60 days in Israel & Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Itinerary

60 days in Israel & Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Itinerary

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60 days in Israel & Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Tel Aviv, Israel
— 13 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Jerusalem, Israel
— 13 nights
bus:  1​h
3
Ashdod, Israel
— 8 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Rishon Lezion, Israel
— 8 nights
Drive:  15​min
5
Holon, Israel
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  13​h 15​min
6
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
— 10 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam, Holland

13
nights
Tel Aviv, Israel

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.
Let the collections at Tel Aviv Museum of Art and Beit Hatfutsot - The Museum of the Jewish People capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea of Galilee and Jaffa Old City. Change things up with these side-trips from Tel Aviv: Nazareth (International Center Mary of Nazareth, The Church of the Annunciation, & more), Masada Fortress (in Arad) and Sussita (Hippos) Nature Reserve and National Park (in Ein Gev). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Safari Park, contemplate the long history of Stella Maris Lighthouse and Carmelite Monastery, don't miss a visit to Tayelet, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Baha'i Gardens and Golden Dome.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tel Aviv itinerary builder website .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Tel Aviv is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Tel Aviv is 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in January: high temperatures in Tel Aviv hover around 20°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Nazareth, Tiberias, Haifa, Safari Park, Hula Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Jaffa Old City ©
Jaffa Old City

13
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Western Wall and Mt of Olives. Get a sense of the local culture at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center and Temple Mount. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jerusalem: Ein Gedi Botanical Garden (in Ein Gedi) and Masada National Park (in Masada). On the 20th (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Spend a day outdoors on the 27th (Sun) with Israeli Wild. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Old City of Jerusalem, explore the engaging exhibits at Tower of David Museum, see the interesting displays at Israel Museum, and make a trip to Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, use the Jerusalem trip tool .

You can take a bus from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Jerusalem when traveling from Tel Aviv in January, with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Ashdod.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

Dead Sea Region, Masada National Park, Ein Gedi Botanical Garden, Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
Highlights from your plan
Western Wall ©
Western Wall
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

8
nights
Ashdod, Israel

Ashdod ©
Ashdod is the sixth-largest city and the largest port in Israel accounting for 60% of the country's imported goods. Masada National Park and Tel Be'er Sheva National Park will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Masada Fortress and Crusader Fortress. Get out of town with these interesting Ashdod side-trips: Zichron Yaakov (Ramat HaNadiv & Somek Estate Winery), Beersheba (Tel Be'er Sheva, Monument to the Negev Brigade, & more) and Beit Shearim (in Kiryat Tivon). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating landscape at Ein Gedi Botanical Garden, take in breathtaking views at Avdat National Park, explore the striking landscape of Caesarea National Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Metzuda Beach.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ashdod day trip planner.

You can drive from Jerusalem to Ashdod in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Ashdod are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rishon Lezion.

Things to do in Ashdod

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Beersheba, Zichron Yaakov, Caesarea, Avdat National Park, Ein Bokek Beach
Highlights from your plan
Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Masada Fortress ©
Masada Fortress
Citadel of Acre ©
Citadel of Acre

8
nights
Rishon Lezion, Israel

Rishon Lezion ©
Rishon LeZion is the fourth-largest city in Israel, located along the central Israeli coastal plain 8km south of Tel Aviv. Get a sense of the local culture at Weizmann House and Tel Gezer. Venture out of the city with trips to Hulda (Kerem Barak Winery, Bravdo Winery, & more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Ayalon Institute Museum, get in on the family fun at Superland, and kick back and relax at Hof Palmahim National Park.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rishon Lezion tour itinerary planner.

Rishon Lezion is just a stone's throw from Ashdod. In February, daily temperatures in Rishon Lezion can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 12th (Tue), you're off toHolon.

Things to do in Rishon Lezion

Wineries Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Hulda, Rehovot, Tel Gezer
Highlights from your plan
Bravdo Winery ©
Bravdo Winery
Ayalon Institute Museum ©
Ayalon Institute Museum
Weizmann House ©
Weizmann House

6
nights
Holon, Israel

Holon ©
Holon is a city on the central coastal strip south of Tel Aviv, Israel. Weizmann House and Ayalon Institute Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at Masada National Park and Crusader Fortress. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Holon: Ein Bokek Beach (in Ein Bokek), Masada Fortress (in Arad) and Ein Gedi Botanical Garden (in Ein Gedi). Spend the 14th (Thu) exploring nature at Ramat Gan National Park. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Safari Park, take a stroll through Jaffa Old City, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Caesarea National Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Bahai Gardens and Shrine.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Holon tour planner.

Holon is just a short distance from Rishon Lezion. In February, daytime highs in Holon are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Things to do in Holon

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Acre, Ramat Gan, Rehovot, Ein Bokek Beach, Masada National Park
Highlights from your plan
Safari Park ©
Safari Park
Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Jaffa Old City ©
Jaffa Old City

10
nights
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

As the largest city in the Canary Islands, Las Palmas serves as a popular vacation destination, encompassing lively island culture and all the modern amenities of a major metropolis.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Casa de Colon and Museo Elder de la Ciencia y la Tecnologia. Visit Vegueta and Paseo Costa Canaria for their historical value. Explore Las Palmas de Gran Canaria's surroundings by going to Patalavaca (Playa de Patalavaca & Anfi Beach), Puerto Rico (Playa Puerto Rico, Dolphin & Whale Watching, & more) and Playa de San Agustin (in San Agustin). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Las Canteras, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Amadores, explore the fascinating landscape at Dunas de Maspalomas, and look for all kinds of wild species at Finca de Osorio.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria online driving holiday planner .

Explore your travel options from Holon to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria with the Route module. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Holon to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Holon in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Maspalomas, Puerto Rico, Teror, Playa de Melenara, Anfi Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Basilica  de la Virgen del Pino ©
Basilica de la Virgen del Pino
Vegueta ©
Vegueta

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