14 days in Israel & Palestinian Territories Itinerary

14 days in Israel & Palestinian Territories Itinerary

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14 days in Israel & Palestinian Territories Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
+2
Fly + Train + Bus:  19 h
1
Eilat, Israel
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
2
Masada, Israel
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories
— 2 nights
Bus:  15 min
4
Jerusalem, Israel
— 5 nights
Bus:  2 h
5
Haifa, Israel
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Toronto, Canada

1
night
Eilat, Israel

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): have some family-friendly fun at Darkness - Israel's Biggest Haunted House, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Timna Park, explore the gorgeous colors at Dolphin Reef, and then explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Beach Nature Reserve.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Eilat online trip maker.

Toronto, Canada to Eilat is an approximately 19- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Toronto to Eilat, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in August, expect nights in Eilat to be somewhat warmer, around 33°C, while days are warmer, around 47°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Masada.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Underwater Observatory Marine Park ©
Underwater Observatory Marine Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef

1
night
Masada, Israel

Masada ©
On the 7th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Masada National Park and then steep yourself in history at The Masada Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Masada visit planning website.

Traveling by car from Eilat to Masada takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bethlehem.

Things to do in Masada

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

The Masada Museum
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Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
The Masada Museum ©
The Masada Museum

2
nights
Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories

Bethlehem ©
For many, Bethlehem needs no introduction.
On the 8th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Palestinian Heritage Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Nativity, get some fabulous bargains at Blessings Gift Shop and The Olive Wood Factory, then don't miss a visit to Milk Grotto, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cave of St. Jerome, and finally delve into the distant past at The Church of St. Catherine. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Qumran Caves, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mar Saba Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Carmel of the Holy Child Jesus, then pause for some serene contemplation at Carmel of the Child Jesus, and finally stop by St. John Souvenir.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bethlehem trip planning app.

Drive from Masada to Bethlehem in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Bethlehem

Historic Sites Nature Museums

Side Trip

Qumran Caves
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Church of the Nativity ©
Church of the Nativity
Mar Saba Monastery ©
Mar Saba Monastery
Palestinian Heritage Center ©
Palestinian Heritage Center

5
nights
Jerusalem, Israel

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.
Explore Jerusalem's surroundings by going to Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa) and Tayelet (in Tel Aviv). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, admire the striking features of Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, take a stroll through Old City of Jerusalem, and explore the ancient world of Western Wall.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Jerusalem trip itinerary planner.

Jerusalem is just a stone's throw from Bethlehem. August in Jerusalem sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Haifa.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Tel Aviv
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The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Walking tours

1
night
Haifa, Israel

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 14th (Fri): make a trip to Yefe Nof Street, then make a trip to Louis Promenade, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baha'i Gardens, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The German Colony. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit Akko Old Town, then examine the collection at Nazareth Village, then steep yourself in history at The Church of the Annunciation, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at International Center Mary of Nazareth.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Haifa holiday planner.

Getting from Jerusalem to Haifa by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In August, daytime highs in Haifa are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Haifa

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Nazareth, Akko Old Town
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The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation
Nazareth Village ©
Nazareth Village

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