8 days in Israel Itinerary

8 days in Israel Itinerary

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8 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Drive:  1​h
1
Jerusalem
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Nazareth
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Eilat
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
4
Tel Aviv
— 3 nights
End: Tel Aviv

1
night
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 14th (Tue), delve into the distant past at Western Wall, stop by Jerusalem Pottery Hagop Karakashian, then explore the engaging exhibits at ​The Tower of David Museum of the History of Jerusalem, then take an in-depth tour of Old City of Jerusalem, and finally get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Israel Museum, hunt for treasures at Mahane Yehuda Market, admire the landmark architecture of Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, then make a trip to Jaffa Gate, and finally steep yourself in history at Mt of Olives.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Jerusalem holiday maker website .

Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Traveling from Tel Aviv in May, you will find days in Jerusalem are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nazareth.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Israel Museum ©
Israel Museum
Western Wall ©
Western Wall

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): wander the streets of Akko Old Town, then delve into the distant past at Megiddo National Park, and then steep yourself in history at The Church of the Annunciation. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Sea of Galilee, then examine the collection at National Park Beit Alfa - Bet Alfa Synagogue National Park, then take some stellar pictures from International Center Mary of Nazareth, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Joseph Church.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Nazareth trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Jerusalem to Nazareth in 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Nazareth are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Nazareth

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Sea of Galilee, Akko Old Town, National Park Beit Alfa - Bet Alfa Synagogue National Park
Highlights from your plan
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Tel Megiddo National Park ©
Tel Megiddo National Park

1
night
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 18th (Sat): see the vivid underwater world at Coral Beach Nature Reserve, then meet the residents at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, and then explore the gorgeous colors at Dolphin Reef.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Eilat trip app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Nazareth to Eilat in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nazareth in May, expect nights in Eilat to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 42°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef
Coral Beach Nature Reserve ©
Coral Beach Nature Reserve
Underwater Observatory Marine Park ©
Underwater Observatory Marine Park

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of White City, browse the eclectic array of goods at Carmel Market (Shuk Ha'Carmel), then wander the streets of Jaffa Old City, and finally take a stroll through Neve Tzedek. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): deepen your understanding at Ben-Gurion House, admire the masterpieces at Tel Aviv Museum of Art, and then identify plant and animal life at Safari Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tel Aviv online travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Eilat to Tel Aviv takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Eilat in May, with highs in Tel Aviv at 30°C and lows at 22°C. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Museums Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

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

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