Rent a Car
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It is possible to see Israel by bus and maybe a few places by train but the fact that we rented a car really helped us to see the whole of the country at our own pace. We didnt have to rely on bus schedules or the fact that some of them dont even run on Shabbat (Friday evening to Saturday evening). We took our time and stayed in hostels and hotles all over the north in Tel-Aviv (Jaffa), Haifa, Akko, Tiberias, The Golan Heights, Eilat WAY DOWN SOUTH, Petra in Jordan, The Dead Sea and Masada and finally Jerusalem! Each city or area had something special to share with us and we made the most of everyplace we went. If you want details on hostels or hotels I recommend let me know and im down to share.
Everything was amazing, but the dont miss sights are definitly: The Ba'hai Gardens in Haifa, Taking the time to make a trip to Petra in Jordan......the Red Rock city is absolutely unbelievable, Climbing Masada before sunrise followed by an unforgettable float in the Dead Sea(but dont get it near your face as it burns and tastes horrible), Checking out the Western Wall and Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem and relaxing on the beach in Tel-Aviv!
We stopped off in Italy on the way home and did some relaxing in Lake Como as well as brief sight seeing in Milano and Pisa....Im sure other people have extensified Italy better than I , but it was a nice way to wrap up a month of head on extensive travelling in The Holy Land!