13 days in Israel Itinerary

13 days in Israel Itinerary

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Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  1 h
1
Eilat
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Mitspe Ramon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Arad
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Jerusalem
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h
5
Tel Aviv
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Safed
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
7
Haifa
— Few hours
Train:  1 h
End: Tel Aviv

1
night
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then explore the gorgeous colors at Dolphin Reef, and then browse the different shops at Ice Mall Eilat. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Timna Park, have some family-friendly fun at Darkness - Israel's Biggest Haunted House, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, then see the vivid underwater world at Coral Beach Nature Reserve, and finally get engrossed in the history at Eilat City Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Eilat trip planner.

Tel Aviv to Eilat is an approximately 1- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Tel Aviv in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in Eilat, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Underwater Observatory Marine Park ©
Underwater Observatory Marine Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef

2
nights
Mitspe Ramon

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.
On the 18th (Tue), skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, explore the striking landscape of Avdat National Park, get some fabulous bargains at Faran Natural Cosmetic, then take in the dramatic natural features at Ramon Crater, and finally delve into the distant past at Nabatean Avdat Acropolis. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, do a tasting at Carmey Avdat, see the interesting displays at Ben-Gurion Hut, then explore the ancient world of Shivta, and finally don't miss a visit to Ben Gurion Tomb.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mitspe Ramon day trip app.

Drive from Eilat to Mitspe Ramon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Eilat, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mitspe Ramon, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Arad.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Tours Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Sde Boker, Shivta
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Ramon Crater ©
Ramon Crater
Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

1
night
Arad

Arad ©
Arad is a city in the Southern District of Israel. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Masada National Park, admire the landmark architecture of Masada Fortress, then head off-road at Jeepers Desert Jeep Tours, then admire the masterpieces at Fine Art & Doll Museum, and finally shop like a local with Adi Miraro Jewelry.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Arad travel site.

Getting from Mitspe Ramon to Arad by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Arad

Parks Adventure Historic Sites

Side Trip

Masada National Park
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Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Masada Fortress ©
Masada Fortress
Fine Art & Doll Museum ©
Fine Art & Doll Museum

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Old City of Jerusalem and Mt of Olives. Get in touch with nature at Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park and Dead Sea. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, stop by Jerusalem Pottery Hagop Karakashian, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Garden Tomb, and steep yourself in history at Temple Mount.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Jerusalem trip planner.

Traveling by car from Arad to Jerusalem takes 2 hours. February in Jerusalem sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park, Dead Sea
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The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Old City of Jerusalem ©
Old City of Jerusalem
Western Wall ©
Western Wall

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Dervish Ethnic Arts, contemplate the long history of Ben-Gurion House, take in the waterfront at Tayelet, browse the eclectic array of goods at Carmel Market (Shuk Ha'Carmel), then wander the streets of Jaffa Old City, and finally take a stroll through Neve Tzedek. On the next day, browse the fresh offerings at Sarona Market, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and then admire the masterpieces at Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tel Aviv trip builder.

Traveling by car from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv takes an hour. In February, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Safed.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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Jaffa Old City ©
Jaffa Old City
Neve Tzedek ©
Neve Tzedek
Tayelet ©
Tayelet

2
nights
Safed

Safed ©
The birthplace of the Kabbalah movement, Safed boasts a mystical and spiritual heritage as one of the country's four holy cities.
Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate the waterfront views at Sea of Galilee, then contemplate the long history of Mount of Beatitudes, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Beatitude Monastery, and finally don't miss a visit to Nimrod's Lookout.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Safed trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Tel Aviv to Safed takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Haifa.

Things to do in Safed

Historic Sites Wineries Spas

Side Trips

Capernaum, Tiberias, Nurit Gallery, 3 Vines Winery, Nimrod's Lookout
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Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Mount of Beatitudes ©
Mount of Beatitudes
Magdala
Magdala

few
hours
Haifa

Haifa
A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Haifa journey planning tool.

Take a bus from Safed to Haifa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in February, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 28th (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Haifa

Tours Parks Outdoors
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