We are flying into Tel Aviv early on a Saturday morning and then leaving on a Sunday evening a week later so have around 9 days to explore. We want to see Jerusalem, Bethlehem, the Dead Sea, Tel Aviv, Galilee and Nazareth but would also LOVE to got to Petra. Can anyone advise of an efficient way of doing it all, not too expensive. We are thinking about hiring a car for Israel but it looks like we would probably need to jump on a tour for Petra due to the insurance issues for Israeli cars in Jordan.
Would be very grateful for any advice or tips if I have left something important out!