53 days in Denver & Israel Itinerary

53 days in Denver & Israel Itinerary

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53 days in Denver & Israel Itinerary

Start: Pagosa Springs, United States
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Denver, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  19​h 15​min
2
Jerusalem, Israel
— 27 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Ein Gedi, Israel
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Mitspe Ramon, Israel
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Acre, Israel
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Herzliya, Israel
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
7
Eilat, Israel
— 10 nights
Fly + Drive:  30​h
End: Pagosa Springs, United States

1
night
Denver, United States

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
On the 14th (Wed), see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, buy something for everyone on your list at 16th Street Mall, and then get curious at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Tattered Cover Book Store Colfax, then ski along the peaceful trails at Cherry Creek State Park, and then steep yourself in history at Dinosaur Ridge.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Denver driving holiday site .

Pagosa Springs to Denver is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in March, and nighttime lows around 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Denver

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cherry Creek State Park, Dinosaur Ridge, Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
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Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©
Cherry Creek State Park ©
Cherry Creek State Park
Dinosaur Ridge ©
Dinosaur Ridge

27
nights
Jerusalem, Israel

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.
Shop till you drop at Ben Yehuda Street and Mamilla Mall. Popular historic sites such as Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony) and Christian Quarter are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Agur Winery (in Agur), Kiryat Gat (Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park & Noams' Artichokes) and Kalia Beach (in Kalya). On the 30th (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Western Wall, steep yourself in history at Jaffa Gate, and explore the world behind art at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Jerusalem visit planner .

Fly from Denver to Jerusalem in 18.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Jerusalem is 9 hours. Traveling from Denver in March, expect nights in Jerusalem to be much warmer, around 54°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 73°F. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ein Gedi.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Beersheba, Kiryat Gat, Agur Winery, The American Colony Quarter Tel Aviv, Mary's Spring
Highlights from your plan
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park ©
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
Herodyon National Park ©
Herodyon National Park

3
nights
Ein Gedi, Israel

Ein Gedi ©
Explore hidden gems such as En Gedi Nature Reserve and Engine 70414. Visiting Ein Gedi Botanical Garden and Dead Sea Premier Beach Resort & Spa will get you outdoors. Explore Ein Gedi's surroundings by going to Beersheba (Monument to the Negev Brigade & Tel Be'er Sheva National Park) and Masada Fortress (in Arad).

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ein Gedi road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Jerusalem to Ein Gedi takes 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Ein Gedi are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Ein Gedi

Wildlife Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Beersheba, Dead Sea Region, Masada Fortress, Dead Sea Premier Beach Resort & Spa
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En Gedi Nature Reserve ©
En Gedi Nature Reserve
Ein Gedi Botanical Garden ©
Ein Gedi Botanical Garden
Masada Fortress ©
Masada Fortress

3
nights
Mitspe Ramon, Israel

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Nabatean Avdat Acropolis and Negev Museum of Art. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Avdat National Park and Abraham's Well International Visitor Center. Venture out of the city with trips to Grand Canyon Shopping Mall (in Beersheba), Antelope Ranch in the Arava Valley (in Mahane Zofar) and Carmey Avdat (in Sde Boker). It doesn't end there: wander the wide-open spaces of The Alpaca Farm.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Mitspe Ramon day trip planning tool .

Drive from Ein Gedi to Mitspe Ramon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Ein Gedi in April, Mitspe Ramon is a bit warmer at night with lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Acre.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Beersheba, Antelope Ranch in the Arava Valley, Carmey Avdat
Highlights from your plan
Antelope Ranch in the Arava Valley ©
Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park
Nabatean Avdat Acropolis ©
Nabatean Avdat Acropolis

3
nights
Acre, Israel

Acre ©
Acre is a city in the northern coastal plain region of the Northern District, Israel at the northern extremity of Haifa Bay. Step off the beaten path and head to Beit Shearim and Zippori National Park. Head to The Old Acre Market and Zichron Yaakov Pedestrian Mallfor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: walk around Achziv Beach National Park and examine the collection at Ghetto Fighters Museum (Lohamei HaGetaot Museum).

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Acre route planner.

Traveling by car from Mitspe Ramon to Acre takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. While traveling from Mitspe Ramon, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Acre, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Herzliya.

Things to do in Acre

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Nahariya, Beit Shearim, Zichron Yaakov Pedestrian Mall, Zippori National Park
Highlights from your plan
Zippori National Park ©
Zippori National Park
Achziv Beach National Park ©
Achziv Beach National Park
Beit Shearim ©
Beit Shearim

3
nights
Herzliya, Israel

Herzliya ©
On the sunny Mediterranean central coast of Israel, Herzliya charms its visitors with upscale beachfront restaurants, rolling cerulean coastline, and trendy shops.
Explore hidden gems such as Ayalon Institute Museum and Immanuel Church. Get outdoors at Safari Park and Hasela Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Herzliya side-trips: Jaffa (Jaffa Old City & Ilana Goor Museum) and Bat Yam Boardwalk-Tayelet (in Bat Yam). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, enjoy the sea views from Jaffa Lighthouse, take some stellar pictures from Tayelet Homot Hayam, and browse the different shops at Ir Yamim Mall.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Herzliya trip builder website .

Drive from Acre to Herzliya in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Herzliya are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Herzliya

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Bat Yam, Ayalon Institute Museum, Safari Park, Ir Yamim Mall
Highlights from your plan
Ayalon Institute Museum ©
Ayalon Institute Museum
Jaffa Old City ©
Jaffa Old City
Ilana Goor Museum ©
Ilana Goor Museum

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nights
Eilat, Israel

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Eilat, My City History Museum and Erotic Museum. Get outdoors at Red Canyon and Princess Beach. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Mosh Beach, see the vivid underwater world at Coral Beach Nature Reserve, look for all kinds of wild species at The International Birding & Research Centre, and stroll through Dolphin Reef.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Eilat road trip site .

Traveling by flight from Herzliya to Eilat takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Herzliya in April, expect Eilat to be a bit warmer, temps between 90°F and 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Red Canyon ©
Red Canyon
Princess Beach ©
Princess Beach
Migdalor Beach ©
Migdalor Beach

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