9 days in Israel Itinerary

9 days in Israel Itinerary

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9 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
1
Jerusalem
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Ein Bokek
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Mitspe Ramon
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Eilat
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + foot + bus + train:  2​h 45​min
5
Haifa
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
End: Jerusalem

2
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.
Visit Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony) and Christian Quarter for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park and Frishman Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Jerusalem side-trips: Tel Aviv (Nachalat Binyamin Pedestrian Mall & Sarona Market) and Masada Fortress (in Arad). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Ben Yehuda Street, admire the striking features of Church of Saint Anne, get to know the fascinating history of Old City of Jerusalem, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Jerusalem online driving holiday planner .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Jerusalem. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Ein Bokek.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park, Masada Fortress
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Frishman Beach ©
Frishman Beach
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park ©
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Ein Bokek

Ein Bokek ©
Sandwiched between the turquoise waters of evaporation pools and desert-like landscape, Ein Bokek features a strip of hotels and luxury resorts on the Israeli shore of the Dead Sea.
On the 2nd (Wed), explore the fascinating landscape at Ein Gedi Botanical Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at En Gedi Nature Reserve, then take an in-depth tour of The Masada Museum, then take in breathtaking views at Bokek River, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ein Bokek Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ein Bokek planner .

Traveling by car from Jerusalem to Ein Bokek takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Ein Bokek

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Dead Sea Region, Ein Gedi Botanical Garden
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En Gedi Nature Reserve ©
En Gedi Nature Reserve
Ein Bokek Beach ©
Ein Bokek Beach
Bokek River ©
Bokek River

1
night
Mitspe Ramon

Founded in 1951, the small desert town of Mitspe Ramon overlooks the Ramon Crater, a massive 40 km (24 mi) long dip in the Negev desert, created by erosion and notable for its interesting rock formations.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Avdat National Park, then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally explore the ancient world of Nabatean Avdat Acropolis.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Mitspe Ramon online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Ein Bokek to Mitspe Ramon by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October in Mitspe Ramon, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Eilat.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park
Nabatean Avdat Acropolis ©
Nabatean Avdat Acropolis

2
nights
Eilat

At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Princess Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mosh Beach, and finally take in breathtaking views at Red Canyon. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Botanical Garden Of Eilat, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dekel Beach Eilat, stroll through Migdalor Beach, then get engrossed in the history at Eilat, My City History Museum, and finally ponder the design of Musical Fountain.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Eilat day trip planning app .

You can drive from Mitspe Ramon to Eilat in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Mitspe Ramon in October, expect nights in Eilat to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Haifa.

Things to do in Eilat

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Princess Beach ©
Princess Beach
Migdalor Beach ©
Migdalor Beach

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 6th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bahai Gardens and Shrine, delve into the distant past at International Center Mary of Nazareth, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Joseph Church, then explore the ancient world of Tel Megiddo National Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Beit Shearim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Dado Beach, get curious at Madatech-Israel National Museum of Science, Technology, and Space, then make a trip to Louis Promenade, and finally steep yourself in history at Stella Maris Lighthouse and Carmelite Monastery.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our 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. Traveling from Eilat in October, expect nights in Haifa to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are slightly colder, around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus back home.

Things to do in Haifa

Historic Sites Childrens Museums Museums

Side Trips

Nazareth, Beit Shearim, Bahai Gardens and Shrine
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International Center Mary of Nazareth ©
St. Joseph Church ©
St. Joseph Church
Beit Shearim ©
Beit Shearim

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