60 days in Israel Itinerary

60 days in Israel Itinerary

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60 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Fly + Drive:  21 h
1
Beersheba
— 11 nights
Bus:  3 h 15 min
2
Eilat
— 11 nights
Fly:  1 h
3
Tel Aviv
— 11 nights
Train:  1 h
4
Haifa
— 10 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
5
Safed
— 14 nights
Drive + Fly:  21 h 45 min
End: San Diego

11
nights
Beersheba

Beersheba ©
Beersheba also spelled Beer-Sheva is the largest city in the Negev desert of southern Israel. Visiting En Gedi Nature Reserve and Ein Bokek Beach will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will appreciate Hatzerim Israel Airforce Museum and ANZAC Memorial Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Beersheba: Sde Boker (Sde Boker Winery & Ben Gurion Tomb), Ein Bokek (Bokek River, Funtasy Island, &more) and Arad (Arad Contemporary Art Center, Fine Art & Doll Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: Head underground at Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park, delve into the distant past at Nabatean Avdat Acropolis, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and contemplate the long history of The Masada Museum.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Beersheba trip planner.

San Diego, USA to Beersheba is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Israel Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Eilat.

Things to do in Beersheba

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Mitspe Ramon, Dead Sea Region, Ein Bokek, Arad, Sde Boker
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ANZAC Memorial Center ©
ANZAC Memorial Center
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park ©
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
Ein Bokek Beach ©
Ein Bokek Beach

11
nights
Eilat

At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Eilat, My City History Museum and Erotic Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Red Canyon and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Go for a jaunt from Eilat to Mitspe Ramon to see Ada Canion about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mosh Beach, identify plant and animal life at Botanical Garden Of Eilat, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Eilat online driving holiday planner .

Take a bus from Beersheba to Eilat in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In February, daytime highs in Eilat are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can fly to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Eilat

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Ada Canion
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Princess Beach ©
Princess Beach
Botanical Garden Of Eilat ©
Botanical Garden Of Eilat

11
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.
Visiting Yarkon River and Park Hayarkon and Frishman Beach will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony) and Beit Hatfutsot - The Museum of the Jewish People. Get out of town with these interesting Tel Aviv side-trips: Yad la-Shiryon Latrun (in Latrun), Mary's Spring (in Ein Kerem) and Jerusalem (Armenian Church of Our Lady of the Spasm, Church of Saint Anne, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Ilana Goor Museum, have some family-friendly fun at Art Quest - Club Allenby 28, kick back and relax at Bograshov Beach, and see the interesting displays at The Yitzhak Rabin Center.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Tel Aviv travel planning site .

Traveling by flight from Eilat to Tel Aviv takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Eilat, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Tel Aviv, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Haifa.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Jerusalem, Omni Virtual Reality, Hof Palmahim National Park, Acadia Beach, Ayalon Institute Museum
Highlights from your plan
Rothschild Boulevard ©
Rothschild Boulevard
Ayalon Institute Museum ©
Ayalon Institute Museum
Nature & Wildlife Tours

10
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 a sense of the local culture at International Center Mary of Nazareth and St. Joseph Church. Clandestine Immigration and Naval Museum and Ralli museum, Caesarea will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Haifa side-trips: Zippori National Park (in Zippori), Ghetto Fighters Museum (Lohamei HaGetaot Museum) (in Nahariya) and Nazareth (Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, Tel Megiddo National Park, &more). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Tel Afek - En Afek Nature Reserve, steep yourself in history at Stella Maris Lighthouse and Carmelite Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bahai Gardens and Shrine, and explore the striking landscape of Carmel National Park.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Haifa holiday builder tool .

Getting from Tel Aviv to Haifa by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In March in Haifa, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Safed.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nazareth, Kiryat Tivon, Acre, Caesarea, Rosh Hanikra
Highlights from your plan
International Center Mary of Nazareth ©
St. Joseph Church ©
St. Joseph Church

14
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.
Popular historic sites such as Capharnaum the Town of Jesus and The Beatitude Monastery are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Ancient Galilee Boat and The Prehistoric Man Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Safed: Banias Waterfall (in Qiryat Shemona), Nurit Gallery (in Yesod Hamaala) and Monfort Lake (in Ma'alot-Tarshiha). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at The Nahal Snir Nature Reserve (Hasbani), explore the striking landscape at Arbel National Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Multiplication, and do a tasting at 3 Vines Winery.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Safed day trip planner .

You can take a bus from Haifa to Safed in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Haifa in March since evenings lows in Safed dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Safed

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Tiberias, Capernaum, Galilee Region, Ginosar, Kiryat Shmona
Highlights from your plan
Capharnaum the Town of Jesus ©
Capharnaum the Town of Jesus
The Church of the Twelve Apostles ©
The Church of the Twelve Apostles

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