9 days in Israel & Islands of Sicily Itinerary

9 days in Israel & Islands of Sicily Itinerary

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9 days in Israel & Islands of Sicily Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem, Israel
bus + Fly:  3​h
1
Eilat, Israel
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  3​h 45​min
2
Tiberias, Israel
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h
3
Isola di Favignana, Italy
— 1 day
ferry:  8​h 45​min
4
Ustica, Italy
— 1 day
+3
ferry + foot + bus + Fly:  6​h
5
Lampedusa, Italy
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  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.
On the 17th (Mon), buy something for everyone on your list at Ice Mall Eilat and then surround yourself with nature on Eilat Action. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): get outside with Outdoor Activities, then see the vivid underwater world at Coral Beach Nature Reserve, and then see the vivid underwater world at Dolphin Reef.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Eilat trip planner.

Jerusalem to Eilat is an approximately 3-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Jerusalem in September, expect Eilat to be a bit warmer, temps between 44°C and 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tiberias.

Things to do in Eilat

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Magdala, steep yourself in history at Mount of Beatitudes, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Multiplication, then take in the dramatic natural features at Tabgha, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sea of Galilee, and finally contemplate the long history of Tiberias.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Tiberias day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Eilat to Tiberias takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Eilat in September, plan for slightly colder 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) to allow time to travel to Isola di Favignana.

Things to do in Tiberias

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

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 ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Ex Stabilimento Florio delle Tonnare di Favignana e Formica, then choose your vessel at Capitan Sinagra, and then kick back and relax at Cala Rossa.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Isola di Favignana trip itinerary planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tiberias to Isola di Favignana. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Tiberias in September, Isola di Favignana is little chillier at night with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Ustica.

Things to do in Isola di Favignana

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Cala Rossa ©
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. On the 21st (Fri), delve into the distant past at Rocca della Falconiera, enjoy the sand and surf at Il Faro Solarium, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ustica online driving holiday planner .

Explore your travel options from Isola di Favignana to Ustica with the Route module. In September, daytime highs in Ustica are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Ustica

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Il Faro Solarium ©
Il Faro Solarium

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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): kick back and relax at Spiaggia dei Conigli, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Pulcino, and then step off the mainland to explore Isle de Lampadusa. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Spiaggia Attrezzata di Cala Fiato Perduto, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Centro di Recupero Tartarughe e Fauna Selvatica WWF, and then kick back and relax at Cala Croce Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lampedusa road trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ustica to Lampedusa. In September, daily temperatures in Lampedusa can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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): steep yourself in history at Mt of Olives, delve into the distant past at Temple Mount, stop by M. Pomeranz Bookseller, take a stroll through Ben Yehuda Street, then look for gifts at Ophir Jewelry, and finally stop by 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, stop by Jerusalem Pottery Hagop Karakashian, then steep yourself in history at Church of the Holy Sepulchre, then wander the streets of Old City of Jerusalem, and finally delve into the distant past at Western Wall.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Jerusalem trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Lampedusa to Jerusalem takes 9 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Lampedusa to Jerusalem is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Lampedusa in September: highs in Jerusalem hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time 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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