13 days in Israel Itinerary

13 days in Israel Itinerary

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13 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly + bus:  13​h 30​min
1
Jerusalem
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Ein Gedi
— 1 night
bus:  3​h 15​min
3
Eilat
— 3 nights
4
Tel Aviv
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
5
Haifa
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Tisch Family Zoological Gardens (Biblical Zoo), browse the eclectic array of goods at Mahane Yehuda Market, then take a stroll through Ben Yehuda Street, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Western Wall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park, take a stroll through Old City of Jerusalem, and then steep yourself in history at Jaffa Gate.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Jerusalem trip planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Jerusalem is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ein Gedi.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
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Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park ©
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
Jaffa Gate ©
Jaffa Gate
Western Wall ©
Western Wall

1
night
Ein Gedi

Ein Gedi ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Ein Gedi Botanical Garden, then don't miss a visit to Nachal David Stream, then look for all kinds of wild species at En Gedi Nature Reserve, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ein Bokek Beach.

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Drive from Jerusalem to Ein Gedi in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Eilat.

Things to do in Ein Gedi

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Eilat Action and Dekel Beach Eilat. Take a break from the city and head to Speed Boats Tours and Dolphin Reef. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Princess Beach, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mosh Beach, and get engrossed in the history at Eilat, My City History Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Eilat trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by bus from Ein Gedi to Eilat takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 47°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Eilat

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Dekel Beach Eilat ©
Dekel Beach Eilat
Eilat Action ©
Eilat Action
Mosh Beach ©
Mosh Beach

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Beit Hatfutsot - The Museum of the Jewish People. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): wander the streets of Jaffa Old City, explore the engaging exhibits at Ilana Goor Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Tayelet, get engrossed in the history at Ben-Gurion House, then get engrossed in the history at Beit Hatfutsot - The Museum of the Jewish People, and finally view the masterpieces at Adina Plastelina. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Eretz Israel Museum Complex (Haaretz Museum), explore the world behind art at Tel Aviv Museum of Art, and then identify plant and animal life at Safari Park.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tel Aviv trip maker tool .

Fly from Eilat to Tel Aviv in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Eilat in July, plan for slightly colder days in Tel Aviv, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Haifa.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Safari Park
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Jaffa Old City ©
Jaffa Old City
Safari Park ©
Safari Park
Ilana Goor Museum ©
Ilana Goor Museum

4
nights
Haifa

Haifa ©
A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Magdala and Zippori National Park. Ralli museum, Caesarea and Sculptures Garden (Gan Hapsalim) will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Haifa: Sea of Galilee (in Tiberias) and Achziv Beach National Park (in Nahariya). The adventure continues: explore the engaging exhibits at Nisco Museum and stop by Mishi Chocolate Boutique.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Haifa trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Tel Aviv to Haifa by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Magdala, Sea of Galilee, Ralli museum, Caesarea, Nisco Museum, Achziv Beach National Park
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Magdala ©
Magdala
Zippori National Park
Zippori National Park
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee

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