35 days in Israel Itinerary

35 days in Israel Itinerary

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Eilat
— 5 nights
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Mitspe Ramon
— 4 nights
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Beersheba
— 5 nights
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Jerusalem
— 10 nights
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Safed
— 5 nights
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Haifa
— 5 nights
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Eilat

— 5 nights
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Eilat is known for wildlife, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: observe the fascinating underwater world at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, don't miss a visit to Ammerm columns, head outdoors with Sea and Desert Adventures, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Eilat road trip website.

Tel Aviv to Eilat is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Tel Aviv in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Eilat, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 11:

Mitspe Ramon

— 4 nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mitspe Ramon: Moa Winery (in Tsofar) and Ein Yahav (Porat Ein Yahav & Just Aloe Visitor Center). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Ramon Crater, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take an in-depth tour of Ben-Gurion Hut, and explore the stunning scenery at Avdat National Park.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Mitspe Ramon planning tool.

You can drive from Eilat to Mitspe Ramon in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Eilat in December; daily highs in Mitspe Ramon reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Beersheba.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 11 — 15:

Beersheba

— 5 nights
Beersheba also spelled Beer-Sheva is the largest city in the Negev desert of southern Israel. Explore Beersheba's surroundings by going to Masada National Park (in Masada), Vidor Center - A window to Arava agriculture (in Hazeva) and Arad (Fine Art & Doll Museum, Adi Miraro Jewelry, &more). Spend the 19th (Sat) exploring nature at Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at En Gedi Nature Reserve, explore the ancient world of Shivta, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Negev Zoo, and cruise along Route 227.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Beersheba day trip planner.

You can drive from Mitspe Ramon to Beersheba in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Beersheba

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 15 — 20:

Jerusalem

— 10 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Jerusalem side-trips: Tel Aviv (Under 1000 Art Gallery, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, &more) and Jaffa (Montefiore Winery & Jaffa Old City). On the 26th (Sat), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Western Wall Tunnels, steep yourself in history at Mt of Olives, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Jerusalem trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Beersheba to Jerusalem by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December in Jerusalem, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Safed.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 30:

Safed

— 5 nights
The birthplace of the Kabbalah movement, Safed boasts a mystical and spiritual heritage as one of the country's four holy cities.
Change things up with these side-trips from Safed: Ramot Naftali (Naaman Winery & 3 Vines Winery), Migdal (Mount Arbel & Magdala) and Sea of Galilee (in Tiberias). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Hula Nature Reserve, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Primacy of Peter, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Multiplication, and relax in the rural setting at Vered Hagalil Guest Farm.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Safed trip builder app.

Drive from Jerusalem to Safed in 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Safed are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Haifa.

Things to do in Safed

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 4:

Haifa

— 5 nights
A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nazareth (The Ancient Bathhouse, The Church of the Annunciation, &more), The Grottos at Rosh HaNiqra (in Kefar Rosh HaNiqra) and Tel Yodfat (in Yodfat). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at The Baha'i Gardens, don't miss a visit to Louis Promenade, see the interesting displays at National Park Beit Alfa - Bet Alfa Synagogue National Park, and stroll around Caesarea National Park.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Haifa road trip tool.

Drive from Safed to Haifa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Haifa sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Haifa

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 4 — 9:

Israel travel guide

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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.