9 days in Israel Itinerary

9 days in Israel Itinerary

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9 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Jerusalem
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  3​h
2
Eilat
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Foot + Bus + Train:  2​h 30​min
3
Haifa
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  15​h
End: Toronto

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Jerusalem: Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa) and Tel Aviv Museum of Art (in Tel Aviv). On the 25th (Wed), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, examine the collection at Israel Museum, steep yourself in history at Dome of the Rock, and explore the ancient world of Temple Mount.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Jerusalem trip itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to Jerusalem is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Toronto to Jerusalem due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Toronto, expect much warmer days and about the same nights in Jerusalem, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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 27th (Fri): stroll through Dolphin Reef and then meet the residents at Underwater Observatory Marine Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Beach Nature Reserve, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Timna Park, and then take in the views from Harbour Bridge.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Eilat travel itinerary creator.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jerusalem to Eilat in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Jerusalem in October, you will find days in Eilat are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are much hotter (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Haifa.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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Underwater Observatory Marine Park ©
Underwater Observatory Marine Park
Timna Park ©
Timna Park
Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef

1
night
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 29th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Baha'i Gardens and Golden Dome, then explore the striking landscape of Caesarea National Park, and then contemplate the long history of The Church of the Annunciation.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Haifa itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Eilat to Haifa in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Eilat in October, you will find days in Haifa are slightly colder (32°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Church of the Annunciation, Akko Old Town, Caesarea National Park
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Caesarea National Park ©
Caesarea National Park
The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation

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