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1. Posted by AmandaDS (Budding Member 4 posts) 47w

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Hello everyone!

I'm flying to Israel in a few weeks for 10 days and I could use some help with planning my itinerary.
I plan on visiting TLV-Jaffa, Jerusalem, Eilat and the red sea, Masada and the dead sea, the golan heights.
Where do I begin? North - south? South - north?
Help!

2. Posted by michelga (Budding Member 5 posts) 47w

Hello
Eilat is more like a resort. you more or less enjoy the site unless you do some traking
there so it is better to live a plac like this to the end.
you need to choose between going up north and then do Jerusalem or viseversa.any way
the dead sea is part of your staing in Jerusalem.
so you have three points: the north, jerusalem and surrounding and Eilat
i hope i helped
Rachel

3. Posted by AmandaDS (Budding Member 4 posts) 47w

Hey Rachel, Thank you!
I heard that the coral reef in Eilat is awesome so I planned to go there in order to scuba dive (and potentially go see Petra as well). How many days should I allocate to that?
In regards to the Dead Sea and Masada - should I combine them together, or should i go to Jerusalem and then go to these two sites? or first do Eilat -> Masada+Dead sea -> Jerusalem?
Also, can you possibly recommend any decent places to stay at in Jerusalem? I've got that easily sorted in TLV, but Jerusalem seems to be more challenging..

4. Posted by michelga (Budding Member 5 posts) 47w

Quoting AmandaDS

Hey Rachel, Thank you!
I heard that the coral reef in Eilat is awesome so I planned to go there in order to scuba dive (and potentially go see Petra as well). How many days should I allocate to that?
In regards to the Dead Sea and Masada - should I combine them together, or should i go to Jerusalem and then go to these two sites? or first do Eilat -> Masada+Dead sea -> Jerusalem?
Also, can you possibly recommend any decent places to stay at in Jerusalem? I've got that easily sorted in TLV, but Jerusalem seems to be more challenging..


Amanda
You want too much.
it is true that Israel is a small country but there is a lot to see.If you like diving then Eilat is a great place
for this activity. i recommend three nights there including Petra. the best way is flyng there from Ben Gurion airport or tel Aviv.
then you come back to Jerusalem and do the dead sea and Masada one day and 2 more for jerusalem (now we have 6 days)
the rest is to be devided between the north and Tel Aviv.
you can call me on skype (rachelgazit) or on the phone 97236425699
and about accommodetion in jerusalem, i need to know your age and bugget

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6. Posted by YasminK (Budding Member 2 posts) 47w

I think you should start from Jerusalem-------> Massada--------> Eilat-------> Tel aviv------> Golan hights -------> Tel aviv again.
Some tips from me:

-* in Jerusalem I recommend you to stay at The Post hostel which is awesome! very clean, nice staff and you get great value for money. I really liked staying there.. the location also is perfect. in the center of everything.

  • Dont miss the sunrise in Massada- start climbing from 4:30 and youre gonna see the best view youve ever seen in your life!
  • In Tel Aviv- dont miss the Carmel market! very colorful and yummy :)
7. Posted by vanessa (Travel Guru 257 posts) 47w

Hi!
Really too much for 10 days.
Airport is in the mid-way between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem , so, they should be your start and end points. Keep in mind that everything , includes public transport (!) shut down at weekends ( Friday noon - Saturday) , especially in Jerusalem. Tel Aviv and Eilat are more alive at weekends + all that about nature ( sea, mountains and sightseeing) can be done at weekend. You can fly to/from Eilat and it may save your time . Bus drive there from / to TLV / Jerusalem takes around 5 hours - saying it simple, you have a whole day in the road . Since the bus is running through the desert , it can be pretty interesting experience.
Enjoy !
Vanessa.

8. Posted by michelga (Budding Member 5 posts) 47w

whatever you do in those 10 days do well then come back and cover another part of Israel
in another season.
Its a great country, warm and freindly.
take your time in Eilat. enjoy the desert, the sea, the sun.
next time dont include eilat in your itinerery as it is a little of the roud
and do other parts
March-April is a good season also October- November
Rachel

9. Posted by AmandaDS (Budding Member 4 posts) 47w

Hello everyone! Thank you for your tips!

I decided to extend the trip by 4 days to allow myself a little bit more wiggle room.
As of right now, this is my plan:
Land in Israel on March 6th - Travel to Jerusalem and stay at The Post Hostel (thank you, by the way, YasminK - I looked it up online and it seems great!) until Thursday the 10th
Head back to the Airport and fly to Eilat for the weekend - explore the red sea, the coral reef and go on a day trip to Petra (all of this is over the weekend)
Sunday the 13th fly back to Tel-Aviv and spend 4 days in hotel ____ (still haven't figured this one out) while exploring Tel-aviv's beach, food culture and maybe a bit of its nightlife.

I have 3 more days to fill out, I was thinking maybe to go up north? see the Sea of Galilee and the Golan Heights?

Anyhow, what do you guys think? :)

10. Posted by michelga (Budding Member 5 posts) 46w

great
4 days in tel aviv is a little too much unless you thak a day trip to look around like Beit Guvrin caves
or the prehistoric man caves but it is a great city ,small and have one of the tenth most
beatiful beaches in the world.
In the north it is the most greener time. so go for it
rachel