38 days in Israel Itinerary

38 days in Israel Itinerary

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38 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
1
Eilat
— 6 nights
Fly + train:  2​h 45​min
2
Ashkelon
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Dimona
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Ein Gedi
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Jerusalem
— 9 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Yesod Hamaala
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Haifa
— 8 nights
train:  1​h
End: Tel Aviv

6
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Eilat is known for wildlife, zoos & aquariums, nature, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, experience the excitement of Funtasy, and explore the stunning scenery at Red Canyon.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Eilat tour itinerary tool .

Tel Aviv to Eilat is an approximately 1-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in May; daily highs in Eilat reach 42°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ashkelon.

Things to do in Eilat

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Eilat Action ©
Eilat Action
Timna Park ©
Timna Park
Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef

3
nights
Ashkelon

Ashkelon ©
Get out of town with these interesting Ashkelon side-trips: Rehovot (Weizmann House, Ayalon Institute Museum, & more), Kahanov Winery Tasting & Brunch (in Gedera) and Gameon - Escape Rooms (in Beersheba).

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ashkelon route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Eilat to Ashkelon in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Eilat in May: high temperatures in Ashkelon hover around 34°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Dimona.

Things to do in Ashkelon

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rehovot, Ashdod, Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park, Gameon - Escape Rooms, Black Arrow Memorial
Find places to stay May 28 — 31:
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Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park ©
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
Weizmann House ©
Weizmann House
Ayalon Institute Museum ©
Ayalon Institute Museum

3
nights
Dimona

Dimona ©
Dimona is an Israeli city in the Negev desert, 36km to the south of Beersheba and 35km west of the Dead Sea above the Arava valley in the Southern District of Israel. Get out of town with these interesting Dimona side-trips: Mitspe Ramon (Ramon Crater, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, & more) and Masada National Park (in Masada). There's more to do: delve into the distant past at Shivta.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Dimona route maker website .

Getting from Ashkelon to Dimona by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Ein Gedi.

Things to do in Dimona

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Mitspe Ramon, Masada National Park, Shivta
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 3:
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Ramon Crater ©
Ramon Crater
Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park

5
nights
Ein Gedi

Ein Gedi ©
Get out of town with these interesting Ein Gedi side-trips: Ein Bokek (Bokek River, Spas, & more). Spend the 6th (Thu) exploring nature at Nachal Arugot Nature Reserve.

Before you visit Ein Gedi, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Dimona to Ein Gedi in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. June in Ein Gedi sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Ein Gedi

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Dead Sea Region, Ein Bokek, Nachal Arugot Nature Reserve, Masada Fortress
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 8:
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En Gedi Nature Reserve ©
En Gedi Nature Reserve
Masada Fortress ©
Masada Fortress
Dead Sea ©
Dead Sea

9
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Jerusalem: Tel Aviv (Yarkon River and Park Hayarkon, Eretz Israel Museum Complex (Haaretz Museum), & more), Jaffa (Jaffa Old City & Kikar Kedumim) and The Babylonian Jewry Museum (in Or Yehuda). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, take in the spiritual surroundings of Western Wall, contemplate the long history of Mt of Olives, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Jerusalem trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Ein Gedi to Jerusalem in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yesod Hamaala.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, The Babylonian Jewry Museum
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 17:
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Israel Museum ©
Israel Museum
Walking tours

3
nights
Yesod Hamaala

Yesod Hamaala ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Mount Tabor (in Kfar Tavor), Migdal (Magdala & Mount Arbel) and Sea of Galilee (in Tiberias).

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Yesod Hamaala trip website .

Traveling by car from Jerusalem to Yesod Hamaala takes 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Haifa.

Things to do in Yesod Hamaala

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Galilee, Migdal, Capernaum, Tiberias, Mount Tabor
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 20:
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Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Mount Tabor ©
Mount Tabor
Mount of Beatitudes ©
Mount of Beatitudes

8
nights
Haifa

Haifa ©
A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
Change things up with these side-trips from Haifa: Nazareth (Megiddo National Park, International Center Mary of Nazareth, & more), Bet She'an National Park (in Beit She'an) and Zichron Yaakov (Ramat HaNadiv & Hotem Hacarmel Nature Reserve). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baha'i Gardens, examine the collection at Ralli museum, Caesarea, contemplate the long history of Stella Maris Lighthouse and Carmelite Monastery, and wander the streets of Akko Old Town.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Haifa route builder app .

You can drive from Yesod Hamaala to Haifa in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Yesod Hamaala in June, expect nights in Haifa to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are slightly colder, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow time for the train ride back home.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Acre, Nazareth, Kiryat Tivon, Caesarea, Zichron Yaakov
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 28:
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The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation
Caesarea National Park ©
Caesarea National Park

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