Hi All, my 2 friends and I from Ireland are making our first trip to Israel in just over a week. We are going for 3 weeks are are hoping to see as much of Israel as possible with a mix of culture, entertainment and food. I have a rough itinerary made up but would like to see if you think there are places I'd be missing and if you think it is all feasible.
Our budget is roughly €75 a day.
We plan to spend the first couple of days in Tel Aviv, sampling the local delicacy's, chilling on the beach, wondering around Jaffa and enjoying the social scene. From here we plan to spend the next 2-3 days in Jerusalem, seeing all the sights, visiting the local markets and sampling the street food. From here we plan to go onto the Dead Sea area for a day to get the all important photo reading the paper floating in the sea and hopefully catching the sunrise in Masada. Next we go for a day hiking in the desert in Mitzpe Ramon. Finally before moving into Jordan we plan to spend a couple of days in Eilat, chilling on the beach and snorkling.
After a week in Jordan we plan to re-enter Israel in the North and visit Nazareth for a couple of days to see where Jesus grew up and have some fusion food. Next we move into Haifa for a couple of days to visit a vintage winery and the walled city of Acre. Finally we spend the last couple of days back in Tel Aviv visiting Caesarea's Roman ruins and relaxing on the beach.
Would you say we are trying to do too much or is there anything big we are missing? Would it be possible to do all this by public transport or would renting a car for at least some of it make more sense? We only have accommodation arranged for Tel Aviv (Beachfront) and Jerusalem (Abraham's) so we are still very flexible. As you may have been able to tell, we very much enjoy our food and drink.
Apologies for the length of the post but any feedback would be hugely appreciated.