40 days in Israel Itinerary

40 days in Israel Itinerary

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40 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Aguascalientes
Fly + Drive:  25​h
1
Jerusalem
— 10 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Masada
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Mitspe Ramon
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Eilat
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Netanya
— 5 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Nazareth
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Safed
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  26​h
End: Aguascalientes

10
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.
Appreciate the collections at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center and Independence Hall Museum in the Shalom Mayer Tower. Explore hidden gems such as Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony) and Jaffa Gate. Get out of town with these interesting Jerusalem side-trips: Ein Bokek Beach (in Ein Bokek), Masada Fortress (in Arad) and Agur Winery (in Agur). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, steep yourself in history at Old City of Jerusalem, take a stroll through Christian Quarter, and stroll through Frishman Beach.

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Aguascalientes, Mexico to Jerusalem is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Israel Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. While traveling from Aguascalientes, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Jerusalem, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Masada.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park, Omni Virtual Reality, Agur Winery, Ein Bokek Beach
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Christian Quarter ©
Christian Quarter
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

2
nights
Masada

Masada ©
On the 3rd (Fri), delve into the distant past at Herod's Western Palace, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Masada National Park, and then get engrossed in the history at The Masada Museum. Keep things going the next day: go for a walk through Nachal Arugot Nature Reserve.

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You can drive from Jerusalem to Masada in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Masada

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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.
Fine Art & Doll Museum and Carasso Science Park will appeal to museum buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nabatean Avdat Acropolis and Hatzerim Israel Airforce Museum. Explore Mitspe Ramon's surroundings by going to ANZAC Memorial Center (in Beersheba) and Carmey Avdat (in Sde Boker). There's lots more to do: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, get a taste of life in the country at The Alpaca Farm, explore the striking landscape at Ramon Crater, and explore the stunning scenery at Avdat National Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mitspe Ramon online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Masada to Mitspe Ramon takes 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Mitspe Ramon are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Eilat.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Museums Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Beersheba, Shivta, Fine Art & Doll Museum, Carmey Avdat
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Fine Art & Doll Museum ©
Fine Art & Doll Museum
Carasso Science Park ©
Carasso Science Park
ANZAC Memorial Center ©
ANZAC Memorial Center

6
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Princess Beach. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Red Canyon, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Timna Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Dekel Beach Eilat, and stroll through Migdalor Beach.

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You can drive from Mitspe Ramon to Eilat in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mitspe Ramon in January: highs in Eilat hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Netanya.

Things to do in Eilat

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Underwater Observatory Marine Park ©
Underwater Observatory Marine Park
Princess Beach ©
Princess Beach
Migdalor Beach ©
Migdalor Beach

5
nights
Netanya

Netanya ©
The seaside town of Netanya draws tourists in with its fine sand beaches and lively atmosphere.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The German Colony and Madatech-Israel National Museum of Science, Technology, and Space. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ralli museum, Caesarea and HaMizgaga - Museum of Archaeology and Glass. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Netanya: Zichron Yaakov (Somek Estate Winery & Ramat HaNadiv), Nisco Museum (in Ein Hod) and Haifa (Ein Hod Artists Village, Dado Beach, & more). There's lots more to do: stroll around Caesarea National Park, see the interesting displays at Caesarea Antiquity Museum, view the masterpieces at Old City Gallery - Caesarea, and learn about winemaking at Vitkin Winery.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Netanya tour planner .

You can fly from Eilat to Netanya in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Eilat in January, expect nights in Netanya to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are little chillier, around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Nazareth.

Things to do in Netanya

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Haifa, Caesarea, Zichron Yaakov, Nisco Museum, HaMizgaga - Museum of Archaeology and Glass
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5
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Citadel of Acre and Nazareth Village. Explore hidden gems such as International Center Mary of Nazareth and St. Joseph Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nazareth: Acre (Akko Old Town, Bahai Gardens and Shrine, & more), Kiryat Tivon (Beit Shearim & Tulip Winery) and Mount Tabor (in Kfar Tavor). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, examine the collection at National Park Beit Alfa - Bet Alfa Synagogue National Park, do a tasting at Netofa Winery, and contemplate the long history of Cana.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Nazareth trip planner .

You can take a bus from Netanya to Nazareth in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daytime highs in Nazareth are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Safed.

Things to do in Nazareth

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Acre, Kiryat Tivon, Mount Tabor, National Park Beit Alfa - Bet Alfa Synagogue National Park, Netofa Winery
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St. Joseph Church ©
St. Joseph Church
International Center Mary of Nazareth ©

5
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 hidden gems such as Magdala and The Beatitude Monastery. Museum-lovers will get to explore Tzfat Gallery of Mystical Art and Yom Tov Art Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Safed: Capernaum (The House and Church of St. Peter, Capharnaum the Town of Jesus, & more), Haifa (Louis Promenade, The Baha'i Gardens, & more) and 3 Vines Winery (in Ramot Naftali). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Primacy of Peter, steep yourself in history at Mount of Beatitudes, do a tasting at Galil Mountain Winery, and don't miss a visit to Nimrod's Lookout.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Safed travel planner .

You can drive from Nazareth to Safed in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Safed are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Safed

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Capernaum, Haifa, Galil Mountain Winery, Magdala, Gadot Lookout
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Capharnaum the Town of Jesus ©
Capharnaum the Town of Jesus
The Beatitude Monastery ©
The Beatitude Monastery
Church of the Primacy of Peter ©
Church of the Primacy of Peter

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