9 days in Israel Itinerary

9 days in Israel Itinerary

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9 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Tampa, Florida
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Tel Aviv
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
2
Eilat
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Foot + Bus + Train:  2​h 45​min
3
Haifa
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Tampa, Florida

2
nights
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.
Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony) and Western Wall will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem and Mt of Olives. Explore Tel Aviv's surroundings by going to Jerusalem (Old City of Jerusalem, Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, & more). It doesn't end there: wander the streets of Jaffa Old City and take an in-depth tour of Independence Hall Museum in the Shalom Mayer Tower.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Tel Aviv road trip website .

Tampa, USA to Tel Aviv is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Tampa to Tel Aviv. In November, daytime highs in Tel Aviv are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Eilat.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Jerusalem
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The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Old City of Jerusalem ©
Old City of Jerusalem

3
nights
Eilat

At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Get outdoors at Red Canyon and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Princess Beach and Mosh Beach. There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain, test your problem-solving skills at Escape Room Eilat, and have some family-friendly fun at Darkness - Israel's Biggest Haunted House.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Eilat road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Tel Aviv to Eilat takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Tel Aviv, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Eilat, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Haifa.

Things to do in Eilat

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Red Canyon ©
Red Canyon

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): browse the exhibits of Nazareth Village, then take in nature's colorful creations at International Center Mary of Nazareth, then do a tasting at Jezreel Valley Winery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bahai Gardens and Shrine.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Haifa trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Eilat to Haifa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Eilat in November, plan for slightly colder days in Haifa, with highs around 75°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Haifa

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Nazareth, Bahai Gardens and Shrine, Jezreel Valley Winery
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International Center Mary of Nazareth ©
Bahai Gardens  and Shrine ©
Bahai Gardens and Shrine
The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens

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