20 days in Beirut & Israel Itinerary

20 days in Beirut & Israel Itinerary

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1
Beirut, Lebanon
— 3 nights
2
Safed, Israel
— 2 nights
3
Haifa, Israel
— 2 nights
4
Masada, Israel
— 1 night
5
Eilat, Israel
— 4 nights
6
Tel Aviv, Israel
— 7 nights

3
nights
Beirut, Lebanon

Beirut ©
Sitting on the Mediterranean coast, Beirut, the country's capital and largest city, has plenty of appeal itself, as well as offering a convenient base for exploring the country's other sights and cities.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Beirut Souks and Hamra Street. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Dar El-Nimer for Arts and Culture and ABC Mall. Change things up with these side-trips from Beirut: Baalbeck (Baalbek Roman Ruins & Temples of Baalbek). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Beirut, see the interesting displays at Banque Du Liban Museum, stop by Selim Mouzannar, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. George Maronite Cathedral.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Beirut trip itinerary builder site.

Paphos, Cyprus to Beirut is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Safed.

Things to do in Beirut

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Baalbeck
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Temples of Baalbek ©
Temples of Baalbek
Mim Museum - Mineral Museum ©
Mim Museum - Mineral Museum
National Museum of Beirut ©
National Museum of Beirut

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Safed, Israel

Safed ©
The birthplace of the Kabbalah movement, Safed boasts a mystical and spiritual heritage as one of the country's four holy cities.
On the 16th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Hula Nature Reserve, take in the exciting artwork at Nurit Gallery, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Sea of Galilee, and finally delve into the distant past at Magdala. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with Sarah's Tent Art Gallery, view the masterpieces at Leon Gallery, view the masterpieces at Yom Tov Art Gallery, thenexplore the world behind art at Tzfat Gallery of Mystical Art, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Camus Gallery.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Safed online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Beirut to Safed by car takes about 6.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Haifa.

Things to do in Safed

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Hula Nature Reserve, Magdala, Sea of Galilee, Nurit Gallery
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Sarah's Tent Art Gallery ©
Sarah's Tent Art Gallery
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Hula Nature Reserve ©
Hula Nature Reserve

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Haifa, Israel

Haifa ©
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 18th (Mon): admire the striking features of The Church of the Annunciation, take in the exciting artwork at Musmar Pottery, and then view the masterpieces at Beit Hankin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at The Baha'i Gardens, explore the wide array of goods at BIG Krayot Shopping Center, thentake in the exciting artwork at Art 192, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Bahai Gardens and Shrine.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Haifa road trip app.

Traveling by car from Safed to Haifa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Safed in May, plan for little chillier days in Haifa, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Masada.

Things to do in Haifa

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Nazareth, Acre, Beit Hankin, BIG Krayot Shopping Center
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Beit Hankin ©
Beit Hankin
The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation

1
night
Masada, Israel

Masada ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Masada National Park and then take an in-depth tour of The Masada Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Masada trip planning app.

Traveling by bus from Haifa to Masada takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Eilat.

Things to do in Masada

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

The Masada Museum
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Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
The Masada Museum ©
The Masada Museum

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nights
Eilat, Israel

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin Reef and Timna Park. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Botanical Garden Of Eilat, observe the fascinating underwater world at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Migdalor Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Eilat online route planner.

Getting from Masada to Eilat by car takes about 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can fly to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef
Scuba & Snorkeling
Timna Park ©
Timna Park

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Tel Aviv, Israel

Tel Aviv ©
Called the "White City" thanks to the color of its World Heritage-listed architectural landmarks, Tel Aviv serves as Israel's modern and cosmopolitan second city.
For shopping fun, head to Levantine Gallery or Nalagaat Center. You'll explore and learn at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center and Nirit Levav Packer Art Gallery. Explore Tel Aviv's surroundings by going to Jerusalem (Ethnics Artist Co-operative, Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, &more). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Jaffa Old City, view the masterpieces at Frank Meisler Gallery, get a taste of the local shopping with Miss D. Gallery, and hunt for treasures at Carmel Market (Shuk Ha'Carmel).

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tel Aviv trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Eilat to Tel Aviv takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Eilat in May, expect Tel Aviv to be little chillier, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Jerusalem
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The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Jaffa Old City ©
Jaffa Old City

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