8 days in Israel Itinerary

8 days in Israel Itinerary

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8 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  18 h
1
Tel Aviv
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
2
Eilat
— 1 night
Bus:  4 h 30 min
3
Masada
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Tsafririm
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  18 h 45 min
End: Washington DC

2
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.
On the 25th (Sun), hunt for treasures at Nachlat Binyamin Pedestrian Mall, get outside with Tayelet, get a taste of the local shopping with Dizengoff Street, then shop like a local with The PhotoHouse, and finally hunt for treasures at Jaffa Flea Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): take a stroll around Nalagaat Center, then look for gifts at Sarona, then buy something for everyone on your list at Sarona Market, and finally look for gifts at Agas and Tamar.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Tel Aviv trip builder.

Washington DC, USA to Tel Aviv is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Washington DC to Tel Aviv. Traveling from Washington DC in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Tel Aviv: highs are around 70°F and lows about 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Shopping Parks Outdoors
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Jaffa Flea Market ©
Jaffa Flea Market
Tayelet ©
Tayelet
Nachalat Binyamin Pedestrian Mall
Nachalat Binyamin Pedestrian Mall

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 27th (Tue), browse the different shops at Ice Mall Eilat and then explore the gorgeous colors at Dolphin Reef.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Eilat vacation builder.

You can fly from Tel Aviv to Eilat in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Tel Aviv in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Eilat, with highs around 81°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Masada.

Things to do in Eilat

Shopping Parks Outdoors
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Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef
Ice Mall Eilat ©
Ice Mall Eilat

1
night
Masada

Masada ©
Masada is a kibbutz in northern Israel. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Tiberias, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sea of Galilee, and then stop by Galita World of Chocolate.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Masada itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Eilat to Masada takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Eilat in March, you will find days in Masada are slightly colder (69°F), and nights are about the same (57°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tsafririm.

Things to do in Masada

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Tiberias, Galita World of Chocolate
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Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Tiberias ©
Tiberias
Galita World of Chocolate ©
Galita World of Chocolate

2
nights
Tsafririm

Tsafririm ©
On the 29th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Israel Museum, then stop by Jerusalem Pottery, then delve into the distant past at Western Wall, and finally shop like a local with Via Dolorosa (Way of the Cross). On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, stop by Baltinester Jewelry & Judaica, contemplate the long history of Mount of Olives, then admire the landmark architecture of Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and finally take a stroll through Old City of Jerusalem.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Tsafririm sightseeing planner.

Getting from Masada to Tsafririm by car takes about 2.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Masada in March since evenings lows in Tsafririm dip to 41°F. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tsafririm

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Jerusalem, Adulam Winery & Vinyards
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The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Western Wall ©
Western Wall

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