43 days in Israel Itinerary

43 days in Israel Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Israel itinerary planner

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Jerusalem
— 12 nights
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Haifa
— 7 nights
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Safed
— 5 nights
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Masada
— 2 nights
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Beersheba
— 5 nights
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Mitspe Ramon
— 4 nights
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Eilat
— 6 nights
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Jerusalem

— 12 nights

Holy City

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Jaffa (Church of Apostle Peter, Maskit, &more) and Tel Aviv (Opticana Museum, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, &more). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Western Wall Tunnels, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tower of David Museum of the History of Jerusalem.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Jerusalem day trip tool.

Phoenix, USA to Jerusalem is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Phoenix to Jerusalem. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Phoenix in June: highs in Jerusalem hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Haifa.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Haifa

— 7 nights
A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
Get out of town with these interesting Haifa side-trips: Nazareth (International Center Mary of Nazareth, The Church of the Annunciation, &more), Acre (Western Galilee Now - Tourist Information Center & Citadel of Acre) and Mount Tabor (in Kfar Tavor). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at The Baha'i Gardens, don't miss a visit to Louis Promenade, explore the striking landscape at The Grottos at Rosh HaNiqra, and walk around Caesarea National Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Haifa driving holiday planning app.

You can drive from Jerusalem to Haifa in 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Haifa are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Safed.

Things to do in Haifa

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Safed

— 5 nights
The birthplace of the Kabbalah movement, Safed boasts a mystical and spiritual heritage as one of the country's four holy cities.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Safed: Migdal (Magdala & Mount Arbel), Tiberias (Sea of Galilee, Berenice Winery, &more) and Capernaum (Church of the Multiplication & Capharnaum the Town of Jesus). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Primacy of Peter, relax in the rural setting at Vered Hagalil Guest Farm, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yardenit, and make a trip to The Old City of Safed.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Safed trip planner.

Drive from Haifa to Safed in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Haifa in July, you will find days in Safed are somewhat warmer (94°F), and nights are slightly colder (73°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Masada.

Things to do in Safed

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Masada

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Masada National Park and then get engrossed in the history at The Masada Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): go for a walk through Tze'elim Stream and then stroll through Nachal Arugot Nature Reserve.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Masada trip planner.

Getting from Safed to Masada by car takes about 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Beersheba.

Things to do in Masada

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Beersheba

— 5 nights
Beersheba also spelled Beer-Sheva is the largest city in the Negev desert of southern Israel. Venture out of the city with trips to Ein Bokek (Ein Bokek Beach & Bokek River), Kiryat Gat (Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park & Negev Brewery) and Arad (House of Art - Garden, Fine Art & Doll Museum, &more). There's much more to do: stroll through En Gedi Nature Reserve, take in the awesome beauty at HaMakhtesh HaGadol, relax in the rural setting at Sea-gal advanced aguaculture, and delve into the distant past at Shivta.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Beersheba sightseeing planner.

Getting from Masada to Beersheba by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Beersheba

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Mitspe Ramon

— 4 nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mitspe Ramon: Moa Winery (in Tsofar), Just Aloe Visitor Center (in Ein Yahav) and Sde Boker Winery (in Sde Boker). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Ramon Crater, do a tasting at Nana Estate Winery, wander the wide-open spaces of The Alpaca Farm, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mitspe Ramon trip planner.

You can drive from Beersheba to Mitspe Ramon in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. July in Mitspe Ramon sees daily highs of 93°F and lows of 82°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Eilat.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Eilat

— 6 nights
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, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, meet the residents at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, see the vivid underwater world at Dolphin Reef, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Eilat trip maker.

Traveling by car from Mitspe Ramon to Eilat takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mitspe Ramon in July: highs in Eilat hover around 105°F, while lows dip to 81°F. You'll set off for home on the 28th (Wed).

Things to do in Eilat

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Israel travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Walking Areas · Ruins
Land of Creation
Surprisingly diverse for such a narrow strip of land pressed against the Mediterranean, modern Israel only dates back to 1948, though the history of this "Holy Land" spans many millennia. The big three monotheistic religions--Christianity, Judaism, and Islam--maintain extremely strong ties to this part of the world, so you can expect to see plenty of historic churches, mosques, and synagogues during your holiday in Israel. Beyond the undeniable cultural appeal, Israel also offers impressive natural features, including the Dead Sea and Makhtesh Ramon, one of the world's biggest craters. As you tour Israel, you'll find yourself following in the footsteps of figures that helped shape the world thousands of years ago.