20 days in Israel Itinerary

20 days in Israel Itinerary

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20 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Jerusalem
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Srigim
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Eilat
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  3​h 45​min
4
Tiberias
— 5 nights
train + Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

8
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: Masada Fortress (in Arad), Eretz Israel Museum Complex (Haaretz Museum) (in Tel Aviv) and Omni Virtual Reality (in Petah Tiqwa). Spend the 6th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, steep yourself in history at Mt of Olives, explore the ancient world of Western Wall, and get to know the fascinating history of Old City of Jerusalem.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Jerusalem trip maker site .

San Francisco, USA to Jerusalem is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from San Francisco to Jerusalem. When traveling from San Francisco in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Jerusalem, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Srigim.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Dead Sea, Masada Fortress, Eretz Israel Museum Complex (Haaretz Museum), Omni Virtual Reality
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The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Walking tours

1
night
Srigim

Srigim ©
You've now added Srigim Winery to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Beit Jimal, witness the site of a historic battle at Elah Valley, then stroll through Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park, and finally do a tasting at Srigim Winery.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Srigim trip planner .

Traveling by car from Jerusalem to Srigim takes an hour. In December in Srigim, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Srigim

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Beit Shemesh, Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
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Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park ©
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
Beit Jimal ©
Beit Jimal
Elah Valley
Elah Valley

4
nights
Eilat

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, nature, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: observe the fascinating underwater world at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, partake in some friendly competition at Escape Room Eilat, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Eilat trip builder website .

You can drive from Srigim to Eilat in 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Tiberias.

Things to do in Eilat

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

5
nights
Tiberias

Tiberias ©
On the shores of Lake Kinneret, a vacation in Tiberias offers plenty of water sports and biblical walks.
Get out of town with these interesting Tiberias side-trips: Akko Old Town (in Acre), The Baha'i Gardens (in Haifa) and Nazareth (The Church of the Annunciation & Nazareth Village). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Sea of Galilee, explore the ancient world of Magdala, walk around Caesarea National Park, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hamat Tiberias National Park.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tiberias journey maker app .

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. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Eilat in December: highs in Tiberias hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tiberias

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Nazareth, Capernaum, Akko Old Town, Franciscan Wedding Church, The Baha'i Gardens
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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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