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Israel is such a unique country. Visiting Israel offers everything from culture, great food, nightlife, nature, and history. In order to make it easier for you, I came up with the best places in Israel and best attractions you MUST add to your list.

As you’ll see below, I’ve done 98% of these things and the few that I didn’t get to explore, are part of my future plans.
No matter what’s your favorite activities, I guarantee this will be an unforgettable experience. These places are truly the best places in Israel and I promise you that once you’ll visit, it wont be your last time!

Best places in Israel

5 Facts About Israel-

  1. Israel has two official languages: Hebrew and Arabic. 
  2. Israel has more museums per capita than any other country in the world.
  3. The Dead Sea in Israel is the lowest point on Earth (1,315 feet/ 430.5 meters below sea levels).
  4. Israel has the highest concentration of hi-tech companies in the world (after the Silicon Vally) with more than 3,000 high-tech companies and start-ups.
  5. Israel has 137 beaches.

71 Best Places in Israel-

Center of Israel

Jerusalem:

  1. Western Wall (Kotel) – הכותל √
  2. The Kotel Tunnels – מנהרות הכותל √
  3. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre – כנסיית הקבר √
  4. Machnae Yehuda Market – שוק מחנה יהודה √
  5. Vad Vashem World Holocaust Memorial – מוזיאון יד ושם √
  6. Mount Herzel- הר הרצל √
  7. Armenian Quarter – הרובע הארמני √
  8. Via Dolorosa- ויה דולורוזה √
  9. Tower of David- Citadel- מגדל דוד √
  10. Christian Quarter- הרובע הנוצרי √
  11. Muslim Quarter- הרובע המוסלמי
  12. Jewish Quarter- הרובע היהודי √
  13. Ben Yehuda Street- רחוב בן יהודה √
  14. Jaffa Gate- שער יפו √
  15. Mount of Olives- הר זיתים √
  16. Ein Kerem and Abu Ghosh- עין כרם ואבו גוש √
  17. Israel Museum – מוזיאון ישראל √
  18. Yad Lashiryon Museum – מוזיאון יד לשריון √
  19. Avshalom Cave (Stalactites Cave)- מערת הנטיפים √
  20. Montefiore Windmill- טחנת הרוח במשכנות שאננים √
Wishes in the Western Wall (Kotel)- Taken by @keren.vs.world

Tel Aviv- Jaffa:

  1. Tel Aviv Beaches- חופי תל אביב √
  2. Neve Tzedek- נווה צדק √
  3. Rothschild Boulevard- שדרת רוטשילד √
  4. Park Hayarkon- פארק הירקון √
  5. Carmel Market- שוק הכרמל √
  6. Nahalat Binyamin Market- שוק נחלת בניימין √
  7. Sarona Market- שרונה מרקט √
  8. Flea Market- שוק הפשפשים √
  9. Enjoy Tel Aviv’s nightlife √
  10. Tel Aviv Port- נמל תל אביב √
  11. Jaffa- Ancient city- העיר העתיקה ביפו √
  12. Palmach Museum- מוזיאון הפלמ״ח
  13. Beit Hatfutsoth- מוזיאון בית התפוצות √

More:

  1. Caesarea- קיסריה √
  2. Underground boat ride in Ramla- בריכת הקשתות

North of Israel

  1. Mount Hermon- הר החרמון √
  2. Sa’ar Falls- מפל סער √
  3. Gamla Nature Reserve- שמורת הטבע גמלא √
  4. Tanur Falls- מפל התנור √
  5. Nachal Snir- נחל שניר √
  6. Yhudiya Waterfalls- מפלי יהודייה √
  7. Nahal Amud Waterfall- מפל נחל עמוד √
  8. Jilaboun Waterfalls- מפל ג׳ילבון √
  9. Tel Dan- תל דן √
  10. Agmon Hahula- עגמון החולה √
  11. Mount Bental- הר בנטל √
  12. Nimrod Fortress- מצודת נמרוד √
  13. Mount Carmel- הר הכרמל √
  14. Nahal Kisalon- נחל כסלון √
  15. Mount Arbel- הר ארבל √
  16. Nahal Zavitan- נחל זוויתן √
  17. The Black Canyon- הנקיק השחור
  18. Jordan River- נהר הירדן √
  19. Rosh HaNikra- ראש הניקרה √
  20. Banias Stream and Waterfalls- הבניאס √
  21. Akko- עכו √
  22. Sea of Galilee- הכינרת √
  23. Haifa- חיפה √
  24. Baha’I Garden- הגנים הבהאים √
  25. Nazaret (home of Jesus Christ)- נצרת √
Mount Bental- Taken by @Keren.vs.world

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South of Israel

  1. Nahal Arugut Falls- מפל נחל ערוגות √
  2. The Dead Sea- ים המלח √
  3. Mekhtesh Ramon- מכתש רמון √
  4. Masada- מצדה √
  5. Kfar Hankdim- כפר הנוקדים √
  6. Ein Avdat- עין עבדת
  7. Ein Gedi Nature Preserve- שמורת הטבע עין גדי √
  8. Coral Reefs in Eilat- שמורת האלמוגים √
  9. Red Canyon- הקניון האדום
  10. Dolphin Reef- ריף הדולפינים
  11. Underwater Observatory Marine Park- המצפה התת ימי √
Makhtesh Ramon- Taken by @Keren.vs.world

Just in case the best places in Israel aren’t enough, these are attractions you don’t want to miss out!

10 Attractions you MUST try

  1. Ride a Camal √
  2. Float in the Dead Sea √
  3. Enjoy Tel Aviv’s nightlife √
  4. Enjoy Tel Aviv’s Beaches √
  5. Make a wish in the Western Wall √
  6. Eat in the underwater restaurant at the coral reefs of Eilat – Red Sea Star
  7. Swim with the dolphins in Eilat
  8. Get to know the Bedouin way of life √
  9. Watch the sunrise from Masada
  10. Watch the Stars in Mekhtesh Ramon √

I want to thank my amazing friend @Keren.vs.world for the incredible photos. Unfortunately, most of my personal photos were erased when my hard drive died last year.

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This Post Has 12 Comments

  1. Ashlee Fechino

    Hi Shany – cool post. Our neighbors lived in Israel for a long time and always talk about how awesome it is along with all the tech companies! I like how you started off with interesting facts about Israel. Thanks for sharing. Hope to visit someday.

  2. Krista

    Fantastic list you’ve put together! I can’t wait to visit Israel and cross some of these places off.

  3. Hazel

    I love this list, Shany! I would love to visit Israel! I’d definitely do everything on your list of attractions/things to do, especially ride a camel and float in the dead sea! Someday! 🙏🏻

    1. Shany Yizhaki

      Thank you so much! The Dead Sea is absolutely amazing 🤩😊

  4. Michelle

    I can imagine that Israel is such a fascinating place that is full of history. Thanks for sharing this great list!

  5. Jamie

    I’ve been lucky to travel to Israel twice and really enjoyed it. Thanks for highlighting some of these fantastic places here.

  6. Ildiko

    Been to many of those. A great list.

  7. Sharona

    Wow this is amazing I can’t wait to visit some when I move to Israel in May!!

    1. Shany Yizhaki

      I can’t believe you’re moving!! That’s so exciting! It’s pretty different than the PNW but I’m sure you’ll love it ❤️

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