45 days in Israel Itinerary

45 days in Israel Itinerary

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45 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  15​h
1
Jerusalem
— 11 nights
bus:  4​h 15​min
2
Eilat
— 9 nights
bus:  3​h 15​min
3
Mitspe Ramon
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Masada
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Safed
— 8 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Haifa
— 8 nights
train + Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Chicago

11
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Off-Road Tours and Masada Fortress. Venture out of the city with trips to Joe Alon Center - The Museum of Bedouin Culture (in Lahav), Ein Bokek Beach (in Ein Bokek) and Adullam Grove Nature Reserve (in Beit Shemesh). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony), indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

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Chicago, USA to Jerusalem is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Chicago to Jerusalem, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Jerusalem: highs are around 79°F and lows about 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Ein Bokek Beach, Rishon Le Zion Museum, Adullam Grove Nature Reserve, Joe Alon Center - The Museum of Bedouin Culture
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Wine Tours & Tastings

9
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Speed Boats Tours. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Red Canyon, enjoy the sand and surf at Dekel Beach Eilat, look for all kinds of wild species at Botanical Garden Of Eilat, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Timna Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Eilat trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jerusalem to Eilat takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In April, Eilat is a bit warmer than Jerusalem - with highs of 90°F and lows of 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Red Canyon ©
Red Canyon
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and The Alpaca Farm. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mitspe Ramon: Sea-gal advanced aguaculture (in Idan), Sde Boker (Sde Boker Winery, Carmey Avdat, & more) and Mamshit (in Dimona). Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Avdat National Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Ramon Crater, admire nature's extreme beauty at HaMakhtesh HaGadol, and take an in-depth tour of Ben-Gurion Hut.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Mitspe Ramon tour itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Eilat to Mitspe Ramon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Eilat in April, plan for little chillier days in Mitspe Ramon, with highs around 81°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Masada.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sde Boker, Ramat Negev, Zin River, Sea-gal advanced aguaculture, HaMakhtesh HaGadol
Highlights from your plan
Ramon Crater ©
Ramon Crater
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
The Alpaca Farm ©
The Alpaca Farm

2
nights
Masada

Masada ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): steep yourself in history at The Masada Museum and then go for a walk through Nachal Arugot Nature Reserve. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Masada National Park and then delve into the distant past at Herod's Western Palace.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Masada road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Mitspe Ramon to Masada in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Safed.

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

8
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Magdala and Capharnaum the Town of Jesus. Change things up with these side-trips from Safed: Iyon Stream Nature Reserve (in Metulla), Church of the Multiplication (in Capernaum) and Tiberias (Sea of Galilee & Arbel National Park). The adventure continues: make a trip to Nimrod's Lookout, explore the fascinating underground world of Keshet Cave, see the interesting displays at The Ancient Galilee Boat, and learn about winemaking at 3 Vines Winery.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Safed trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Masada to Safed in 3.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Safed are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Haifa.

Things to do in Safed

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Capernaum, Tiberias, Galilee Region, Yesod Hamaala, The Ancient Galilee Boat
Highlights from your plan
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Magdala ©
Magdala
Iyon Stream Nature Reserve ©
Iyon Stream Nature Reserve

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Citadel of Acre and Carmel National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Haifa: Caesarea (Ralli museum, Caesarea & Caesarea National Park), Mount Tabor (in Kfar Tavor) and Ma'ayan Harod National Park (in Gidona). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of The German Colony, enjoy the sand and surf at Meridian Beach, see the interesting displays at Hecht Museum, University of Haifa, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Haifa day trip planning tool .

You can take a bus from Safed to Haifa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Safed in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Haifa, with highs around 80°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nazareth, Caesarea, Acre, The statue of Alexander Zaid, Vitkin Winery
Highlights from your plan
The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
Citadel of Acre ©
Citadel of Acre
Ralli museum, Caesarea ©
Ralli museum, Caesarea

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