9 days in Israel Itinerary

9 days in Israel Itinerary

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9 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Train:  27​h
1
Haifa
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h
2
Tel Aviv
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Melbourne

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Capharnaum the Town of Jesus and International Center Mary of Nazareth. Explore hidden gems such as The Beatitude Monastery and St. Joseph Church. Get out of town with these interesting Haifa side-trips: Acre (Khan al-Umdan & The Acre Turkish Bazaar), Mount of Beatitudes (in Capernaum) and Nazareth (Cana & Tel Megiddo National Park). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bahai Gardens and Shrine, get curious at Madatech-Israel National Museum of Science, Technology, and Space, and see the interesting displays at The Munio Gitai Weinraub Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Haifa day trip tool .

Melbourne, Australia to Haifa is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Israel Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. While traveling from Melbourne, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Haifa, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Haifa

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Nazareth, Acre, Capernaum, Ralli museum, Caesarea
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International Center Mary of Nazareth ©
Capharnaum the Town of Jesus ©
Capharnaum the Town of Jesus
The Beatitude Monastery ©
The Beatitude Monastery

3
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.
On the 3rd (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Hurva Synagogue, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Anne, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony), and finally stroll the grounds of The Jewish Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Beit Hatfutsot - The Museum of the Jewish People, examine the collection at The Yitzhak Rabin Center, then steep yourself in history at Ben-Gurion House, then get engrossed in the history at Independence Hall Museum in the Shalom Mayer Tower, and finally don't miss a visit to Rothschild Boulevard.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Tel Aviv trip planner.

Traveling by train from Haifa to Tel Aviv takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. March in Tel Aviv sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Jerusalem
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The Yitzhak Rabin Center ©
The Yitzhak Rabin Center
Hurva Synagogue ©
Hurva Synagogue
The Jewish Cemetery ©
The Jewish Cemetery

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