40 days in Israel Itinerary

40 days in Israel Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Masada Fortress and The Yitzhak Rabin Center. Museum-lovers will appreciate Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center and Beit Hatfutsot - The Museum of the Jewish People. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jerusalem: Ein Bokek Beach (in Ein Bokek), Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park (in Kiryat Gat) and Agur Winery (in Agur). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, admire the striking features of Church of Saint Anne, get engrossed in the history at Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony).

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Jerusalem trip planner.

Aguascalientes, Mexico to Jerusalem is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Aguascalientes to Jerusalem due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Aguascalientes in December, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Jerusalem: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Masada.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Ein Bokek Beach, Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park, Masada Fortress, Omni Virtual Reality
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The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony) ©

2
nights
Masada

Masada ©
On the 3rd (Fri), delve into the distant past at Herod's Western Palace, thenexplore the striking landscape of Masada National Park, and then take an in-depth tour of The Masada Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Nachal Arugot Nature Reserve.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Masada trip planning website.

Take a bus from Jerusalem to Masada in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride 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
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Fine Art & Doll Museum and Nabatean Avdat Acropolis. Get a sense of the local culture at Hatzerim Israel Airforce Museum and Shivta. Change things up with these side-trips from Mitspe Ramon: Carmey Avdat (in Sde Boker) and Beersheba (ANZAC Memorial Center & Carasso Science Park). There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, wander the wide-open spaces of The Alpaca Farm, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and take in the dramatic natural features at Ramon Crater.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Mitspe Ramon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Masada to Mitspe Ramon takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Eilat.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Museums Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Beersheba, Carmey Avdat, Fine Art & Doll Museum, Shivta
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Red Canyon and Princess Beach. Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Timna Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Dekel Beach Eilat, and test your problem-solving skills at Escape Room Eilat.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Eilat trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mitspe Ramon to Eilat in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Mitspe Ramon in January, you will find days in Eilat are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car 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.
Get some historical perspective at HaMizgaga - Museum of Archaeology and Glass and The German Colony. Appreciate the collections at Ralli museum, Caesarea and Madatech-Israel National Museum of Science, Technology, and Space. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Netanya: Haifa (Ein Hod Artists Village, Dado Beach, &more), Zichron Yaakov (Somek Estate Winery & Ramat HaNadiv) and The Nisco Museum of Mechanical Music (in Ein Hod). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Caesarea Antiquity Museum, stroll around Caesarea National Park, do a tasting at Vitkin Winery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mikhmoret Beach.

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You can drive from Eilat to Netanya in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Eilat in January, you will find days in Netanya are slightly colder (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Nazareth.

Things to do in Netanya

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Haifa, Caesarea, Zichron Yaakov, Mikhmoret Beach, The Nisco Museum of Mechanical Music
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Ralli museum, Caesarea ©
Ralli museum, Caesarea
Hecht Museum, University of Haifa ©
Hecht Museum, University of Haifa

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.
Appreciate the collections at Nazareth Village and National Park Beit Alfa - Bet Alfa Synagogue National Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bahai Gardens and Shrine and St. Joseph Church. Get out of town with these interesting Nazareth side-trips: Mount Tabor (in Kfar Tavor), Kiryat Tivon (Beit Shearim & Tulip Winery) and Acre (Akko Old Town, Citadel of Acre, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at International Center Mary of Nazareth, learn about winemaking at Netofa Winery, pause for some serene contemplation at Salesian Church of Jesus the Adolescent, and admire the landmark architecture of The Church of the Annunciation.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Nazareth road trip planning site.

You can drive from Netanya to Nazareth in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January in Nazareth, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Safed.

Things to do in Nazareth

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

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

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Capharnaum the Town of Jesus and Church of the Primacy of Peter. Museum-lovers will get to explore Tzfat Gallery of Mystical Art and Nurit Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Safed: Magdala (in Migdal), Haifa (Louis Promenade, The Baha'i Gardens, &more) and Church of the Multiplication (in Capernaum). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Beatitude Monastery, make a trip to Abuhav Synagogue, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yardenit, and get great views at Gadot Lookout.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Safed trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Nazareth to Safed takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °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, Magdala, Nimrod's Lookout, Yardenit
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The Beatitude Monastery ©
The Beatitude Monastery
Capharnaum the Town of Jesus ©
Capharnaum the Town of Jesus
Church of the Primacy of Peter ©
Church of the Primacy of Peter

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