40 days in Israel Itinerary

40 days in Israel Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Jerusalem
— 7 nights
2
Masada
— 2 nights
3
Mitspe Ramon
— 4 nights
4
Eilat
— 7 nights
5
Netanya
— 5 nights
6
Safed
— 6 nights
7
Nazareth
— 6 nights

7
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: Rehovot (Ayalon Institute Museum & Weizmann House) and Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park (in Kiryat Gat). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, wander the streets of Old City of Jerusalem, make a trip to The Western Wall Tunnels, and contemplate the long history of Mt of Olives.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Jerusalem trip itinerary tool.

Rajkot, India to Jerusalem is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Israel Standard Time is minus 3.5 hours. In December, Jerusalem is little chillier than Rajkot - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Masada.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Rehovot, Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park, En Gedi Nature Reserve
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The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Walking tours

2
nights
Masada

Masada ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): explore the ancient world of Herod's Western Palace and then explore the striking landscape of Masada National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of The Masada Museum and then identify plant and animal life at Nachal Arugot Nature Reserve.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Masada online trip maker.

Getting from Jerusalem to Masada by bus takes about 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Masada

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

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

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mitspe Ramon: Sea-gal advanced aguaculture (in Idan), Negev Camel Ranch (in Dimona) and Sde Boker Winery (in Sde Boker). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Ramon Crater, contemplate the long history of Incense Route - Desert Cities in the Negev, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and don't miss a visit to Ben Gurion Tomb.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mitspe Ramon online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Masada to Mitspe Ramon takes 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Eilat.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sde Boker, Ramat Negev, Sea-gal advanced aguaculture, Negev Camel Ranch
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Ramon Crater ©
Ramon Crater
Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

7
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: observe the fascinating underwater world at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, make a trip to Ammerm columns, take in breathtaking views at Red Canyon, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Timna Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Eilat attractions planner.

You can drive from Mitspe Ramon to Eilat in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. While traveling from Mitspe Ramon, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Eilat, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Netanya.

Things to do in Eilat

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

5
nights
Netanya

Netanya ©
The seaside town of Netanya draws tourists in with its fine sand beaches and lively atmosphere.
Change things up with these side-trips from Netanya: Old City Gallery - Caesarea (in Caesarea), Zichron Yaakov (Ramat HaNadiv, Somek Estate Winery, &more) and The Nisco Museum of Mechanical Music (in Ein Hod). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Ralli museum, Caesarea, don't miss a visit to Inter Active Atzmaut Square, stroll around Caesarea National Park, and take in the natural beauty of Hamei Ga'ash.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Netanya trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Eilat to Netanya takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Eilat in January, expect nights in Netanya to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit cooler, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Safed.

Things to do in Netanya

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Caesarea, Zichron Yaakov, The Nisco Museum of Mechanical Music, Apollonia National Park, The Betekha, Bethsaida, Majrase and Zaki Nature Reserve
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Ramat HaNadiv ©
Ramat HaNadiv
Ralli museum, Caesarea ©
Ralli museum, Caesarea
Caesarea National Park ©
Caesarea National Park

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Safed side-trips: The Grottos at Rosh HaNiqra (in Kefar Rosh HaNiqra), Nurit Gallery (in Yesod Hamaala) and Magdala (in Migdal). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Sea of Galilee, take in the dramatic natural features at Tabgha, steep yourself in history at Capharnaum the Town of Jesus, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Multiplication.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Safed route maker site.

Traveling by car from Netanya to Safed takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Nazareth.

Things to do in Safed

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Capernaum, Tiberias, Galilee Region, Nimrod's Lookout, The Grottos at Rosh HaNiqra
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Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Hula Nature Reserve ©
Hula Nature Reserve
Mount of Beatitudes ©
Mount of Beatitudes

6
nights
Nazareth

Nazareth ©
Known worldwide as the hometown of Jesus Christ, Nazareth draws flocks of pilgrims who come to see the place where Christ grew up, and follow his footsteps along the Jesus Trail.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nazareth: Acre (Akko Old Town & Bahai Gardens and Shrine), Mount Tabor (in Kfar Tavor) and Bet She'an National Park (in Beit She'an). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of The Church of the Annunciation, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cana, examine the collection at Beit Hankin, and pause for some serene contemplation at Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation.

To find out how to plan a trip to Nazareth, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Safed to Nazareth in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Nazareth, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nazareth

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Acre, Mount Tabor, Zippori National Park, Gecko Climbing, Bet She'an National Park
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Mount Tabor ©
Mount Tabor
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation
Bahai Gardens  and Shrine
Bahai Gardens and Shrine

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