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Weekend getaway in Israel

4 days in Tel-aviv and other cities.

lina sofia
by lina sofiaAbout Me:College student, took six months for traveling trough Europe and learn french. read more

AsiaIsrael4 days / September 2019

Highs & Lows

Awesome food and colors.

Should have stayed longer

Itinerary Overview

I was living in Lyon by myself and my parents made up a trip to Israel and Egypt, I decided to join them 4 days in Israel. I arrived at Tel Aviv airport Friday noon, the flight from Lyon to Tel Aviv was about 3 hours long, my parents were arriving at night so I went to the hotel; as this trip was with my parents the hotel was great, it was in front of the beach and had an amazing view. That night some friends of my family invited me for dinner and it was a great experience, I had the chance to appreciate the real life of an Israeli family, try authentic food, and learn more about it´s culture!

Next day we woke up early and went to Jerusalem, they rented a private transport service, but there are buses which are way chipper and a great option. It´s better to go very early so you can visit everything without rush. We stayed there all day, we hire a guide which I totally recommend for a city like Jerusalem, it has a lot of history and its worth to hear from an expert the background of this gorgeous city. Jerusalem is a city to walk quite a lot, so I personally recommend going with good tennis and comfortable clothes, also is really hot so make sure you stay hydrated and have a good sunscreen.

The third day I went with my mom to Caesarea, more exactly to the archeological national park, where you can see the rests of the ancient roman city, there you can find good restaurants in front of the beach. The last day we decided to walk around Tel-Aviv, visit different spots; like Jaffa´s old city and port, and at night I took my flight back to Lyon. 

  • Day trip: Jerusalem
    Spitirual vibe in Jerusalem
  • Day trip: Caesarea
    Acient roman city !
  • 4 Nights: Tel Aviv-Yafo
    Enjoy food and different landscapes

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    Staying more days, there are a lot of beautiful places, that we missed.

  • How was the food?

    Street food is a must !

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Try all the food ! everything is great. Get to know and respect the culture, you can always learn something new.

  • Packing tips?

    Pack a good pair of tennis cause you´ll walk quite a lot, also a good sunscreen and a cap.

  • Transportation Tips?

    Bus is a great option, however Jerusalem is a city to walk !