9 days in Israel Itinerary

9 days in Israel Itinerary

Steve Effron

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Jerusalem
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Haifa
— 1 night
Fly
3
Eilat
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Masada
— 1 night
Drive to Ben Gurion International Airport, Fly to Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport

S M T W T F S
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23

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. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, admire the landmark architecture of Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, steep yourself in history at Mt of Olives, and explore the ancient world of Western Wall.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Jerusalem trip itinerary planner.

Belgrade, Serbia to Jerusalem is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Belgrade to Jerusalem is 1 hour. Traveling from Belgrade in January, you will find days in Jerusalem are much warmer (20°C), and nights are a bit warmer (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time 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): contemplate the long history of Citadel of Acre, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at 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.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Haifa trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Jerusalem to Haifa in 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Haifa can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel 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.
On the 15th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Timna Park, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain. On your second day here, see the vivid underwater world at Dolphin Reef, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, and then see the vivid underwater world at Coral Beach Nature Reserve.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Eilat tour itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Haifa to Eilat by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Haifa in January, expect nights in Eilat to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Masada.

Things to do in Eilat

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

Masada

— 1 night
On the 17th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of The Masada Museum and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Masada National Park.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Masada trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Eilat to Masada by car takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time 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

4.7
Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites · 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.