16 days in Raleigh, Durham & The Triangle & Israel Itinerary

16 days in Raleigh, Durham & The Triangle & Israel Itinerary

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Start: Durham, United States
1
Durham, United States
— 2 nights
+3
Bus + Foot + Fly + Train:  17 h 30 min
2
Jerusalem, Israel
— 4 nights
Bus:  2 h
3
Haifa, Israel
— 3 nights
+3
Train + Bus + Foot + Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Eilat, Israel
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Arad, Israel
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: Durham, United States

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nights
Durham, United States

Durham ©
Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history.
Explore Durham's surroundings by going to Raleigh (Pullen Park, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duke University Chapel, deepen your understanding at Duke University, and steep yourself in history at Old Town Cemetery.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Durham online travel planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Raleigh Durham International Airport, Piedmont Triad International Airport and Roanoke–Blacksburg Regional Airport. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in October, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Durham

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trips

Raleigh, Old Town Cemetery
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Urban Axes Durham ©
Urban Axes Durham
Sarah P. Duke Gardens ©
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences ©
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

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Jerusalem, Israel

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Jerusalem: Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa) and Tel Aviv (Neve Tzedek, Asufa, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, admire the landmark architecture of Tower of David Museum of the History of Jerusalem, stroll through Garden of Gethsemane, and contemplate the long history of Mt of Olives.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Jerusalem day trip tool.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and train from Durham to Jerusalem takes 17.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Durham to Jerusalem is 7 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Durham in October, with highs in Jerusalem at 84°F and lows at 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Haifa.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Tel Aviv
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The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Old City of Jerusalem ©
Old City of Jerusalem

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Haifa, Israel

Haifa ©
A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
Get out of town with these interesting Haifa side-trips: Mount Arbel (in Migdal), Mount of Beatitudes (in Capernaum) and Sea of Galilee (in Tiberias). There's lots more to do: stroll through The Baha'i Gardens, admire the striking features of The Church of the Annunciation, walk around Caesarea National Park, and explore the striking landscape of Ramat HaNadiv.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Haifa trip itinerary builder app.

Take a bus from Jerusalem to Haifa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in October, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Haifa

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Nazareth, Mount Arbel, Mount of Beatitudes, Sea of Galilee, Caesarea National Park
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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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Eilat, Israel

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: observe the fascinating underwater world at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and explore the striking landscape of Timna Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Eilat road trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Haifa to Eilat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Haifa in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Eilat: temperatures range from 92°F by day to 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Arad.

Things to do in Eilat

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

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Arad, Israel

Arad ©
Arad is a city in the Southern District of Israel. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Fine Art & Doll Museum, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Masada National Park, then delve into the distant past at Masada Fortress, and finally view the masterpieces at Adi Miraro Jewelry.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Arad road trip planning site.

Drive from Eilat to Arad in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Arad

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Masada National Park, Sea-gal advanced aguaculture
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Fine Art & Doll Museum ©
Fine Art & Doll Museum
Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Masada Fortress ©
Masada Fortress

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