Discover the highlights of Israel in a 4-day itinerary

4 Day Israel Itinerary

Israel is a booming travel destination that has seen its popularity soar in recent years. While there are many ways to tour this beautiful country, this 4 day israel itinerary makes it easy to see its highlights on a limited timeframe.

Visit the historic city of Jerusalem, discover Banksy’s Palestine street art and see the stunning Sea of Galilee. This Israel tour package includes hotels, transportation throughout your trip and expert local tour guides.

Day 1: Tel Aviv

The lively city of Tel Aviv offers a glimpse into Israel’s cosmopolitan culture, combining beachside glamour with Jewish architectural heritage. Explore its top attractions, including the vibrant Carmel Market and the Bauhaus buildings on Rothschild Boulevard.

Make sure you visit Jaffa, one of the oldest ports in the world and the birthplace of Tel Aviv as a city. Wander the narrow passages between cream-colored brick buildings and discover art installations such as the Suspended Orange Tree by Ran Morin.

Don’t miss The Israel Museum, Israel’s most famous museum and a must-see on any trip to the country. Also consider a day trip to Ein Gedi, an oasis in the desert offering some great hiking and a refreshing swim.

Day 2: Caesarea

The ruins of Caesarea are home to a wealth of top attractions. From beaches that rival some of the world’s best to a fascinating Archaeological Museum, this is an experience for all ages.

For a more in-depth museum experience join a guided tour of the Roman Caesarea Museum, which offers insight into the region’s historical development through its incredible artifacts. Alternatively, head to The Israel Museum for a world-class collection of Jewish and global art.

Discover more of the Galilee on a Nazareth and Caesarea Tour from Jerusalem. Explore the ancient city of Akko; see its Ottoman ruins and traditional market; and visit the limestone grottoes of Rosh Hanikra.

Day 3: Haifa

Haifa has a lot of attractions, but is often overshadowed by Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. The city is a great place to visit for its unique architecture and culture.

Stroll around the smart German Colony, which dates back to the 1860s and is full of restaurants and cafes. From here you can also walk down to the tropical Baha’i Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for a relaxing stroll around its 19 different terraced gardens and the golden-domed Shrine of the Bab.

Art lovers should visit the Haifa Museum of Art which is located close to Wadi Nisnas and offers a wide range of contemporary Israeli and international art.

Day 4: Masada

Masada is one of those rare attractions that steals the attention of pretty much everyone who visits Israel. Its unique location, enthralling history and epic views of the Judaean Desert and Dead Sea make it an important UNESCO World Heritage Site.

King Herod’s elaborate palace is a highlight, and the best time to visit is for sunrise (arrive at around 5:30 am). It’s also worth taking the Snake Path up to the Eastern Palace for a dramatic desert panorama.

Next up is Qumran National Park, the former home of the community that wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls. Here you’ll see archaeological treasures that shed light on ancient religious practices.

Day 5: Dead Sea

With its salty waters that allow you to float and healing properties, the Dead Sea is one of Israel’s top attractions. Visit the nearby Ein Gedi nature reserve to explore hiking trails that lead to secluded waterfalls and swim in clear pools of water.

You can also visit Tabgha, where Jesus is said to have performed the Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes. Or, visit the Israel Museum for a world-class collection of archaeological and art treasures. You can even add the famous Ba’hai Gardens to your tour if you have more time in Haifa. This day trip option is available from Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Eilat.

Day 6: Jerusalem

Spend a full day in Jerusalem, visiting the city’s best attractions. Start with a visit to the Israel Museum, which contains a world-class collection of antiquities, including the Dead Sea Scrolls and unique synagogue interiors. Then, head to Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Memorial and Museum.

Finish your tour of the Old City with a trip to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and the Temple Mount. Here you’ll see the eight gates that comprise the city’s walls and the golden-coloured Dome of the Rock.

If you have more time, you can also head to the clifftop fortress of Masada and climb its steps. Or, you can relax on the beach in Eilat, where you can snorkel among the colourful corals of the Red Sea.