8 days in Israel Itinerary

8 days in Israel Itinerary

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At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Red Canyon and Botanical Garden Of Eilat. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Princess Beach, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, observe the fascinating underwater world at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, and get a dose of the wild on Eilat Action.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Eilat trip planner.

Tel Aviv to Eilat is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tel Aviv in October, you will find days in Eilat are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
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Mitspe Ramon

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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.
On the 19th (Fri), explore the stunning scenery at Avdat National Park, then explore the ancient world of Nabatean Avdat Acropolis, and then wander the wide-open spaces of The Alpaca Farm.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Mitspe Ramon day trip site.

Drive from Eilat to Mitspe Ramon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Eilat, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Mitspe Ramon, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Holy City

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.
On the 20th (Sat), enjoy breathtaking views from Tower of David Museum of the History of Jerusalem, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and then get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, admire the striking features of Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old City of Jerusalem, then delve into the distant past at Western Wall, and finally steep yourself in history at Mt of Olives.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Jerusalem vacation maker app.

Getting from Mitspe Ramon to Jerusalem by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Haifa.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods
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A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
On the 22nd (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of International Center Mary of Nazareth, steep yourself in history at Beit Shearim, then admire the natural beauty at The Baha'i Gardens, then make a trip to Louis Promenade, and finally don't miss a visit to Yefe Nof Street. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Dado Beach, contemplate the long history of Citadel of Acre, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bahai Gardens and Shrine, and finally engage your brain at Madatech-Israel National Museum of Science, Technology, and Space.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Haifa online route planner.

Getting from Jerusalem to Haifa by car takes about 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Haifa can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Haifa

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

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Israel travel guide

Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Walking Areas · Ruins
Land of Creation
Surprisingly diverse for such a narrow strip of land pressed against the Mediterranean, modern Israel only dates back to 1948, though the history of this "Holy Land" spans many millennia. The big three monotheistic religions--Christianity, Judaism, and Islam--maintain extremely strong ties to this part of the world, so you can expect to see plenty of historic churches, mosques, and synagogues during your holiday in Israel. Beyond the undeniable cultural appeal, Israel also offers impressive natural features, including the Dead Sea and Makhtesh Ramon, one of the world's biggest craters. As you tour Israel, you'll find yourself following in the footsteps of figures that helped shape the world thousands of years ago.