9 days in Israel & Islands of Sicily Itinerary

9 days in Israel & Islands of Sicily Itinerary

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Start: Jerusalem, Israel
Bus + Fly:  3 h
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Eilat, Israel
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  3 h 45 min
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Tiberias, Israel
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  13 h
3
Isola di Favignana, Italy
— 1 day
Ferry:  8 h 45 min
4
Ustica, Italy
— 1 day
+5
Ferry + Foot + Bus + Train + Foot + Fly:  6 h
5
Lampedusa, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  9 h
6
Jerusalem, Israel
— 1 night
End: Jerusalem, Israel

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Eilat, Israel

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): browse the different shops at Ice Mall Eilat and then surround yourself with nature on Eilat Action. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, identify plant and animal life at Coral Beach Nature Reserve, and then explore the gorgeous colors at Dolphin Reef.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Eilat online trip planner.

Jerusalem to Eilat is an approximately 3.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Jerusalem in September; daily highs in Eilat reach 44°C and lows reach 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tiberias.

Things to do in Eilat

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef
Scuba & Snorkeling
Eilat Action ©
Eilat Action

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Tiberias, Israel

Tiberias ©
On the shores of Lake Kinneret, a vacation in Tiberias offers plenty of water sports and biblical walks.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Magdala, contemplate the long history of Mount of Beatitudes, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Multiplication, then explore the striking landscape at Tabgha, then explore the activities along Sea of Galilee, and finally contemplate the long history of Tiberias.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tiberias online visit planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Eilat to Tiberias takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Eilat in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Tiberias, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Isola di Favignana.

Things to do in Tiberias

Historic Sites Parks Nature

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Capernaum, Magdala
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Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Mount of Beatitudes ©
Mount of Beatitudes
Church of the Multiplication ©
Church of the Multiplication

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Isola di Favignana, Italy

Isola di Favignana ©
Once famous for its white tuff shell quarries and tuna can factory--now turned into a museum--Isola di Favignana attracts divers and beachgoers with its jagged coastline rich in coves and caves.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): make a trip to Ex Stabilimento Florio delle Tonnare di Favignana e Formica, tour the water at your own pace with Capitan Sinagra, and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Cala Rossa.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Isola di Favignana tour planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tiberias to Isola di Favignana. Traveling from Tiberias to Isola di Favignana, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tiberias in September, Isola di Favignana is a bit cooler at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ustica.

Things to do in Isola di Favignana

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Spiaggia di Cala Rossa ©
Spiaggia di Cala Rossa
Capitan Sinagra ©
Capitan Sinagra

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Ustica, Italy

Ustica is the name of a small island, about 9km across, situated 52km north of Capo Gallo, Italy in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): delve into the distant past at Rocca della Falconiera, then kick back and relax at Il Faro Solarium, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ustica online trip itinerary maker.

You can ride a ferry from Isola di Favignana to Ustica in 2.5 hours. In September in Ustica, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Ustica

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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Lampedusa, Italy

Lampedusa ©
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia dei Conigli, enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Pulcino, and then head off the coast to Isle de Lampadusa. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Sciatu Persu, then look for all kinds of wild species at Centro di Recupero Tartarughe e Fauna Selvatica WWF, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Croce Beach.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lampedusa online travel planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, train, and flight from Ustica to Lampedusa takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and flight. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Isle de Lampadusa
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Spiaggia dei Conigli ©
Spiaggia dei Conigli
Cala Pulcino ©
Cala Pulcino
Cala Croce Beach ©
Cala Croce Beach

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Jerusalem, Israel

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Mt of Olives, contemplate the long history of Temple Mount, look for gifts at M. Pomeranz Bookseller, then get a taste of the local shopping with Ben Yehuda Street, then look for gifts at Ophir, and finally look for gifts at Baltinester Bros. Jewelry and Judaica. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mahane Yehuda Market, look for gifts at Jerusalem Pottery Hagop Karakashian, then admire the landmark architecture of Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, then take a stroll through Old City of Jerusalem, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Western Wall.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Jerusalem trip planner.

Getting from Lampedusa to Jerusalem by flight takes about 9 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Israel Standard Time (IST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Lampedusa in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Jerusalem: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Western Wall ©
Western Wall
Old City of Jerusalem ©
Old City of Jerusalem
Mt of Olives ©
Mt of Olives

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