9 days in Israel Itinerary

9 days in Israel Itinerary

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9 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Tel Aviv
— Few hours
bus:  2​h
2
Ein Gedi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Jerusalem
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Haifa
— 2 nights
flight:  15​h 30​min
End: New York City


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hours
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.
For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tel Aviv day trip website .

New York City, USA to Tel Aviv is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Israel Standard Time (IST) is 7 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in May, with highs in Tel Aviv at 78°F and lows at 67°F. You will leave for Ein Gedi on the 8th (Wed).

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Tours Outdoors Parks

1
night
Ein Gedi

Ein Gedi ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes En Gedi Nature Reserve. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at En Gedi Nature Reserve and then explore the activities along Dead Sea.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Ein Gedi route builder tool .

You can take a bus from Tel Aviv to Ein Gedi in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Tel Aviv in May, expect nights in Ein Gedi to be about the same, around 64°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 84°F. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Thu) before leaving for Jerusalem.

Things to do in Ein Gedi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Dead Sea Region
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Dead Sea ©
Dead Sea
En Gedi Nature Reserve ©
En Gedi Nature Reserve

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.
You've added The Great Synagogue in Jerusalem, Belz Synagogue, Tomb of Zechariah, and other attractions to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Israel Museum, explore the engaging exhibits at Tower of David Museum, take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, and steep yourself in history at Mt of Olives.

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You can take a bus from Ein Gedi to Jerusalem in 1.5 hours. In May in Jerusalem, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 64°F at night. On the 12th (Sun), you'll travel to Haifa.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Mt of Olives ©
Mt of Olives

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Haifa: Yad la-Shiryon Latrun (in Latrun) and Nabatean Avdat Acropolis (in Mitspe Ramon). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Baha'i Gardens and Golden Dome, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bahai Gardens and Shrine, wander the streets of Akko Old Town, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Haifa online tour builder .

You can take a bus from Jerusalem to Haifa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. May in Haifa sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 68°F at night. You will leave for home on the 14th (Tue).

Things to do in Haifa

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Acre, Yad la-Shiryon Latrun, Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park, Nabatean Avdat Acropolis
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Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park ©
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
Bahai Gardens  and Shrine ©
Bahai Gardens and Shrine

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