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Itinerary for May Israel Trip

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Itinerary for May Israel Trip

My wife and I are planning to see Israel in May for 2 weeks. Not being specific about ALL the things we would see (plenty of ideas from books and this forum) how is this itinerary (emphasis on Jewish sites) as far as time distribution and order?

Day 1 Arrive in Tel Aviv in am. Rest, tour bauhaus, beach. Stay at Cinema Hotel

Day 2 Tel Aviv- see museums

Day 3 Tel Aviv, rent car, go to Caesarea, Haifa, Akko. Stay in Haifa (Dan Gardens)

Day 4 Travel through the north, making way to Ma'alot (family) for Shabbat

Day 5 Ma'alot (see north- Golan, etc)

Day 6 Ma'alot (see north)

Day 7 Leave Ma'alot, go to Tiberius area, stay there

Day 8 travel to Jerusalem (stay at Harmony Hotel), turn in car, Yad Vashem

Day 9 Jeusalem- old city, museums, etc

Day 10 day trip to Masada, Dead Sea

Day 11 Jerusalem (best place for shabbat?)

Day 12 Jerusalem, flight leaves at midnight

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1. Re: Itinerary for May Israel Trip

That actually sounds like a very good itinerary. I am assuming that you are observant, and I will leave it to others to make suggestions for Shabbat in Jerusalem.

Enjoy your trip!

Shalom rav,

Douglas Duckett

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Very, very good itinerary in my opinion.

Have a great time.

Kathy Walters

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3. Re: Itinerary for May Israel Trip

This is a nice well balanced plan and Amy is a great time to visit.

There are some modifications you may consider:

Maalot is a great base for touring the Galil, but it is less convenient for the Golan (it takes about an hour to go to Katzrin). If you can stay 2 nights (instead of one) in the Kineret area you'll get a better use of your time.

You can easily take a tour from Jerusalem to the dead Sea are, but if you want to be more flexible you can tour on your own. Stay one night in teh dead Sea area before going to Jerusalem.

When driving from the north to jerusalem don't miss Beit Shean!!

Have a great trip

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4. Re: Itinerary for May Israel Trip

Maalot is not that far from attracions in the north. E. g. it is about 30-35 minutes from the Dalton winery, the Manara cliff, Tel Hai and other sites. There are sites near Maalot too like Rosh Hanikra, Akko, and the Montfort.

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5. Re: Itinerary for May Israel Trip

Maalot is about 50 minutes from Tel Hai (and Kiryat Shmona), and the Golan is even furthere.

Starting a Golan tour from Maalot adds about 2 hours drive.

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6. Re: Itinerary for May Israel Trip

OK, how about going from Ma'alot to Pastoral Kfar Blum day 7 and seeing Golan from there then on to Tiberias the day 8; then ont to Jerusalem

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7. Re: Itinerary for May Israel Trip

What do you mean by best place for Shabbat? You seem to be staying at the Harmony hotel--are you looking for meals, a place to doven or what? Pleases be more specific.

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Shabbat dinner in a Reform or Conservative setting where it is celebrated in a uniquely Israeli way.

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9. Re: Itinerary for May Israel Trip

I would stay 2 nights in Kfar Blum and visit Tiberias from there. It is only 50 minutes .

I have stayed several times in Kfar Blum and loved it. I personally don't like Tiberias' hotels.

No need to mention the advantage of miniizing the number of hotel changes.

There are some other options in the area: Vered Hagalil, Ramot or one of the many B&B.

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10. Re: Itinerary for May Israel Trip

Not sure your routing, but allow time for jet lag, especially Day 2 (would suggest walking down to Jaffa while in TA - great souk)

Also Yad Vashem and Israel Museum can be done same day