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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): see the vivid underwater world at Dolphin Reef, thenexplore the wealth of natural beauty at Timna Park, and then get outside with Sea and Desert Adventures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, observe the fascinating underwater world at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, thenhave some family-friendly fun at Darkness - Israel's Biggest Haunted House, and finally admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain.

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Zurich, Switzerland to Eilat is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Eilat due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zurich in December, things will get much hotter in Eilat: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Ramon Crater, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Avdat National Park, and then delve into the distant past at Nabatean Avdat Acropolis.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mitspe Ramon vacation builder tool.

Traveling by car from Eilat to Mitspe Ramon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Eilat in December, with highs in Mitspe Ramon at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Masada.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Parks Nature 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 ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Masada National Park, thenidentify plant and animal life at Nachal Arugot Nature Reserve, and then explore the ancient world of Herod's Western Palace.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Masada trip planner.

You can drive from Mitspe Ramon to Masada in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Masada

Parks Nature Wildlife

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jerusalem: Tayelet (in Tel Aviv) and Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, steep yourself in history at Mt of Olives, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower of David Museum of the History of Jerusalem, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old City of Jerusalem.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Jerusalem online journey planner.

Take a bus from Masada to Jerusalem in 2 hours. December in Jerusalem sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to catch the 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Haifa: Sea of Galilee (in Tiberias), Magdala (in Migdal) and Mount of Beatitudes (in Capernaum). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at The Baha'i Gardens, identify plant and animal life at Hula Nature Reserve, stop by Mishi Chocolate Boutique, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Church of the Annunciation.

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You can take a train from Jerusalem to Haifa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

The Church of the Annunciation, Sea of Galilee, Mishi Chocolate Boutique, Caesarea National Park, Magdala
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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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