60 days in New York City, Israel & Amsterdam Itinerary

60 days in New York City, Israel & Amsterdam Itinerary

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1
New York City, United States
— 15 nights
2
Jerusalem, Israel
— 12 nights
3
Tiberias, Israel
— 4 nights
4
Netanya, Israel
— 4 nights
5
Mitspe Ramon, Israel
— 4 nights
6
Eilat, Israel
— 4 nights
7
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 16 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: Free Library of New Hope and Solebury (in New Hope) and Bury The Hatchet Princeton - Axe Throwing (in Lawrenceville). There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and admire the natural beauty at Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

Before you visit New York City, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Newark to New York City is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in New York City are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off 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

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

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Jerusalem side-trips: Tel Aviv (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Ben-Gurion House, &more), Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa) and Masada Fortress (in Arad). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, contemplate the long history of Mt of Olives, wander the streets of Old City of Jerusalem, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Jerusalem itinerary planner.

Getting from New York City to Jerusalem by flight takes about 15.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Israel Standard Time (IST) is 7 hours. In April, Jerusalem is somewhat warmer than New York City - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Tiberias.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Rehovot, Masada Fortress, En Gedi Nature Reserve, Safari Park
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Food Tours
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park ©
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park

4
nights
Tiberias, Israel

Tiberias ©
On the shores of Lake Kinneret, a vacation in Tiberias offers plenty of water sports and biblical walks.
Get out of town with these interesting Tiberias side-trips: Montfort and Goren Park (in Elifelet), Mount Tabor (in Kfar Tavor) and The Baha'i Gardens (in Haifa). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Mount of Beatitudes, don't miss a visit to Magdala, look for all kinds of wild species at Hula Nature Reserve, and explore the striking landscape of Bet She'an National Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tiberias holiday planner.

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

Things to do in Tiberias

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Montfort and Goren Park, Mount of Beatitudes, Church of the Primacy of Peter, Bet She'an National Park, Magdala
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Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Mount of Beatitudes ©
Mount of Beatitudes
Hula Nature Reserve ©
Hula Nature Reserve

4
nights
Netanya, Israel

Netanya ©
The seaside town of Netanya draws tourists in with its fine sand beaches and lively atmosphere.
Get out of town with these interesting Netanya side-trips: Caesarea Antiquity Museum (in Caesarea), Bamerkaz (in Givat Ada) and Zichron Yaakov (Somek Estate Winery, Ramat HaNadiv, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Caesarea National Park, identify plant and animal life at The Betekha, Bethsaida, Majrase and Zaki Nature Reserve, examine the collection at Ralli museum, Caesarea, and test your problem-solving skills at Placebo Escape Room.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Netanya attractions planning app.

You can drive from Tiberias to Netanya in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Netanya

Parks Fun & Games Nature

Side Trips

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

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 Mitspe Ramon's surroundings by going to Masada National Park (in Masada), Fine Art & Doll Museum (in Arad) and Vidor Center (in Hazeva). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Avdat National Park, steep yourself in history at Incense Route - Desert Cities in the Negev, explore the striking landscape at Ramon Crater, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Mitspe Ramon sightseeing planner.

Getting from Netanya to Mitspe Ramon by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Netanya in May, expect Mitspe Ramon to be a bit warmer, temps between °F and °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Eilat.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Masada National Park, Fine Art & Doll Museum, Vidor Center, Incense Route - Desert Cities in the Negev
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Ramon Crater ©
Ramon Crater
Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park
Masada National Park ©
Masada 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, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Timna Park, explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Beach Nature Reserve, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and make a trip to Ammerm columns.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Eilat tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Mitspe Ramon to Eilat in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Mitspe Ramon in May, you will find days in Eilat are a bit warmer (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Finish up 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: Haarlem (Janskerk, Draaiorgelmuseum, &more), Delft (De Candelaer, Old Church, &more) and Molendriegang (in Leidschendam). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, take a stroll through The Jordaan, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and meet the residents at ARTIS.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam sightseeing planning app.

Fly from Eilat to Amsterdam in 9 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Eilat to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Eilat in May, with highs in Amsterdam at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Hague, Haarlem, Delft, Keukenhof
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

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