15 days in Israel Itinerary

15 days in Israel Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
Haifa
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Eilat
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Mitspe Ramon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Masada
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Jerusalem
— 5 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Cape Town

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Haifa: Ramat HaNadiv (in Zichron Yaakov), Mount Arbel (in Migdal) and Caesarea (Caesarea Antiquity Museum & Caesarea National Park). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sea of Galilee, don't miss a visit to Yefe Nof Street, admire the striking features of The Church of the Annunciation, and steep yourself in history at Mount of Beatitudes.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Haifa trip maker.

Cape Town, South Africa to Haifa is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cape Town in December: high temperatures in Haifa hover around 22°C and lows are around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nazareth, Caesarea, Ramat HaNadiv, Sea of Galilee, Mount Arbel
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The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation

3
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Eilat is known for wildlife, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Reef, see the vivid underwater world at Coral Beach Nature Reserve, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Underwater Observatory Marine Park.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Eilat tour builder site.

You can fly from Haifa to Eilat in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Haifa in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Eilat: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Eilat

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
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Underwater Observatory Marine Park ©
Underwater Observatory Marine Park
Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef
Timna Park ©
Timna Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Ramon Crater, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then get a taste of life in the country at The Alpaca Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Ben-Gurion Hut, thenexplore the striking landscape of Avdat National Park, thenexplore the ancient world of Nabatean Avdat Acropolis, and finally stop by Faran Natural Cosmetic.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mitspe Ramon online journey planner.

Drive from Eilat to Mitspe Ramon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Eilat in December, with highs in Mitspe Ramon at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Masada.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Ben-Gurion Hut
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Ramon Crater ©
Ramon Crater
Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

1
night
Masada

Masada ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Masada National Park and then steep yourself in history at The Masada Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Masada online travel route planner.

Getting from Mitspe Ramon to Masada by car takes about 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Masada

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Masada Museum
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Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
The Masada Museum ©
The Masada Museum

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Jerusalem side-trips: Tel Aviv (Escape City, Tayelet, &more) and Jaffa (Jaffa Old City & Gallery Har-El, Printers & Publishers). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, explore the ancient world of Western Wall, examine the collection at Shrine of the Book, and make a trip to The Western Wall Tunnels.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Jerusalem trip builder.

Getting from Masada to Jerusalem by car takes about 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Tel Aviv
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 15:
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The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Food Tours

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