5 days in Israel Itinerary

5 days in Israel Itinerary

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5 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
train:  1​h
1
Haifa
— Few hours
train:  1​h
2
Tel Aviv
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Masada
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Jerusalem
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
End: Tel Aviv

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hours
Haifa

Haifa ©
A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
On the 17th (Tue), wander the streets of Akko Old Town, get to know the fascinating history of The German Colony, and then admire the natural beauty at The Baha'i Gardens.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Haifa travel route planner.

Tel Aviv to Haifa is an approximately 1-hour train ride. You can also take a bus; or drive. In September in Haifa, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Haifa

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Akko Old Town
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The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
Akko Old Town ©
Akko Old Town
The German Colony ©
The German Colony

3
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.
On the 17th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Eretz Israel Museum Complex (Haaretz Museum). Keep things going the next day: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then wander the streets of Neve Tzedek, then wander the streets of Jaffa Old City, and finally take in the waterfront at Tayelet.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tel Aviv trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Haifa to Tel Aviv in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In September in Tel Aviv, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Masada.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Tours Museums Neighborhoods
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Jaffa Old City ©
Jaffa Old City
Walking tours
Neve Tzedek ©
Neve Tzedek

1
night
Masada

Masada ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Masada National Park, then explore the ancient world of Herod's Western Palace, and then take an in-depth tour of The Masada Museum.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Masada online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Tel Aviv to Masada takes 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Masada

Historic Sites Parks Nature

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

1
day
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.
On the 21st (Sat), make a trip to Western Wall, admire the striking features of Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old City of Jerusalem, then explore the world behind art at Israel Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Jerusalem itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Masada to Jerusalem in 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Jerusalem can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Western Wall ©
Western Wall

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