusim & Dialogue In The Dark), Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa) and Tel Aviv (Yarkon River and Park Hayarkon, Old Tel Aviv Port Area, & more). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, admire the striking features of Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Western Wall, and make a trip to The Western Wall Tunnels.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Jerusalem holiday planner.

Traveling by bus from Rosh Pina to Jerusalem takes 2.5 hours. In June in Jerusalem, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ein Gedi.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Holon, Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park, Omni Virtual Reality, Ayalon Institute Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Walking tours

5
nights
Ein Gedi

Ein Gedi ©
Explore Ein Gedi's surroundings by going to Masada Fortress (in Arad) and Ein Bokek (Route 90, Bokek River, & more). Spend the 9th (Tue) exploring nature at Nachal Arugot Nature Reserve.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ein Gedi online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Jerusalem to Ein Gedi takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dimona.

Things to do in Ein Gedi

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Dead Sea Region, Ein Bokek, Masada Fortress, Nachal Arugot Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
En Gedi Nature Reserve ©
En Gedi Nature Reserve
Masada Fortress ©
Masada Fortress
Dead Sea ©
Dead Sea

3
nights
Dimona

Dimona ©
Dimona is an Israeli city in the Negev desert, 36km to the south of Beersheba and 35km west of the Dead Sea above the Arava valley in the Southern District of Israel. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dimona: Mitspe Ramon (Ramon Crater, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, & more) and Masada National Park (in Masada). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Shivta.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Dimona trip builder website .

You can drive from Ein Gedi to Dimona in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Eilat.

Things to do in Dimona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mitspe Ramon, Shivta, Masada National Park
Highlights from your plan
Ramon Crater ©
Ramon Crater
Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park

8
nights
Eilat

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, race across the water with a speed boat tour, partake in some friendly competition at Escape Room Eilat, and see the vivid underwater world at Dolphin Reef.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Eilat trip itinerary maker .

Take a bus from Dimona to Eilat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Eilat, expect temperatures between 47°C during the day and 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Eilat

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Underwater Observatory Marine Park ©
Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef

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