8 days in Israel Itinerary

8 days in Israel Itinerary

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8 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Eilat
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Arad
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Jerusalem
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h
4
Haifa
— 1 night
train + Fly:  9​h
End: London

1
night
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): meet the residents at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, explore the striking landscape of Timna Park, and then make a trip to King Solomon's Mines. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then explore the gorgeous colors at Dolphin Reef, and then get your game on at Darkness - Israel's Biggest Haunted House.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Eilat visit planner .

London, UK to Eilat is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Eilat due to the time zone difference. While traveling from London, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Eilat, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Arad.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Underwater Observatory Marine Park ©
Underwater Observatory Marine Park
Timna Park ©
Timna Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Arad

Arad ©
Arad is a city in the Southern District of Israel. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Masada Fortress, explore the ancient world of Herod's Western Palace, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Masada National Park, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Masada Museum.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Arad route planner .

You can drive from Eilat to Arad in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Arad

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Dead Sea Region, Masada National Park
Highlights from your plan
Masada Fortress ©
Masada Fortress
Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Herod's Western Palace ©
Herod's Western Palace

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jerusalem: Tel Aviv (Beit Hatfutsot - The Museum of the Jewish People & Neve Tzedek) and Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, admire the striking features of Church of the Holy Sepulchre, explore the world behind art at Israel Museum, and look for gifts at George Kouz Store.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Jerusalem trip planning site .

Traveling by bus from Arad to Jerusalem takes 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Jerusalem are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Haifa.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tel Aviv
Highlights from your plan
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Walking tours

1
night
Haifa

Haifa ©
A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
On the 23rd (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bahai Gardens and Shrine, wander the streets of Akko Old Town, then partake in some friendly competition at Circus of Horror, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Baha'i Gardens and Golden Dome.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Haifa trip planner .

Getting from Jerusalem to Haifa by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Haifa

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Acre, Circus of Horror
Highlights from your plan
Akko Old Town ©
Akko Old Town
The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
Bahai Gardens  and Shrine ©
Bahai Gardens and Shrine

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