22 days in Israel Itinerary

22 days in Israel Itinerary

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Jerusalem
— 2 nights
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Ein Gedi
— 2 nights
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Masada
— 2 nights
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Mitspe Ramon
— 4 nights
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Eilat
— 5 nights
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Haifa
— 6 nights
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Jerusalem

— 2 nights

Holy City

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park and Ein Kerem. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hurva Synagogue, steep yourself in history at The Jerusalem Archaeological Park, and don't miss a visit to The Cardo.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Jerusalem trip itinerary website.

Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ein Gedi.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:

Ein Gedi

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): admire nature's extreme beauty at Ein Gedi Botanical Garden and then don't miss a visit to Nachal David Stream. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at En Gedi Nature Reserve and then head outdoors with Ein Gedi Eco Center.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ein Gedi journey planning website.

You can drive from Jerusalem to Ein Gedi in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Masada.

Things to do in Ein Gedi

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:

Masada

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take an in-depth tour of The Masada Museum and then go for a walk through Tze'elim Stream. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Masada National Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Masada travel route planner.

You can drive from Ein Gedi to Masada in 1.5 hours. On the 2nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Masada

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2:

Mitspe Ramon

— 4 nights
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 Avdat National Park and The Alpaca Farm. Step out of Mitspe Ramon with an excursion to HaMakhtesh HaGadol in Yeruham--about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, steep yourself in history at Incense Route - Desert Cities in the Negev, explore the striking landscape at Ramon Crater, and learn about winemaking at Nana Estate Winery.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Mitspe Ramon road trip planning site.

Getting from Masada to Mitspe Ramon by car takes about 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Mitspe Ramon can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Eilat.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 2 — 6:

Eilat

— 5 nights
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and King Solomon's Mines. There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Botanical Garden Of Eilat, enjoy the sand and surf at Mosh Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Reef.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Eilat trip planner.

Getting from Mitspe Ramon to Eilat by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Mitspe Ramon in October, you will find days in Eilat are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Haifa.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 11:

Haifa

— 6 nights
A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Beit Shearim and Nimrod's Lookout. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Haifa: Sea of Galilee (in Tiberias), The Church of the Annunciation (in Nazareth) and The Or Torah Synagogue (in Acre). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at The Baha'i Gardens, walk around Peace View Park (Mitzpoor Ha-Shalom), examine the collection at Hecht Museum, University of Haifa, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tel Afek - En Afek Nature Reserve.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Haifa trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Eilat to Haifa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Eilat in October, plan for little chillier days in Haifa, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 11 — 17:

Israel travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Walking Areas · Ruins
Land of Creation
Surprisingly diverse for such a narrow strip of land pressed against the Mediterranean, modern Israel only dates back to 1948, though the history of this "Holy Land" spans many millennia. The big three monotheistic religions--Christianity, Judaism, and Islam--maintain extremely strong ties to this part of the world, so you can expect to see plenty of historic churches, mosques, and synagogues during your holiday in Israel. Beyond the undeniable cultural appeal, Israel also offers impressive natural features, including the Dead Sea and Makhtesh Ramon, one of the world's biggest craters. As you tour Israel, you'll find yourself following in the footsteps of figures that helped shape the world thousands of years ago.