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
— 4 nights
2
Eilat
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
3
Ein Bokek
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Jerusalem
— 4 nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Carmel Market (Shuk Ha'Carmel) and Sarona Market. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Jaffa Flea Market and The PhotoHouse. And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Tayelet, stroll through Jerusalem Beach, take a stroll around Habimah Square, and admire the masterpieces at Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tel Aviv online tour planner .

New York City, USA to Tel Aviv is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Tel Aviv. When traveling from New York City in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Tel Aviv, with highs around 69°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Eilat.

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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
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Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
We've included these beaches for you: Dolphin Reef and Princess Beach. The adventure continues: browse the different shops at Ice Mall Eilat, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Migdalor Beach, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Timna Park.

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You can fly from Tel Aviv to Eilat in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, Eilat is a bit warmer than Tel Aviv - with highs of 90°F and lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ein Bokek.

Things to do in Eilat

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

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.
On the 6th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Masada Fortress, explore the striking landscape of Masada National Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ein Bokek Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at En Gedi Nature Reserve, then explore the activities along Dead Sea, and then delve into the distant past at Tel Arad National Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ein Bokek day trip website .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow 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

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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.
You'll explore and learn at Israel Museum and Tower of David Museum. Get some historical perspective at Mt of Olives and Temple Mount. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, wander the streets of Ben Yehuda Street, stop by Jerusalem Pottery Hagop Karakashian, and delve into the distant past at Western Wall.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Jerusalem trip itinerary planning tool .

You can take a bus from Ein Bokek to Jerusalem in 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Haifa.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Israel Museum ©
Israel Museum
Western Wall ©
Western Wall

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Haifa

Haifa ©
A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
Visit Sea of Galilee and Magdala for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Baha'i Gardens and Golden Dome and Megiddo National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Tiberias (in Tiberias), Nazareth (The Church of the Annunciation & International Center Mary of Nazareth) and Mount of Beatitudes (in Capernaum). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Dado Beach and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bahai Gardens and Shrine.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Haifa route planner.

Traveling by bus from Jerusalem to Haifa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Haifa are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Haifa

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Nazareth, Tiberias, Mount of Beatitudes, Magdala, Bahai Gardens and Shrine
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Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation
Mount of Beatitudes ©
Mount of Beatitudes

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