8 days in Israel Itinerary

8 days in Israel Itinerary

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8 days in Israel Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly + train:  7​h 15​min
1
Haifa
— 2 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Eilat
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h
3
Jerusalem
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h
End: Cairo

2
nights
Haifa

Haifa ©
A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Baha'i Gardens and Golden Dome, steep yourself in history at Tiberias, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sea of Galilee, and finally admire the striking features of The Church of the Annunciation.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Haifa online sightseeing planner .

Cairo, Egypt to Haifa is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Traveling from Cairo in August, expect nights in Haifa to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 36°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Haifa

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Nature

Side Trips

Tiberias, Tel Aviv, Caesarea National Park, The Church of the Annunciation
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Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Baha'i Gardens and Golden Dome ©
Baha'i Gardens and Golden Dome
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation

2
nights
Eilat

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
On the 27th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Reef, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, and then see the vivid underwater world at Coral Beach Nature Reserve. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Timna Park and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Eilat travel route planning website .

Do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Haifa to Eilat in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Haifa in August: highs in Eilat hover around 47°C, while lows dip to 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Eilat

#Wildlife, #Nature, #Parks
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Underwater Observatory Marine Park ©
Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef
Timna Park ©
Timna Park

3
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.
On the 31st (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, admire the landmark architecture of Church of the Holy Sepulchre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Western Wall, and don't miss a visit to The Western Wall Tunnels.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Jerusalem online trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Eilat to Jerusalem in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Eilat in August, with highs in Jerusalem at 38°C and lows at 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

#Tours, #Museums, #Historic Sites
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Israel Museum ©
Israel Museum
Western Wall ©
Western Wall

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