50 days in Israel Itinerary

50 days in Israel Itinerary

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50 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Jerusalem
— 15 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Arad
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Masada
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Mitspe Ramon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Eilat
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
6
Tel Aviv
— 3 nights
train:  15​min
7
Herzliya
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
8
Caesarea
— 2 nights
bus:  15​min
9
Zichron Yaakov
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
10
Haifa
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
11
Acre
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
12
Safed
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
13
Migdal
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
14
Tiberias
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
15
Kfar Tavor
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
16
Beit She'an
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
17
Nazareth
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h
End: Houston

15
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've added Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony), Jaffa Gate, Yaron Hovav | My Israel Guide, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, make a trip to The Western Wall Tunnels, enjoy breathtaking views from The Museum of the Tower of David, and delve into the distant past at Western Wall.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Jerusalem sightseeing planner.

Houston, USA to Jerusalem is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Houston to Jerusalem, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Masada.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Walking tours

2
nights
Arad

Arad ©
Arad is a city in the Southern District of Israel. On the 27th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at En Gedi Nature Reserve, then admire the masterpieces at Fine Art & Doll Museum, and then admire the striking features of Masada Fortress. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ein Bokek Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then get engrossed in the history at ANZAC Memorial Center.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Arad online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Jerusalem to Arad takes 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Masada.

Things to do in Arad

Parks Spas Historic Sites

Side Trips

ANZAC Memorial Center, Ein Bokek Beach, En Gedi Nature Reserve, Spas
Highlights from your plan
Fine Art & Doll Museum ©
Fine Art & Doll Museum
Masada Fortress ©
Masada Fortress
En Gedi Nature Reserve ©
En Gedi Nature Reserve

1
night
Masada

Masada ©
En Gedi Nature Reserve has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at En Gedi Nature Reserve, then get to know the fascinating history of Masada National Park, then go for a walk through Nachal Arugot Nature Reserve, and finally explore the ancient world of Herod's Western Palace.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Masada trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Jerusalem to Masada takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Masada

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Dead Sea Region
Highlights from your plan
Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
En Gedi Nature Reserve ©
En Gedi Nature Reserve
Herod's Western Palace ©
Herod's Western Palace

2
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.
On the 30th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Ramon Crater, then get some fabulous bargains at Faran Natural Cosmetic, then explore the stunning scenery at Avdat National Park, and finally explore the ancient world of Nabatean Avdat Acropolis. On your second day here, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then get a taste of life in the country at The Alpaca Farm.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Mitspe Ramon road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Masada to Mitspe Ramon takes 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Mitspe Ramon are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Eilat.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Outdoors Tours Nature
Highlights from your plan
Ramon Crater ©
Ramon Crater
Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

2
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
On the 1st (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Timna Park, then head outdoors with Sea and Desert Adventures, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Underwater Observatory Marine Park. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Reef, then look for all kinds of wild species at Coral Beach Nature Reserve, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Darkness - Israel's Biggest Haunted House.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Eilat itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Mitspe Ramon to Eilat takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Mitspe Ramon in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Eilat, with highs around 74°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Timna Park ©
Timna Park
Underwater Observatory Marine Park ©
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
You've now added Tourist Israel to your itinerary. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Jaffa Old City, test your problem-solving skills at Art Quest - Club Allenby 28, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and don't miss a visit to ChomerTov.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Tel Aviv trip itinerary planning site .

Fly from Eilat to Tel Aviv in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Eilat in January, plan for slightly colder days in Tel Aviv, with highs around 63°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Herzliya.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Tours Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Jaffa Old City ©
Jaffa Old City
Walking tours
Neve Tzedek ©
Neve Tzedek

2
nights
Herzliya

Herzliya ©
On the sunny Mediterranean central coast of Israel, Herzliya charms its visitors with upscale beachfront restaurants, rolling cerulean coastline, and trendy shops.
On the 6th (Mon), take in the waterfront activity at Herzliya Marina, witness a stunning natural landmark at Hamei Ga'ash, and then test your problem-solving skills at Placebo Escape Room. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Poleg Beach, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Apollonia National Park, then stroll through Acadia Beach, and finally make a trip to The White Tower.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Herzliya online road trip planner .

