8 days in Israel Itinerary

8 days in Israel Itinerary

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8 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
1
Tel Aviv
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
2
Eilat
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Masada
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Tiberias
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Old City of Jerusalem and Western Wall. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tel Aviv: Jerusalem (The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Mt of Olives, & more), The Baha'i Gardens (in Haifa) and Nazareth (Nazareth Village & The Church of the Annunciation). There's more to do: take a stroll through Jaffa Old City and enjoy the sand and surf at Tayelet.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tel Aviv trip itinerary website .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Tel Aviv. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Eilat.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Jerusalem, Nazareth, The Baha'i Gardens
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Jaffa Old City ©
Jaffa Old City
Mt of Olives ©
Mt of Olives
Western Wall ©
Western Wall

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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 23rd (Wed): get your game on at Darkness - Israel's Biggest Haunted House, then see the vivid underwater world at Dolphin Reef, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, and then see the vivid underwater world at Coral Beach Nature Reserve.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Eilat trip planner .

Getting from Tel Aviv to Eilat by flight takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tel Aviv in October, expect nights in Eilat to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Masada.

Things to do in Eilat

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

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nights
Masada

Masada ©
On the 25th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Masada National Park, then explore the ancient world of Herod's Western Palace, and then take in the pleasant sights at Nachal Arugot Nature Reserve.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Masada trip planner .

Drive from Eilat to Masada in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Tiberias.

Things to do in Masada

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Herod's Western Palace
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Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Herod's Western Palace ©
Herod's Western Palace

1
night
Tiberias

Tiberias ©
On the shores of Lake Kinneret, a vacation in Tiberias offers plenty of water sports and biblical walks.
On the 26th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Tiberias, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sea of Galilee, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Beatitude Monastery, and finally wander the streets of Akko Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Magdala and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hula Nature Reserve.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tiberias online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Masada to Tiberias takes 3.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Tiberias can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Tiberias

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Magdala, Hula Nature Reserve, The Beatitude Monastery, Akko Old Town
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Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Magdala ©
Magdala
Akko Old Town ©
Akko Old Town

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