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10 Insider Tips that Will Make Your Next Vacation to Israel Amazing!

Vacations are so exhilarating but being aware of specific insider tips for any destination you are considering will allow you to have a better trip than you could ever imagine. While there are basic tips that will help you with any destination you want to see, knowing the insider tips that are specific to each destination will allow you to see much more than you thought during your incredible trip.

Jerusalem, Israel old city at the Western Wall and the Dome of the Rock.
Jerusalem, Israel old city at the Western Wall and the Dome of the Rock.

10 Insider Tips that Will Make Your Next Vacation to Israel Amazing

1. Choose Where You Spend Your Time Wisely

Most people think that they must spend their weekdays in the city and their weekends out in the countryside. However, you must remember that the locals are still going to be working, so the city will be the busiest during the week and the countryside will start to get packed on the weekends.

If you can possibly reverse your days and spend your weekdays out in the country and your weekends in the city, you will have a lot more fun. Plus, the costs to enter the parks and other places out in the country will be a lot less, so you can save some money in this expensive part of the world. And the cities often have special events on the weekends that you can take advantage of during your visit.

The ancient fortification in the Southern District of Israel. Masada National Park in the Dead Sea region of Israel. The fortress of Masada.
The ancient fortification in the Southern District of Israel. Masada National Park in the Dead Sea region of Israel. The fortress of Masada.

2. Consider the Jewish Holidays

There are many Jewish holidays throughout the year, and you must plan your trip accordingly if you want to be there for them or avoid them. While it is great to be part of the celebrations with the locals, you must be aware that there will be no public transportation during those days and the costs of hotel rooms will skyrocket.

3. Understand Israel is Expensive

As we mentioned above, Israel is a very expensive country to visit. Therefore, you must be prepared to spend more than you would like for a hotel room and even food when you are dining out. If you are interested in saving some cash, you can always rent a room at a hostel and eat the delicious street food that is available almost everywhere.

4. The Negev Desert is a Must-See Destination

This desert is one of the best unknown destinations in Israel and it needs to be at the top of your must-see list of things to do. It is best to see this part of the country during the winter months, but you can visit it at any time of the year as long as you take plenty of water with you.

Ramon Crater in the Negev desert is the largest erosive crater in the world.
Ramon Crater in the Negev desert is the largest erosive crater in the world.

5. Take Advantage of Israel’s Smaller Size

Israel is much smaller than other countries and you will want to take advantage of that when you are there. Instead of focusing on just one city, you can see almost everything if you plan your days properly.

Dead Sea coastline with white salt beach and mountains at sunny day in Ein Bokek, Israel. White mineral salt shore at Dead sea, Israel.
Dead Sea coastline with white salt beach and mountains at sunny day in Ein Bokek, Israel. White mineral salt shore at Dead sea, Israel.

6. Consult a Map

One of the best ways to see everything within this country is to consult a map before you head out on any of your adventures. When you look at the map, you will be able to see what other attractions and points of interest are nearby and you can easily add some of them to your list of things to do.

7. Only Hire a Car if You Need to

Most people do not realize that they do not need to hire a car when they are in the cities in Israel, because public transportation is readily available. While you don’t really need a car at all, you may want to consider hiring one if you are going out to Negev Desert or another part of the countryside.

Tel Aviv Skyline. Cityscape image of Tel Aviv, Israel during sunset.
Tel Aviv Skyline. Cityscape image of Tel Aviv, Israel during sunset.

8. Visit During the Best Time of the Year

The best time of the year to visit Israel is the month of March, although April is pretty good too. It is not too cold or too hot at this time of the year, so you can spend a good amount of time outside.

9. Plan Your Trip Carefully

If you want to truly see as much as you can when you are in Israel, you must plan your trip carefully. This is easy to do with a little research, because you can find attractions that match your interests. You can discover extra things to do once you arrive, but you should know the basics prior to your arrival. This is among the top vacation in Israel tips.

Roofs of Old City with Holy Sepulcher Church Dome, Jerusalem, Israel.
Roofs of Old City with Holy Sepulcher Church Dome, Jerusalem, Israel.

10. Be Open to New Things

Israel is where you will see so many different political and religious viewpoints and you must be open to learning and listening to new things during your visit. It will be difficult to do this at first, but if you have an open mind it will be easier than you think.

These are the ten insider tips you must be aware of if you want your next trip to Israel to be simply amazing. While you do not need to follow all these wonderful tips, you should at least follow a few to see how much better your Israeli vacation can be!

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