8 days in Israel Itinerary

8 days in Israel Itinerary

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8 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
1
Migdal
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Eilat
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Arad
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Jerusalem
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

1
night
Migdal

Migdal ©
Migdal is a town in the Northern District of Israel. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Capharnaum the Town of Jesus, explore the ancient world of The House and Church of St. Peter, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Primacy of Peter, then steep yourself in history at Church of the Multiplication, then contemplate the long history of Mount of Beatitudes, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Mount of Beatitudes.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Migdal route site .

Valletta, Malta to Migdal is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Israel Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Valletta in April, expect Migdal to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Migdal

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Capernaum, Church of the Primacy of Peter
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Capharnaum the Town of Jesus ©
Capharnaum the Town of Jesus
The Beatitude Monastery ©
The Beatitude Monastery
Church of the Primacy of Peter ©
Church of the Primacy of Peter

3
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Relax by the water at Princess Beach and Dolphin Reef. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Eilat Action and Red Canyon. The adventure continues: push the limits with an extreme tour, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, have some family-friendly fun at Darkness - Israel's Biggest Haunted House, and look for gifts at Eilat Wines.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Eilat trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Migdal to Eilat in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Migdal in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Eilat: highs are around 38°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Arad.

Things to do in Eilat

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Red Canyon ©
Red Canyon
Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Arad

Arad ©
Arad is a city in the Southern District of Israel. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the ancient world of Masada Fortress, then delve into the distant past at Herod's Western Palace, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Masada National Park, and finally contemplate the long history of The Masada Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Arad trip planner.

Getting from Eilat to Arad by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Arad

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Dead Sea Region, Masada National Park
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Masada Fortress ©
Masada Fortress
Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Herod's Western Palace ©
Herod's Western Palace

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 (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, explore the world behind art at Israel Museum, then steep yourself in history at Old City of Jerusalem, and finally delve into the distant past at Western Wall. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Mt of Olives, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony), take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Anne, then contemplate the long history of Jaffa Gate (Bab al-Khalil), and finally wander the streets of Ben Yehuda Street.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Jerusalem sightseeing planner .

Take a bus from Arad to Jerusalem in 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Jerusalem are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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