16 days in Israel Itinerary

16 days in Israel Itinerary

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16 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Belo Horizonte
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  21​h
1
Jerusalem
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Eilat
— 2 nights
3
Tel Aviv
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
4
Haifa
— 3 nights
+2
train + Fly + bus:  21​h 15​min
End: Belo Horizonte

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Jerusalem side-trips: Avdat National Park (in Mitspe Ramon), Masada National Park (in Masada) and Masada Fortress (in Arad). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take a stroll through Old City of Jerusalem, and explore the ancient world of Western Wall.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Jerusalem road trip planning website .

Belo Horizonte, Brazil to Jerusalem is an approximately 21-hour combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Israel Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Belo Horizonte in September since evenings lows in Jerusalem dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

Masada Fortress, Avdat National Park, Dead Sea, Masada National Park
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Israel Museum ©
Israel Museum
Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park

2
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Timna Park, admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain, then see the vivid underwater world at Coral Beach Nature Reserve, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Darkness - Israel's Biggest Haunted House. On your second day here, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Underwater Observatory Marine Park.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Eilat trip itinerary 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 September, expect Eilat to be somewhat warmer, temps between 44°C and 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Eilat

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Coral Beach Nature Reserve ©
Coral Beach Nature Reserve
Timna Park ©
Timna Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv ©
Called the "White City" thanks to the color of its World Heritage-listed architectural landmarks, Tel Aviv serves as Israel's modern and cosmopolitan second city.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then wander the streets of Neve Tzedek, then take a stroll through Jaffa Old City, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Tayelet. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Tel Aviv Museum of Art, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and then take in the waterfront at Old Tel Aviv Port Area.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Tel Aviv trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Eilat to Tel Aviv in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Eilat in September, you will find days in Tel Aviv are little chillier (35°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Haifa.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Tours Museums Neighborhoods
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Jaffa Old City ©
Jaffa Old City
Neve Tzedek ©
Neve Tzedek
Walking tours

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.
On the 21st (Sat), engage your brain at Madatech-Israel National Museum of Science, Technology, and Space, admire the natural beauty at The Baha'i Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Louis Promenade, and finally make a trip to Yefe Nof Street. Here are some ideas for day two: go for a stroll along the water at Haifa Port, enjoy the sand and surf at Dado Beach, then steep yourself in history at Stella Maris Lighthouse and Carmelite Monastery, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The German Colony.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Haifa day trip tool .

Traveling by train from Tel Aviv to Haifa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks Childrens Museums Museums
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The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
Louis Promenade ©
Louis Promenade

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