The Ultimate Israel Itinerary: Exploring Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Eilat, and Tel Aviv

  • Explored the cities of Jerusalem and Bethlehem, relaxed in Eilat, and experienced the vibrant nightlife of Tel Aviv during our week-long trip to Israel.
  • Visited significant and holy places such as the Western Wall, Church of the Nativity, and Jaffa Port, and indulged in local cuisine at the Carmel Market.
  • Although it was not a cheap trip, costing well above $2,000 for hotel stays alone, it was an unforgettable experience that we highly recommend to others.

We decided to head to Israel for New Year's Eve of 2023, where we spent short, about a week-long trip to the Holy Land, exploring the cities of, Jerusalem, and Bethlehem, basking in the sun at Herod's place in Eilat, and then returning to Tel Aviv. The trip was an unforgettable experience, and we are excited to share our journey with you.

We arrived to Israel from Tbilisi, Georgia by El AL arways, landing at Ben Gurion airport, from which we took a train to Jerusalem, the train ride was shot about 25 minutes and in no matter of time we checked in at our airbnb on Be'er Sheva street in Jereusalem. Paying about $350 for a 2-night stay 

In Jerusalem we visited the Western Wall and Mahane Yehuda Market, we also visited Bethlehem, located in the Palestinian territories, just a short drive from Jerusalem. I jsut caught a random street taxi and bargained paying about USD 100 for a trip back and forth inside the Palestianian authority.

The city is famous for being the birthplace of Jesus Christ, and we visited the Church of the Nativity, which is built on the site where Jesus was born. We were humbled by the experience of being in such a significant and holy place.

After a few days in Jerusalem, we headed south to the resort city of Eilat by flying Israel air to Ramon airport.  Here, we spent our time relaxing on the beautiful beaches and soaking up the sun at Herod's Place, a luxurious 5-star resort named after King Herod the Great. Paying about $750 for 2-night stay.

After a few days in Eilat, we headed to Tel Aviv, a bustling metropolis on the Mediterranean coast. We stayed in a boutique Mayer house hotel on Dizengoff street, paying about USD 430 for another 2-night stat. 

The city has a unique blend of modern architecture, stunning beaches, and a vibrant nightlife. We spent our first few days exploring the city, strolling along the promenade, and trying out the local cuisine.

The highlight of our time in Tel Aviv was visiting the Jaffa Port, an ancient harbor that dates back to biblical times. We also visited the Carmel Market, which is a bustling marketplace filled with vendors selling everything from fresh produce to handmade crafts.

Our trip to Israel was a whirlwind of history, culture, and adventure, and we were sad to leave such a beautiful and fascinating country.

In conclusion, our short week-long trip to Israel was an incredible experience that we will never forget. We were amazed by the rich history, diverse cultures, and breathtaking landscapes of this beautiful country. We hope that this article inspires you to visit Israel and explore all that it has to offer. From Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Bethlehem to Eilat, Israel is truly a land of wonder and discovery.

this was not a cheap travel, compared to our other travels, in total we spent well above $2,000 for this trip (excluding airlines). Just for the hotel stay our budget was USD 1,530. But, hey, that was really awesome time. Also I made a short documentary about our trip to Israel here.