10 day Israel itinerary in 20 pictures

This Israel itinerary is easily doable entirely on public transportation: buses and trains. Just remember that on the Shabbath (Sabbat), public transport is very limited or nonexistent. Read more about Israel travelling tips by clicking this link. This itinerary is quite intense so you can add additional days for places of your preference if you have more time.

Day 1. Arrival in Tel Aviv. Transfer to Jerusalem.

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Day 2. Jerusalem sightseeing and the Night Spectacular show.

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Read about mistakes to avoid when planning your trip to Jerusalem.

Day 3. Ein Gedi Dead Sea experience, Masada fortress.

Visiting the Dead Sea and Masada fortress from Jerusalem might be one of the most memorable moments of your Israel trip. Masada is, after Jerusalem, the most visited site in Israel. It's accessible by public buses, so you can do the tour by yourself.

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Read more about how to visit the Dead Sea and Masada by clicking this link.

Day 4. Eilat and the Musical Fountain show.

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Day 5. Eilat and transfer to Mitzpe Ramon.10 eilat israel www.thesanetravel.com 1210834

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Day 6. Mitzpe Ramon. Sunrise and hiking Ramon crater.

If you’re chasing some off-the-beaten-track awesomeness in Israel, then Machtesh Ramon (Ramon Crater) at Mitzpe Ramon town is your place. Mitzpe Ramon, a jewel of the Negev desert, is really one of the hidden treasures of Israel. I have no doubt that the magnificent Ramon Crater that sits on the edge of the town will be world-famous someday, so get there before all the tourist crowds to really enjoy something unique. Makhtesh Ramon is an awesome 38 km long, 6 km wide, and 450 meter deep crater, and it will blow your mind.

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Day 7. Acre, Haifa.

Old Acre, or Akko, is a great day trip from Tel Aviv, just 1.5 hours by train to the North. Acre’s rich history has meant a long list of cultures playing an important role, including Israelites, Greeks, Romans, Crusaders, and Arabs. Old Acre is recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

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Day 8. Haifa, Nazaret, Tiberias.

When in Haifa visiting Haifa gardens is a must. The world famous Bahai Gardens in Haifa consist of 19 terraces, or levels, spreading steeply uphill. Just keep in mind that the sign saying the gardens are open means that the first terrace of the lower and upper sections is open to individual visitors. You are not allowed to take the stairway between them. You need to use your feet or bus number 23 to reach the upper, middle, and lower sections of the gardens. The bus goes through the city, and you don’t see the actual gardens at all. So you’d better check for group tours that are allowed to roam the gardens freely, otherwise, you’re in for a great disappointment at the entrance because there is no information about it there.16 bahai gardens haifa israel www.thesanetravel.com 1220997

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Day 9. Safed.19 safed israel www.thesanetravel.com 1230312

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Day 10. Tel Aviv and Jaffa. Late evening departure.

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Have you been to Israel? What are your favorite places? Share in the comments section!

  • Published by Anita on April 15, 2017


Author: Anita Sane

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Anita is a part-time traveller, passionate photographer and a retired career woman from Latvia, 
travelling mostly solo for more than 15 years. She is a skilled travel planner who plans and executes her travels by herself. Anita wants to show you how to travel the world and open your mind to new experiences. Follow her on FacebookInstagramPinterestTwitter and Bloglovin.


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This is such a lovely photo journey. I have been wanting to get here and well, I missed one opportunity through TBEX. I still hope to do this sometime soon. Thanks for fueling my wanderlust for Israel.
I really liked the format of your blog post. The pictures are so beautiful! This makes me add it to my bucket list soon. Nice post. Keep it up!
It will take me at least 3 weeks to visit these tourist destinations. I am interested in experiencing yacht sailing in Acre, Haifa. Your photo shows a lot of beautiful boats. It would be nice to eat dinner in the sunset in this place.
You have some very cool places listed here. We never made it to Eilat, but I wish we had! I would say my favorite was Haifa. I love the views of the Mediterranean!
What a gorgeous trip! You hit up so many beautiful places. It looks like you had a wonderful trip. I will have to bookmark this for when we plan our own adventure to Israel.
Omg this is exactly ther itinerary that I wanted to make in Israel! Thanks for sharing, beautiful photos as well
Nice post!!! Just returned from Israel in March. My favourite places were all of those you listed. If you are like me, I love reading about and seeing pics from others about places I've visited. Keep moving!
Can't wait to go to Israel! It's been on my list for so long. I want to try all the foods, and see most of the places you mentioned. Thank you for this beginner's guide!
Good little first timers guide to Israel. I been there before but only did Palenstine, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Jaffa and had an amazing experience.
Anita! Your posts about Israel are very informative and helpful! I guess the last thing I would do is to trust the media in order to get some tips! I really like, and must prefer travellers opinions became the information given is always based in real experiences. Great pictures and ultimately a place to visit one day :)Telma @ Blank Canvas Voyage

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