8 days in Israel Itinerary

8 days in Israel Itinerary

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8 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Katowice
Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
1
Jerusalem
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Arad
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Eilat
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  3​h 45​min
4
Tiberias
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Katowice

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Jerusalem: Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa) and Tel Aviv (Beit Hatfutsot - The Museum of the Jewish People & Neve Tzedek). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, contemplate the long history of Mt of Olives, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and explore the ancient world of Western Wall.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Jerusalem sightseeing planner .

Katowice, Poland to Jerusalem is an approximately 9-hour flight. Traveling from Katowice to Jerusalem, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Katowice in January, with highs in Jerusalem at 20°C and lows at 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Arad.

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
Arad

Arad ©
Arad is a city in the Southern District of Israel. On the 30th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Masada Fortress, delve into the distant past at Herod's Western Palace, and then explore the striking landscape of Masada National Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Arad trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Jerusalem to Arad takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Eilat.

Things to do in Arad

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Masada National Park, Herod's Western Palace
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Masada Fortress ©
Masada Fortress
Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Herod's Western Palace ©
Herod's Western Palace

2
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Timna Park, and then don't miss a visit to King Solomon's Mines. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the gorgeous colors at Dolphin Reef, and then get your game on at Darkness - Israel's Biggest Haunted House.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Eilat trip planner .

Traveling by car from Arad to Eilat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In January in Eilat, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Tiberias.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Underwater Observatory Marine Park ©
Underwater Observatory Marine Park
Timna Park ©
Timna Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Tiberias

Tiberias ©
On the shores of Lake Kinneret, a vacation in Tiberias offers plenty of water sports and biblical walks.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Mount of Beatitudes, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Primacy of Peter, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sea of Galilee.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tiberias journey app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Eilat to Tiberias takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Eilat in February, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Tiberias: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tiberias

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Mount of Beatitudes, Church of the Primacy of Peter
Highlights from your plan
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Mount of Beatitudes ©
Mount of Beatitudes
Church of the Primacy of Peter ©
Church of the Primacy of Peter

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