11 days in Jerusalem, Ein Gedi & Masada Itinerary

11 days in Jerusalem, Ein Gedi & Masada Itinerary

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11 days in Jerusalem, Ein Gedi & Masada Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
1
Jerusalem
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Ein Gedi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Masada
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
End: Jerusalem

5
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Golgotha, King David's Tomb, Christ's Tomb, and other attractions you added. Get out of town with these interesting Jerusalem side-trips: Tel Aviv (Independence Hall Museum in the Shalom Mayer Tower & GINA Gallery of Naive Art). There's much more to do: visit Old City of Jerusalem, make a trip to Damascus Gate, take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of Gethsemane, and pause for some serene contemplation at Bethesda.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Jerusalem day trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Ben Gurion International Airport. March in Jerusalem sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Nazareth, Mount of Beatitudes, Jordan River Baptismal Site, Sanctuary Bethlehem
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Old City of Jerusalem ©
Old City of Jerusalem
Mt of Olives ©
Mt of Olives
Western Wall ©
Western Wall

2
nights
Ein Gedi

Ein Gedi ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the fascinating landscape at Ein Gedi Botanical Garden, then get outside with Ein Gedi Eco Center, then explore the activities along Dead Sea, and finally make a trip to Nahal Prazim. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Nachal David Stream, then identify plant and animal life at En Gedi Nature Reserve, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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Traveling by car from Jerusalem to Ein Gedi takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in March, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Masada.

Things to do in Ein Gedi

Parks Wildlife Spas

Side Trip

Dead Sea Region
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Dead Sea ©
Dead Sea
En Gedi Nature Reserve ©
En Gedi Nature Reserve
Ein Gedi Botanical Garden ©
Ein Gedi Botanical Garden

3
nights
Masada

Masada ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): get great views at Nachal Arugot Nature Reserve. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Masada National Park and then explore the ancient world of Herod's Western Palace.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Masada online visit planner .

You can drive from Ein Gedi to Masada in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Masada

Parks Nature Historic Sites

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

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