26 days in Israel Itinerary

26 days in Israel Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Jerusalem
— 5 nights
2
Ein Gedi
— 4 nights
3
Eilat
— 4 nights
4
Tel Aviv
— 5 nights
5
Rehovot
— 2 nights
6
Haifa
— 4 nights

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.
Popular historic sites such as Dormition Abbey and Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony) are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center and The Friends of Zion Museum. Take a break from Jerusalem with a short trip to Kalia Beach in Kalya, about 56 minutes away. Spend the 30th (Tue) exploring nature at Herodyon National Park. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, explore the galleries of Ammunition Hill Memorial and Museum (Givat Ha-Tachmoshet), take an in-depth tour of The Menachem Begin Heritage Center Museum, and deepen your understanding at St. George's Monastery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Jerusalem route planning app.

Boston, USA to Jerusalem is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Jerusalem is 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can take a bus to Ein Gedi.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Neve Midbar Beach, Kalia Beach
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The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Herodyon National Park ©
Herodyon National Park

4
nights
Ein Gedi

Ein Gedi ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Ein Gedi Botanical Garden and Ein Bokek Beach. Get outdoors at En Gedi Nature Reserve and Dead Sea. Get out of town with these interesting Ein Gedi side-trips: HaMakhtesh HaGadol (in Yeruham), Vidor Center - A window to Arava agriculture (in Hazeva) and Mamshit (in Dimona).

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ein Gedi sightseeing planner.

You can take a bus from Jerusalem to Ein Gedi in 2 hours. In August in Ein Gedi, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Eilat.

Things to do in Ein Gedi

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Dead Sea Region, Ein Bokek Beach, HaMakhtesh HaGadol, Nachal Arugot Nature Reserve, Vidor Center - A window to Arava agriculture
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Ein Bokek Beach ©
Ein Bokek Beach
En Gedi Nature Reserve ©
En Gedi Nature Reserve
Ein Gedi Botanical Garden ©
Ein Gedi Botanical Garden

4
nights
Eilat

At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mosh Beach and Eilat Action. Visit Princess Beach and Migdalor Beach for some beach relaxation. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see the vivid underwater world at Dolphin Reef, take an in-depth tour of Eilat City Museum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Botanical Garden Of Eilat.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Eilat online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Ein Gedi to Eilat takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Ein Gedi in August, with highs in Eilat at °F and lows at °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Eilat

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Eilat Action ©
Eilat Action
Botanical Garden Of Eilat ©
Botanical Garden Of Eilat

5
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.
You've now added Beit Hatfutsot - The Museum of the Jewish People to your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Joseph Bau House Museum and The Yitzhak Rabin Center. You'll get in some beach time at Frishman Beach and Tayelet. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bograshov Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Peter Church, take an in-depth tour of Hagana Museum, and partake in some friendly competition at Escape City.

Before you visit Tel Aviv, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Fly from Eilat to Tel Aviv in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, Tel Aviv is a bit cooler than Eilat - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Rehovot.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trip

Safari Park
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Joseph Bau House Museum ©
Joseph Bau House Museum
The Yitzhak Rabin Center ©
The Yitzhak Rabin Center
Frishman Beach ©
Frishman Beach

2
nights
Rehovot

Rehovot ©
Rehovot is a city in the Central District of Israel, about 20km south of Tel Aviv. On the 17th (Sat), examine the collection at The Corinne Mamane Museum of Philistine Culture and then make a trip to Black Arrow Memorial. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Weizmann House, see the interesting displays at Ayalon Institute Museum, delve into the distant past at Tel Gezer, thenlearn about winemaking at Ruth Winery, and finally identify plant and animal life at Elah Valley.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rehovot trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Tel Aviv to Rehovot takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Rehovot can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Haifa.

Things to do in Rehovot

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Elah Valley, Black Arrow Memorial, Tel Gezer, The Corinne Mamane Museum of Philistine Culture, Ruth Winery
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Ayalon Institute Museum ©
Ayalon Institute Museum
Weizmann House ©
Weizmann House
Tel Gezer ©
Tel Gezer

4
nights
Haifa

Haifa ©
A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
Appreciate the collections at Hecht Museum, University of Haifa and Sculptures Garden (Gan Hapsalim). Your inner history buff will appreciate Church of the Primacy of Peter and The Baha'i Gardens. Get out of town with these interesting Haifa side-trips: Banias Waterfall (in Qiryat Shemona), Zippori National Park (in Zippori) and The House and Church of St. Peter (in Capernaum). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sea of Galilee, take an in-depth tour of Clandestine Immigration and Naval Museum, and steep yourself in history at Beit Shearim.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Haifa day trip planning website.

You can drive from Rehovot to Haifa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kiryat Tivon, Banias Waterfall, Zippori National Park, The House and Church of St. Peter, Church of the Primacy of Peter
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The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
Banias Waterfall ©
Banias Waterfall
Church of the Primacy of Peter ©
Church of the Primacy of Peter

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