As the the birthplace of Christianity and Judaism, Israel is
densely packed with enough attractions and experiences to last a
For lovers of sun, sand and sea, head to the renowned Red Sea
and enjoy floating in its crystalline turquoise waters; or for a
rejuvenating experience, visit one of the many Dead Sea spa resorts
and while you're in the area, head to Israel's most popular tourist
destination of Masada located in the Judean Desert.
Bethlehem is worth a visit, as well as Nazareth, one of the most
important Christian holy sites where Jesus spent most of his life;
while Yad VaShem is an important memorial to the Holocaust
providing a multifaceted tribute to the millions of Jews who died
during World War II.
The best time of year to visit is during the spring
(March/April) and autumn months (September/October), when the
weather is cooler and more tolerable for tourists. Since travelling
distances are not great in Israel, it's often almost quicker to
drive to some places than to catch a plane. There are good public
transport systems in place in the major cities. The best way to
experience Israel is to hire a car and take a relaxed approach to
seeing the country and exploring all the religious and historical
sites it has to offer.