60 days in New York City, Israel & Amsterdam Itinerary

60 days in New York City, Israel & Amsterdam Itinerary

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60 days in New York City, Israel & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
Train:  30​min
1
New York City, United States
— 15 nights
Fly:  15​h
2
Jerusalem, Israel
— 12 nights
Bus:  2​h 15​min
3
Tiberias, Israel
— 4 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Netanya, Israel
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Mitspe Ramon, Israel
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Eilat, Israel
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
7
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 16 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Newark, United States

15
nights
New York City, United States

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Bury The Hatchet Princeton - Axe Throwing (in Lawrenceville) and Free Library of New Hope and Solebury (in New Hope). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Central Park, take a stroll through Times Square, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the New York City online sightseeing planner .

Newark to New York City is an approximately half hour train ride. You can also take a bus; or drive. In April, daytime highs in New York City are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Bury The Hatchet Princeton - Axe Throwing, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Free Library of New Hope and Solebury
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

12
nights
Jerusalem, Israel

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Jerusalem: Tel Aviv (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Ben-Gurion House, & more), Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa) and Masada Fortress (in Arad). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, steep yourself in history at Mt of Olives, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Jerusalem route maker website .

You can fly from New York City to Jerusalem in 15 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Jerusalem due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in April, things will get a bit warmer in Jerusalem: highs are around 79°F and lows about 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Tiberias.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Rehovot, Safari Park, En Gedi Nature Reserve, Masada Fortress
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Food Tours
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

4
nights
Tiberias, Israel

Tiberias ©
On the shores of Lake Kinneret, a vacation in Tiberias offers plenty of water sports and biblical walks.
Explore Tiberias' surroundings by going to Montfort and Goren Park (in Elifelet), Mount Tabor (in Kfar Tavor) and The Baha'i Gardens (in Haifa). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Sea of Galilee, admire the striking features of The Church of the Annunciation, explore the striking landscape at Tabgha, and don't miss a visit to Magdala.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Tiberias trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Jerusalem to Tiberias takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in April, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can take a bus to Netanya.

Things to do in Tiberias

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Montfort and Goren Park, Magdala, Church of the Primacy of Peter, The Baha'i Gardens, The Church of the Annunciation
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Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Mount Tabor ©
Mount Tabor
Mount of Beatitudes ©
Mount of Beatitudes

4
nights
Netanya, Israel

Netanya ©
The seaside town of Netanya draws tourists in with its fine sand beaches and lively atmosphere.
Venture out of the city with trips to Zichron Yaakov (Somek Estate Winery, Ramat HaNadiv, & more), Bamerkaz (in Givat Ada) and Caesarea Antiquity Museum (in Caesarea). There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Caesarea National Park, examine the collection at Ralli museum, Caesarea, get your game on at Placebo Escape Room, and identify plant and animal life at Taninim Nature Reserve.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Netanya trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by bus from Tiberias to Netanya takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in May, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Netanya

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife

Side Trips

Zichron Yaakov, Caesarea, Taninim Nature Reserve, Bamerkaz, The Betekha, Bethsaida, Majrase and Zaki Nature Reserve
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Caesarea National Park ©
Caesarea National Park
Caesarea Antiquity Museum ©
Caesarea Antiquity Museum
Ralli museum, Caesarea ©
Ralli museum, Caesarea

4
nights
Mitspe Ramon, Israel

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mitspe Ramon: Masada National Park (in Masada), Vidor Center (in Hazeva) and Fine Art & Doll Museum (in Arad). And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Avdat National Park, explore the ancient world of Nabatean Avdat Acropolis, take in the dramatic natural features at Ramon Crater, and contemplate the long history of Incense Route - Desert Cities in the Negev.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Mitspe Ramon journey tool .

Drive from Netanya to Mitspe Ramon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Netanya in May, things will get a bit warmer in Mitspe Ramon: highs are around 88°F and lows about 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Eilat.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vidor Center, Incense Route - Desert Cities in the Negev, Masada National Park, Fine Art & Doll Museum
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Fine Art & Doll Museum ©
Fine Art & Doll Museum
Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park

4
nights
Eilat, Israel

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, nature, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Timna Park, test your problem-solving skills at Escape Room Eilat, head outdoors with Sea and Desert Adventures, and get active on the water at Water Sports.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Eilat tour planning tool .

Traveling by car from Mitspe Ramon to Eilat takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Mitspe Ramon in May, expect nights in Eilat to be about the same, around 73°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 97°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Eilat

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

16
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: Molendriegang (in Leidschendam), Delft (De Candelaer, Old Church, & more) and Haarlem (Janskerk, Draaiorgelmuseum, & more). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum, walk around Vondelpark, make a trip to Anne Frank House, and admire the natural beauty at Keukenhof.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Eilat to Amsterdam by flight takes about 7.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Eilat to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Eilat in May, things will get cooler in Amsterdam: highs are around 63°F and lows about 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

The Hague, Haarlem, Delft, Keukenhof
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Mystery City Games ©
Mystery City Games
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

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