Without a doubt, Jerusalem is the most fascinating place in Israel, so if you have a very limited amount of time, plan to spend much of it there. Distances are not great in Israel, and it is possible to get a quick taste of the desert, the Mediterranean coast, and even the Sea of Galilee on organized day trips from Jerusalem. But if you want to visit Eilat or get a real feel for the Galilee, then you’re going to have to get on the road and move around the country. To help you make the most of your time, this section offers two itineraries. The first is geared for those with two weeks or so to tour and explore Israel in considerable depth, covering all the major highlights. The second is shorter and more urban-oriented, with a focus on Jerusalem and the city where you’re likely to arrive first, Tel Aviv. The third itinerary is specifically designed for families. The section also includes a summary of each region in the country for those who prefer to plan their own itineraries. 

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