60 days in Israel Itinerary

60 days in Israel Itinerary

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60 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly + Drive:  23 h 45 min
1
Holon
— 8 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  1 h 30 min
2
Eilat
— 9 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Mitspe Ramon
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Ein Bokek
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Jerusalem
— 14 nights
Bus:  2 h 30 min
6
Tiberias
— 8 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Kefar Rosh HaNiqra
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  27 h
End: Denver

8
nights
Holon

Holon ©
Holon is a city on the central coastal strip south of Tel Aviv, Israel. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Caesarea National Park and Taninim Nature Reserve. You'll explore and learn at Palmach Museum and Beit Hatfutsot - The Museum of the Jewish People. When in Holon, make a side trip to see Safari Park in Ramat Gan, approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Jaffa Old City, admire the masterpieces at Tel Aviv Museum of Art, take a leisurely stroll along Tayelet, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Holon travel planner.

Denver, USA to Holon is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Holon is 9 hours. Traveling from Denver in October, you will find days in Holon are somewhat warmer (84°F), and nights are much hotter (66°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Holon

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Safari Park, The Betekha, Bethsaida, Majrase and Zaki Nature Reserve, Taninim Nature Reserve, Caesarea National Park
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Jaffa Old City ©
Jaffa Old City
The Yitzhak Rabin Center ©
The Yitzhak Rabin Center

9
nights
Eilat

At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hai Bar - Wildlife Reserve and Scuba & Snorkeling. Visiting Dolphin Reef and Princess Beach will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: see the vivid underwater world at Coral Beach Nature Reserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Migdalor Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dekel Beach Eilat, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Eilat sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Holon to Eilat in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Holon in October, expect Eilat to be somewhat warmer, temps between 92°F and 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Botanical Garden Of Eilat ©
Botanical Garden Of Eilat
Red Canyon ©
Red Canyon

7
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.
The Alpaca Farm and Biblical Tamar Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Nabatean Avdat Acropolis and Shivta for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Mitspe Ramon: Vidor Center (in Hazeva) and Antelope Ranch in the Arava Valley (in Mahane Zofar). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Ramon Crater, explore the stunning scenery at Avdat National Park, learn about winemaking at Carmey Avdat, and stop by Hadasaar Natural Living.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Mitspe Ramon online itinerary creator.

Drive from Eilat to Mitspe Ramon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Eilat in October, things will get slightly colder in Mitspe Ramon: highs are around 84°F and lows about 66°F. On the 3rd (Fri), you're off toEin Bokek.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sde Boker, Hazeva, Shivta, Antelope Ranch in the Arava Valley
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Nabatean Avdat Acropolis ©
Nabatean Avdat Acropolis
Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park
Ramon Crater ©
Ramon Crater

6
nights
Ein Bokek

Ein Bokek ©
Sandwiched between the turquoise waters of evaporation pools and desert-like landscape, Ein Bokek features a strip of hotels and luxury resorts on the Israeli shore of the Dead Sea.
The Masada Museum and Herod's Western Palace will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at Hatzerim Israel Airforce Museum and Engine 70414. Get out of town with these interesting Ein Bokek side-trips: Beersheba (Zin River, Tel Arad National Park, & more), Arad (Masada Fortress & Glass Museum) and Negev Camel Ranch (in Dimona).

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ein Bokek travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mitspe Ramon to Ein Bokek in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Mitspe Ramon in November; daily highs in Ein Bokek reach 69°F and lows reach 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Ein Bokek

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Beersheba, Dead Sea Region, Dimona, Arad, Ein Gedi Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Ein Gedi Botanical Garden ©
Ein Gedi Botanical Garden
En Gedi Nature Reserve ©
En Gedi Nature Reserve
Masada Fortress ©
Masada Fortress

14
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.
Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center and Old City of Jerusalem are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park and Qumran Caves. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jerusalem: Sorek Stalactite Cave Nature Reserve (in Beit Shemesh) and Kalia Beach (in Kalia). On the 18th (Sat), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Make the 21st (Tue) a rough and rugged day at local off-road trails. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Western Wall, delve into the distant past at Temple Mount, see the interesting displays at Israel Museum, and contemplate the long history of Jaffa Gate (Bab al-Khalil).

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Jerusalem trip itinerary builder.

You can take a bus from Ein Bokek to Jerusalem in 2.5 hours. November in Jerusalem sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Tiberias.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Incense Route - Desert Cities in the Negev, Kalia Beach, Qumran Caves, Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
Highlights from your plan
Western Wall ©
Western Wall
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park ©
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

8
nights
Tiberias

Tiberias ©
On the shores of Lake Kinneret, a vacation in Tiberias offers plenty of water sports and biblical walks.
Visiting Sea of Galilee and The Nahal Snir Nature Reserve (Hasbani) will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Church of the Annunciation and Beit She'an National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tiberias: The Majrasa (in Kinneret), Nazareth (International Center Mary of Nazareth & Megiddo National Park) and Haifa (Stella Maris Lighthouse and Carmelite Monastery, The German Colony, & more). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Agmon Hahula, contemplate the long history of Capharnaum the Town of Jesus, pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Twelve Apostles, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sussita (Hippos) Nature Reserve and National Park.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tiberias travel itinerary creator.

You can take a bus from Jerusalem to Tiberias in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Jerusalem in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Tiberias, with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Kefar Rosh HaNiqra.

Things to do in Tiberias

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Capernaum, Haifa, Nazareth, Galilee Region, The Majrasa
Highlights from your plan
International Center Mary of Nazareth ©
Capharnaum the Town of Jesus ©
Capharnaum the Town of Jesus
The Nahal Snir Nature Reserve (Hasbani) ©

5
nights
Kefar Rosh HaNiqra

Kefar Rosh HaNiqra
Get some historical perspective at Crusader Fortress and The Citadel. Do some cultural sightseeing at Akko Old Town and Templars Tunnel. Get out of town with these interesting Kefar Rosh HaNiqra side-trips: Nahal Mearot - Wadi el-Mughara Caves (in Ein Hod), Acre (Or Torah Synagogue & Al-Jazzar Mosque) and Yehi'am Fortress National Park (in Yehiam). Spend the 5th (Tue) exploring nature at Achziv Beach National Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kefar Rosh HaNiqra trip builder.

Traveling by bus from Tiberias to Kefar Rosh HaNiqra takes 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Tiberias in December; daily highs in Kefar Rosh HaNiqra reach 67°F and lows reach 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kefar Rosh HaNiqra

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Acre, Keshet Cave, Yehi'am Fortress National Park, Rosh Hanikra, Nahal Mearot - Wadi el-Mughara Caves
Highlights from your plan
Bahai Gardens  and Shrine
Bahai Gardens and Shrine
Keshet Cave ©
Keshet Cave

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