10 Best Places To Visit In Israel - Updated 2024

Swadeep Singh
Swadeep Singh 
Contributing Writer
Updated
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Our opinion could differ here, but we cannot deny the fact that Israel is a really powerful nation. Regardless of being in a war-like situation for several years with its neighboring state, moreover having no whatsoever diplomatic relationship with the majority of Gulf Arabian groups; it is still standing strong. But upon ignoring the political hatred of nations for a minute, it’s also evident that Israel is considered a very significant country. One of its joint capital cities is known to be the birthplace of all three major Abrahamic religions, namely - Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. Hence, for some reason or for another, Israel receives many millions of visitors annually. If you also have the plan to visit Israel someday, we can help you explore this country. Read along to know the best places to visit in Israel.

1. Nazareth


We firmly believe that a visit to Nazareth is must for every true Christian, as this city has much biblical history. Nazareth is the city, where Jesus, the Son of God was brought up. It is written in the New Testament that he left this town only when he began his own ministry by the age of thirty. Tour this town to see attractions like Synagogue Church, Mother Mary’s Well, and a lot more churches. Also, pay a visit to the famous living history museum here to see the reconstruction from the days when Jesus lived.

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2. Haifa


This major seaport is located just 90 kilometers (56 miles) from the capital city Tel Aviv, so we thought that you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to explore the third-largest metropolis of Israel. This is a historical site as well that has showed up archeological treasures from 14th century BC; of a town named Tell Abu Hawam. A sustained settlement had been noticed here since the Persian period (6th century BCE), some places of this town are even mentioned in the Hebrew Bible. You can see here landmarks like Baha'i Gardens and Golden Dome, Stella Maris Lighthouse and Carmelite Monastery, and more.

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3. Eilat


Eilat is a less populated city on the southernmost part of Israel, which is also situated at the northern tip of the Red Sea. It’s a resort city as well as a busy port, since it links the rest of this country to the Indian Ocean. You should be visiting Eilat to admire its scenic beauties and spend days on its calm beaches. The well-known attractions of this city are Red Canyon, Coral Beach Nature Reserve, Timna Park, Dolphin Reef, and the marina itself. Be informed that the summers are pretty harsh here.

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4. Ramon Crater


Ramon Crater has the title of being the largest erosion crater of the world, also the largest national park of Israel. The crater wall here presents textbook quality rock layers; revealing some random fossils, and geological data of 220 million years. This cavity lies in the heart of Negev Desert, but surprisingly it’s completely alive. We can easily spot greenery and waterholes at a distance, and occasionally some fauna like an ibex, hyena, or Arabian leopards next to that. If you would like to explore all the beauty of Ramon Nature Reserve, sleep at the Be’erot campground.

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5. Bethlehem (from USD 72.0)

We all know that Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem, grew in Nazareth, and did most of his work in Jerusalem. So let’s help you explore Bethlehem better, sign up with this guided tour program. This half-day tour will begin from Jerusalem, and you will be taken to the biblical birthplace of the son of God. After that, the tour bus will take you to Greek and Catholic churches, and finally to the Chapel of Shepherd’s Field.

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Little Town of Bethlehem Half Day Trip from Jerusalem

Duration: 5 hours

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6. Tel Aviv


Tel Aviv is the largest metropolitan area and the most populous city of Israel, also one of its joint capitals. If you were going to be an international tourist in this country, there is a good chance that you will land here. We just have one advice; explore as much as you can, and do not stop for rest. Tel Aviv is an enormous metropolitan, and a weekend isn’t enough for covering everything. Beit Hatfutsot, Rothschild Boulevard, Carmel Market, and The Yitzhak Rabin Center are a few good suggestions. So plan your schedule effectively, and bear in mind that this city is known for the nightlight, cuisine, museum, and recreation.

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7. Acre


Acre is a natural harbor in the northern edge of Haifa city, and a small town. However, it’s the holiest city for the followers of Bahá'í faith and receives a significant number of tourists from countries like India, Iran, and Brazil. Another interesting fact about this city is that it has been conquered and destroyed several times. There are remains to be seen in Acre, which can be traced back to the Bronze age and the Ottoman Empire. Visit this little town to see Citadel of Acre, Bahá'í Garden and Shrine, Al-Jazzar Mosque, Torah Synagogue, and many museums.

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8. Jerusalem (from USD 124.0)

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Jerusalem is a holy city for three major Abrahamic religions. This tour package is very advantageous for the tourists who’re staying in the neighboring cities; Netanya, Herzliya, and Tel Aviv. This day-long guided tour will start from these locations, covering every important tourism sight that you could name in Jerusalem. Be it the Mount of Olives, the Wailing Wall, or the Holocaust memorial of Yad Vashem. The entrance fee of landmarks is covered in the package.

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From Tel Aviv: Jerusalem Day Trip with Transfer

Duration: 10.0 hour

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9. Caesarea (from USD 150.0)

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This tiny town in Haifa district is known for its ancient structures, and beaches. This guided tour helps you explore the ancient archeological sites of Caesarea on a segway. You will get to see the 27 BCE structures of the Caesarea Maritima, a city that was built by the Judea emperor Herod the Great. The duration of this tour is two hours, and in the meantime, you could master your Segway riding skills.

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2-Hour Guided EZ Raider Tour of Caesarea, Israel

Duration: 2.0 hour

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10. Jaffa (from USD 450.0)

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Jaffa is an ancient port city in Israel that has stories from the Bible, mythological folklore from Greek and Persian rule, as well as landmark events till the modern days. As you can now see how significant this city truly is, thus touring Jaffa without knowing its past will be a regretful experience. You can stop that from happening if you study, but we have a better plan. Book this guided tour, and you can spend a half-day with your private guide; who’s an expert in Jaffa, as a subject. He will take you to all the places of interest, and will narrate to you the history from the Pre-Christian time to the Muslim, ottoman, and modern Israel.

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Half Day Private Walking Tour of Jaffa

Duration: 4 hours

Visit the historic country of Israel

We have listed northern cities like Nazareth and Acre, as well as Eilat; the harbor city in the southernmost part. Start your Israel experience from one of these cities, and continue exploring the locations as they come on your route northbound or south.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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Also known as Bobby, Swadeep Singh is a businessman since 2013 but he has forever nurtured a passion for writing. Traveling never makes him exhausted, which is why he's never known turn down any...Read more

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