48 days in Israel Itinerary

48 days in Israel Itinerary

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48 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: New York City
+3
bus + Fly + train + bus:  15​h 15​min
1
Eilat
— 9 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Mitspe Ramon
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Holon
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Jerusalem
— 12 nights
bus:  3​h
5
Capernaum
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Haifa
— 9 nights
+2
train + Fly + bus:  15​h 30​min
End: New York City

9
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
You'll explore and learn at Eilat, My City History Museum and Erotic Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ice Mall Eilat and Red Canyon. There's lots more to do: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, look for gifts at King Solomon Promanade, look for all kinds of wild species at Coral Beach Nature Reserve, and see the vivid underwater world at Dolphin Reef.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Eilat vacation maker .

New York City, USA to Eilat is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Israel Standard Time is 7 hours. While traveling from New York City, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Eilat, ranging from highs of 97°F to lows of 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Red Canyon ©
Red Canyon
Scuba & Snorkeling
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.
Let the collections at The Alpaca Farm and The Masada Museum capture your imagination. Get in touch with nature at Ramon Crater and Zin River. When in Mitspe Ramon, make a side trip to see Antelope Ranch in the Arava Valley in Mahane Zofar, approximately 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Avdat National Park, explore the ancient world of Nabatean Avdat Acropolis, explore the striking landscape at Maktesh Ramon, and stop by Hadasaar Natural Living.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Mitspe Ramon online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Eilat to Mitspe Ramon in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, Mitspe Ramon is slightly colder than Eilat - with highs of 83°F and lows of 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Holon.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dead Sea Region, Shivta, Antelope Ranch in the Arava Valley, Mamshit, Zin River
Highlights from your plan
Ramon Crater ©
Ramon Crater
Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park
The Masada Museum ©
The Masada Museum

5
nights
Holon

Holon ©
Holon is a city on the central coastal strip south of Tel Aviv, Israel. Visiting Yarkon River and Park Hayarkon and Tayelet will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nachlat Binyamin Pedestrian Mall and Palmach Museum. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Dizengoff Street, see the interesting displays at Beit Hatfutsot - The Museum of the Jewish People, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and explore the engaging exhibits at Ilana Goor Museum.

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Traveling by car from Mitspe Ramon to Holon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May in Holon, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Holon

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trip

Tel Aviv
Highlights from your plan
Palmach Museum ©
Palmach Museum
The Yitzhak Rabin Center ©
The Yitzhak Rabin Center

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hezekiah's Tunnel - Siloam Tunnel and Jewish Quarter. Get a sense of the local culture at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center and Israel Museum. Go for a jaunt from Jerusalem to Ein Gedi to see Ein Gedi Botanical Garden about 54 minutes away. Spend the 7th (Thu) exploring nature at Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park. On the 13th (Wed), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Western Wall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dome of the Rock, get to know the fascinating history of Old City of Jerusalem, and make a trip to The Way of the Cross - Via Dolorosa.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Jerusalem online trip itinerary maker .

You can take a train from Holon to Jerusalem in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Holon in June, Jerusalem is little chillier at night with lows of 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Capernaum.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

Incense Route - Desert Cities in the Negev, Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park, Ein Gedi Botanical Garden, Qumran Caves
Highlights from your plan
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park ©
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
Herodyon National Park ©
Herodyon National Park

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.
Sea of Galilee and Capharnaum the Town of Jesus are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Church of Mount of Beatitudes and Magdala. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Capernaum: Mount Tabor (in Kfar Tavor), Arbel National Park (in Tiberias) and Adir Winery (in Dalton). Spend the 20th (Wed) exploring nature at Hamat Tiberias National Park. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Mount of Beatitudes, view the masterpieces at Yom Tov Art Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Twelve Apostles, and delve into the distant past at Baram National Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Capernaum online day trip planner .

Take a bus from Jerusalem to Capernaum in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Jerusalem in June since evenings lows in Capernaum dip to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Haifa.

Things to do in Capernaum

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tiberias, Kinneret, Yom Tov Art Gallery, Mount Tabor, Baram National Park
Highlights from your plan
Capharnaum the Town of Jesus ©
Capharnaum the Town of Jesus
Magdala ©
Magdala
The Beatitude Monastery ©
The Beatitude Monastery

9
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 some historical perspective at The Church of the Annunciation and Bahai Gardens and Shrine. Museum-lovers will appreciate Mada Tech - The Israel National Museum Of Science and Nisco Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Haifa: Nazareth (St. Joseph Church, International Center Mary of Nazareth, & more), Acre (Crusader Fortress & The Citadel) and Beit She'an National Park (in Beit She'an). Spend the 27th (Wed) exploring nature at Achziv Beach National Park. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Akko Old Town, take a memorable tour with The German Colony, steep yourself in history at Beit Shearim, and kick back and relax at Rosh ha-Niqra.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Haifa travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Capernaum to Haifa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Capernaum in June: highs in Haifa hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nazareth, Acre, Kiryat Tivon, Achziv Beach National Park, Zippori National Park
Highlights from your plan
International Center Mary of Nazareth ©
Citadel of Acre ©
Citadel of Acre
St. Joseph Church ©
St. Joseph Church

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