60 days in Israel Itinerary

60 days in Israel Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Minneapolis
Fly + Drive:  19 h
1
Safed
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Nazareth
— 7 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
3
Netanya
— 6 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
4
Eilat
— 11 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Mitspe Ramon
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Masada
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Jerusalem
— 14 nights
Fly + Bus:  17 h 30 min
End: Minneapolis

8
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.
You'll explore and learn at Nurit Gallery and Hammeiara House Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea of Galilee and Magdala. Change things up with these side-trips from Safed: Capernaum (Capharnaum the Town of Jesus & Church of the Multiplication), Hatser Tel Hai (in Metulla) and Haifa (Stella Maris Lighthouse and Carmelite Monastery, The Baha'i Gardens, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Mount of Beatitudes, tour the pleasant surroundings at Israel National Trail, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yardenit, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Twelve Apostles.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Safed trip maker website.

Minneapolis, USA to Safed is an approximately 19- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Israel Standard Time is 8 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Minneapolis in March; daily highs in Safed reach 71°F and lows reach 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Nazareth.

Things to do in Safed

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Capernaum, Tiberias, Haifa, Galilee Region, Migdal
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Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
Mount of Beatitudes ©
Mount of Beatitudes

7
nights
Nazareth

Nazareth ©
Known worldwide as the hometown of Jesus Christ, Nazareth draws flocks of pilgrims who come to see the place where Christ grew up, and follow his footsteps along the Jesus Trail.
Get outdoors at Mount Tabor and Gan HaShlosha National Park. Get some cultural insight at The Church of the Annunciation and Tel Megiddo National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nazareth: Ma'ayan Harod National Park (in Gidona), Tel Yodfat (in Yodfat) and Bet She'an National Park (in Beit She'an). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of International Center Mary of Nazareth, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, see the interesting displays at Nazareth Village, and contemplate the long history of Citadel of Acre.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Nazareth trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Safed to Nazareth in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Safed in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Nazareth, with lows of 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can catch the bus to Netanya.

Things to do in Nazareth

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Acre, Beit She'an, Ma'ayan Harod National Park, Beit Shearim, Tel Yodfat
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Mount Tabor ©
Mount Tabor
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation
Nazareth Village ©
Nazareth Village

6
nights
Netanya

Netanya ©
The seaside town of Netanya draws tourists in with its fine sand beaches and lively atmosphere.
Get a sense of the local culture at Ralli museum, Caesarea and HaMizgaga - Museum of Archaeology and Glass. Museum-lovers will appreciate Caesarea Antiquity Museum and The Nisco Museum of Mechanical Music. Change things up with these side-trips from Netanya: Taninim Nature Reserve (in Bet Hananya), Zichron Yaakov (First Aliyah Museum, Ramat HaNadiv, &more) and Haifa (The German Colony & Dado Beach). There's much more to do: walk around Caesarea National Park, engage your brain at Science Park at Technoda, get a taste of the local shopping with Old City Gallery - Caesarea, and have some family-friendly fun at Insideout.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Netanya route planner.

You can take a bus from Nazareth to Netanya in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Netanya

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Caesarea, Zichron Yaakov, Haifa, The Betekha, Bethsaida, Majrase and Zaki Nature Reserve, Jeepon-Naim
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Caesarea National Park ©
Caesarea National Park
Ramat HaNadiv ©
Ramat HaNadiv
The German Colony ©
The German Colony

11
nights
Eilat

At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Dolphin Reef and Dekel Beach Eilat. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Timna Park. The adventure continues: see the vivid underwater world at Coral Beach Nature Reserve, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Mosh Beach, and explore the stunning scenery at Red Canyon.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Eilat sightseeing planning site.

You can fly from Netanya to Eilat in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Netanya in April, things will get a bit warmer in Eilat: highs are around 90°F and lows about 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef
Timna Park ©
Timna Park

7
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fine Art & Doll Museum and Arava Vidor Center. Take a break from the city and head to Avdat National Park and Ramon Crater. Venture out of the city with trips to Vidor Center - A window to Arava agriculture (in Hazeva), Glass Art Museum Arad (in Arad) and Yeruham (Ein Yorkeam & Colorful Sands Park). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, explore the ancient world of Shivta, identify plant and animal life at Ada Canion, and stroll through Har Karkom.

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You can drive from Eilat to Mitspe Ramon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Eilat in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Mitspe Ramon: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Masada.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ramat Negev, Arad, Yeruham, Vidor Center - A window to Arava agriculture, Sea-gal advanced aguaculture
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Ramon Crater ©
Ramon Crater
Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park
Fine Art & Doll Museum ©
Fine Art & Doll Museum

5
nights
Masada

Masada ©
Take a break from the city and head to Masada National Park and Nachal Arugot Nature Reserve.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Masada online itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Mitspe Ramon to Masada takes 2 hours. You'll set off for Jerusalem on the 30th (Thu).

Things to do in Masada

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

14
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Tayelet and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Museum-lovers will appreciate Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center and The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Explore Jerusalem's surroundings by going to Tel Aviv (Beit Rubin Museum, Walking tours, &more), Jaffa (Jaffa Old City & Great Mahmoudiya Mosque) and Adullam Grove Nature Reserve (in Beit Shemesh). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Old City of Jerusalem, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Mount, contemplate the long history of Mt of Olives, and don't miss a visit to The Western Wall Tunnels.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Jerusalem day trip planner.

You can drive from Masada to Jerusalem in 2.5 hours. In April in Jerusalem, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Dead Sea Region, Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park, Adullam Grove Nature Reserve
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Old City of Jerusalem ©
Old City of Jerusalem
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

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