11 days in Israel Itinerary

11 days in Israel Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Eilat
— 2 nights
2
Mitspe Ramon
— 1 night
3
Masada
— 1 night
4
Jerusalem
— 3 nights
5
Haifa
— 3 nights

2
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): explore the gorgeous colors at Dolphin Reef, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Timna Park, and then get outside with Sea and Desert Adventures. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, thenobserve the fascinating underwater world at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, thenget your game on at Darkness - Israel's Biggest Haunted House, and finally admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Eilat day trip website.

Zurich, Switzerland to Eilat is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Traveling from Zurich to Eilat, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zurich in December, things will get warmer in Eilat: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Eilat

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

1
night
Mitspe Ramon

Mitspe Ramon ©
Founded in 1951, the small desert town of Mitspe Ramon overlooks the Ramon Crater, a massive 40 km (24 mi) long dip in the Negev desert, created by erosion and notable for its interesting rock formations.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Ramon Crater, thenexplore the stunning scenery at Avdat National Park, and then explore the ancient world of Nabatean Avdat Acropolis.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Mitspe Ramon planning site.

Getting from Eilat to Mitspe Ramon by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, Mitspe Ramon is slightly colder than Eilat - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Masada.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Ramon Crater ©
Ramon Crater
Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park
Nabatean Avdat Acropolis ©
Nabatean Avdat Acropolis

1
night
Masada

Masada ©
On the 26th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Masada National Park, identify plant and animal life at Nachal Arugot Nature Reserve, and then delve into the distant past at Herod's Western Palace.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Masada road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Mitspe Ramon to Masada takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Masada

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Herod's Western Palace
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Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Herod's Western Palace
Herod's Western Palace

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa) and Tayelet (in Tel Aviv). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, steep yourself in history at Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, admire the landmark architecture of Tower of David Museum of the History of Jerusalem, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Jerusalem trip maker site.

You can take a bus from Masada to Jerusalem in 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Jerusalem can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Haifa.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tel Aviv
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The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Walking tours

3
nights
Haifa

Haifa ©
A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
Explore Haifa's surroundings by going to Magdala (in Migdal), Sea of Galilee (in Tiberias) and Mount of Beatitudes (in Capernaum). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at The Baha'i Gardens, stop by Mishi Chocolate Boutique, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Tabor, and see the interesting displays at Nazareth Village.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Haifa visit planner.

You can take a train from Jerusalem to Haifa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in Haifa can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Haifa

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Nazareth, Magdala, Mount Tabor, Sea of Galilee, Mishi Chocolate Boutique
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Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation

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