8 days in Israel Itinerary

8 days in Israel Itinerary

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8 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Bucharest
Fly + Train:  7​h 15​min
1
Haifa
— Few hours
Bus:  45​min
2
Nazareth
— 1 night
Bus:  1​h
3
Netanya
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Mitspe Ramon
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Masada
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Jerusalem
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Tel Aviv
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Bucharest

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Haifa

Haifa ©
A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Haifa trip itinerary planner .

Bucharest, Romania to Haifa is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Bucharest in December; daily highs in Haifa reach 22°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Nazareth.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Historic Sites
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The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens

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Nazareth

Nazareth ©
Known worldwide as the hometown of Jesus Christ, Nazareth draws flocks of pilgrims who come to see the place where Christ grew up, and follow his footsteps along the Jesus Trail.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): savor the flavors at Shvil Parot HaChalav (Milky Cow Way), then get great views at International Center Mary of Nazareth, then admire the landmark architecture of The Church of the Annunciation, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Gabriel's Church.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Nazareth route planning app .

You can drive from Haifa to Nazareth in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Nazareth sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Netanya.

Things to do in Nazareth

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Shvil Parot HaChalav (Milky Cow Way)
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The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation
International Center Mary of Nazareth ©

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Netanya

Netanya ©
The seaside town of Netanya draws tourists in with its fine sand beaches and lively atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): hike along Sharon Beach National Park, then buy something for everyone on your list at Ir Yamim Mall, and then explore the striking landscape of Caesarea National Park.

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Traveling by car from Nazareth to Netanya takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Netanya sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Netanya

Parks Beaches Nature

Side Trips

Sharon Beach National Park, Caesarea National Park
Highlights from your plan
Caesarea National Park ©
Caesarea National Park
Sharon Beach National Park ©
Sharon Beach National Park
Ir Yamim Mall ©
Ir Yamim Mall

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Mitspe Ramon

Mitspe Ramon ©
Founded in 1951, the small desert town of Mitspe Ramon overlooks the Ramon Crater, a massive 40 km (24 mi) long dip in the Negev desert, created by erosion and notable for its interesting rock formations.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Avdat National Park, then stop by Faran Natural Cosmetic, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Ramon Crater.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mitspe Ramon travel site .

You can drive from Netanya to Mitspe Ramon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Netanya in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 11°C in Mitspe Ramon. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Masada.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Nature Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Ramon Crater ©
Ramon Crater
Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park
Faran Natural Cosmetic ©
Faran Natural Cosmetic

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Masada

Masada ©
On the 2nd (Wed), delve into the distant past at Herod's Western Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Masada National Park, and then take an in-depth tour of The Masada Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Masada trip planner.

You can drive from Mitspe Ramon to Masada in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Masada

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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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 3rd (Thu): explore the ancient world of Western Wall, take some stellar pictures from Western Wall Observation Deck, take a stroll through Old City of Jerusalem, then explore the world behind art at Israel Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Sataf Nature Trail, see the interesting displays at Shrine of the Book, steep yourself in history at Mt of Olives, then look for gifts at Jerusalem Pottery Hagop Karakashian, and finally admire the striking features of Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Jerusalem trip maker app .

Getting from Masada to Jerusalem by car takes about 2.5 hours. In January in Jerusalem, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Western Wall ©
Western Wall
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Safari Park, then wander the streets of Jaffa Old City, then head outdoors with Tayelet, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Ravid.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tel Aviv day trip planning tool .

Take a bus from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in January, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Safari Park
Highlights from your plan
Jaffa Old City ©
Jaffa Old City
Tayelet ©
Tayelet
Safari Park ©
Safari Park

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