Herzliya is very close to Tel Aviv. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in January, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Caesarea.

Things to do in Herzliya

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Netanya, The White Tower
Highlights from your plan
Herzliya Marina ©
Herzliya Marina
Apollonia National Park ©
Apollonia National Park
Acadia Beach ©
Acadia Beach

2
nights
Caesarea

Caesarea ©
Caesarea is a town in north-central Israel. On the 8th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at The Betekha, Bethsaida, Majrase and Zaki Nature Reserve, view the masterpieces at Old City Gallery - Caesarea, then see the interesting displays at Caesarea Antiquity Museum, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Ralli museum, Caesarea, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Caesarea National Park, and then make a trip to Aqueduct Beach.

Plan a Caesarea trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Herzliya to Caesarea takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Caesarea can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Zichron Yaakov.

Things to do in Caesarea

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

The Betekha, Bethsaida, Majrase and Zaki Nature Reserve, Room Escape Games
Highlights from your plan
Caesarea National Park ©
Caesarea National Park
Caesarea Antiquity Museum ©
Caesarea Antiquity Museum
Ralli museum, Caesarea ©
Ralli museum, Caesarea

2
nights
Zichron Yaakov

Zichron Yaakov ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): trek along Hotem Hacarmel Nature Reserve, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ramat HaNadiv, then learn about winemaking at Tishbi Estate Winery, and finally hit the bull's-eye at Portal Shooting Range. On your second day here, do a tasting at Somek Estate Winery and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Dor Habonim Beach Nature Reserve.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Zichron Yaakov online road trip planner .

Zichron Yaakov is very close to Caesarea. In January, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Haifa.

Things to do in Zichron Yaakov

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Portal Shooting Range, Tishbi Estate Winery
Highlights from your plan
Ramat HaNadiv ©
Ramat HaNadiv
Somek Estate Winery ©
Somek Estate Winery
Dor Habonim Beach Nature Reserve ©
Dor Habonim Beach Nature Reserve

2
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 12th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Stella Maris Lighthouse and Carmelite Monastery, take in nature's colorful creations at The Baha'i Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Louis Promenade, and finally don't miss a visit to Yefe Nof Street. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with Nisco Museum, then get curious at Madatech-Israel National Museum of Science, Technology, and Space, and then get to know the fascinating history of The German Colony.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Haifa online tour planner .

Haifa is very close to Zichron Yaakov. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in January, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Acre.

Things to do in Haifa

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Nisco Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
Louis Promenade ©
Louis Promenade

2
nights
Acre

Acre ©
Acre is a city in the northern coastal plain region of the Northern District, Israel at the northern extremity of Haifa Bay. On the 14th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at The Grottos at Rosh HaNiqra, examine the collection at Hamam El Basha Museum, then contemplate the long history of Citadel of Acre, and finally don't miss a visit to Al-Jazzar Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): stop by Mirpe HaBosem, then wander the streets of Akko Old Town, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Templars Tunnel, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bahai Gardens and Shrine.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Acre trip itinerary planner.

Acre is very close to Haifa. January in Acre sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Safed.

Things to do in Acre

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Mirpe HaBosem, The Grottos at Rosh HaNiqra
Highlights from your plan
Bahai Gardens  and Shrine ©
Bahai Gardens and Shrine
The Grottos at Rosh HaNiqra ©
The Grottos at Rosh HaNiqra
Akko Old Town ©
Akko Old Town

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Hula Nature Reserve, identify plant and animal life at Agmon Hahula, then witness the site of a historic battle at Gadot Lookout, and finally don't miss a visit to The Old City of Safed. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Banias Waterfall, make a trip to Tel Dan, and then don't miss a visit to Nimrod's Lookout.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Safed trip builder app .

