9 days in Tel Aviv, Dead Sea Region & Istanbul Itinerary

9 days in Tel Aviv, Dead Sea Region & Istanbul Itinerary

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9 days in Tel Aviv, Dead Sea Region & Istanbul Itinerary

Start: Madrid, Spain
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Tel Aviv, Israel
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Masada, Israel
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
3
Istanbul, Turkey
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Madrid, Spain

2
nights
Tel Aviv, Israel

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then wander the streets of Jaffa Old City, then take a leisurely stroll along Tayelet, and finally take in the waterfront at Old Tel Aviv Port Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get engrossed in the history at Ben-Gurion House, then get engrossed in the history at Eretz Israel Museum Complex (Haaretz Museum), and finally wander the streets of Neve Tzedek.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tel Aviv travel planner .

Madrid, Spain to Tel Aviv is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Madrid to Tel Aviv due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Madrid in April, expect Tel Aviv to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Masada.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Tours Neighborhoods Fun & Games
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Walking tours
Room Escape Games
Tayelet ©
Tayelet

1
night
Masada, Israel

Masada ©
On the 5th (Sun), stroll through Ein Bokek Beach, then view the masterpieces at Adi Miraro Jewelry, then stroll through Masada National Park, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Masada Fortress. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at The Masada Museum, then explore the fascinating landscape at Bokek River, and then admire the masterpieces at Fine Art & Doll Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Masada journey site .

Traveling by car from Tel Aviv to Masada takes 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Masada

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Arad, Ein Bokek, The Masada Museum
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Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Bokek River ©
Bokek River
Ein Bokek Beach ©
Ein Bokek Beach

5
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), and admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Masada to Istanbul. The time zone difference when traveling from Masada to Istanbul is 1 hour. In April, daily temperatures in Istanbul can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace

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