7 days in Israel Itinerary

7 days in Israel Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Israel holiday planner

Make it your trip
Drive
1
Jerusalem
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Eilat
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Mitspe Ramon
— 1 night
Drive

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Jerusalem

— 3 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Jerusalem: Tel Aviv (ANU - Museum of the Jewish People & Tayelet) and Jaffa (Jaffa Old City & Zadik Gallery). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Jerusalem Archaeological Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old City of Jerusalem, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Jerusalem vacation planner.

Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In August, daytime highs in Jerusalem are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Eilat.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Eilat

— 2 nights
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
On the 19th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Timna Park, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Beach Nature Reserve, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dolphin Reef.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Eilat journey planner.

You can fly from Jerusalem to Eilat in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Jerusalem in August: high temperatures in Eilat hover around 47°C and lows are around 33°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Mitspe Ramon

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Avdat National Park, then see Off-Road Tours, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Ramon Crater.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Mitspe Ramon road trip website.

Traveling by car from Eilat to Mitspe Ramon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Israel travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Walking Areas · 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.