12 days in Israel Itinerary

12 days in Israel Itinerary

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12 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
1
Tel Aviv
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
2
Haifa
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Sde Boker
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Eilat
— 4 nights
End: Tel Aviv

2
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.
Visiting Frishman Beach and Tayelet will get you outdoors. Head to Mahane Yehuda Market and Jaffa Old Cityfor plenty of shopping. Explore Tel Aviv's surroundings by going to Jerusalem (Ben Yehuda Street, Jerusalem Pottery Hagop Karakashian, & more). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Neve Tzedek, take in the exciting artwork at Artmosphere Gallery, and explore the world behind art at Artspace Tel Aviv.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tel Aviv online travel planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Tel Aviv. In May, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Haifa.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Jerusalem
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Jaffa Old City ©
Jaffa Old City
Frishman Beach ©
Frishman Beach
Mahane Yehuda Market ©
Mahane Yehuda Market

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Haifa

Haifa ©
A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
On the 31st (Fri), stop by Mishi Chocolate Boutique, wander the streets of Akko Old Town, contemplate the long history of Citadel of Acre, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sinan Basha Mosque (alBahr Mosque), and finally make a trip to Louis Promenade. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Dado Beach, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Caesarea National Park, and then admire the natural beauty at Sculptures Garden (Gan Hapsalim).

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Haifa driving holiday planner.

Take a train from Tel Aviv to Haifa in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Haifa are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Sde Boker.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Beaches Nature

Side Trips

Acre, Caesarea National Park, Mishi Chocolate Boutique
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Caesarea National Park ©
Caesarea National Park
Dado Beach ©
Dado Beach
Sculptures Garden (Gan Hapsalim) ©

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Sde Boker

Sde Boker ©
Sde Boker is a kibbutz in the Negev desert of southern Israel. Visiting Bokek River and Ein Bokek Beach will get you outdoors. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and The Masada Museum. Explore Sde Boker's surroundings by going to Beersheba (ANZAC Memorial Center & Big Beer Sheva), Faran Natural Cosmetic (in Mitspe Ramon) and Masada National Park (in Masada). There's more to do: take in breathtaking views at Avdat National Park.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sde Boker day trip site .

You can drive from Haifa to Sde Boker in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Eilat.

Things to do in Sde Boker

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mitspe Ramon, Beersheba, Ein Bokek, The Masada Museum, Masada National Park
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Bokek River ©
Bokek River
Ein Bokek Beach ©
Ein Bokek Beach
Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park

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Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
For shopping fun, head to Eilat Action or Mosh Beach. Get in touch with nature at Red Canyon and Speed Boats Tours. There's much more to do: cool off at Dekel Beach Eilat, kick back and relax at Princess Beach, explore the striking landscape of Timna Park, and get your game on at Darkness - Israel's Biggest Haunted House.

Plan my day in Eilat using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Sde Boker to Eilat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 46°C in June, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Eilat Action ©
Eilat Action
Red Canyon ©
Red Canyon
Dekel Beach Eilat ©
Dekel Beach Eilat

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