9 days in Israel

9 days in Israel

Steve Effron

Make it your trip
Fly
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Jerusalem
— 4 nights
Drive
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Haifa
— 1 night
Fly
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Eilat
— 2 nights
Drive
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Masada
— 1 night
Drive to Ben Gurion International Airport, Fly to Belgrade

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Jerusalem

— 4 nights

Holy City

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Jerusalem: Jaffa (Jaffa Old City & Zadik Gallery) and Tel Aviv (Ben-Gurion House & Neve Tzedek). On the 12th (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, contemplate the long history of Mt of Olives, admire the striking features of Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, and explore the ancient world of Western Wall.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Jerusalem trip maker site.

Belgrade, Serbia to Jerusalem is an approximately 6-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Belgrade to Jerusalem. Traveling from Belgrade in January, expect nights in Jerusalem to be somewhat warmer, around 9°C, while days are much hotter, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Haifa.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 9 — 13:

Haifa

— 1 night
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 (Thu): steep yourself in history at Citadel of Acre, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bahai Gardens and Shrine, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The German Colony, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at The Baha'i Gardens.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Haifa trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Jerusalem to Haifa takes 2 hours. January in Haifa sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Eilat.

Things to do in Haifa

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 13 — 14:

Eilat

— 2 nights
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 15th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Timna Park, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then ponder the design of Musical Fountain. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Dolphin Reef, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, and then see the vivid underwater world at Coral Beach Nature Reserve.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Eilat trip planning site.

Getting from Haifa to Eilat by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Haifa, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Eilat, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Masada.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 16:

Masada

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): contemplate the long history of The Masada Museum and then explore the striking landscape of Masada National Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Masada day trip planner.

Drive from Eilat to Masada in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Masada

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 16 — 17:

Israel travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Walking Areas · Ruins
Land of Creation
Surprisingly diverse for such a narrow strip of land pressed against the Mediterranean, modern Israel only dates back to 1948, though the history of this "Holy Land" spans many millennia. The big three monotheistic religions--Christianity, Judaism, and Islam--maintain extremely strong ties to this part of the world, so you can expect to see plenty of historic churches, mosques, and synagogues during your holiday in Israel. Beyond the undeniable cultural appeal, Israel also offers impressive natural features, including the Dead Sea and Makhtesh Ramon, one of the world's biggest craters. As you tour Israel, you'll find yourself following in the footsteps of figures that helped shape the world thousands of years ago.