20 days in Israel Itinerary

20 days in Israel Itinerary

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Route & dates

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
Bus:  3 h 45 min
4
Tiberias
— 5 nights
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: Eretz Israel Museum Complex (Haaretz Museum) (in Tel Aviv), Masada Fortress (in Arad) and Omni Virtual Reality (in Petah Tiqwa). Spend the 6th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, make a trip to Western Wall, and admire the masterpieces at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

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

San Francisco, USA to Jerusalem is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Israel Standard Time is 10 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in December: highs in Jerusalem hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Srigim.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

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

1
night
Srigim

Srigim ©
Srigim, also known as Li On, is a community settlement in central Israel. You've now added Srigim Winery to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Beit Jimal, appreciate the views at Elah Valley, thenexplore the striking landscape of Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park, and finally learn about winemaking at Srigim Winery.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Srigim travel planner.

Drive from Jerusalem to Srigim in an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Srigim

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Beit Shemesh, Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
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Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park ©
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park

4
nights
Eilat

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, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: observe the fascinating underwater world at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, head outdoors with Sea and Desert Adventures, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and explore the striking landscape of Timna Park.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Eilat travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Srigim to Eilat in 3.5 hours. In December in Eilat, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tiberias.

Things to do in Eilat

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

5
nights
Tiberias

Tiberias ©
On the shores of Lake Kinneret, a vacation in Tiberias offers plenty of water sports and biblical walks.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tiberias: 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, pause for some serene contemplation at The Beatitude Monastery, walk around Caesarea National Park, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hamat Tiberias National Park.

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

Take a bus from Eilat to Tiberias in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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, The Baha'i Gardens, Franciscan Wedding Church
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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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