8 days in Israel & Hersonissos Itinerary

8 days in Israel & Hersonissos Itinerary

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8 days in Israel & Hersonissos Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
1
Dimona, Israel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Jerusalem, Israel
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
3
Hersonissos, Greece
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv, Israel

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night
Dimona, Israel

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. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Masada National Park and then delve into the distant past at Masada Fortress. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Avdat National Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ein Bokek Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Dimona tour itinerary maker site .

Tel Aviv to Dimona is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Dimona

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Masada National Park, Masada Fortress, Avdat National Park, Ein Bokek Beach
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Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Masada Fortress ©
Masada Fortress
Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Jerusalem to Jaffa to see Jaffa Old City about 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, admire the landmark architecture of Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, make a trip to The Western Wall Tunnels, and admire the masterpieces at Israel Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Jerusalem itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Dimona to Jerusalem takes 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jaffa Old City, Dead Sea
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Old City of Jerusalem ©
Old City of Jerusalem
Israel Museum ©
Israel Museum

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Hersonissos, Greece

Hersonissos ©
Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
Get out of town with these interesting Hersonissos side-trips: Fortress Spinalonga (in Elounda), Lake Voulismeni (in Agios Nikolaos) and Heraklion (Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain) & Heraklion Archaeological Museum). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 16th (Sun) at Star Beach. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hersonissos online vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Jerusalem to Hersonissos takes 6 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Jerusalem in June, with highs in Hersonissos at 32°C and lows at 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Heraklion, Fortress Spinalonga, Lake Voulismeni, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, The Palace of Knossos
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Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

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