You can take a bus from Acre to Safed in an hour. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in January, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Migdal.

Things to do in Safed

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Galilee Region, Nimrod's Lookout, Banias Waterfall, Gadot Lookout
Highlights from your plan
Agmon Hahula ©
Agmon Hahula
Hula Nature Reserve ©
Hula Nature Reserve
The Old City of Safed ©
The Old City of Safed

2
nights
Migdal

Migdal ©
Migdal is a town in the Northern District of Israel. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Magdala, then steep yourself in history at Mount of Beatitudes, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Beatitude Monastery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Multiplication. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Arbel, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Primacy of Peter, and then contemplate the long history of Capharnaum the Town of Jesus.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Migdal trip planner .

Migdal is just a short distance from Safed. Traveling from Safed in January, expect little chillier with lows of 46°F in Migdal. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Tiberias.

Things to do in Migdal

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Capernaum, Church of the Primacy of Peter
Highlights from your plan
Mount of Beatitudes ©
Mount of Beatitudes
Church of the Primacy of Peter ©
Church of the Primacy of Peter
Magdala ©
Magdala

2
nights
Tiberias

Tiberias ©
On the shores of Lake Kinneret, a vacation in Tiberias offers plenty of water sports and biblical walks.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Arbel National Park, explore the activities along Sea of Galilee, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yardenit, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tomb of Maimonides. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Tabgha, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then stop by Old City Bazaar, and finally steep yourself in history at Tiberias.

To see ratings and tourist information, refer to the Tiberias road trip app .

Tiberias is just a short distance from Migdal. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in January, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Kfar Tavor.

Things to do in Tiberias

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Yardenit
Highlights from your plan
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Yardenit ©
Yardenit
Tabgha ©
Tabgha

1
night
Kfar Tavor

Kfar Tavor ©
Kfar Tavor is a village in the Lower Galilee region of Northern Israel, at the foot of Mount Tabor. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tabor, experience rural life at Dvorat HaTavor, and then examine the collection at The Circassian Museum.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, use the Kfar Tavor online tour itinerary planner .

Kfar Tavor is just a stone's throw from Tiberias. Traveling from Tiberias in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of 46°F in Kfar Tavor. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Beit She'an.

Things to do in Kfar Tavor

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Dvorat HaTavor, Circassian Museum
Highlights from your plan
Mount Tabor ©
Mount Tabor
Dvorat HaTavor ©
Dvorat HaTavor

2
nights
Beit She'an

Beit She'an ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bet She'an National Park and then contemplate the long history of Belvoir National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Park of Springs and then explore the striking landscape of Gan HaShlosha National Park.

For photos and more tourist information, go to the Beit She'an vacation builder app .

You can drive from Kfar Tavor to Beit She'an in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in January, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Nazareth.

Things to do in Beit She'an

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Park of Springs
Highlights from your plan
Bet She'an National Park ©
Bet She'an National Park
Gan HaShlosha National Park ©
Gan HaShlosha National Park
Park of Springs ©
Park of Springs

3
nights
Nazareth

Nazareth ©
Known worldwide as the hometown of Jesus Christ, Nazareth draws flocks of pilgrims who come to see the place where Christ grew up, and follow his footsteps along the Jesus Trail.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Tel Megiddo National Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nazareth Village, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cana, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franciscan Wedding Church, then explore the ancient world of International Center Mary of Nazareth, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Church of the Annunciation. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zippori National Park and then contemplate the long history of Mary's Well.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Nazareth online vacation builder .

Drive from Beit She'an to Nazareth in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in January, and nighttime lows around 51°F. On the 27th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nazareth

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Zippori National Park, Franciscan Wedding Church, Tel Yodfat
Highlights from your plan
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation
Zippori National Park ©
Zippori National Park
International Center Mary of Nazareth ©

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