8 days in Israel Itinerary

8 days in Israel Itinerary

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8 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  1​h
1
Eilat
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Sde Boker
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Netiv HaAsara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Ein Gedi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Jerusalem
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
6
Haifa
— 1 night
train:  1​h
End: Tel Aviv

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 6th (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Red Canyon, kick back and relax at Mosh Beach, and then surround yourself with nature on Eilat Action. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Princess Beach, see the vivid underwater world at Dolphin Reef, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Eilat driving holiday tool .

Tel Aviv to Eilat is an approximately 1-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tel Aviv in September, you will find days in Eilat are a bit warmer (44°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sde Boker.

Things to do in Eilat

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef
Red Canyon ©
Red Canyon
Mosh Beach ©
Mosh Beach

1
night
Sde Boker

Sde Boker ©
Sde Boker is a kibbutz in the Negev desert of southern Israel. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Avdat National Park, explore the striking landscape at Ramon Crater, then delve into the distant past at Nabatean Avdat Acropolis, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see photos and other tourist information, you can read our Sde Boker day trip planning website .

Getting from Eilat to Sde Boker by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Netiv HaAsara.

Things to do in Sde Boker

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Mitspe Ramon
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Ramon Crater ©
Ramon Crater
Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park
Nabatean Avdat Acropolis ©
Nabatean Avdat Acropolis

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night
Netiv HaAsara

Netiv HaAsara ©
Netiv HaAsara is a moshav in southern Israel. On the 9th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Black Arrow Memorial, then don't miss a visit to Beerot BaNegev, and then make a trip to Path to Peace.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Netiv HaAsara trip planner .

Getting from Sde Boker to Netiv HaAsara by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ein Gedi.

Things to do in Netiv HaAsara

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sderot
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Path to Peace ©
Path to Peace

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night
Ein Gedi

Ein Gedi ©
On the 10th (Tue), admire nature's extreme beauty at Ein Gedi Botanical Garden, then look for all kinds of wild species at En Gedi Nature Reserve, then kick back and relax at Ein Bokek Beach, and finally delve into the distant past at Masada Fortress.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ein Gedi road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Netiv HaAsara to Ein Gedi takes 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Ein Gedi are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Ein Gedi

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

En Gedi Nature Reserve, Ein Bokek Beach, Masada Fortress
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En Gedi Nature Reserve ©
En Gedi Nature Reserve
Ein Bokek Beach ©
Ein Bokek Beach
Masada Fortress ©
Masada Fortress

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.
On the 11th (Wed), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then admire the masterpieces at Israel Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Jaffa Gate, steep yourself in history at Old City of Jerusalem, contemplate the long history of Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, then delve into the distant past at Western Wall, then admire the landmark architecture of Church of Saint Anne, and finally steep yourself in history at Dome of the Rock.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Jerusalem trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ein Gedi to Jerusalem takes 1.5 hours. September in Jerusalem sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Haifa.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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night
Haifa

Haifa ©
A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Citadel of Acre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bahai Gardens and Shrine, then take a memorable tour with The German Colony, then kick back and relax at Dado Beach, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at The Baha'i Gardens.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Haifa trip itinerary maker .

Take a bus from Jerusalem to Haifa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. September in Haifa sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Haifa

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Acre
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Citadel of Acre ©
Citadel of Acre
Bahai Gardens  and Shrine ©
Bahai Gardens and Shrine
Dado Beach ©
Dado Beach

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