9 days in Israel Itinerary

9 days in Israel Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  15 h
1
Jerusalem
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Ein Bokek
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h 45 min
3
Eilat
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  3 h 45 min
4
Tiberias
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Newark

1
night
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.
On the 27th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Mt of Olives, explore the ancient world of Western Wall, shop like a local with Mamilla Mall, then admire the striking features of Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Ben Yehuda Street. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old City of Jerusalem, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony).

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Jerusalem trip builder.

Newark, USA to Jerusalem is an approximately 14.5- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Israel Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 7 hour difference. In September, Jerusalem is somewhat warmer than Newark - with highs of 88°F and lows of 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Ein Bokek.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Western Wall ©
Western Wall
Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony) ©
Mt of Olives ©
Mt of Olives

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Ein Bokek Beach, identify plant and animal life at En Gedi Nature Reserve, and then explore the fascinating landscape at Ein Gedi Botanical Garden.

Before you visit Ein Bokek, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Jerusalem to Ein Bokek by car takes about 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Eilat.

Things to do in Ein Bokek

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Ein Gedi Botanical Garden, En Gedi Nature Reserve
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Ein Bokek Beach ©
Ein Bokek Beach
En Gedi Nature Reserve ©
En Gedi Nature Reserve
Ein Gedi Botanical Garden ©
Ein Gedi Botanical Garden

3
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Shop till you drop at Eilat Wines and Mall Hayam. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Princess Beach and Red Canyon. There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on Eilat Action, see the vivid underwater world at Dolphin Reef, and kick back and relax at Dekel Beach Eilat.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Eilat road trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Ein Bokek to Eilat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 100°F in September, and nighttime lows around 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Tiberias.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Princess Beach ©
Princess Beach
Eilat Action ©
Eilat Action
Red Canyon ©
Red Canyon

2
nights
Tiberias

Tiberias ©
On the shores of Lake Kinneret, a vacation in Tiberias offers plenty of water sports and biblical walks.
On the 3rd (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at International Center Mary of Nazareth, contemplate the long history of Citadel of Acre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bahai Gardens and Shrine, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Beatitude Monastery, and finally steep yourself in history at Mount of Beatitudes. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Sea of Galilee, steep yourself in history at Capharnaum the Town of Jesus, and then explore the ancient world of Magdala.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Tiberias trip builder tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Eilat to Tiberias in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Eilat, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Tiberias, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tiberias

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

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

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