Planning a Trip to Israel? This 10-Days Itinerary will Help!

Author: Priyanka Saxena on Jan 10,2019

No matter, if you are religious or not, planning a trip to Israel is a must-include on your travel bucket list. This place has something for everyone! Spread in a small area, you can very well explore Israel in a week’s time. Through this tailor-made itinerary, you are will be discovering and adding some new favorites to the list of top vacation spots in Israel.


Trip at a Glance

Day 1: Tel Aviv

Day 2: Old Jaffa

Day 3 & 4: Haifa and Akko

Day 5: Tiberius, The Sea of Galilee and Nazareth

Day 6 to 8: Jerusalem

Day 9: Masada, Ein Gedi, Qumran & The Dead Sea

Day 10: Tel Aviv - Departure


Trip Highlight

  • Explore Tel Aviv.

  • Old Jaffa - Jaffa is the old port of Israel, which has actually be built by extending Tel Aviv.

  • Visit Haifa and Akko

  • Explore Tiberius, The Sea of Galilee and Nazareth

  • You have three days to explore this historically rich city - Jerusalem


Best Places to Visit in Israel

Tel Aviv, Old Jaffa, Visit Haifa, Akko, The Sea of Galilee, Nazareth, Tiberius, Jerusalem


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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Tel Aviv

You will be landing here at the Ben Gurion International airport! It’s a great idea to start off your trip to Israel from Tel Aviv. But, you definitely need to be conscious while you are looking out for places you are going to explore here. And, there are plenty of things to do in Israel that you can enjoy at every point.

And, it’s very easy for you to explore most of the sites here on cycle. You can visit the impressive graffiti spanning the walls in the Florentin neighborhood. Also, here, you can enjoy artisan coffee and spend some time in the quirky boutique stores.

At the end of the day, enjoy dinner on Rothschild Boulevard at one of its eateries. And, if you have some more time, you can spend some more leisure time at one of the beaches of the place.

Best Things to do in Tel Aviv: Strolling around the Ha’carmel market, walk around the Neve Tzedek.


Day 2: Old Jaffa

It’s easy to move from Tel Aviv to Old Jaffa! Jaffa is the old port of Israel, which has actually be built by extending Tel Aviv.

  • You will get to visit here, many of the exhibitions and art galleries that showcase the art of local artists working here.

  • Jaffa, sometime in past used to be the main point for artists of Israel. And, this creativity that is hidden in the blood of people here never actually ended.

  • You will notice that inherited artistic presence as you will keep exploring the city.

  • You cannot miss visiting the Jaffa flea market. It’s one of the top vacation spots in Israel that you will be enjoying visiting in Tel Aviv.

  • Also, don’t forget sampling the very famous homemade Israeli mint lemonade.


Day 3 & 4: Haifa and Akko

Akko and Haifa are two of the top vacation spots in Israel! While one day is enough to explore these two spots, but our itinerary has been designed to give you two days in two of these beautiful locations.

  • You will be moving towards North from Tel Aviv to Haifa. Once you reach here, you will be surprised to see the variety of beautiful temples and breathtaking gardens.

  • It’s worth visiting this city, which gives a chance to stroll along the picturesque Louis Promenade.

  • One day in Haifa is more than enough, you will be moving towards the next stop in the evening.

  • You will be continuing towards Akko in the North! This city is said to be a Medieval Crusader city and is all wrapped in a rich history.

  • You will get to see here the wonderful remnants of the time of Crusader. The tunnels, citadels, and the ancient walls are really fascinating.


Day 5: Tiberius, The Sea of Galilee and Nazareth

You will have to travel for a short while from Akko to the Sea of Galilee and Tiberius. You know why this is considered as one of the top vacation spots in Israel? Here many of the biblical magics or the miracles has said to have happened. Some of those miracles were Jesus himself walking on water, and the “feeding of the 5000”.

This Sea of Galilee is all through surrounded by natural hot springs and pristine sandy beaches. This is the only freshwater lake in Israel! And, you will be moving to Nazareth, after spending half of your day enjoying at the Sea.


Day 6 to 8: Jerusalem

Jerusalem has such a rich history that even a week is not enough to explore all of it. With this Itinerary, you will get two days to get a hang of the rich history of this place. The city is famous for being the place where all creation took place from Adams and Eve.

  • You will be visiting the old Jerusalem and will come to know that it is divided into four sectors - The Jewish Quarter, The Muslim District, the Armenian quarter, and The Christian Quarter.

  • Then you will see the beautiful gold-domed Mosque, which is surrounded by fascinating gardens.

  • Then there are these Islamic markets that you cannot miss exploring. These markets run from temple mount to Damascus Gate.

  • Thereafter, you will be moving on the trail where Jesus once walked on the way to being crucified.

  • And, you will be moving towards the Mahane Yehuda market, which is located outside of the old Jerusalem. It’s the best place to eat something!

  • Then there is “the Western Wall”, where Jews pray! Jerusalem has surprisingly been rebuilt nine times. On the WEstern walls, there are different writing slots for both male and female. There a faith that has existed for many years that writing a wish and sticking it over the wall will make your wish true.

  • Then is the Church of the Dormition, which is one of the top vacation spots in Israel. Here Jesus was believed to have taken Mary.


Day 9: Masada, Ein Gedi, Qumran & The Dead Sea

Planning a trip to Israel is incomplete without visiting these places. Masada, Ein Gedi, Qumran & The Dead Sea are some of the best tourist attractions of Israel, you cannot miss seeing.

Masada: This ancient fortress was built as a point of defense by King Herod. You will get to experience an incredible view from the top of Masada fortress. Holy Land and the Dead Sea look incredible from top of the place.

Ein Gedi: This one is a natural reserve that will take you through magical waterfalls, lovely hiking experiences, and through the fragrance of amazingly beautiful gardens.

Qumran: This next spot today! Here the Dead Sea Scrolls have been discovered.

Dead Sea: It’s the lowest point on Earth! The sea is gradually evaporating! The water of the sea has skin rejuvenating properties.


Day 10: Tel Aviv - Departure

You will return back to Tel Aviv! If you have some time you can revisit some of the places or relax at the beaches. And, then catch your flight back home!

Israel Travel tips: The best time to visit solely depend on your preferences.

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