24 days in Israel & Bethlehem Itinerary

24 days in Israel & Bethlehem Itinerary

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24 days in Israel & Bethlehem Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  17​h
1
Tel Aviv, Israel
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
2
Haifa, Israel
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Tiberias, Israel
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
4
Ein Gedi, Israel
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Jerusalem, Israel
— 6 nights
bus:  15​min
6
Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories
— 3 nights
Travel:  120​h
End: San Francisco, United States

2
nights
Tel Aviv, Israel

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in the waterfront at Tayelet, wander the streets of Jaffa Old City, get engrossed in the history at Ben-Gurion House, admire the masterpieces at Tel Aviv Museum of Art, then admire the landmark architecture of White City, and finally take a stroll through Neve Tzedek. Keep things going the next day: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at Ayalon Institute Museum, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then take an in-depth tour of Beit Hatfutsot - The Museum of the Jewish People, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Old Tel Aviv Port Area.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tel Aviv road trip website .

San Francisco, USA to Tel Aviv is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Israel Standard Time, which is usually a 10 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: high temperatures in Tel Aviv hover around 86°F and lows are around 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Haifa.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Museums Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trip

Ayalon Institute Museum
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Tayelet ©
Tayelet
Jaffa Old City ©
Jaffa Old City
Neve Tzedek ©
Neve Tzedek

2
nights
Haifa, Israel

Haifa ©
A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Baha'i Gardens, get curious at Madatech-Israel National Museum of Science, Technology, and Space, contemplate the long history of Citadel of Acre, then wander the streets of Akko Old Town, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bahai Gardens and Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Dado Beach and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Caesarea National Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Haifa itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Tel Aviv to Haifa in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Tiberias.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Acre, Caesarea National Park
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Dado Beach ©
Dado Beach
The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
Bahai Gardens  and Shrine ©
Bahai Gardens and Shrine

2
nights
Tiberias, Israel

Tiberias ©
On the shores of Lake Kinneret, a vacation in Tiberias offers plenty of water sports and biblical walks.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Tiberias, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tomb of Maimonides, and then view the masterpieces at Amdur Fine Gallery.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tiberias travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Haifa to Tiberias takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Ein Gedi.

Things to do in Tiberias

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Netofa Winery, The Circassian Museum, Kfar Kama
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The Circassian Museum ©
The Circassian Museum
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Netofa Winery ©
Netofa Winery

2
nights
Ein Gedi, Israel

Ein Gedi ©
Museum-lovers will get to explore Fine Art & Doll Museum and The Masada Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Masada Fortress and Herod's Western Palace. Get out of town with these interesting Ein Gedi side-trips: Adi Miraro Jewelry (in Arad) and Bokek River (in Ein Bokek).

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ein Gedi tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Tiberias to Ein Gedi by bus takes about 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Ein Gedi

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Dead Sea Region, Arad, Ein Bokek
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Ein Gedi Botanical Garden ©
Ein Gedi Botanical Garden
Masada Fortress ©
Masada Fortress
En Gedi Nature Reserve ©
En Gedi Nature Reserve

6
nights
Jerusalem, Israel

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.
Visiting Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park and Kalia Beach will get you outdoors. Appreciate the collections at Israel Museum and Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem. Go for a jaunt from Jerusalem to Beit Shemesh to see Elah Valley about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Old City of Jerusalem, contemplate the long history of Mt of Olives, take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, and delve into the distant past at Temple Mount.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Jerusalem sightseeing planner .

Getting from Ein Gedi to Jerusalem by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Bethlehem.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Elah Valley, Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park, Kalia Beach
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Israel Museum ©
Israel Museum
Old City of Jerusalem ©
Old City of Jerusalem

3
nights
Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories

For many, Bethlehem needs no introduction.
On the 24th (Wed), examine the collection at Qumran National Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mar Saba Monastery, take an in-depth tour of Palestinian Heritage Center, then revel in the low prices at Blessings Gift Shop and The Olive Wood Factory, then steep yourself in history at Church of the Nativity, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Church of St. Catherine. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Beituna al- Talhami Museum, grab your bike and head to Walk Palestine, then look for all kinds of wild species at Enot Tsukim Nature Reserve - Ein Feshkha, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mount of Temptation Monastery.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bethlehem sightseeing planner .

Bethlehem is just a short distance from Jerusalem. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bethlehem

Tours Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Mount of Temptation Monastery, Qumran National Park, Enot Tsukim Nature Reserve - Ein Feshkha
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Walking tours
Church of the Nativity ©
Church of the Nativity
Mar Saba Monastery ©
Mar Saba Monastery

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