8 days in Israel Itinerary

8 days in Israel Itinerary

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Eilat — 2 nights

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 Eilat Marina. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Princess Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Botanical Garden Of Eilat, 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.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
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Mitspe Ramon — 1 night

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 identify plant and animal life at The Alpaca Farm.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Mitspe Ramon trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Eilat to Mitspe Ramon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Eilat in October, you will find days in Mitspe Ramon are a bit cooler (32°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Jerusalem.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
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Jerusalem — 2 nights

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: examine the collection at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, admire the landmark architecture of Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, then wander the streets of Old City of Jerusalem, then explore the ancient world of Western Wall, and finally steep yourself in history at Mt of Olives.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Jerusalem travel planner.

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 your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Haifa.
Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Haifa — 2 nights

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), pause for some serene contemplation at Centre International Marie de 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. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Dado Beach, then contemplate the long history of Citadel of Acre, then admire the natural beauty at The Baha’i Gardens 'Akko, and finally engage your brain at Madatech-Israel National Museum of Science, Technology, and Space.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Haifa trip builder.

Getting from Jerusalem to Haifa by car takes about 2 hours. In October in Haifa, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car back home.
Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Israel travel guide

Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites · 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.