13 days in Israel Itinerary

13 days in Israel Itinerary

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13 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  14​h 30​min
1
Jerusalem
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Arad
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Eilat
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Foot + Bus + Train:  2​h 45​min
4
Haifa
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h
End: Newark

4
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 (Art Quest - Club Allenby 28, Neve Tzedek, & more), Gan HaKaktusim (in Holon) and Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower of David Museum of the History of Jerusalem, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and steep yourself in history at Mt of Olives.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Jerusalem vacation maker .

Newark, USA to Jerusalem is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Israel Standard Time is 7 hours. Traveling from Newark in January, expect Jerusalem to be warmer, temps between 64°F and 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Arad.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Gan HaKaktusim
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The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Mt of Olives ©
Mt of Olives

1
night
Arad

Arad ©
Arad is a city in the Southern District of Israel. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Fine Art & Doll Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Adi Miraro Jewelry, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Masada National Park, and finally admire the striking features of Masada Fortress.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Arad online trip builder .

You can drive from Jerusalem to Arad in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Eilat.

Things to do in Arad

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Masada National Park
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Fine Art & Doll Museum ©
Fine Art & Doll Museum
Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Masada Fortress ©
Masada Fortress

3
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: observe the fascinating underwater world at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, get outside with Sea and Desert Adventures, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Timna Park, and have some family-friendly fun at Darkness - Israel's Biggest Haunted House.

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

Getting from Arad to Eilat by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. January in Eilat sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Haifa.

Things to do in Eilat

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

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: Mount of Beatitudes (in Capernaum), Sea of Galilee (in Tiberias) and Magdala (in Migdal). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at The Baha'i Gardens, look for gifts at Mishi Chocolate Boutique, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Tabor, and admire the striking features of The Church of the Annunciation.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Haifa itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Eilat to Haifa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Eilat in January, expect nights in Haifa to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are little chillier, around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Magdala, Gadot Lookout, The Church of the Annunciation, Hula Nature Reserve, Sea of Galilee
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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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