7 days in Israel Itinerary

7 days in Israel Itinerary

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7 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Eilat
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Masada
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Jerusalem
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Barcelona

2
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
On the 11th (Mon), have some family-friendly fun at Darkness - Israel's Biggest Haunted House, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Timna Park, then see the vivid underwater world at Dolphin Reef, and then see the vivid underwater world at Coral Beach Nature Reserve.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Eilat online journey planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Eilat is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Barcelona to Eilat, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Barcelona in May, plan for warmer days in Eilat, with highs around 42°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Masada.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Underwater Observatory Marine Park ©
Underwater Observatory Marine Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
Timna Park ©
Timna Park

1
night
Masada

Masada ©
On the 13th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Masada National Park and then contemplate the long history of The Masada Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Masada online tour planner.

You can drive from Eilat to Masada in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Masada

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

The Masada Museum
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Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
The Masada Museum ©
The Masada Museum

3
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.
Jerusalem is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, make a trip to The Western Wall Tunnels, explore the ancient world of Western Wall, and admire the landmark architecture of Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Jerusalem trip maker site.

You can drive from Masada to Jerusalem in 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Jerusalem can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours Historic Sites Museums
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The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Walking tours

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