18 days in Israel Itinerary

18 days in Israel Itinerary

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18 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Tel Aviv
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Masada
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Jerusalem
— 4 nights
4
Haifa
— 5 nights
+2
train + Fly + bus:  15​h
End: New York City

3
nights
Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv ©
Called the "White City" thanks to the color of its World Heritage-listed architectural landmarks, Tel Aviv serves as Israel's modern and cosmopolitan second city.
Tel Aviv is known for museums, shopping, nightlife, fun & games, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Jaffa Old City, take a leisurely stroll along Old Tel Aviv Port Area, take an in-depth tour of Beit Hatfutsot - The Museum of the Jewish People, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Tel Aviv trip planner .

New York City, USA to Tel Aviv is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. Traveling from New York City to Tel Aviv, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in March, expect nights in Tel Aviv to be warmer, around 58°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Masada.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Museums Tours Parks

Side Trip

Safari Park
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Jaffa Old City ©
Jaffa Old City
Walking tours
Food Tours

3
nights
Masada

Masada ©
Explore Masada's surroundings by going to Avdat National Park (in Mitspe Ramon), Ein Gedi Botanical Garden (in Ein Gedi) and Beersheba (Tel Arad National Park, Monument to the Negev Brigade, & more).

To find out how to plan a trip to Masada, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Tel Aviv to Masada in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Masada

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Beersheba, Masada Fortress, Ein Bokek Beach, Ein Gedi Botanical Garden, Avdat National Park
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Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Masada Fortress ©
Masada Fortress
Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park

4
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.
On the 7th (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, admire the landmark architecture of Church of the Holy Sepulchre, don't miss a visit to The Western Wall Tunnels, and steep yourself in history at Mt of Olives.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Jerusalem online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Masada to Jerusalem in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in April, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Haifa.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Israel Museum ©
Israel Museum
Walking tours

5
nights
Haifa

Haifa ©
A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
Venture out of the city with trips to Magdala (in Migdal), Tiberias (Sea of Galilee & Tabgha) and Capernaum (Church of Mount of Beatitudes & Mount of Beatitudes). Spend the 13th (Sat) exploring nature at Carmel National Park. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Baha'i Gardens and Golden Dome, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tabor, pause for some serene contemplation at International Center Mary of Nazareth, and steep yourself in history at Stella Maris Lighthouse and Carmelite Monastery.

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

You can take a bus from Jerusalem to Haifa in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. In April in Haifa, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tiberias, Nazareth, Acre, Capernaum, Magdala
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Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation

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