10-Day Itinerary for Traveling through Israel

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Caitlyn Johnston

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  • Israel

  • Adventure Travel

  • Arts & Culture

  • International Travel

  • Road Trip Travel

  • Ancient Sites

  • History

  • Sightseeing

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Curator’s statement

Israel is a place full of rich history and beautiful scenery. It was an amazing and memorable trip for me and my husband when we traveled consistently for about a year. While this itinerary seems to move at a fast pace, Israel is well worth the effort.

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Where to stay

The Jaffa, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Tel Aviv

A 5-star property set within a restored 19th-century complex that once housed Jaffa’s French Hospital located near the Mediterranean Sea and the historic port.

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Day 1-2: Arrive in Israel and Visit the Dead Sea

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Drive to the Dead Sea to start your vacation off in a relaxing way by floating in the lowest place on earth. Your skin will feel so refreshed after a day or two next to the water. Hike up the Masada path if you are feeling adventurous! Stay for 1-2 days.

Day 3-6: Explore Jerusalem

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Drive to Jerusalem for a three night stay surrounded by history dating back to Biblical times. Visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum, the Western Wall, Temple Mount, Garden of Gethsemane and the Garden Tomb. Take a walking tour around the Old City to understand more about the richest history in the world.

Day 7: Visit the Sea of Galilee

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Drive to the Sea of Galilee, taking in the incredible scenery along the way. The Sea of Galilee is one of the lowest freshwater lakes on earth. Visit the nearby town of Tiberias and the Mount of the Beatitudes to overlook the beautiful sea.

Day 8: Visit Nazareth

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Stay one night in Nazareth to see the birthplace of Jesus and visit the church of the Annunciation which is thought to be the original home of the virgin Mary.

Day 9-10: Visit TelAviv

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Finish off your stay in TelAviv for two nights in a modern city with major history right on the Mediterranean Sea. Go surfing along the beach during the day and experience the nightlife of TelAviv in the evening. Watch the sunset over the Mediterranean, while enjoying a delicious meal in Jaffa.

Need to Know

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