9 days in Israel Itinerary

9 days in Israel Itinerary

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9 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
train:  1​h
1
Haifa
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
2
Jerusalem
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Netiv HaAsara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Ein Gedi
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h 15​min
5
Eilat
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
End: Tel Aviv

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): kick back and relax at Dado Beach, explore the striking landscape of Caesarea National Park, and then get to know the fascinating history of The German Colony. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bahai Gardens and Shrine, steep yourself in history at Citadel of Acre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Magdala, then examine the collection at The Circassian Museum, then take some stellar pictures from International Center Mary of Nazareth, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at The Baha'i Gardens.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Haifa vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Tel Aviv to Haifa is an approximately 1-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In September in Haifa, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Haifa

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Acre, International Center Mary of Nazareth, Caesarea National Park, The Circassian Museum, Magdala
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The German Colony ©
The German Colony
Magdala ©
Magdala
Citadel of Acre ©
Citadel of Acre

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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 7th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, admire the masterpieces at Israel Museum, contemplate the long history of Jaffa Gate, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old City of Jerusalem, then admire the striking features of Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Western Wall. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the eclectic array of goods at Mahane Yehuda Market, take a stroll through Ben Yehuda Street, take a stroll through Christian Quarter, then steep yourself in history at Dome of the Rock, then make a trip to Temple Mount, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Church of Saint Anne.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Jerusalem trip itinerary planner .

Take a bus from Haifa to Jerusalem in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. September in Jerusalem sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Netiv HaAsara.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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night
Netiv HaAsara

Netiv HaAsara ©
Netiv HaAsara is a moshav in southern Israel. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Black Arrow Memorial, take some stellar pictures from Beerot BaNegev, and then don't miss a visit to Path to Peace.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Netiv HaAsara travel planner.

You can drive from Jerusalem to Netiv HaAsara in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ein Gedi.

Things to do in Netiv HaAsara

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sderot
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Path to Peace ©
Path to Peace

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nights
Ein Gedi

Ein Gedi ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at En Gedi Nature Reserve, make a trip to Nachal David Stream, kick back and relax at Ein Bokek Beach, then explore the fascinating landscape at Bokek River, and finally explore the world behind art at Fine Art & Doll Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Herod's Western Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Masada Fortress, get outside with Route 90, then get engrossed in the history at The Masada Museum, and finally explore the fascinating landscape at Ein Gedi Botanical Garden.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ein Gedi trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Netiv HaAsara to Ein Gedi takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Eilat.

Things to do in Ein Gedi

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Dead Sea Region, Ein Bokek, Arad
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Ein Bokek Beach ©
Ein Bokek Beach
Bokek River ©
Bokek River
Masada Fortress ©
Masada Fortress

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nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
On the 12th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Princess Beach, see the vivid underwater world at Dolphin Reef, then get your game on at Darkness - Israel's Biggest Haunted House, and finally explore the fascinating landscape at Eilat Action. Keep things going the next day: admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain, then push the limits with an extreme tour, then kick back and relax at Mosh Beach, and finally take in breathtaking views at Red Canyon.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Eilat road trip site .

You can take a bus from Ein Gedi to Eilat in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Ein Gedi in September, with highs in Eilat at 44°C and lows at 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Eilat

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef
Mosh Beach ©
Mosh Beach
Red Canyon ©
Red Canyon

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