49 days in Israel Itinerary

49 days in Israel Itinerary

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49 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Tel Aviv
— 10 nights
Fly:  1​h
2
Eilat
— 10 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Mitspe Ramon
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Beersheba
— 6 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Haifa
— 9 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Safed
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Manchester

10
nights
Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv ©
Called the "White City" thanks to the color of its World Heritage-listed architectural landmarks, Tel Aviv serves as Israel's modern and cosmopolitan second city.
Kids will enjoy Ayalon Institute Museum and Tisch Family Zoological Gardens (Biblical Zoo). Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Palmach Museum and Wine Tours & Tastings. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tel Aviv: Mary's Spring (in Ein Kerem), Jerusalem (Ludwig Mayer Bookstore, Jaffa Gate, & more) and St. George Church (in Lod). There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Yarkon River and Park Hayarkon, kick back and relax at Jerusalem Beach, make a trip to Rothschild Boulevard, and stroll through Frishman Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Tel Aviv trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Tel Aviv is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Israel Standard Time is 2 hours. In December, Tel Aviv is somewhat warmer than Manchester - with highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Eilat.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Jerusalem, Mary's Spring, Safari Park, Big Fashion Mall Ashdod, Omni Virtual Reality
Highlights from your plan
Palmach Museum ©
Palmach Museum
Ayalon Institute Museum ©
Ayalon Institute Museum
The Yitzhak Rabin Center ©
The Yitzhak Rabin Center

10
nights
Eilat

At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Red Canyon and Princess Beach. Bring the kids along to Speed Boats Tours and Migdalor Beach. Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, buy something for everyone on your list at Ice Mall Eilat, get outside with Solomon Pilars, and enjoy the sand and surf at Dekel Beach Eilat.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Eilat day trip planner.

Fly from Tel Aviv to Eilat in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Tel Aviv, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Eilat, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Eilat

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Red Canyon ©
Red Canyon
Princess Beach ©
Princess Beach

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and The Alpaca Farm. Get a sense of the local culture at Nabatean Avdat Acropolis and Incense Route - Desert Cities in the Negev. Explore Mitspe Ramon's surroundings by going to Sea-gal advanced aguaculture (in Idan), Antelope Ranch in the Arava Valley (in Mahane Zofar) and Sde Boker (Sde Boker Winery & Ben Gurion Tomb). Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the striking landscape at Ramon Crater, get some fabulous bargains at Faran Natural Cosmetic, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ada Canion.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Mitspe Ramon trip tool .

Getting from Eilat to Mitspe Ramon by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Eilat in December, with highs in Mitspe Ramon at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Beersheba.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sde Boker, Incense Route - Desert Cities in the Negev, Antelope Ranch in the Arava Valley, Nitzana National Park, Derech Hashalom Ba'arava - the peace trail in Arava
Highlights from your plan
Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park
The Alpaca Farm ©
The Alpaca Farm
Nature & Wildlife Tours

6
nights
Beersheba

Beersheba ©
Beersheba also spelled Beer-Sheva is the largest city in the Negev desert of southern Israel. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Lunada - Children's Museum and Engine 70414. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park and Herod's Western Palace. Change things up with these side-trips from Beersheba: Arad (Arad Contemporary Art Center, Masada Fortress, & more), Ein Bokek (Bokek River, Ein Bokek Beach, & more) and Negev Brewery (in Kiryat Gat). There's much more to do: learn about all things military at ANZAC Memorial Center, get a taste of life in the country at Negev Camel Ranch, look for all kinds of wild species at En Gedi Nature Reserve, and admire nature's extreme beauty at Ein Gedi Botanical Garden.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Beersheba trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Mitspe Ramon to Beersheba takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Haifa.

Things to do in Beersheba

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Dead Sea Region, Arad, Ein Bokek, Kiryat Gat, Ein Gedi Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park ©
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
Fine Art & Doll Museum ©
Fine Art & Doll Museum
Bokek River ©
Bokek River

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Madatech-Israel National Museum of Science, Technology, and Space and Nazareth Village. Bring the kids along to Dado Beach and Gan HaShlosha National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Haifa: Caesarea (Ralli museum, Caesarea & Caesarea National Park), Acre (Citadel of Acre, The Acre Turkish Bazaar, & more) and Nazareth (Tel Megiddo National Park, Cana, & more). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of The German Colony, steep yourself in history at Beit Shearim, meet the residents at Gan Garoo - Australian Park, and see the interesting displays at Hecht Museum, University of Haifa.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Haifa trip itinerary planning site .

Take a train from Beersheba to Haifa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in January, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Safed.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Nazareth, Acre, Kiryat Tivon, Caesarea, The Grottos at Rosh HaNiqra
Highlights from your plan

6
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Magdala and Church of the Primacy of Peter. Bring the kids along to Keshet Cave and Iyon Stream Nature Reserve. Change things up with these side-trips from Safed: Capernaum (The House and Church of St. Peter, Church of the Multiplication, & more), 3 Vines Winery (in Ramot Naftali) and Banias Waterfall (in Qiryat Shemona). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Arbel National Park, appreciate the history behind Davidka Memorial, examine the collection at The Ancient Galilee Boat, and make a trip to The Old City of Safed.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Safed road trip website .

Traveling by bus from Haifa to Safed takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. January in Safed sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Safed

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Capernaum, Rosh Pina, Tiberias, Galilee Region, Galil Mountain Winery
Highlights from your plan
Magdala ©
Magdala
Banias Waterfall ©
Banias Waterfall
Iyon Stream Nature Reserve ©
Iyon Stream Nature Reserve

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