8 days in Israel Itinerary

8 days in Israel Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Tel Aviv
Drive:  1 h
1
Jerusalem
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Masada
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Mitspe Ramon
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Eilat
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h
End: Tel Aviv

3
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.
Visit Tayelet and Hasela Beach for some beach relaxation. Head to Mahane Yehuda Market and Ben Yehuda Streetfor some retail therapy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jerusalem: Jaffa (Uri Dushy - Artist's Gallery, Jaffa Old City, &more) and Tel Aviv (Neve Tzedek & Miss D. Gallery). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Old City of Jerusalem, take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, take in the exciting artwork at Art & Music Gallery and Gift Shop, Kikar Hamusica Jerusalem, and delve into the distant past at Western Wall.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Jerusalem holiday builder website.

Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is an approximately 1- hour car ride. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Masada.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Hasela Beach
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Jaffa Old City ©
Jaffa Old City
Old City of Jerusalem ©
Old City of Jerusalem
Tayelet ©
Tayelet

1
night
Masada

Masada ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Masada National Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Nachal Arugot Nature Reserve.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Masada online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Jerusalem to Masada takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Masada

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Avdat National Park, stop by Hadasaar Natural Living, and then explore the striking landscape at Ramon Crater.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mitspe Ramon travel planner.

You can drive from Masada to Mitspe Ramon in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Eilat.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Nature Parks Shopping
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Ramon Crater ©
Ramon Crater
Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park
Hadasaar Natural Living ©
Hadasaar Natural Living

2
nights
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 7th (Sun): see Off-Road Tours and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): stroll through Mosh Beach, then explore the gorgeous colors at Dolphin Reef, and then see the vivid underwater world at Coral Beach Nature Reserve.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Eilat online holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Mitspe Ramon to Eilat takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Mitspe Ramon, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Eilat, ranging from highs of 46°C to lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Eilat

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef
Scuba & Snorkeling
Coral Beach Nature Reserve ©
Coral Beach Nature Reserve

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