8 days in Israel & Tel Aviv District Itinerary

8 days in Israel & Tel Aviv District Itinerary

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8 days in Israel & Tel Aviv District Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
bus + Fly:  3​h
1
Eilat
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
2
Tel Aviv
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Ginosar
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 15​min
4
Jerusalem
— 2 nights
End: Jerusalem


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1
night
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
On the 18th (Fri), explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Beach Nature Reserve and then stroll through Dolphin Reef. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Timna Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Princess Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Eilat trip itinerary builder website .

Jerusalem to Eilat is an approximately 3-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Jerusalem in May, expect Eilat to be a bit warmer, temps between 42°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Timna Park ©
Timna Park
Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef
Coral Beach Nature Reserve ©
Coral Beach Nature Reserve

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center and Tayelet. You'll explore and learn at Israel Museum and Old City of Jerusalem. Change things up with these side-trips from Tel Aviv: Western Wall (in Jerusalem) and Caesarea National Park (in Caesarea). There's more to do: wander the streets of Jaffa Old City and see the top attractions with Bein Harim Tourism Services - Day Tours.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tel Aviv trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Eilat to Tel Aviv takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Eilat in May, things will get slightly colder in Tel Aviv: highs are around 30°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ginosar.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Museums Tours Parks

Side Trips

Jerusalem, Caesarea National Park
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The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Western Wall ©
Western Wall

1
night
Ginosar

Ginosar ©
Ginosar is a kibbutz in the Plain of Ginosar on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee in Israel. On the 23rd (Wed), contemplate the long history of Mount of Beatitudes, then take in the dramatic natural features at Tabgha, and then explore the activities along Sea of Galilee.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ginosar trip builder .

Drive from Tel Aviv to Ginosar in 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in May: highs in Ginosar hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Ginosar

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tiberias, Mount of Beatitudes
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Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Mount of Beatitudes ©
Mount of Beatitudes
Tabgha ©
Tabgha

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, see the interesting displays at Israel Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and finally take a stroll through Old City of Jerusalem. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Tower of David Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Western Wall, then steep yourself in history at Dome of the Rock, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Mount, and finally steep yourself in history at Mt of Olives.

For reviews and other tourist information, read our Jerusalem road trip site .

You can drive from Ginosar to Jerusalem in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in May, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Western Wall ©
Western Wall

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