8 days in Israel Itinerary

8 days in Israel Itinerary

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Start: Brussels
Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Tel Aviv
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Mitspe Ramon
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Eilat
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h 45 min
4
Ein Bokek
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Jerusalem
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Brussels

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Bet Bialik Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Beit Rubin Museum, then take a stroll through Kerem HaTeimanim, and finally get a new perspective on nature at The Steinhardt Museum of Natural History. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: test your team's savvy at Escape Game KGB, get to know the fascinating history of The American Colony Quarter Tel Aviv, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Immanuel Church, then explore the world behind art at Jewish Yemenite Culture & Art Museum, and finally admire the local landmark of Fountain Astrological Signs.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tel Aviv trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Tel Aviv is an approximately 8- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Israel Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Brussels in April, you will find days in Tel Aviv are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are much warmer (19°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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The Steinhardt Museum of Natural History ©
The Steinhardt Museum of Natural History
Immanuel Church ©
Immanuel Church
Bet Bialik Museum ©
Bet Bialik Museum

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, examine the collection at Ethno Center, and then revel in the low prices at Faran Natural Cosmetic.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Mitspe Ramon online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Tel Aviv to Mitspe Ramon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Tel Aviv in April, expect nights in Mitspe Ramon to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Eilat.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Tours Outdoors Museums
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Off-Road Tours
Faran Natural Cosmetic ©
Faran Natural Cosmetic

2
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
On the 7th (Tue), take in breathtaking views at Red Canyon, then stroll through Mosh Beach, and then stroll through Princess Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Botanical Garden Of Eilat, then take an in-depth tour of Eilat City Museum, then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Dekel Beach Eilat.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Eilat travel planning website.

You can drive from Mitspe Ramon to Eilat in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mitspe Ramon in April: highs in Eilat hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Ein Bokek.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Dekel Beach Eilat ©
Dekel Beach Eilat
Mosh Beach ©
Mosh Beach
Princess Beach ©
Princess Beach

2
nights
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 9th (Thu), experience rural life at Sea-gal advanced aguaculture, steep yourself in history at Porat Ein Yahav, then learn more about the world around you at Vidor Center - A window to Arava agriculture, and finally trek along Nahal Tamar. On the next day, explore the activities along Bokek River, then explore the ancient world of Tel Arad National Park, then examine the collection at Glass Art Museum Arad, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Funtasy Island.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ein Bokek vacation builder site.

Getting from Eilat to Ein Bokek by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Ein Bokek

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Nahal Tamar, Sea-gal advanced aguaculture, Porat Ein Yahav, Vidor Center - A window to Arava agriculture, Glass Art Museum Arad
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Vidor Center - A window to Arava agriculture ©
Tel Arad National Park ©
Tel Arad National Park
Bokek River ©
Bokek River

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): walk around Tayelet Haas Promenade, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Condemnation and Flagellation., and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame de Sion Ecce Homo Convent.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Jerusalem trip maker website.

You can drive from Ein Bokek to Jerusalem in 2 hours. In April in Jerusalem, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Church of Condemnation and Flagellation. ©
Church of Condemnation and Flagellation.
Tayelet Haas Promenade ©
Tayelet Haas Promenade
Notre Dame de Sion Ecce Homo Convent ©
Notre Dame de Sion Ecce Homo Convent

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