42 days in Israel Itinerary

42 days in Israel Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Jerusalem
— 9 nights
2
Arad
— 3 nights
3
Mitspe Ramon
— 5 nights
4
Eilat
— 8 nights
5
Safed
— 7 nights
6
Haifa
— 8 nights

9
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: Tel Aviv (Tayelet, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, &more), Omni Virtual Reality (in Petah Tiqwa) and Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, admire the striking features of Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and get to know the fascinating history of Old City of Jerusalem.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Jerusalem using our trip planner.

Ottawa, Canada to Jerusalem is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Israel Standard Time (IST) is 7 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Ottawa in January; daily highs in Jerusalem reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can catch the bus to Arad.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park, Dead Sea, Omni Virtual Reality
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 18:
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The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Mt of Olives ©
Mt of Olives

3
nights
Arad

Arad ©
Arad is a city in the Southern District of Israel. Explore Arad's surroundings by going to Joe Alon Center - The Museum of Bedouin Culture (in Lahav), Shivta National Park (in Ezuz) and Beersheba (Moshav Nevatim Cochin cultural center, ANZAC Memorial Center, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Masada National Park, admire the landmark architecture of Masada Fortress, see the interesting displays at Fine Art & Doll Museum, and identify plant and animal life at En Gedi Nature Reserve.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Arad trip app.

Traveling by bus from Jerusalem to Arad takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Arad

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Beersheba, Joe Alon Center - The Museum of Bedouin Culture, Shivta National Park, Masada National Park, En Gedi Nature Reserve
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Fine Art & Doll Museum ©
Fine Art & Doll Museum
Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
En Gedi Nature Reserve ©
En Gedi Nature Reserve

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mitspe Ramon: Sea-gal advanced aguaculture (in Idan), Antelope Ranch in the Arava Valley (in Mahane Zofar) and Carmey Avdat (in Sde Boker). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Avdat National Park, wander the wide-open spaces of The Alpaca Farm, delve into the distant past at Shivta, and shop like a local with HabereH Pub.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Mitspe Ramon trip planning site.

You can drive from Arad to Mitspe Ramon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Mitspe Ramon, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Eilat.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Sde Boker, Ramat Negev, Sea-gal advanced aguaculture, Antelope Ranch in the Arava Valley
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 26:
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Ramon Crater ©
Ramon Crater
Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

8
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: explore the striking landscape of Timna Park, admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain, stroll through Princess Beach, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Eilat road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Mitspe Ramon to Eilat takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mitspe Ramon in January: highs in Eilat hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Safed.

Things to do in Eilat

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 26 — Feb 3:
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Underwater Observatory Marine Park ©
Underwater Observatory Marine Park
Timna Park ©
Timna Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

7
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Safed: Nurit Gallery (in Yesod Hamaala), Church of the Multiplication (in Capernaum) and Migdal (Mount Arbel & Magdala). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sea of Galilee, contemplate the long history of Mount of Beatitudes, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Primacy of Peter, and experience rural life at Vered Hagalil Guest Farm.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Safed tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Eilat to Safed in 6.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Eilat in February, you will find days in Safed are a bit cooler (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Haifa.

Things to do in Safed

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Tiberias, Capernaum, Galilee Region, Migdal, Nimrod's Lookout
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 10:
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Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Mount of Beatitudes ©
Mount of Beatitudes
Magdala
Magdala

8
nights
Haifa

Haifa ©
A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
Get out of town with these interesting Haifa side-trips: Nazareth (Tel Megiddo National Park, The Church of the Annunciation, &more), Ma'ayan Harod National Park (in Gidona) and National Park Beit Alfa - Bet Alfa Synagogue National Park (in Afula). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at The Baha'i Gardens, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ramat HaNadiv, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tabor, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Stella Maris Lighthouse and Carmelite Monastery.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Haifa journey planning tool.

Traveling by car from Safed to Haifa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Haifa can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. You will leave for home on the 18th (Tue).

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nazareth, Caesarea, Kiryat Tivon, Acre, Ma'ayan Harod National Park
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 18:
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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

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