12 days in Israel Itinerary

12 days in Israel Itinerary

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12 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
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
— 6 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.
Visit Dolphin Reef and Migdalor Beach for some beach relaxation. Head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Ada Canionfor plenty of shopping. It doesn't end there: see the vivid underwater world at Coral Beach Nature Reserve and look for gifts at Eilat Wines.

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Tel Aviv to Eilat is an approximately 1-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tel Aviv in July, expect nights in Eilat to be about the same, around 32°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 47°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Haifa.

Things to do in Eilat

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Ada Canion
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Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef
Scuba & Snorkeling
Coral Beach Nature Reserve ©
Coral Beach Nature Reserve

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 8th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Dado Beach, explore the wide array of goods at BIG Krayot Shopping Center, then take in the exciting artwork at Sculptures Garden (Gan Hapsalim), and finally take in nature's colorful creations at The Baha'i Gardens.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Haifa day trip app .

You can 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. When traveling from Eilat in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Haifa: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Rosh Pina.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

BIG Krayot Shopping Center
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The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
Dado Beach ©
Dado Beach
Sculptures Garden (Gan Hapsalim) ©

2
nights
Rosh Pina

Rosh Pina ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Yom Tov Art Gallery, view the masterpieces at Leon Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Olive Tree Fine Art Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at Beit Hankin, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Primacy of Peter. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Hula Nature Reserve, browse the exhibits of Nurit Gallery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sea of Galilee, and finally steep yourself in history at Mount of Beatitudes.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, you can read our Rosh Pina trip planner .

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 July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Rosh Pina, with highs around 40°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Rosh Pina

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trips

Safed, Mount of Beatitudes, Beit Hankin, Church of the Primacy of Peter, Sea of Galilee
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Beit Hankin ©
Beit Hankin
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Mount of Beatitudes ©
Mount of Beatitudes

6
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.
Relax by the water at Israel Museum and Old City of Jerusalem. For shopping fun, head to Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center or Jaffa Old City. Change things up with these side-trips from Jerusalem: Masada National Park (in Masada), Mikhmoret Beach (in Mikhmoret) and Ein Bokek Beach (in Ein Bokek). And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Tayelet, explore the world behind art at Under 1000 Art Gallery, browse the eclectic array of goods at Carmel Market (Shuk Ha'Carmel), and admire the landmark architecture of Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Jerusalem trip planner .

You can take a bus from Rosh Pina to Jerusalem in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Mikhmoret Beach, Gan HaKaktusim, Ein Bokek Beach, Masada National Park
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Israel Museum ©
Israel Museum
Jaffa Old City ©
Jaffa Old City

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