Our final itinerary is now as follows:
Sunday 27th April - land Tel Aviv at 06h00. Rent car, spend some time in Old Jaffa and visit Aerial Tower in TLV (spelling?) for the view. Make our way up to Caesarea. Visit the Acquaduct (drop off our luggage first!). Zichron Ya'aov. Sleep over a Sdot Yam Kibbutz (or it it a youth hostel?)
Monday 28th April - too much on our list but will see how time allows: Mount Carmel, Usifiya, Daliyat El-Carmel, Rosh Hanikra, etc etc etc Sleep over at Karei Deshe Youth Hostel on shores of Galilee for 3 nights.
Tuesday 29th April to Thursday 1st May - explore Galilee area & northern area. At end of day, drive to Nazareth and stay at Fauzi Azar Inn.
Friday 2nd May - Explore Nazareth Village and the Arab souks, and then make our way to Jerusalem for 10 nights (arriving approx 4 pm before Shabbat). Staying at Barkai Studios in Musrara.
Monday 12th May - Qu'umran, Ein Gedi, David's Waterfall, sleep over at Massada Youth Hostel
Tuesday 13th May - Massada. Now things get complicated! Drive to Be'ersheva & Lakiya, then back-track and and visit various areas on the way to Chan Hashayarot.
Wednesday 14th May - Visit more areas in the Negev (including Mizpe Ramon) and sleep at Succah in the Desert.
Thursday 15th May - more exploring of Negev, drive to Eilat and cross border into Jordan for three nights at Petra.
I guess we should have had one extra day in the Galilee area but we wanted maximum time in Jerusalem as our list of places to see is growing daily!
~ Jen ~