Our itinerary on our 1st visit to Israel (all accommodation now booked) is basically: 5 days Tel Aviv. Hire car and drive to Haifa for 3 days, drive to Galilee/Golan Heights 4 days, drop car in Jerusalem and stay there for 7 days, Hire car again and drive to Ein Gedi for 4 days. Drive through the Negev to Eilat for 6 days (including 2 days in Petra/Wadi Rum). Fly Eilat to Tel Aviv and then home to Australia.
Our problem is that the Israir flight from Eilat to Tel Aviv only allows 15kg baggage per person. So we thought maybe to drive to Tel Aviv and leave a whole lot of luggage there (including all the shopping no doubt!!) and then the same day drive down to Eilat. Sounds like the whole round trip will take about 8 hours or so. (and we'd like to stop and see the crater on the way. Is this do-able, or are we trying to do too much on this day? Any other suggestions?