9 days in Israel Itinerary

9 days in Israel Itinerary

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9 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Kochi (Cochin)
+2
Fly + train + bus:  21​h
1
Eilat
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  3​h 45​min
2
Tiberias
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 15​min
3
Jerusalem
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Kochi (Cochin)

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 21st (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Timna Park, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, and then partake in some friendly competition at Escape Room Eilat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, see the vivid underwater world at Dolphin Reef, and then get your game on at Darkness - Israel's Biggest Haunted House.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Eilat trip itinerary maker tool .

Kochi (Cochin), India to Eilat is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight, train, and bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Kochi (Cochin) to Eilat due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in December: highs in Eilat hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Tiberias.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Underwater Observatory Marine Park ©
Timna Park ©
Timna Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Tiberias

Tiberias ©
On the shores of Lake Kinneret, a vacation in Tiberias offers plenty of water sports and biblical walks.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Tabor, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Magdala, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sea of Galilee, and finally contemplate the long history of Mount of Beatitudes.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tiberias trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Eilat to Tiberias in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Eilat in December, expect nights in Tiberias to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Tiberias

Nature Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Magdala, Mount Tabor, Mount of Beatitudes
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Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Mount Tabor ©
Mount Tabor
Mount of Beatitudes ©
Mount of Beatitudes

4
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.
Explore Jerusalem's surroundings by going to Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa) and Tayelet (in Tel Aviv). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, take in panoramic vistas at Tower of David Museum of the History of Jerusalem, steep yourself in history at Mt of Olives, and see the interesting displays at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Jerusalem online vacation planner .

You can take a bus from Tiberias to Jerusalem in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tel Aviv
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The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Walking tours

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