53 days in Israel Itinerary

53 days in Israel Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Israel journey planner

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Eilat
— 6 nights
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Mitspe Ramon
— 5 nights
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Beersheba
— 5 nights
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Masada
— 2 nights
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Jerusalem
— 21 nights
Drive
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Safed
— 5 nights
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Haifa
— 8 nights
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Eilat

— 6 nights
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Eilat is known for wildlife, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Timna Park, take in breathtaking views at Red Canyon, explore the gorgeous colors at Dolphin Reef, and take in the waterfront activity at Eilat Marina.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Eilat sightseeing planning website.

Tel Aviv to Eilat is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tel Aviv in February, expect nights in Eilat to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Mitspe Ramon

— 5 nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Mitspe Ramon side-trips: Antelope Ranch in the Arava Valley (in Mahane Zofar), Sde Boker Winery (in Sde Boker) and Moa Winery (in Tsofar). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Ramon Crater, don't miss a visit to Ben Gurion Tomb, shop like a local with Porat Ein Yahav, and wander the wide-open spaces of The Alpaca Farm.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Mitspe Ramon trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Eilat to Mitspe Ramon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Eilat in February, you will find days in Mitspe Ramon are little chillier (23°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Beersheba.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Nature · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Beersheba

— 5 nights
Beersheba also spelled Beer-Sheva is the largest city in the Negev desert of southern Israel. Explore Beersheba's surroundings by going to Arad (Fine Art & Doll Museum & Adi Miraro Jewelry), Ein Bokek (Ein Bokek Beach & Bokek River) and Sea-gal advanced aguaculture (in Idan). Spend the 20th (Sat) exploring nature at Shivta National Park. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at En Gedi Nature Reserve, explore the ancient world of Shivta, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Negev Zoo, and contemplate the waterfront views at Ein Yorkeam.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Beersheba online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mitspe Ramon to Beersheba takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Masada.

Things to do in Beersheba

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Masada

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Masada National Park and then take an in-depth tour of The Masada Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Tze'elim Stream and then look for all kinds of wild species at Nachal Arugot Nature Reserve.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Masada online attractions planner.

You can drive from Beersheba to Masada in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Masada

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Jerusalem

— 21 nights

Holy City

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Gan HaKaktusim (in Holon), Ein Gedi Eco Center (in Ein Gedi) and Jaffa (Iris Eshet Cohen Gallery, Ilana Goor Museum, &more). On the 27th (Sat), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, delve into the distant past at Western Wall, and contemplate the long history of Mt of Olives.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Jerusalem road trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Masada to Jerusalem takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Safed.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Safed

— 5 nights
The birthplace of the Kabbalah movement, Safed boasts a mystical and spiritual heritage as one of the country's four holy cities.
Change things up with these side-trips from Safed: Montfort and Goren Park (in Elifelet), Netofa Winery (in Mitse Netofa) and Ramot Naftali (Naaman Winery & 3 Vines Winery). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Sea of Galilee, make a trip to Tel Dan, hike along Israel National Trail, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yardenit.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Safed trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Jerusalem to Safed in 2.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Safed are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Haifa.

Things to do in Safed

Parks · Nature · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Haifa

— 8 nights
A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Haifa: Acre (Art 192, Citadel of Acre, &more), Nazareth (International Center Mary of Nazareth, Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, &more) and Jezreel Valley Winery (in Hanaton). Spend the 29th (Mon) exploring nature at Zippori National Park. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at The Baha'i Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bahai Gardens and Shrine, don't miss a visit to Louis Promenade, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Jeepon-Naim.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Haifa online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Safed to Haifa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Safed in March since evenings lows in Haifa dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Israel travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites · Ruins
Land of Creation
Surprisingly diverse for such a narrow strip of land pressed against the Mediterranean, modern Israel only dates back to 1948, though the history of this "Holy Land" spans many millennia. The big three monotheistic religions--Christianity, Judaism, and Islam--maintain extremely strong ties to this part of the world, so you can expect to see plenty of historic churches, mosques, and synagogues during your holiday in Israel. Beyond the undeniable cultural appeal, Israel also offers impressive natural features, including the Dead Sea and Makhtesh Ramon, one of the world's biggest craters. As you tour Israel, you'll find yourself following in the footsteps of figures that helped shape the world thousands of years ago.