11 days in Israel Itinerary

11 days in Israel Itinerary

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11 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  26​h
1
Jerusalem
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Eilat
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Foot + Bus + Train:  2​h 45​min
3
Haifa
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  27​h
End: Melbourne

3
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa) and Tel Aviv (Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tayelet, & more). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, take a stroll through Old City of Jerusalem, delve into the distant past at Western Wall, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Jerusalem day trip planning website .

Melbourne, Australia to Jerusalem is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Jerusalem, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in November, Jerusalem is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tel Aviv
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The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Mt of Olives ©
Mt of Olives

2
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
On the 10th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, and then test your problem-solving skills at Escape Room Eilat. On your second day here, explore the gorgeous colors at Dolphin Reef, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Timna Park, and then head outdoors with Sea and Desert Adventures.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Eilat trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jerusalem to Eilat takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Jerusalem in November, expect nights in Eilat to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Haifa.

Things to do in Eilat

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Underwater Observatory Marine Park ©
Scuba & Snorkeling
Timna Park ©
Timna Park

3
nights
Haifa

Haifa ©
A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nazareth Village, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sea of Galilee, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Church of the Annunciation, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baha'i Gardens. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Mount of Beatitudes, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Tabor, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Franciscan Wedding Church.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Haifa driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Eilat to Haifa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Eilat in November, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Haifa: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 19°C at night. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Haifa

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Nazareth, Franciscan Wedding Church, Sea of Galilee, Mount Tabor, Nisco Museum
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Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation

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