44 days in Israel Itinerary

44 days in Israel Itinerary

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44 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
Mitspe Ramon
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Eilat
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Holon
— 7 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Haifa
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Capernaum
— 6 nights
bus:  3​h
6
Jerusalem
— 12 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Tel Aviv

6
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mitspe Ramon: Masada Fortress (in Arad), Beersheba (Hatzerim Israel Airforce Museum, Abraham's Well International Visitor Center, & more) and Route 90 (in Ein Bokek). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Ramon Crater, contemplate the waterfront views at Dead Sea, take an in-depth tour of The Masada Museum, and delve into the distant past at Herod's Western Palace.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mitspe Ramon day trip planner .

Tel Aviv to Mitspe Ramon is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. January in Mitspe Ramon sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Eilat.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Beersheba, Dead Sea Region, Route 90, Masada Fortress
Highlights from your plan
Ramon Crater ©
Ramon Crater
Masada Fortress ©
Masada Fortress
Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park

6
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 nature, zoos & aquariums, adventure, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Timna Park, admire all the interesting features of Camel Ranch Eilat, explore the gorgeous colors at Dolphin Reef, and explore the stunning scenery at Red Canyon.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Eilat route planner .

You can drive from Mitspe Ramon to Eilat in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Mitspe Ramon in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Eilat, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Holon.

Things to do in Eilat

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

7
nights
Holon

Holon ©
Holon is a city on the central coastal strip south of Tel Aviv, Israel. Explore Holon's surroundings by going to Sharon Beach National Park (in Shefayim) and Safari Park (in Ramat Gan). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Jaffa Old City, examine the collection at Palmach Museum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and get engrossed in the history at Eretz Israel Museum Complex (Haaretz Museum).

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Holon visit planning site .

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 a bit cooler weather when traveling from Eilat in January: highs in Holon hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Haifa.

Things to do in Holon

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Safari Park, Weizmann House, Sharon Beach National Park
Highlights from your plan
Jaffa Old City ©
Jaffa Old City
Walking tours
Neve Tzedek ©
Neve Tzedek

6
nights
Haifa

Haifa ©
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: Ramat HaNadiv (in Zichron Yaakov), Caesarea National Park (in Caesarea) and Beit She'an National Park (in Beit She'an). Spend the 25th (Thu) exploring nature at Zippori National Park. Spend the 27th (Sat) exploring nature at Achziv Beach National Park. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at The Church of the Annunciation, explore the ancient world of Megiddo National Park, pause for some serene contemplation at International Center Mary of Nazareth, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Stella Maris Lighthouse and Carmelite Monastery.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Haifa day trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Holon to Haifa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Capernaum.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Acre, Nazareth, Kiryat Tivon, Caesarea National Park, Ramat HaNadiv
Highlights from your plan
Caesarea National Park ©
Caesarea National Park
The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation

6
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.
Explore Capernaum's surroundings by going to Baram National Park (in Jish), Mount Tabor (in Kfar Tavor) and The Old City of Safed (in Safed). Spend the 31st (Wed) exploring nature at Hamat Tiberias National Park. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea of Galilee, contemplate the long history of Mount of Beatitudes, look for all kinds of wild species at Hula Nature Reserve, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Multiplication.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Capernaum trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Haifa to Capernaum in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Haifa in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Capernaum, with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Capernaum

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tiberias, Galilee Region, Safed, Mount Tabor, Montfort and Goren Park
Highlights from your plan
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Mount of Beatitudes ©
Mount of Beatitudes
Mount Tabor ©
Mount Tabor

12
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 a short trip to Kalia Beach in Kalia (about 44 minutes away). On the 6th (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Spend the 7th (Wed) exploring nature at Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, contemplate the long history of Mount of Olives, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old City of Jerusalem, and delve into the distant past at Temple Mount.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Jerusalem trip planning tool .

Traveling by bus from Capernaum to Jerusalem takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Capernaum in February, plan for a bit cooler nights in Jerusalem, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park, Kalia Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Walking tours

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