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 30​min
2
Eilat
— 9 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
3
Mitspe Ramon
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Masada
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Safed
— 8 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
6
Haifa
— 8 nights
train + Fly:  16​h
End: Chicago

11
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Off-Road Tours and Wine Tours & Tastings. Explore Jerusalem's surroundings by going to Masada Fortress (in Arad), Ein Bokek Beach (in Ein Bokek) and Joe Alon Center - The Museum of Bedouin Culture (in Lahav). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mahane Yehuda Market, don't miss a visit to Rothschild Boulevard, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Jerusalem online trip maker .

Chicago, USA to Jerusalem is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Chicago to Jerusalem due to the time zone difference. In February, Jerusalem is warmer than Chicago - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Ein Bokek Beach, Masada Fortress, En Gedi Nature Reserve, Adullam Grove Nature Reserve
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Off-Road Tours
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

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. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Red Canyon, ponder the design of Musical Fountain, stroll through Mosh Beach, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Eilat trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jerusalem to Eilat in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Jerusalem in February, expect nights in Eilat to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Red Canyon ©
Red Canyon
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Botanical Garden Of Eilat ©
Botanical Garden Of Eilat

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 Ben Gurion Tomb. Explore Mitspe Ramon's surroundings by going to Sea-gal advanced aguaculture (in Idan), Mamshit (in Dimona) and Sde Boker (Sde Boker Winery & Carmey Avdat). There's still lots to do: wander the wide-open spaces of The Alpaca Farm, examine the collection at Ben-Gurion Hut, contemplate the waterfront views at Zin River, and take in the awesome beauty at HaMakhtesh HaGadol.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mitspe Ramon online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Eilat to Mitspe Ramon by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Masada.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sde Boker, Ramat Negev, Sea-gal advanced aguaculture, Mamshit, HaMakhtesh HaGadol
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Ramon Crater ©
Ramon Crater
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Ben Gurion Tomb ©
Ben Gurion Tomb

2
nights
Masada

Masada ©
On the 14th (Sat), explore the galleries of The Masada Museum and then go for a walk through Nachal Arugot Nature Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Masada National Park and then delve into the distant past at Herod's Western Palace.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Masada trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Mitspe Ramon to Masada takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Safed.

Things to do in Masada

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dead Sea Region
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Magdala and Iyon Stream Nature Reserve. Explore Safed's surroundings by going to Tiberias (Sea of Galilee & Arbel National Park), Capernaum (Capharnaum the Town of Jesus & Church of the Multiplication) and Nurit Gallery (in Yesod Hamaala). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Nimrod's Lookout, Head underground at Keshet Cave, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Primacy of Peter, and steep yourself in history at Mount of Beatitudes.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Safed travel route builder website .

Explore your travel options from Masada to Safed with the Route module. In March, daily temperatures in Safed can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Haifa.

Things to do in Safed

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Capernaum, Galilee Region, Tiberias, Yesod Hamaala, Nimrod's Lookout
Highlights from your plan
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Magdala ©
Magdala
Arbel National Park ©
Arbel National Park

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Citadel of Acre and Caesarea National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Haifa side-trips: Ma'ayan Harod National Park (in Gidona), Ralli museum, Caesarea (in Caesarea) and Mount Tabor (in Kfar Tavor). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of The German Colony, admire the landmark architecture of The Church of the Annunciation, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and walk around Uri's Trail ,Nesher Park Bridge.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Haifa road trip planning tool .

Getting from Safed to Haifa by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Safed in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in Haifa. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Caesarea, Nazareth, Acre, Mount Tabor, Ma'ayan Harod National Park
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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