20 days in Israel Itinerary

20 days in Israel Itinerary

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20 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Cluj-Napoca
Fly + train:  5​h
1
Haifa
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
2
Tel Aviv
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Jerusalem
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Beersheba
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h 15​min
5
Eilat
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Cluj-Napoca

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Templars Tunnel, Citadel of Acre, Caesarea National Park, and other attractions. Get out of town with these interesting Haifa side-trips: Nazareth (Nazareth Village & The Church of the Annunciation). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at The Baha'i Gardens, take a stroll through Akko Old Town, steep yourself in history at Stella Maris Lighthouse and Carmelite Monastery, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bahai Gardens and Shrine.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, use the Haifa day trip app .

Cluj-Napoca, Romania to Haifa is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and train. Traveling from Cluj-Napoca in August, expect nights in Haifa to be warmer, around 30°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Haifa

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Acre, Nazareth, Beit Shearim, Capharnaum the Town of Jesus, Caesarea National Park
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The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation
Caesarea National Park ©
Caesarea National Park

3
nights
Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv ©
Called the "White City" thanks to the color of its World Heritage-listed architectural landmarks, Tel Aviv serves as Israel's modern and cosmopolitan second city.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bauhaus Center Tel Aviv, Palmach Museum and Eretz Israel Museum Complex (Haaretz Museum). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Jaffa Old City, explore the world behind art at Tel Aviv Museum of Art, take a leisurely stroll along Tayelet, and see the interesting displays at Beit Hatfutsot - The Museum of the Jewish People.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tel Aviv tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Haifa to Tel Aviv takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. August in Tel Aviv sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Museums Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Jaffa Old City ©
Jaffa Old City
Neve Tzedek ©
Neve Tzedek
Tel Aviv Museum of Art ©
Tel Aviv Museum of Art

6
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Ein Gedi Botanical Garden, Christian Quarter, Christ's Tomb, and other attractions. When in Jerusalem, make a side trip to see Masada National Park in Masada, approximately 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, make a trip to The Western Wall Tunnels, steep yourself in history at Garden of Gethsemane, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Mount.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Jerusalem trip itinerary app .

Drive from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Jerusalem can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Beersheba.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ein Gedi Botanical Garden, Masada National Park
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Israel Museum ©
Israel Museum
Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park

3
nights
Beersheba

Beersheba ©
Beersheba also spelled Beer-Sheva is the largest city in the Negev desert of southern Israel. You've added Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park, Nabatean Avdat Acropolis, Tel Arad National Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Avdat National Park in Mitspe Ramon (about 58 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Hatzerim Israel Airforce Museum, get engrossed in the history at Abraham's Well International Visitor Center, and appreciate the history behind Monument to the Negev Brigade.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Beersheba trip app .

You can drive from Jerusalem to Beersheba in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Eilat.

Things to do in Beersheba

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mitspe Ramon, En Gedi Nature Reserve, Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
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Ramon Crater ©
Ramon Crater
Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park
En Gedi Nature Reserve ©
En Gedi Nature Reserve

2
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Eilat Marina, Dekel Beach Eilat and Botanical Garden Of Eilat. On the 21st (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Botanical Garden Of Eilat, then kick back and relax at Dekel Beach Eilat, and then go for a stroll along the water at Eilat Marina. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Timna Park and then identify plant and animal life at Coral Beach Nature Reserve.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Eilat day trip site .

Getting from Beersheba to Eilat by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August in Eilat, expect temperatures between 47°C during the day and 33°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Botanical Garden Of Eilat ©
Botanical Garden Of Eilat
Timna Park ©
Timna Park
Coral Beach Nature Reserve ©
Coral Beach Nature Reserve

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