19 days in Israel Itinerary

19 days in Israel Itinerary

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19 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Phnom Penh
Fly + Drive:  19​h
1
Safed
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Haifa
— 3 nights
+3
Train + Bus + Foot + Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Eilat
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Mitspe Ramon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Arad
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Jerusalem
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Phnom Penh

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 Safed's surroundings by going to Capharnaum the Town of Jesus (in Capernaum), Tiberias (Sea of Galilee & Tiberias) and Magdala (in Migdal). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Hula Nature Reserve, don't miss a visit to The Old City of Safed, take in the history at Gadot Lookout, and contemplate the long history of Mount of Beatitudes.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Safed trip itinerary maker tool .

Phnom Penh, Cambodia to Safed is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Phnom Penh to Safed due to the time zone difference. In December, Safed is much colder than Phnom Penh - with highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Haifa.

Things to do in Safed

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Capernaum, Tiberias, Hula Nature Reserve, Magdala, Gadot Lookout
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Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Mount of Beatitudes ©
Mount of Beatitudes
Hula Nature Reserve ©
Hula Nature Reserve

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 Caesarea National Park (in Caesarea), Nazareth (The Church of the Annunciation & Nazareth Village) and Mount Tabor (in Kfar Tavor). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baha'i Gardens, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bet She'an National Park, and look for gifts at Mishi Chocolate Boutique.

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You can take a bus from Safed to Haifa in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. December in Haifa sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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, admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Eilat visit website .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Haifa to Eilat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Haifa in December, expect nights in Eilat to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Eilat

Outdoors Wildlife 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, then explore the striking landscape of 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, then explore the striking landscape at Ramon Crater, then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and finally make a trip to Ben Gurion Tomb.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Mitspe Ramon trip planner .

Getting from Eilat to Mitspe Ramon by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, Mitspe Ramon is little chillier than Eilat - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Arad.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Ben Gurion Tomb
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Ramon Crater ©
Ramon Crater
Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park
Nabatean Avdat Acropolis ©
Nabatean Avdat Acropolis

1
night
Arad

Arad ©
Arad is a city in the Southern District of Israel. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Fine Art & Doll Museum, view the masterpieces at Adi Miraro Jewelry, then explore the striking landscape of Masada National Park, and finally admire the striking features of Masada Fortress.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Arad trip planner.

You can drive from Mitspe Ramon to Arad in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Arad

Nature Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Masada National Park
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:
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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.
Explore Jerusalem's surroundings by going to Tel Aviv (Tayelet & Tel Aviv Museum of Art) and Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, contemplate the long history of Old City of Jerusalem, make a trip to The Western Wall Tunnels, and delve into the distant past at Western Wall.

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Traveling by car from Arad to Jerusalem takes 2 hours. December in Jerusalem sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tel Aviv
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 4:
Highlights from your plan
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Mt of Olives ©
Mt of Olives

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