18 days in Israel Itinerary

18 days in Israel Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sarona Market and Church of Saint Anne. Old City of Jerusalem and Mt of Olives are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jerusalem: Jaffa (Ilana Goor Museum & Jaffa Old City) and Tel Aviv (Sarona, Dizengoff Street, &more). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Monastery, take a stroll through Ben Yehuda Street, and steep yourself in history at Jaffa Gate.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Jerusalem itinerary builder site.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Jerusalem. In September in Jerusalem, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ein Bokek.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Tel Aviv
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The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony) ©
Old City of Jerusalem ©
Old City of Jerusalem

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 10th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at En Gedi Nature Reserve and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Masada National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Ein Gedi Botanical Garden, then contemplate the waterfront views at Dead Sea, then contemplate the waterfront views at Bokek River, and finally kick back and relax at Ein Bokek Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ein Bokek route app.

Traveling by car from Jerusalem to Ein Bokek takes 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Ein Bokek

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Dead Sea Region, Ein Gedi Botanical Garden, Masada National Park
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En Gedi Nature Reserve ©
En Gedi Nature Reserve
Ein Bokek Beach ©
Ein Bokek Beach
Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Avdat National Park and The Alpaca Farm. Get in touch with nature at Beresheet Desert Tours and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Change things up with a short trip to HaMakhtesh HaGadol in Yeruham (about 1h 05 min away). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Nabatean Avdat Acropolis, explore the striking landscape at Ramon Crater, revel in the low prices at Faran Natural Cosmetic, and steep yourself in history at Incense Route - Desert Cities in the Negev.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Mitspe Ramon day trip site.

Traveling by car from Ein Bokek to Mitspe Ramon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Mitspe Ramon, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Eilat.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Ramat Negev, HaMakhtesh HaGadol
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Beresheet Desert Tours ©
Beresheet Desert Tours
Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park
The Alpaca Farm ©
The Alpaca Farm

5
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Explore hidden gems such as Red Canyon and Eilat Action. Bring the kids along to Dolphin Reef and Dekel Beach Eilat. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Princess Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Migdalor Beach, look for gifts at Eilat Wines, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Eilat trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Mitspe Ramon to Eilat in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mitspe Ramon in September: highs in Eilat hover around 44°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Acre.

Things to do in Eilat

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Botanical Garden Of Eilat ©
Botanical Garden Of Eilat
Eilat Action ©
Eilat Action
Red Canyon ©
Red Canyon

3
nights
Acre

Acre ©
Acre is a city in the northern coastal plain region of the Northern District, Israel at the northern extremity of Haifa Bay. Step off the beaten path and head to Capharnaum the Town of Jesus and International Center Mary of Nazareth. Escape the urban bustle at Sea of Galilee and The Grottos at Rosh HaNiqra. Get out of town with these interesting Acre side-trips: Cana (in Nazareth), Mishi Chocolate Boutique (in Kiryat Tivon) and Banias Waterfall (in Qiryat Shemona). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Dado Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at The Beatitude Monastery, steep yourself in history at Citadel of Acre, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bahai Gardens and Shrine.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Acre trip maker tool.

Do a combination of flight and train from Eilat to Acre in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Eilat in September: highs in Acre hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to catch the bus back home.

Things to do in Acre

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Nazareth, Capernaum, Sea of Galilee, Mishi Chocolate Boutique, The Grottos at Rosh HaNiqra
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Dado Beach ©
Dado Beach
International Center Mary of Nazareth ©
International Center Mary of Nazareth
Banias Waterfall ©
Banias Waterfall

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