19 days in Israel Itinerary

19 days in Israel Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Safed
— 2 nights
2
Haifa
— 3 nights
3
Eilat
— 3 nights
4
Mitspe Ramon
— 2 nights
5
Arad
— 1 night
6
Jerusalem
— 5 nights

2
nights
Safed

Safed ©
The birthplace of the Kabbalah movement, Safed boasts a mystical and spiritual heritage as one of the country's four holy cities.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Safed: Capharnaum the Town of Jesus (in Capernaum), Magdala (in Migdal) and Tiberias (Sea of Galilee & Tiberias). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hula Nature Reserve, make a trip to Abuhav Synagogue, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yardenit, and witness the site of a historic battle at Gadot Lookout.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Safed online trip planner.

Phnom Penh, Cambodia to Safed is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Israel Standard Time (IST) is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Phnom Penh in December, things will get colder in Safed: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Haifa.

Things to do in Safed

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Capernaum, Tiberias, Yardenit, Hula Nature Reserve, Nimrod's Lookout
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Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Hula Nature Reserve ©
Hula Nature Reserve
Mount of Beatitudes ©
Mount of Beatitudes

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Haifa: Mount Tabor (in Kfar Tavor), Nazareth (The Church of the Annunciation & Nazareth Village) and Caesarea National Park (in Caesarea). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at The Baha'i Gardens, stop by Mishi Chocolate Boutique, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bahai Gardens and Shrine, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bet She'an National Park.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Haifa road trip planning app.

You can drive from Safed to Haifa in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Haifa can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nazareth, Mount Tabor, Bet She'an National Park, Mishi Chocolate Boutique, Bahai Gardens and Shrine
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The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation
Bahai Gardens  and Shrine
Bahai Gardens and Shrine

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, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Eilat travel app.

Traveling by flight from Haifa to Eilat takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Haifa in December, you will find days in Eilat are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Eilat

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

2
nights
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.
On the 28th (Sat), get a taste of life in the country at The Alpaca Farm, thentake in breathtaking views at Avdat National Park, and then delve into the distant past at Nabatean Avdat Acropolis. On your second day here, get some fabulous bargains at Faran Natural Cosmetic, thenexplore the striking landscape at Ramon Crater, thenskim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and finally make a trip to Ben Gurion Tomb.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Mitspe Ramon trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Eilat to Mitspe Ramon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Eilat in December, things will get a bit cooler in Mitspe Ramon: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Arad.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Ben Gurion Tomb
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Ramon Crater ©
Ramon Crater
Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

1
night
Arad

Arad ©
Arad is a city in the Southern District of Israel. On the 30th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Fine Art & Doll Museum, thentake in the exciting artwork at Adi Miraro Jewelry, thenexplore the wealth of natural beauty at Masada National Park, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Masada Fortress.

Make your Arad itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Mitspe Ramon to Arad by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Jerusalem.

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

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jerusalem: Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa) and Tel Aviv (Tayelet & Tel Aviv Museum of Art). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, take a stroll through Old City of Jerusalem, contemplate the long history of Mt of Olives, and explore the world behind art at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Jerusalem trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Arad to Jerusalem takes 2.5 hours. December in Jerusalem sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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