8 days in Jerusalem & Haifa Itinerary

8 days in Jerusalem & Haifa Itinerary

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8 days in Jerusalem & Haifa Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  18 h 45 min
1
Jerusalem
— 3 nights
Bus:  2 h
2
Haifa
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  20 h 45 min
End: Houston

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park and St. George's Monastery. Discover out-of-the-way places like Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony) and Dominus Flevit. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Western Wall, wander the streets of Old City of Jerusalem, steep yourself in history at Jaffa Gate, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Dormition Abbey.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Jerusalem trip planner.

Houston, USA to Jerusalem is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Houston to Jerusalem due to the time zone difference. In March, daily temperatures in Jerusalem can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Haifa.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
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Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park ©
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
Western Wall ©
Western Wall

2
nights
Haifa

Haifa ©
A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
On the 16th (Tue), steep yourself in history at The Church of the Annunciation, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Gabriel's Church, then steep yourself in history at Beit Shearim, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at The Baha'i Gardens. On your second day here, stroll around Carmel National Park.

For where to stay and tourist information, read Haifa road trip planning site .

Traveling by bus from Jerusalem to Haifa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in March, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nazareth, Beit Shearim
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Beit Shearim ©
Beit Shearim
The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens

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