8 days in Israel Itinerary

8 days in Israel Itinerary

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8 days in Israel Itinerary

Newark
Fly:  15​h 15​min
Jerusalem
— 3 nights
bus + foot + train:  2​h 30​min
Haifa
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
Newark

4
days
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Mount of Olives and Western Wall. Popular historic sites such as Masada National Park and Garden Tomb are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Masada Fortress in Arad (about 1h 05 min away). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Israel Museum, explore the galleries of Old City of Jerusalem, contemplate the long history of Dome of the Rock, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Mount.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Jerusalem trip builder.

Newark, USA to Jerusalem is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Jerusalem, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Newark in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Jerusalem: temperatures range from 89°F by day to 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Haifa.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Masada National Park, Masada Fortress
Accommodations
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Western Wall
Mount of Olives
Old City of Jerusalem

3
days
Haifa

A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
Sea of Galilee and Stella Maris Lighthouse and Carmelite Monastery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Baha'i Gardens and Golden Dome and The Church of the Annunciation. Explore Haifa's surroundings by going to Nazareth (Nazareth Village, International Center Mary of Nazareth, & more), Tiberias (in Tiberias) and Capernaum (Mount of Beatitudes & Church of the Multiplication). There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bahai Gardens and Shrine.

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Traveling by combination of bus and train from Jerusalem to Haifa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Haifa when traveling from Jerusalem in September, with lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Haifa

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Nazareth, Capernaum, Tiberias, Bahai Gardens and Shrine
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Sea of Galilee
Mount of Beatitudes
Megiddo National Park

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