15 days in Israel Itinerary

15 days in Israel Itinerary

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15 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  1 h
1
Eilat
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Mitspe Ramon
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Masada
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Ein Gedi
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Jerusalem
— 5 nights
Bus:  2 h
6
Haifa
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h
End: Tel Aviv

2
nights
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, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the striking landscape of Timna Park, observe the fascinating underwater world at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Eilat trip builder.

Tel Aviv to Eilat is an approximately 1-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tel Aviv in June, expect nights in Eilat to be a bit warmer, around 30°C, while days are much warmer, around 46°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Eilat

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Underwater Observatory Marine Park ©
Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef

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 5th (Fri): look for gifts at Faran Natural Cosmetic, then take in breathtaking views at Avdat National Park, then explore the ancient world of Nabatean Avdat Acropolis, and finally wander the wide-open spaces of The Alpaca Farm.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Mitspe Ramon day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Eilat to Mitspe Ramon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Eilat in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Mitspe Ramon: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Masada.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park
The Alpaca Farm ©
The Alpaca Farm
Nabatean Avdat Acropolis ©
Nabatean Avdat Acropolis

1
night
Masada

Masada
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Masada National Park, delve into the distant past at Herod's Western Palace, and then get engrossed in the history at The Masada Museum.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Masada travel planner.

You can drive from Mitspe Ramon to Masada in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ein Gedi.

Things to do in Masada

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Dead Sea Region
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Herod's Western Palace
Herod's Western Palace
Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
The Masada Museum ©
The Masada Museum

1
night
Ein Gedi

Ein Gedi ©
On the 7th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at En Gedi Nature Reserve, then contemplate the waterfront views at Dead Sea, and then admire the striking features of Masada Fortress.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ein Gedi day trip site .

Drive from Masada to Ein Gedi in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Ein Gedi are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Ein Gedi

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Dead Sea Region, Masada Fortress
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Dead Sea ©
Dead Sea
Masada Fortress ©
Masada Fortress
En Gedi Nature Reserve ©
En Gedi Nature Reserve

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Jerusalem side-trips: Jaffa (Great Mahmoudiya Mosque & Jaffa Old City), Srigim Brewery (in Srigim) and FlyBox (in Rishon Lezion). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, steep yourself in history at Mt of Olives, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and admire the striking features of Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Jerusalem day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Ein Gedi to Jerusalem in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Jerusalem are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Haifa.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, FlyBox, Agur Winery, Srigim Brewery
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The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Walking tours

4
nights
Haifa

Haifa ©
A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
Get out of town with these interesting Haifa side-trips: Mount Tabor (in Kfar Tavor), Nazareth (Nazareth Village & The Church of the Annunciation) and Gadot Lookout (in Gadot). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to The Baha'i Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea of Galilee, identify plant and animal life at Hula Nature Reserve, and steep yourself in history at Mount of Beatitudes.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Haifa online sightseeing planner .

You can take a bus from Jerusalem to Haifa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. June in Haifa sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C at night. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Nazareth, Tiberias, Galilee Region, Mount Tabor, Mount of Beatitudes
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The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation

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