9 days in Israel Itinerary

9 days in Israel Itinerary

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9 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Florence
Fly + Drive:  9​h
1
Tiberias
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Eilat
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  3​h
3
Jerusalem
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Florence

2
nights
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 18th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Mount of Beatitudes, steep yourself in history at Mount of Beatitudes, then explore the striking landscape at Tabgha, then steep yourself in history at Tiberias, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Sea of Galilee.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tiberias travel planner.

Florence, Italy to Tiberias is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Florence to Tiberias is 1 hour. When traveling from Florence in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tiberias: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Tiberias

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Capernaum
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Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Mount of Beatitudes ©
Mount of Beatitudes
Tabgha ©
Tabgha

2
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
On the 19th (Thu), see the vivid underwater world at Coral Beach Nature Reserve and then meet the residents at Underwater Observatory Marine Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Timna Park and then see the vivid underwater world at Dolphin Reef.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Eilat trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Tiberias to Eilat takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Tiberias in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Eilat: highs are around 39°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Eilat

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

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.
On the 24th (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, contemplate the long history of Western Wall, see the interesting displays at Israel Museum, and delve into the distant past at Temple Mount.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Jerusalem sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Eilat to Jerusalem in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Eilat, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Jerusalem, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Walking tours

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