59 days in Israel & Amsterdam Itinerary

59 days in Israel & Amsterdam Itinerary

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Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  11 h 30 min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  11 h 15 min
2
Safed, Israel
— 5 nights
Bus:  30 min
3
Tiberias, Israel
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Kefar Rosh HaNiqra, Israel
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
5
Acre, Israel
— 12 nights
Bus:  2 h 45 min
6
Jerusalem, Israel
— 19 nights
Bus:  2 h
7
Masada, Israel
— 4 nights
Bus:  15 min
8
Ein Gedi, Israel
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  21 h 15 min
End: New York City, United States

1
night
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Anne Frank House, Jewish Amsterdam Tour and History Trips. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): see the top attractions with Jewish Amsterdam Tour, steep yourself in history at Begijnhof, then visit The Jordaan, and finally get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House. On your second day here, categoryPhrases.phrase.deepen_your_understanding_of_the_past_and_present_with History Trips, then stroll around Vondelpark, and then browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam journey builder website.

New York City, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 11.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. In October, Amsterdam is slightly colder than New York City - with highs of 59°F and lows of 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Safed.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Tours Historic Sites Museums
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Vondelpark ©
Vondelpark
Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) ©
Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House)

5
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kfar Blum Kayaks, Gadot Lookout, Blue Valley Park, and other attractions you added. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Safed: Manara Cliff (in Kiryat Shmona) and Iyon Stream Nature Reserve (in Metulla). The adventure continues: make a trip to The Old City of Safed, wander the wide-open spaces of Bat Ya'ar Ranch, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Sephardic Synagogue of the Ari, and stop by Safed Candles.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Safed sightseeing app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Amsterdam to Safed. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Israel Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in October: high temperatures in Safed hover around 81°F and lows are around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Tiberias.

Things to do in Safed

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kiryat Shmona, Rocks Park, Tomb of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, Kfar Blum Kayaks, Ramot Naftaly Winery
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Horshat Tal National Park ©
Horshat Tal National Park
The Old City of Safed ©
The Old City of Safed
Iyon Stream Nature Reserve ©
Iyon Stream Nature Reserve

7
nights
Tiberias, Israel

Tiberias ©
On the shores of Lake Kinneret, a vacation in Tiberias offers plenty of water sports and biblical walks.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Megido Aviation - Tours, The Majrasa, Belvoir National Park, and other attractions you added.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tiberias day trip site.

Tiberias is just a short distance from Safed. In November, daily temperatures in Tiberias can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Kefar Rosh HaNiqra.

Things to do in Tiberias

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Beit She'an, Nazareth, Korazim National Park, Magdala, Beit Shearim
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Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Mount Tabor ©
Mount Tabor
Zippori National Park ©
Zippori National Park

3
nights
Kefar Rosh HaNiqra, Israel

Kefar Rosh HaNiqra ©
Rosh HaNikra is a kibbutz in northern Israel. Kefar Rosh HaNiqra is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at The Grottos at Rosh HaNiqra, don't miss a visit to The Lebanese Border, stop by The Railway Tunnels, and Head underground at Keshet Cave.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kefar Rosh HaNiqra vacation builder website.

Traveling by car from Tiberias to Kefar Rosh HaNiqra takes 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Kefar Rosh HaNiqra are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Acre.

Things to do in Kefar Rosh HaNiqra

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Rosh Hanikra, Keshet Cave, Nahariya Botanic Garden and Zoo
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 12:
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The Grottos at Rosh HaNiqra ©
The Grottos at Rosh HaNiqra
Keshet Cave ©
Keshet Cave
Rosh Hanikra ©
Rosh Hanikra

12
nights
Acre, Israel

Acre ©
Acre is a city in the northern coastal plain region of the Northern District, Israel at the northern extremity of Haifa Bay. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Yodfat Monkey Forest, Caesarea Antiquity Museum, The Underground Prisoners Museum, and other attractions you added. Change things up with these side-trips from Acre: Capernaum (Church of the Multiplication & The House and Church of St. Peter), Morad Winery (in Yokneam Moshava) and Theatre at Caesarea National Park (in Caesarea). There's still lots to do: make a trip to The Or Torah Synagogue, learn about winemaking at Carmel Winery, look for gifts at Mishi Chocolate Boutique, and see the interesting displays at Ghetto Fighters Museum (Lohamei HaGetaot Museum).

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Acre holiday planning tool.

Acre is very close to Kefar Rosh HaNiqra. November in Acre sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Acre

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Caesarea, Zichron Yaakov, Kiryat Tivon, Nahariya, Capernaum
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 25:
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Yodfat Monkey Forest ©
Yodfat Monkey Forest
Ralli museum, Caesarea ©
Ralli museum, Caesarea
Caesarea National Park ©
Caesarea National Park

19
nights
Jerusalem, Israel

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.
You've added Ramses II's Gate Garden, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Yamit 2000 Water Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Independence Hall Museum in the Shalom Mayer Tower in Tel Aviv (about 1h 05 min away). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Old City of Jerusalem, take in panoramic vistas at Tower of David Museum of the History of Jerusalem, admire the natural beauty at Garden of Gethsemane, and admire the striking features of Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Jerusalem trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Acre to Jerusalem takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. November in Jerusalem sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to catch the bus to Masada.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park, Solomon's Pools, Ashkelon national park, Qumran National Park
Find places to stay Nov 25 — Dec 15:
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Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park ©
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

4
nights
Masada, Israel

Masada ©
Masada is a kibbutz in northern Israel. You've added Moshav Nevatim Cochin cultural center, Glass Art Museum Arad, Antelope Ranch in the Arava Valley, and other attractions to your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Masada: Masada National Park (in Masada), Engine 70414 (in Beersheba) and Masada Fortress (in Arad). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Herod's Western Palace, get engrossed in the history at The Masada Museum, and get outside with Route 90.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Masada trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by bus from Jerusalem to Masada takes 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Masada are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Ein Gedi.

Things to do in Masada

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Beersheba, Sde Boker, Hazeva, Arad, Dead Sea Region
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 19:
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Route 90 ©
Route 90
Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park

2
nights
Ein Gedi, Israel

Ein Gedi ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ein Gedi Eco Center. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): head outdoors with Ein Gedi Eco Center. On the next day, make a trip to Nachal David Stream and then look for all kinds of wild species at En Gedi Nature Reserve.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ein Gedi trip site.

Ein Gedi is just a stone's throw from Masada. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in December, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ein Gedi

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Dead Sea Region
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
En Gedi Nature Reserve ©
En Gedi Nature Reserve
Ein Gedi Botanical Garden ©
Ein Gedi Botanical Garden
Nachal David Stream ©
Nachal David Stream

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