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 30​min
1
Tel Aviv
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h
2
Eilat
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h
3
Ein Bokek
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Jerusalem
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h
5
Haifa
— 3 nights
+2
train + Fly + bus:  15​h
End: New York City


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4
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Tel Aviv Museum of Art and Eretz Israel Museum Complex (Haaretz Museum). Get a sense of the local culture at Tayelet and Jaffa Flea Market. Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Carmel Market (Shuk Ha'Carmel), see the interesting displays at Beit Hatfutsot - The Museum of the Jewish People, stop by Sarona, and don't miss a visit to The PhotoHouse.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Tel Aviv trip itinerary maker website .

New York City, USA to Tel Aviv is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Israel Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in April, with highs in Tel Aviv at 26°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can fly to Eilat.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Shopping Beaches Parks

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Sharon Beach National Park
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Tayelet ©
Tayelet
Jaffa Old City ©
Jaffa Old City
Tel Aviv Museum of Art ©
Tel Aviv Museum of Art

3
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Visit Dolphin Reef and Migdalor Beach for some beach relaxation. The adventure continues: meet the residents at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, browse the different shops at Ice Mall Eilat, explore the striking landscape of Timna Park, and kick back and relax at Princess Beach.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Eilat trip tool .

You can fly from Tel Aviv to Eilat in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Tel Aviv in April, things will get a bit warmer in Eilat: highs are around 38°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ein Bokek.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef
Ice Mall Eilat ©
Ice Mall Eilat
Migdalor Beach ©
Migdalor Beach

2
nights
Ein Bokek

Ein Bokek ©
Sandwiched between the turquoise waters of evaporation pools and desert-like landscape, Ein Bokek features a strip of hotels and luxury resorts on the Israeli shore of the Dead Sea.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): admire the striking features of Masada Fortress, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Masada National Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ein Bokek Beach. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at En Gedi Nature Reserve, contemplate the waterfront views at Dead Sea, and then explore the ancient world of Tel Arad National Park.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ein Bokek journey planner.

Traveling by car from Eilat to Ein Bokek takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Ein Bokek

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Dead Sea Region, Masada National Park, Masada Fortress, Tel Arad National Park
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Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Masada Fortress ©
Masada Fortress
Ein Bokek Beach ©
Ein Bokek Beach

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.
Do your shopping at Mahane Yehuda Market and Ophir Jewelry. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mt of Olives and Western Wall. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Israel Museum, steep yourself in history at Dome of the Rock, wander the streets of Ben Yehuda Street, and delve into the distant past at Temple Mount.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Jerusalem trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by bus from Ein Bokek to Jerusalem takes 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Jerusalem are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Haifa.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Western Wall ©
Western Wall

3
nights
Haifa

Haifa ©
A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
Sea of Galilee and Mount of Beatitudes will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at The Church of the Annunciation and Magdala. Change things up with these side-trips from Haifa: Tiberias (in Tiberias) and Nazareth (Megiddo National Park & International Center Mary of Nazareth). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Baha'i Gardens and Golden Dome, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bahai Gardens and Shrine, and stroll through Dado Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Haifa trip builder app .

Getting from Jerusalem to Haifa by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. In April in Haifa, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Haifa

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Nazareth, Tiberias, Bahai Gardens and Shrine, Magdala, Mount of Beatitudes
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Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Mount of Beatitudes ©
Mount of Beatitudes
The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens

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