21 days in Israel Itinerary

21 days in Israel Itinerary

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Start: Chicago
Fly:  15 h
1
Tel Aviv
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
2
Jerusalem
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Ein Bokek
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Masada
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Eilat
— 1 night
Bus:  3 h 30 min
6
Ein Gedi
— 1 day
Bus + Train:  4 h 30 min
7
Haifa
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
8
Mitspe Ramon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
9
Tel Aviv
— 4 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: Chicago

1
night
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.
For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tel Aviv online attractions planner.

Chicago, USA to Tel Aviv is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Chicago to Tel Aviv, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Chicago in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Tel Aviv: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 61°F at night. On the 19th (Sun), you're off to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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3
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.
Jerusalem is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, admire the striking features of Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Western Wall Tunnels, and get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Jerusalem attractions planner.

You can drive from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in an hour. When traveling from Tel Aviv in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Jerusalem, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Ein Bokek.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Old City of Jerusalem ©
Old City of Jerusalem

1
night
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 22nd (Wed), get outside with Route 90, then take in the exciting artwork at Adi Miraro Jewelry, then explore the activities along Bokek River, and finally kick back and relax at Ein Bokek Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ein Bokek trip planner.

You can drive from Jerusalem to Ein Bokek in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Masada.

Things to do in Ein Bokek

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Adi Miraro Jewelry
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 23:
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Route 90 ©
Route 90
Ein Bokek Beach ©
Ein Bokek Beach
Bokek River ©
Bokek River

3
nights
Masada

Masada ©
Masada is known for nature and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Masada National Park and take an in-depth tour of The Masada Museum.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Masada holiday builder.

Getting from Ein Bokek to Masada by car takes about an hour. You'll set off for Eilat on the 26th (Sun).

Things to do in Masada

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

The Masada Museum
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 26:
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Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
The Masada Museum ©
The Masada Museum

1
night
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
On the 26th (Sun), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Underwater Observatory Marine Park and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Eilat trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Masada to Eilat in 3 hours. In April in Eilat, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 67°F at night. On the 27th (Mon), you're off to Ein Gedi.

Things to do in Eilat

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Underwater Observatory Marine Park ©
Underwater Observatory Marine Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
day
Ein Gedi

Ein Gedi ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Ein Gedi Botanical Garden, then look for all kinds of wild species at En Gedi Nature Reserve, then explore the activities along Dead Sea, and finally don't miss a visit to Nahal Prazim.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ein Gedi driving holiday planner.

Take a bus from Eilat to Ein Gedi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Eilat in April; daily highs in Ein Gedi reach 79°F and lows reach 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Haifa.

Things to do in Ein Gedi

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Dead Sea Region
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Dead Sea ©
Dead Sea
En Gedi Nature Reserve ©
En Gedi Nature Reserve
Ein Gedi Botanical Garden ©
Ein Gedi Botanical Garden

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: Citadel of Acre (in Acre), Tiberias (Berenice Winery & Sea of Galilee) and Nazareth (Nazareth Village, The Church of the Annunciation, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baha'i Gardens, appreciate the history behind The statue of Alexander Zaid, don't miss a visit to Yefe Nof Street, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Beatitude Monastery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Haifa attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Ein Gedi to Haifa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in April, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Haifa

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Nazareth, Capernaum, Tiberias, Citadel of Acre, Magdala
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 1:
Highlights from your plan
The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation

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 2nd (Sat), delve into the distant past at Shivta, then don't miss a visit to Ben Gurion Tomb, then take in breathtaking views at Avdat National Park, and finally wander the wide-open spaces of The Alpaca Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour and then take in the dramatic natural features at Ramon Crater.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Mitspe Ramon trip planner.

Drive from Haifa to Mitspe Ramon in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Haifa in May, expect Mitspe Ramon to be somewhat warmer, temps between 88°F and 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ben Gurion Tomb, Shivta
Find places to stay May 1 — 3:
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Ramon Crater ©
Ramon Crater
Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

4
nights
Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv ©
Enjoy Tel Aviv some more: take a stroll through Jaffa Old City, contemplate the long history of Ben-Gurion House, explore the world behind art at Tel Aviv Museum of Art, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tel Aviv trip site.

You can drive from Mitspe Ramon to Tel Aviv in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mitspe Ramon in May: high temperatures in Tel Aviv hover around 78°F and lows are around 67°F. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Tours Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 3 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Jaffa Old City ©
Jaffa Old City
Neve Tzedek ©
Neve Tzedek
Walking tours

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