9 days in Israel Itinerary

9 days in Israel Itinerary

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9 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  1​h
1
Eilat
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + foot + bus + train:  2​h 45​min
2
Haifa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Rosh Pina
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
4
Jerusalem
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Tel Aviv

2
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin Reef and Eilat Action. There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Migdalor Beach, explore the striking landscape of Timna Park, and see the vivid underwater world at Coral Beach Nature Reserve.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Eilat trip itinerary builder website .

Tel Aviv to Eilat is an approximately 1-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, you will find days in Eilat are a bit warmer (47°C), and nights are about the same (33°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Haifa.

Things to do in Eilat

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef
Scuba & Snorkeling
Timna Park ©
Timna Park

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 15th (Thu): take a stroll through Akko Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bahai Gardens and Shrine, then explore the wide array of goods at BIG Krayot Shopping Center, then have fun and explore at Nisco Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at The Baha'i Gardens.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Haifa holiday planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Eilat to Haifa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Eilat in August, expect nights in Haifa to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rosh Pina.

Things to do in Haifa

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Acre, BIG Krayot Shopping Center, Nisco Museum
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Akko Old Town ©
Akko Old Town
The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
Bahai Gardens  and Shrine ©
Bahai Gardens and Shrine

2
nights
Rosh Pina

Rosh Pina ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): examine the collection at Beit Hankin, admire the landmark architecture of The Church of the Annunciation, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sea of Galilee, and finally steep yourself in history at Mount of Beatitudes. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Primacy of Peter, look for all kinds of wild species at Hula Nature Reserve, then view the masterpieces at Nurit Gallery, and finally browse the exhibits of Olive Tree Fine Art Gallery.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rosh Pina online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Haifa to Rosh Pina in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Haifa in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Rosh Pina, with highs around 41°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Rosh Pina

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Church of the Primacy of Peter, Sea of Galilee, Nurit Gallery, The Church of the Annunciation, Mount of Beatitudes
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Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation
Mount of Beatitudes ©
Mount of Beatitudes

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Masada National Park and Tayelet. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old City of Jerusalem and Mt of Olives. Change things up with a short trip to Jaffa Old City in Jaffa (about 1h 05 min away). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, admire the landmark architecture of Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, view the masterpieces at Art & Music Gallery and Gift Shop, Kikar Hamusica Jerusalem, and admire the masterpieces at Israel Museum.

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

Traveling by bus from Rosh Pina to Jerusalem takes 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Masada National Park
Highlights from your plan
Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Western Wall ©
Western Wall

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