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

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

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

Start: Portland
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Tel Aviv
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Nazareth
— 1 night
Bus:  45​min
3
Tiberias
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Masada
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Portland

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Tel Aviv side-trips: The Baha'i Gardens (in Haifa) and Jerusalem (Israel Museum, Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, & more). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Jaffa Old City, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, get engrossed in the history at Independence Hall Museum in the Shalom Mayer Tower, and head outdoors with Dead Sea Premier Beach Resort & Spa.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tel Aviv route planning website .

Portland, USA to Tel Aviv is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Portland to Tel Aviv is 10 hours. When traveling from Portland in September, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Tel Aviv: temperatures range from 86°F by day to 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Nazareth.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Jerusalem, Dead Sea Premier Beach Resort & Spa, The Baha'i Gardens
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The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens

1
night
Nazareth

Nazareth ©
Known worldwide as the hometown of Jesus Christ, Nazareth draws flocks of pilgrims who come to see the place where Christ grew up, and follow his footsteps along the Jesus Trail.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Megiddo National Park, then delve into the distant past at International Center Mary of Nazareth, then see the interesting displays at Nazareth Village, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Church of the Annunciation.

Plan a Nazareth trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Tel Aviv to Nazareth in 1.5 hours. September in Nazareth sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Tiberias.

Things to do in Nazareth

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation
Nazareth Village ©
Nazareth Village
International Center Mary of Nazareth ©

1
night
Tiberias

Tiberias ©
On the shores of Lake Kinneret, a vacation in Tiberias offers plenty of water sports and biblical walks.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Tiberias, explore the activities along Sea of Galilee, then explore the striking landscape at Tabgha, and finally explore the striking landscape at Arbel National Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tiberias trip planner.

Getting from Nazareth to Tiberias by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In September, daytime highs in Tiberias are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Masada.

Things to do in Tiberias

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Tabgha ©
Tabgha
Tiberias ©
Tiberias

1
night
Masada

Masada ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Masada National Park.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Masada trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Tiberias to Masada takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Masada

Parks Nature
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Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park

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