58 days in Israel Itinerary

58 days in Israel Itinerary

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58 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly + Drive:  16​h 30​min
1
Safed
— 10 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Haifa
— 11 nights
train:  1​h
3
Tel Aviv
— 15 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Arad
— 10 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Eilat
— 10 nights
+2
bus + train + Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Montreal

10
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.
Sea of Galilee and Mount of Beatitudes will appeal to history buffs. Head to Olive Tree Fine Art Gallery and Leon Galleryfor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Safed: Galita World of Chocolate (in Dganya Bet), Elifelet (Montfort and Goren Park & Netofa Winery) and Bet Gabriel (in Kinneret). And it doesn't end there: take in the exciting artwork at Yom Tov Art Gallery, browse the exhibits of Sarah's Tent Art Gallery, delve into the distant past at Magdala, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Multiplication.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Safed day trip planning website .

Montreal, Canada to Safed is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Israel Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Montreal in December, with highs in Safed at 22°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Haifa.

Things to do in Safed

Wineries Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Tiberias, Capernaum, Ginosar, Ramot Naftali, Dalton
Highlights from your plan
Ortal Winery ©
Ortal Winery
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Mount of Beatitudes ©
Mount of Beatitudes

11
nights
Haifa

Haifa ©
A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
Get some cultural insight at The Church of the Annunciation and Baha'i Gardens and Golden Dome. Your inner history buff will appreciate Bahai Gardens and Shrine and Megiddo National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Haifa: Acre (The Citadel, Crusader Fortress, & more), Nazareth (International Center Mary of Nazareth, Cana, & more) and Shvil Parot HaChalav (Milky Cow Way) (in Beit Lechem Haglilit). Spend the 20th (Thu) exploring nature at Achziv Beach National Park. Spend the 22nd (Sat) exploring nature at Beit She'an National Park. There's much more to do: have fun and explore at Nisco Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Art & Wear Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dado Beach, and buy something for everyone on your list at Zichron Yaakov Pedestrian Mall.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Haifa road trip planner.

Getting from Safed to Haifa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December in Haifa, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nazareth, Acre, Zichron Yaakov, Ein Hod, Caesarea
Highlights from your plan
The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation
Bahai Gardens  and Shrine ©
Bahai Gardens and Shrine

15
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Israel Museum and Frank Meisler Gallery. For shopping fun, head to Jerusalem Pottery Hagop Karakashian or Carmel Market (Shuk Ha'Carmel). Get out of town with these interesting Tel Aviv side-trips: Ayalon Institute Museum (in Rehovot) and Jerusalem (Vic's Armenian Art Studio, Jewish Quarter, & more). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Tayelet, get into the urban bustle at Nalagaat Center, explore the galleries of Miss D. Gallery, and take a stroll through Jaffa Old City.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Tel Aviv trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Haifa to Tel Aviv by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Tel Aviv can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Arad.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Museums Shopping Tours

Side Trips

Jerusalem, Ayalon Institute Museum
Highlights from your plan
Western Wall ©
Western Wall
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

10
nights
Arad

Arad ©
Arad is a city in the Southern District of Israel. Your inner history buff will appreciate Masada National Park and Incense Route - Desert Cities in the Negev. Head to Faran Natural Cosmetic and Arad Contemporary Art Centerfor some retail therapy. Explore Arad's surroundings by going to Kalia Beach (in Kalia), Ein Bokek Beach (in Ein Bokek) and Sde Boker (Ben Gurion Tomb & Carmey Avdat). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Masada Fortress, get engrossed in the history at ANZAC Memorial Center, contemplate the waterfront views at Dead Sea, and explore the world behind art at Fine Art & Doll Museum.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Arad trip itinerary app .

Traveling by bus from Tel Aviv to Arad takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Eilat.

Things to do in Arad

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Beersheba, Mitspe Ramon, Dead Sea Region, Ramat Negev, Hazeva
Highlights from your plan
Fine Art & Doll Museum ©
Fine Art & Doll Museum
Masada Fortress ©
Masada Fortress
Ein Bokek Beach ©
Ein Bokek Beach

10
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
You'll get in some beach time at Dolphin Reef and Mosh Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Botanical Garden Of Eilat and Eilat, My City History Museum. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, browse the different shops at Ice Mall Eilat, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Timna Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Eilat trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Arad to Eilat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. In January, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Eilat

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef
Princess Beach ©
Princess Beach
Migdalor Beach ©
Migdalor Beach

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