60 days in Israel Itinerary

60 days in Israel Itinerary

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Start: New York City
+3
Train + Bus + Fly + Train:  15 h
1
Jerusalem
— 27 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Beersheba
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Mitspe Ramon
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Eilat
— 7 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Masada
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Safed
— 5 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
7
Haifa
— 7 nights
+2
Train + Fly + Bus:  15 h
End: New York City

27
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 (Nirit Levav Packer Art Gallery, Art Quest - Club Allenby 28, &more), Jaffa (Jaffa Old City, The Israeli Childhood Museum, &more) and Tower Tag - Laser Tag VR (in Petah Tiqwa). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Western Wall Tunnels, explore the ancient world of Western Wall, and stop by Old City of Jerusalem.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Jerusalem itinerary app.

New York City, USA to Jerusalem is an approximately 15.5- hour combination of train, bus, and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Jerusalem due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in May, things will get a bit warmer in Jerusalem: highs are around 84°F and lows about 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Beersheba.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Rehovot, Holon, Dead Sea, Tower Tag - Laser Tag VR
Find places to stay May 2 — 29:
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The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Walking tours

6
nights
Beersheba

Beersheba ©
Beersheba also spelled Beer-Sheva is the largest city in the Negev desert of southern Israel. Venture out of the city with trips to Ein Bokek (Ein Bokek Beach, Funtasy Island, &more), Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park (in Kiryat Gat) and Arad (Fine Art & Doll Museum & Jeepers Desert Jeep Tours). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at En Gedi Nature Reserve, make a trip to Path to Peace, get engrossed in the history at From Holocaust to Revival Museum, and learn more about the world around you at Vidor Center - A window to Arava agriculture.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Beersheba trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Jerusalem to Beersheba takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Beersheba

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Ein Bokek, Arad, Hazeva, Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park, En Gedi Nature Reserve
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Fine Art & Doll Museum ©
Fine Art & Doll Museum
En Gedi Nature Reserve ©
En Gedi Nature Reserve
Ein Bokek Beach ©
Ein Bokek Beach

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Carmey Avdat (in Sde Boker), Sea-gal advanced aguaculture (in Idan) and Ein Yahav (Ginat Fish - Meshek Ginal, Just Aloe Visitor Center, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Avdat National Park, do a tasting at Nana Estate Winery, explore the striking landscape at Ramon Crater, and contemplate the long history of Incense Route - Desert Cities in the Negev.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mitspe Ramon online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Beersheba to Mitspe Ramon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in June, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Eilat.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ein Yahav, Sde Boker, Incense Route - Desert Cities in the Negev, Ein Avdat National Park, Sea-gal advanced aguaculture
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 9:
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Ramon Crater ©
Ramon Crater
Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

7
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: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Ice Mall Eilat, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Eilat trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mitspe Ramon to Eilat takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Mitspe Ramon in June, you will find days in Eilat are a bit warmer (103°F), and nights are about the same (78°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Masada.

Things to do in Eilat

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

1
night
Masada

Masada ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Masada National Park and then steep yourself in history at The Masada Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Masada trip builder tool.

Getting from Eilat to Masada by car takes about 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Safed.

Things to do in Masada

Parks Nature 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
Safed

Safed ©
The birthplace of the Kabbalah movement, Safed boasts a mystical and spiritual heritage as one of the country's four holy cities.
Get out of town with these interesting Safed side-trips: Migdal (Magdala & Mount Arbel), 3 Vines Winery (in Ramot Naftali) and Sea of Galilee (in Tiberias). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Mount of Beatitudes, don't miss a visit to Tel Dan, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Primacy of Peter, and walk around Montfort and Goren Park.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Safed day trip planning app.

You can drive from Masada to Safed in 3.5 hours. In June in Safed, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Haifa.

Things to do in Safed

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Capernaum, Tiberias, Migdal, Galilee Region, 3 Vines Winery
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Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Mount of Beatitudes ©
Mount of Beatitudes
Tabgha ©
Tabgha

7
nights
Haifa

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: Nazareth (Musmar Pottery, Nazareth Village, &more), Mount Tabor (in Kfar Tavor) and Caesarea National Park (in Caesarea). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at The Baha'i Gardens, test your team's savvy at Cursed Treasure, take in the spiritual surroundings of Stella Maris Lighthouse and Carmelite Monastery, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ramat HaNadiv.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Haifa online trip planner.

You can take a bus from Safed to Haifa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nazareth, Acre, Zichron Yaakov, Mount Tabor, Tel Yodfat
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 29:
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The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation
Bet She'an National Park ©
Bet She'an National Park

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