9 days in Israel Itinerary

9 days in Israel Itinerary

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9 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly + Drive:  19​h 45​min
1
Capernaum
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Eilat
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  3​h
3
Jerusalem
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: San Francisco

1
night
Capernaum

Capernaum ©
A trip to Capernaum takes pilgrims and tourists to the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee, which represents one of the major historical sites to see in Israel.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Tabgha.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Capernaum day trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to Capernaum is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Capernaum is 10 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in October: high temperatures in Capernaum hover around 84°F and lows are around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Capernaum

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tiberias
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Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Mount of Beatitudes ©
Mount of Beatitudes
Tabgha ©
Tabgha

3
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 15th (Mon): explore the gorgeous colors at Dolphin Reef, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Coral Beach Nature Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Timna Park and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Eilat trip itinerary website .

You can do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Capernaum to Eilat in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Capernaum in October; daily highs in Eilat reach 92°F and lows reach 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Eilat

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

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.
On the 19th (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, see the interesting displays at Israel Museum, contemplate the long history of Dome of the Rock, and wander the streets of Old City of Jerusalem.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Jerusalem road trip planning tool .

Getting from Eilat to Jerusalem by combination of flight and bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. When traveling from Eilat in October, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Jerusalem: temperatures range from 82°F by day to 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Mt of Olives ©
Mt of Olives

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