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Israel Vacation (10 day itinerary)

For our Israel vacation, we spent 10 days traveling through the country. We ate great food, immersed ourselves in history, and spent time in the outdoors. This Israel itinerary had a great mix of all.

by KBennettAbout Me:"The world is big and I want to have a look at it before it gets dark" -John Muir read more

AsiaIsrael9 days / October 2017

Highs & Lows

The history and learning all the different cultures.

The struggles of the region.

Itinerary Overview

As a lover of history, I have always wanted to take a vacation to Israel and specifically Jeruselum to experience in person one of the oldest cities in the world. We rented a car and drove throughout the country to visit as much as we could.  I'm also a lover of sun, and good food and Israel did not disappoint. Also, there are so many amazing food options in this country.  I highly recommend an Israel vacation.

  • 4 Nights: Jerusalem
    History of Jerusalem
  • Day trip: Dead Sea Region
    Masada, Qumran, Ein Gedi, Dead Sea
  • 3 Nights: Acre
    History and sightseeing
  • Day trip: Golan Heights View
    Road trip
  • 2 Nights: Tel Aviv-Yafo
    Beach, sightseeing, visiting friends

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    Our vacation in Isreal was limited on time so I would have reduced our time in Acre to 2 nights and added 1 more night to Tel Aviv. Acre is very small and there is so much to see in Tel Aviv.

  • How was the food?

    Mona in Jerusalem was beautiful and the food was excellent. Uri Buri in Acre had good seafood and was located on the waterfront. The food in Israel is amazing and is a vegetarian dream-hummus, pita, lots of roasted and pickled vegetables.

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Shops and neighborhoods shut down from Friday at sunset to Saturday sunset for Sabbath. Plan your restaurants and tours accordingly.

  • Packing tips?

    Tel Aviv was very warm, but Jerusalem was far cooler. In the mosque in Acre I had to cover my head with a scarf to enter.

  • Transportation Tips?

    Rented a car was very inexpensive and it was easy to get around the country. I'm glad we had it. All the cities were walkable.

  • Any surprises?

    How diverse the country is. We saw the desert, shopped high fashion in Tel Aviv, toured ancient ruins, visited the most significant religious sites, drove through wineries, walked the beach etc. There is so much to see and you can really tailor to your interests.

  • Booking details?

    We booked all hotels direct.

Lodging

  • Villa Brown - This is a charming boutique hotel in a walkable location. The breakfasts are amazing!

  • Efendi Hotel - This is a beautiful small hotel in the center of town. Very romantic. They also have a 400 year old Turkish Hamman which I highly recommend!

  • White Villa-very pretty, modern boutique hotel in a charming neighborhood. Built in 1948 and inspired by the famed architect, Le Corbusier. Nice-sized rooms.