#Israel in 22 days! What are some of your favorite spots?


Country: Israel


Jeruslam, Eilat, Tel Aviv, Tzvat, Ani-am, Kineret, Akko and Rosh Hanikra
Good for you for making an extended trip here--there's a wealth of things to see and experience, and 22 days will make a dent! If it's your first visit to Israel, I would suggest dividing your time into 4-5 day chunks in various parts of the country. You'll want to spend at least 5 days in Jerusalem to try to get a feel for the complexity of the different parts of the city.

Try to get up to the Golan , which you can visit while staying in Tiberias or at one of the great B & Bs scattered all over the Golan and the Galilee. The scenery and sites up there are phenomenal. For a change of pace, head down to Mitzpe Ramon--one of the world's great craters. Spend some time in the desert down there seeing the Nabatean spice route citiies.

You won't want to miss Rosh Hanikra at the northern tip of the Israeli coast--incredible caves and cable car up there and the beautiful Achziv Beach right below. Not far away is the Galilee town of Peki'in, both scenic and interesting from the demographic point of view. Druze, Arabs and a smattering of Jews populate this lovely hilltop village.

Don't forget to include a few days in Tel Aviv--along with the great beaches and night life and cafe culture, take in Bialik Street and its museums and restored buildings and museums. Walk through Neve Tzedek gentrified neighborhood and the nearby Carmel Market etc etc
Please see this tentative itinerary. Since you have mach longer time you can add a few days in Eilat.

The following is a sample of a suggested itinerary for 10 days' touring in Israel.
Day 1 - Jerusalem old city
Visit Mt. of Olives. Enjoy a historic review of Jerusalem.
Proceed on foot to the Kidron Valley, through the garden of Gethsemane. City of David. We will tour the City of David, where King David built his palace. The palace's ruins are still there and we can see them. Continue to the Warren shaft and finish this tour by walking in the Shiloh Tunnel, the water tunnel built by King Hezekiah.

Day 2 - Jerusalem old city
Walking tour outside the Old City walls, from Zion Gate on Mt. Zion till the Jaffa Gate, on the western side of the Old City.
Visit the David Citadel Museum, which exhibits amazing findings from the different periods that Jerusalem went through.
Continue to the Christian Quarter. Walk along the Via Dolorosa to the final station located in the Church of Holy Sepulcher.
Proceed to the Moslem Quarter and walk through their bazaars.
Continue to the Jewish Quarter and visit the Kardo in the Herodian Quarter, the Davidson Museum, the archeological excavations at the Western Wall, The Western Wall and the Rabbinical Tunnels.

Day 3 - Jerusalem new city
We will start at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum, continue to the Valley of Lost Nations. Proceed to the Herzl Museum and view the new sound and light show. Israel museum visit the Shrine of the Book and see the Dead Sea Scrolls. And the fascinating model of Jerusalem in the Second Temple Period and finish the day in the Mahane Yehuda Bazaar.

Day 4 - Masada and Dead Sea and
Climb Masada by cable car after visit hike to the Ein Gedi Waterfalls. Swim in the Dead Sea. Relax and enjoy the spa treatments in one of the hotels on the shore of the Dead Sea. Stay overnight at the Dead Sea.

Day 5 – Tiberius .and Kineret (Sea of Galilee)
After a morning swim in the Dead Sea, we will drive north in the along the Jordan Valley to Beit Shean and see the archeological excavations. Continue to Kibbutz Beit Alfa and visit the mosaic floor of the ancient synagogue excavated there. This mosaic floor has remained unmarred since the 6th century.
Proceed to Gan Hashlosha Nature Reserve. After a swim in the springs, we will visit the Belvoir Crusaders fortress from the middle ages. In the evening, arrive to Tiberias for overnight .

Day 6 – Golan Heights
Today we will visit the on the border with Syria. Continue to Katzrin, the city built after the Yom Kippur War. We will visit the ancient Talmudic village. On to Gamla, which is being excavated these days, in order to learn of its dramatic history. We will end this day with rafting on the Jordan River. In the evening arrive to Safed and stay overnight.

Day 7 – Safed and Zippori
Walking tour of ancient Safed.
Visit the Ashkenazi and Sephardic synagogues. Walk through the artists' colony and bazaars. In the afternoon, drive to Zippori, continue to Rosh Hanikra on the border with Lebanon. Visit the sites in Acco and continue to Haifa, where we will spend the night.

Day 8 - Haifa Caesarea Tel Aviv
Continue to the Druze Villages on Mt. Carmel and drive from there to Benyamina, where we will visit Baron Edmond de Rothschild's tomb and gardens. Proceed to Caesarea, the famous city that Herod built 2000 years ago. We will visit the amphitheatre and the hippodrome, the palace and the pool in the Mediterranean Sea. After watching the sound and light show we will continue to Netanya, Herzelia and arrive in the evening to Tel Aviv.

Day 9 - Tour of Tel Aviv.
Go up to the Empire State Building of Tel Aviv, the Azrieli Towers. Continue to Jaffa for a walking tour of the Old City passing through the Flee Market. Arrive to Neve Zedek, one of the first quarters of Tel Aviv. Continue to the Palmach Museum and the Diaspora Museum. End the day by walking through the Carmel Market, the largest market in Israel.

Day 10 – Weitzman institute and Machon Ayyalon
The Weitzman institution founded by Haim Weitzman first president of Israel.
Machon Ayyalon where during the war of Independence we manufacture bullets in A kibbutz laundry.

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