5 days in Jerusalem & Haifa Itinerary

5 days in Jerusalem & Haifa Itinerary

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5 days in Jerusalem & Haifa Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
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Jerusalem
— 1 night
Bus:  2​h
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Haifa
— 3 nights
Bus:  2​h
End: Jerusalem

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Safari Park, explore the world behind art at Israel Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bethesda. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, meet the residents at Tisch Family Zoological Gardens (Biblical Zoo), then get to know the fascinating history of Old City of Jerusalem, then admire the striking features of Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, and finally make a trip to Western Wall.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Jerusalem road trip planning website .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airport is Ben Gurion International Airport. In December, daytime highs in Jerusalem are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Haifa.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Safari Park
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Safari Park ©
Safari Park

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nights
Haifa

Haifa ©
A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of The Church of the Annunciation, see the interesting displays at Nazareth Village, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sea of Galilee, and finally contemplate the long history of Mount of Beatitudes. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the engaging exhibits at Nisco Museum, engage your brain at Madatech-Israel National Museum of Science, Technology, and Space, then don't miss a visit to The Baha'i Gardens, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The German Colony.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Haifa road trip planner .

Take a bus from Jerusalem to Haifa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daytime highs in Haifa are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus back home.

Things to do in Haifa

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Nazareth, Acre, Mount of Beatitudes, Sea of Galilee, Nisco Museum
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Nazareth Village ©
Nazareth Village
Nisco Museum ©
Nisco Museum

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